It appears that there is a hole in the good ship Capcom as, just days before the EVO 2019 fighting tournament, images have surfaced of three new fighters headed to Street Fighter Vthis weekend, if that wasn't enough, a trailer starring the new additions appeared on Steam.
The image features three classic Capcom Stars, Street Fighter's sumo champion E. Honda, Final Fight 3's street cop Lucia, and my favourite video game character of all-time, Poison (also from the Final Fight franchise). The preemptive images show all three characters, along with several alternate costumes.
E. Honda has been conspicuous by his absence, being the only classic Street Fighter II star not to feature in SFV, Posion will be make her return to the ring after featuring in Ultra Street Fighter IV and Street Fighter x Tekken, Lucia - who has a small following of dedicated fans - will be making her first major foray into gaming since her debut in 1995's SNES sequel Final Fight 3.
No doubt these characters were expected to get a major reveal this weekend but it seems the cat is out of the bag. According to the images, the characters were to drop on the day they were scheduled to be announced, August 4. It's a shame the surprise is already out there, but it's very exciting news. Guess I better go install Street Fighter V again, and I never thought I'd be saying that anytime soon.
EVO 2019 takes place from August 2 at the Mandalay Hotel in Las Vegas, Street Fighter V is available now on PS4 and PC.