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Street Fighter V may still be several months away from hitting store shelves, but that doesn’t mean we have to wait until February to find out what plans Capcom has in store for the storied fighter. Surprising no one, some details on upcoming characters may have already been leaked.
Similar to what’s been going on with Fallout 4 as of late, it seems like the folks at Capcom can’t weld together leaks fast enough to keep new information from getting out well in advance of Street Fighter V’s launch. The folks over at Shoryuken recently posted some details pulled from a data miner posting on the site’s forums and, from it, it sounds like folks are gaining new information regarding SFV’s Pro Tour as well as possible future characters for the game.
For starters, we’re talking about a whole bunch of audio files that—again, I stress ‘reportedly’—are pulled form Street Fighter V. These audio files include one second sound clips with names of characters we already know are going to be in the game like Ryu, Ken, Chun-Li and Vega. Other sound files point to currently unconfirmed fighters, however, like Alex, Guile, Ibuki, Balrog, Juri and Urien. Whether those folks would be included in the game proper or made available following launch is unclear. There’s also mention of a character named “Fan/Fun,” which has apparently popped up in previous leaks, too.
Also pulled from those audio files are a bunch of clips tied to the upcoming Capcom Pro Tour. The developer is planning on having competitions be a much bigger part of this latest entry in the Street Fighter series, so it makes sense that they would have some special music tied to the big throwdowns. Files seem to point to very specific events, though, such as “SoCal Regionals,” “Stunfest-France” and “Japan Premier Event.” Again, nothing too shocking here, but it really drives home the emphasis Capcom wants to put on competitions for Street Fighter V.
As with all of these types of leaks, however, we recommend that you take everything here with a very large grain of salt. Nothing has been confirmed and, until you see something on Street Fighter’s official website, we wouldn’t bank on any of this coming to fruition.
This, of course, leads to a bigger overarching topic: Are these leaks getting to be a bit ridiculous? I understand excitement and all, but would it perhaps be better to let the developer/publisher get this information to us when they see fit? I imagine this kind of early info has to take some of the fun out of the actual announcements when they arrive.