CFN Portal posted some additional Street Fighter V concept artworks
over the past few days, showing unused "scrapped" character
designs, classic characters (such as Guy, Maki & Yun), plus some
creepy "zombified" character costumes. Let's start with the
zombie costumes... because zombies are still "in"... right?
So far, we've got zombie
versions of original Street Fighter 2 icons: M. Bison, Cammy,
Chun-Li, Dhalsim, and Zangief. On CFN, Capcom developers mentioned these
SFV costumes were "scrapped" for the time being, but still have
potential to make it into the game at some point.
Now say hello to some old
friends... Final Fight 2's Carlos Miyamoto & Maki, along with
Guy (in his SFV concept costume & training costume), and SF3's
Oro, Q and Yang added! Capcom didn't mention whether or not we'll see any
of these veterans return in SFV, but the fact that this concept art
exists gives us some hope.
For the main event, check
out these scrapped Street Fighter V character designs along with
their full descriptions from the Capcom devs. Yours truly will also weigh
in with my own comment about the design!
A powerful woman representing America! Her powerful tackle and
sexy demeanor represents her. The concept felt a bit too
disconnected from fighting games, so she was unfortunately
amazingly well into Rival Schools. Save this one for Rival
Schools 3, Capcom! =)
"Miss Ice Hockey"
A Canadian character. More defensive than Miss American Football.
She's red-haired, with freckles and a bit of a tomboy. Even though
she had a unique female frame, the character herself felt pretty
weak, so she was discarded.
Makes sense for
a Canadian Street Fighter character. I like football girl a
What is a Koukakuken? It's when someone trains a part of their
body to such an extreme, that it becomes as hard as the shell of a
crab or a lobster, and uses that as their primary weapon! Hmm...
Too fantasy-ish, discarded!
one's out there. Getting Wang Tang vibes? Not
bad, he could've worked if his moveset was interesting
This characters was conceptualized when we were trying to figure
out Necalli. It's a pretty smart look, and he looks cool, but it
didn't quite fit what we were looking for. "Wild, aggressive,
mystical" were our keywords when developing Necalli, so
Seems like he'd
be a cool rival for Necalli... or something. Could've worked with
an improved costume.
Looks too much like a male Ibuki at this point.
This was also meant as a Canadian character. The idea of having
him use his HP gauge in his attacks was considered. Hmm... Too
Darkstalkers, discarded! In our memos, there's a note saying
"A beautiful Zangief" in regards to him.
Darkstalkers" indeed. Cool proportions... but do Yeti's
really comb their hair so nicely? lol.
An Aikido practicioner, fighting in an old manner. Since she's a
woman, it felt appropriate to apply a fighting style where you use
your opponent's power against them. However, we had too many
Japanese characters already, so she was discarded. I'd like to
bring her out sometime, though...
Is that really
why you scrapped her, Capcom devs? Don't pretend like you've never
played TEKKEN. There isn't a character named Asuka Kazama who
uses Aikido-inspired techniques, or anything... Get off your
asses and go play some TEKKEN.
A French Savate user. She covers her weak
spots with armor. She was conceptualized as a rich antique dealer.
There are too many rich people in Street Fighter! Discarded. I
like both her concept and her design, though.
Calibur... doesn't seem to fit with Street Fighter at all. Glad
this one was scrapped.
That's all for this week... I
must say, what Capcom is doing with their CFN Portal is pretty
cool. Being able to see these "unused" concepts for a such recently
released game is intriguing and fun, because you never know who or what might actually
make it into the game, since it's still being made.
Remember, you can check out all previously released Street Fighter V
artwork over at TFG's exclusive SFV concept
art gallery. On that, note if you haven't seen the concepts for
Guile's boss, the Shadaloo cyborg, and R. Mika's wrestling comrades, check
them out below.
(From Earlier): Here's
Guile's boss (who is seen in the background of Guile's SFV
stage). His name is Byron Taylor and he's a General in the Air Force. He
hates Shadaloo, is an expert on Commando Sambo, puts his work before
anything else, and is originally from Texas.
Below, meet some female
wrestlers from the Iwashi Ga Hama Japan Women's pro-wrestling division.
You can check out each character's bio at CFN
Portal. Even though it's written in Japanese, you can find out some
extra details on these wrestlers using Google translate.
Last but not least, here's a
Shadaloo cyborg who has the ability to scan other fighters and copy their
moves (similar to the cyborgs from SF2: The Animated Movie).
Will any of these characters
make it to the SFV roster down the road? That is currently unknown,
but you never know. Stay tuned.