Update: Zeku has been officially confirmed as the 28th world warrior in Street Fighter V. A trailer was released showing the Ever-Changing Ninja’s moveset against Ibuki and Karin, with Zeku’s Oct. 24 release date ending the video.
— Street Fighter (@StreetFighter) October 15, 2017
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Street Fighter V fans will soon learn the identity of the game’s final downloadable character for season two when Capcom showcases the fighter during this year’s South East Asia Major happening this weekend in Suntec City, Singapore.
Capcom teased the character’s upcoming announcement through a tweet with an image of the Kanzuki Estate stage. The character will appear during the tournament’s top eight contenders on Oct. 15. This fighter’s addition brings the roster to a grand total of 28 brawlers, 12 of which are DLC.
— Street Fighter (@StreetFighter) October 13, 2017
Speculation of the 28th fighter began in May when an Eventhubs member, Flowtron, posted a leak about half the season’s additional characters. Leaks are typically disregarded as most turn out false, but Flowtron’s posting history about Street Fighter V‘s DLC has proven true. They have correctly called Abigail, Akuma, Ed and Menat before Capcom’s official announcements during the game’s second season.
Flowtron’s post also mentioned that Zeku, mentor to Final Fight‘s Guy (appears in Street Fighter IV, Alpha 1-3), would also join the roster before the season’s end. Given the user’s previously correct history and only one spot left in the season’s six slots, many fans believe Zeku is the next DLC fighter.
Further speculation is backed by the Street Fighter social accounts changing their profile and cover photos with an ‘X’-like mark and a better character silhouette respectively. Their tweet’s image, and the use of “infiltrating” has some fans thinking those hint at a ninja fighter, a description Zeku fits.
If the leak is correct, this would be Zeku’s Street Fighter debut as a playable character. Previously, he was only mentioned in Guy’s Street Fighter Alpha 2 ending, which showed the master and student duo challenge each other.
The soon to be announced character will round out season two’s offerings of Abigail, Akuma, Ed, Kolin and Menat.