With a series as storied as Street Fighter, making sure to represent a wide array of characters in each installment while still moving forward with brand new content has got to be a major headache. Capcom marketing manager Matt Dahlgren commented on this unique problem with regards to Street Fighter V during a recent interview conducted by Fight Your Rival at last weekend’s New York Comic Con.
While we’ve seen Alpha characters like Birdie and Karin revived for the upcoming title, Dahlgren was specifically asked to address Street Fighter III fans who may be feeling a little underwhelmed with the current cast.
“We will get there,” he explained. “All of the different iterations will appear in Street Fighter V, just give us a little bit more time. I’m pretty sure they’re gonna be pretty happy.” Dahlgren would go on to admit that it was probably a bit of an oversight to not feature any Street Fighter III characters in the initial roster.
Previous leaks stated that both Alex and Urien would appear as playable characters in Street Fighter V, and the former even appears in the recently unveiled ‘City in Chaos’ stage. Executive producer Yoshinori Ono also made sure to mention Alex during his presentation at the same convention, saying that he has taken note of the grappler’s popularity within the community.
Fight Your Rival’s full conversation with Dahlgren can be found by following the link below.
Source: Fight Your Rival