Game Trivia

R. Mika's tag team partner is Yamato Nadeshiko, another wrestler who works for the same wrestling organization. Her appearance and background date back to a volume of the Capcom Secret File released in 1998.

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This game marks the return of Charlie, Birdie, Rainbow Mika, and Karin, all of whom haven't been seen in a main Street Fighter game since Alpha 3 in 1998.

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Sodom was originally considered for the roster, but Capcom found it too difficult to fit him back into the story.

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An advertisement bearing Fei Long's face appears on the bus in the Bustling Side Street stage. As Fei Long is canonically a movie star, the advertisement explains his absence as a playable character in this game.

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This game marks the return of Alex and Urien, both of whom last appeared canonically in 3rd Strike. Both characters were also featured in relatively obscure spin-off games; Alex was in Tatsunoko VS Capcom, and Urien was in Street Fighter X Mega Man.

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A poster of one of Fei Long's films appears in Chun-Li's room in her first story mode scene. This is another reference to his canon career as a movie star and his subsequent absence from the game.

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Going by Mel's canon age and appearance, the story takes place at least a year after Super Street Fighter IV, but before Street Fighter III: New Generation.

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Necalli was originally meant to eat his opponent's bodies after winning but Capcom felt that this was too mature so they made Necalli eat their souls instead.

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A character based on Momotaru from Capcom's puzzle game Pirate Ship Higemaru was considered as a playable character for the game. Birdie was chosen over him in the end, however. Momotaru was instead given a profile in the Street Fighter V character guide in August 2016.

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The game originally had a more realistic look during it's early stages of development.

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The idea of a fighter who uses poison in the Street Fighter games was originally considered during the development of Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike, when the team members had a debate on including Remy (a character with a playstyle similar to Guile's) or a different, poison-using character.

Capcom eventually decided to implement this idea with the SFV newcomer, F.A.N.G.

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Aside from Pullum Purna in the non-canon Street Fighter EX games, Rashid is the only Middle Eastern character in the series story.

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Famous Quotes

Abigail: Good power. But fix that engine first. Then we can talk.

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F.A.N.G.: It seems the stupider the target, the less effective my poison is.

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Urien: I'll forgive your insolence by taking that body of yours.

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Ryu before a match: "This is the path of my destiny!"

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Chun-Li before a match: "Wanna see my Kung Fu? I'll show you."

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Ken before a match: "Come on! Let's turn up the heat!"

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Laura before a match: "Boom! That's how you start the fight and finish it quickly!"

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Connection to Other Media

Chun Li's Critical Art does 37 hits. This is a shout-out to Evo Moment #37, the famous YouTube 3rd Strike video taken at Evolution 2004, in which Daigo Umehara perfectly parried Justin Wong's Chun-Li Super Art.

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Laura is the older sister of Sean, a playable character and Ken's student in Street Fighter III.

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When set on Color #2, Karin's alternate costume is a shout-out to Roll from the Mega Man series.

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The Hillside Plaza stage is based directly on Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. However, the famous Christ the Redeemer statue is replace by a giant FIFA World Cup trophy.

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In story mode, Karin receives information about an old hermit and Senjutsu master who fights with his dominant hand sealed. This is a direct reference to Oro, who last appeared in 3rd Strike. He is canonically one the strongest fighters in the series and a future mentor for Ryu.

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In story mode, one of the messages on Rashid's social media feed is from Hakan_Oil. Hakan is a Turkish oil tycoon and playable character in Super Street Fighter IV.

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R. Mika's V-Reversal is visually identical to the Stone Cold Stunner, which was Steve Austin's iconic finishing move.

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The wrestling magazine Zangief is reading in story mode has the same cover as the Street Fighter Alpha 3 volume of the Capcom Secret File, which was released in 1998.

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In his prologue story mode, one of the text messages on Rashid's social media feed is from H.W.A._Epic. This is a reference to Hugo's endings in both Ultra Street Fighter IV and 3rd Strike, in which Hugo and Poison team up and start the Huge Wrestling Army.

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