The arcade version of Super Street Fighter IV was recently confirmed by SF director Yoshinori Ono.
However, it was only yesterday that the very first Japanese location test of the arcade version was held. The following screenshot was taken at the loctest yesterday, and reveals that there are two new empty character slots at either side of the screen!
All the buzz right now seems to mainly center on the new characters likely including Elena, R. Mika and Rolento. I’ve been saying for a while that although Rolento is a great character, I’m not sure how he would fit into the SFIV system. Most of his special attacks are multi hitting and therefore would stuff any focus attempts.
Ono originally said he’d wanted Hugo to appear (yuck, worst character) but this seems unlikely since Hugo ended up in the background of the new Metro City construction stage. Then again Bison, Vega and Balrog show up in the background of the airfield stage, so who knows?
What do you think? Anyone in particular you’d like to see? Is two more two too many?