Street Fighter V’s PS4 exclusivity creates a good opportunity for Capcom to bring in some exclusive guest characters for the console edition. Capcom are no strangers to unlikely fighting game crossovers, so these pugilists would be right at home in the world of Street Fighter V.
It’s now more or less confirmed that platform exclusive characters will not be appearing in Mortal Kombat X, and with the next installment of God of War still a ways off, poor Kratos has no outlet for his unending hatred of… well… everything, really. Perhaps Kratos could represent Greece in the World Warrior Tournament, although he would have to tone down his brutality substantially to accommodate the rules of Street Fighter. With no limb severing or gut spilling, Kratos might find the experience too tame for his liking.
IV. Nathan Drake
Currently Sony’s most iconic hero, Nathan Drake could inject the Street Fighter universe with solid doses of sass and class. Drake could come armed with all kinds of weapons and adventure gear like grappling hooks. His playstyle would probably be similar to Rolento’s, minus all the rolling around. As a bonus he would have the coolest pre and post match one liners.
III. Jill Valentine
The crew of Resident Evil have appeared in the Marvel vs. Capcom series in the past, and it would be great to have them in Street Fighter V. Jill Valentine – in particular the version that appeared in Marvel vs Capcom 3 – would be a comfortable fit for the game. Her high-velocity style would work well against the likes of Crimson Viper and Cammy.
II. Any Iron Fist Warrior (Except Heihachi)
Tekken may be a multiplatform franchise now, but for a long time it was closely tied to the PlayStation brand. Heihachi Mishima made a guest appearance in PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale and Soul Calibur 2 before that, so it would be cool to have another Tekken veteran appear in Street Fighter V. With plenty of Tekken characters already redesigned for 2D fighting in Street Fighter x Tekken, it would be relatively easy to port one over. Unfortunately, knowing Bandai Namco, it would just end up being Heihachi yet again.
I. Delsin Rowe / Abigail Walker
Seeing as they have badass superpowers and star in one of the PS4’s most popular games, this pair would make a sensible inclusion (as alt costumes, of course) – and they have the most historical precedent to boot. Cole McGrath appeared exclusively in the PS3 version of Street Fighter x Tekken, and with his moveset already tuned and balanced, it would only take a few mechanical tweaks and a major visual overhaul to bring his successors to life in the new Street Fighter.