Street Fighter V Audio Files Reveal Post-Launch Characters, Possible Capcom Pro Tour Events

By on November 3, 2015 at 4:40 am
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While we know that Capcom plans for the Capcom Pro Tour to be a big part of Street Fighter V, going as far as stating that the tour was built with the game in mind, what exactly this entails is still a mystery.

That said, we may now have our first clue as to what Capcom is planning thanks to those intrepid dataminers. A user of our forums named AceKombat discovered some interesting sound sound files that include the names of Capcom Pro Tour events as well as their host country.

As you’ll notice in the playlist above, the tournament names are supplemented with generic audio for premier, ranking, and online events, making it likely that Capcom will keep the same format next year. Other placeholders, like the Japan premier event, and carry overs from this year’s tour, such as Thailand being the host for South East Asia Major, are also present.

While we don’t know exactly how these will be used, they do indicate that the game itself will somehow acknowledge when a Capcom Pro Tour event is taking place, and may even be usable at the tournaments themselves to distinguish them during live broadcasts. At the very least, this should help create more exposure for the tour and its various events

Moving on, the excavated Street Fighter V data also features audio files for character names and online rankings. The former further cement the theory that Alex, Guile, Ibuki, Balrog, Juri, and Urien will act as the six post-launch characters previously announced by Capcom. Perhaps more tantalizing is the name “Fan,” a reference to which was previously found in the game’s code, hinting that this may be the identity of the last–and as of yet unrevealed–launch character.

Street Fighter V is scheduled to launch for PlayStation 4 and PC on February 16.

Source: Shoryuken forums

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