Capcom has given us a sneaky peek at some of the fighters that didn’t quite make it into Street Fighter 5.
Game director Takayuki Nakayama wrote on Capcom’s website about the likes of Fighting Literary Master, Fighting President, Clumsy Cutie and Soccer Fighter.
One of our favourites is Fighting President, a feisty diplomat who looks absolutely heartbroken.
Who hurt you, Fighting President? Who hurt you?
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Next up is Clumsy Cutie, a tomboyish girl with a very revealing special ability. You can check out her official description below:
“When this cutie starts fighting, her clothes start becoming more tattered due to her clumsiness. Uses tools when fighting. This idea came about when we were coming up for designs for Laura.”
Soccer Fighter is yet another character cut from the finished game. Both him and Clumsy Cutie are Brazilian, but were deemed too similar to fighters from Rival Schools to be included in the game.
All of the above characters would have been newcomers to the Street Fighter franchise. Street Fighter 5 ended up with 16 characters in total, four of which were all new fighters: Fang, Laura, Necalli and Rashid.
"Considering the number of characters we had to work with, we decided to go with 16 characters that were easier to deal with," Nakayama said.
"While these characters unfortunately didn't make the cut, maybe they'll make an appearance somewhere!?"
Fingers crossed for now that they pop up in future installments, or perhaps a different franchise entirely.