Kitasenju Becomes First Dee Jay to Reach Master Rank on Ultra Street Fighter IV Arcade Leaderboards

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Starting in the Super update and moving into future installments, Dee Jay has long been considered one of the worst characters in the Street Fighter IV series. A far cry from his Street Fighter II incarnation, low damage and limited options cause the kickboxer to stumble in a variety of situations, but that doesn’t stop die-hard fans from continuing to compete with him.

Case in point, KitasenjuDJ. Long thought to be the strongest Dee Jay player Japan has to offer, Kitasenju has made his name known through both arcade and online play, recently reaching a very significant milestone in the former.

After making an incredible eleven-rank jump earlier this month, Kitasenju announced his breaking of the 10,000 BP mark in arcades this morning. Other than giving him a nifty five-digit number to boast about, a special Master ranking signifier will be attached to his name for all to see.

Kitasenju’s achievement goes to show that no matter how your chosen character is perceived by the competitive community, you can still put in the training and make them work.

If you’re unfamiliar with Kitasenju and his Dee Jay, check out the replays below for a look at how he fared against Ebihara’s Ibuki in an exhibition late last year.

Source: KitasenjuDJ via hige_daimyo and NeoGAF, videos courtesy of Pi-chan

Capcom’s Yoshinori Ono Discusses Street Fighter V’s Cast, Charlie’s Return

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The biggest part of Capcom’s Street Fighter V presentation at Taipei Game Show 2015 was, without a doubt, the exhibition between Mad Catz’ Daigo Umehara and GamerBee of AVerMedia, but details are starting to trickle out about the short interview session producer Yoshinori Ono held with attendees.

Obviously, with only Ryu, Chun-Li, and Charlie revealed so far, much of the discussion centered around Street Fighter V’s cast.

According to Famitsu, the developers mentioned that they are heavily considering input from the community regarding which characters should make a return. That being said, they won’t go overboard; Ono expressed a desire to keep the overall selection small in order to reduce production costs and provide an easier entry point for new players.

Talk also turned towards Charlie Nash, who will be making his first playable appearance in a Street Fighter title since Street Fighter Alpha 3. Ono divulged that demand for the character has been high since the Street Fighter III era, but they couldn’t justify including both Charlie and Guile in the same game, presumably referencing the Street Fighter IV series.

There are a couple things we can infer from these statements–either Guile’s future in Street Fighter V is shaky due to his mentor’s reappearance or Charlie has been changed enough that featuring both won’t feel redundant. We’ve yet to receive any details on Mr. Nash since he was revealed, but it’s possible the strange mark seen on his forehead (pictured above) in the previous teaser is a sign of things to come gameplay-wise.

Street Fighter V is scheduled to appear on PlayStation 4 and PC. No release date has been announced.

Source: Famitsu, translations courtesy of USD.