After a recent leak, Ryu and Chun-Li from the Street Fighter fighting game series have officially been announced as new Fortnite skins.
Following a leak that the two characters would appear, Fortnite has confirmed that Street Fighter characters Ryu and Chun-Li will be added to the game as playable Hunters. The newest season of Fortnite, the immensely popular battle royale shooter from Epic Games, has brought together a number of iconic characters from across various video games, films and television shows. Ryu and Chun-Li certainly fit the bill of iconic video game characters, being two of the oldest and most prominent characters in the Street Fighter fighting game series.
The fifth season of Fortnite has seen a ton of iconic characters added to the title as unlockable skins, with many of these character leaked before their official release. A crossover with Tron, a science-fiction franchise created and owned by Disney, was recently leaked before being official revealed as an official crossover within the game. The addition of content from Street Fighter, which has now been officially revealed, was also discovered and leaked only a few days ago.
Now Fortnite, via Twitter, has officially announced that Street Fighter characters Ryu and Chun-Li have arrived as playable Hunters. A trailer for the new content depicts a classic Street Fighter match, being played on an old-school arcade cabinet, before the two fighters are whisked away to join Fortnite. As perhaps the two most recognizable faces of the Street Fighter franchise, outside of Ryu’s buddy Ken and the antagonistic M. Bison, the inclusion of Ryu and Chun-Li seems quite natural.
In addition to new crossover characters, Fortnite dataminers have discovered what may be a big event coming in Season 5. Leaked dialogue from the game hints at something happening in the future and mysterious things occurring within the game. However, in the meantime fans look forward to additional crossover characters that may be added to the game after Ryu and Chun-Li. With the addition of characters from truly disparate franchises like Terminator, God of War and The Walking Dead, it becomes hard to predict which franchise can or can not be involved in the game.
Street Fighter is an iconic and very long-running series, so the introduction of Ryu and Chun-Li into Fortnite is sure to turn some heads. While the player bases of the two franchises are probably pretty different, there is sure to be at least a bit of overlap. As Season 5 of Fortnite continues on, it is exciting to see which fictional characters will arrive in the game next.
Fortnite is available now on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Mobile and PC.
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