Capcom seemingly isn’t out of wacky ideas yet, if these “cutting room floor” concepts are any indication.
Speaking on the development of Street Fighter V, the publisher just released a ton of concept art for unused fighters, including a “Literary Master,” a “Fighting President,” a “Clumsy Cutie” (whose clothes fall off in battle, ha), “Miss Babo,” a Soccer Fighter” (which was deemed to close to Roberto from Rival Schools), “Gen’s Disciple,” “The Teacher,” and a “Prototype Shadaloo Soldier.”
While some of these would have been better suited for the Super/Vs. series, several of them look amazing. The Fighting President in particular could have been awesome story-wise, and I’m immediately getting flashbacks of Senator Armstrong’s badassery in Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance. And flashbacks of Rival Schools.
I have a lot of games to replay this weekend, haha.
The Cutting Room Floor [Capcom]