Three new fighters arrive at once, but will there be more to come?
Its been over half a year since the announcement of Kage, the first character in Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition‘s Season 4 of content and players are finally getting more fighters for the roster!
Last night, after an unfortunate leak, Capcom officially announced that E. Honda, Lucia, and Poison will be entering the ring this weekend after the Evo 2019 finals! According to Michael Martin, the Director at Capcom Esports, the staff at Capcom “worked hard last minute to put out all the trailers for E. Honda, Lucia, and Poison.”
We got a little TOO excited – E. Honda will bless the ring and join the original World Warriors in #SFVAE! He’s accompanied by Lucia and Poison, a deadly duo of fierce Final Fight fighters.
Characters out Aug 4. Bundle available Aug 5. pic.twitter.com/xWd2y9Lwcb
— Street Fighter (@StreetFighter) August 1, 2019
Capcom did their best to pivot the unfortunate incident and bring the focus to player excitement, officially releasing the leaked trailer and three unique trailers for each individual fighter. You can check out the trailers below!
E. Honda is one of the oldest members of the cast, hailing back to the days of Street Fighter II: The World Warrior. Poison is originally from Final Fight but was visible with Hugo in Street Fighter III: 2nd Impact, and became a playable character in Street Fighter X Tekken and Ultra Street Fighter IV. Lucia originated from Final Fight 3 as one of the four playable characters!
There is a lot to take in with the recent announcement, especially considering the state of SFV: AE, and the distribution of the fighters. Each character can be purchased separately on August 4th, or all together in a Summer 2019 Character Bundle on August 5th. (It is definitely odd the pack is being sold after the characters themselves, but I digress.) There will also be a new stage based on the E. Honda’s classic stage, but this will not be included in the bundle.
Street Fighter Series executive Producer, Yoshinori Ono, has stated that he will not be attending the final event at Evo 2019 this year. Whether or not this means there won’t be any additional announcements after the event has yet to be disclosed.
To joining to #EVO2019
I and Blanka hope you’ll have great time!
Unfortunately I and Blanka will be not abel to joining Final event at there. We’ll be not able to having annual “SHO RYU KEN” X(
However All New three characters will release after EVO SFV Final!
Please enjoy! pic.twitter.com/paXINDvxFF
— Yoshinori Ono (@Yoshi_OnoChin) August 1, 2019
Source: Street Fighter