Dan is coming to Street Fighter 5 in February 2021, a little bit later than planned, Capcom has announced.
We're approaching Street Fighter 5's fifth anniversary, and to celebrate, the developer is adding Dan Hibiki to the game – as well as working on the game's next Season of content.
In a video message, Street Fighter 5 producer Shuhei Matsumoto confirmed that the developer is still working on the upcoming Season, but noted difficulties stemming from Coivd-19 mean that the studio is slightly behind.
"Year 2020 has been a difficult one due to the effects of Covid-19, having a significant impact on our life and work styles," Matsumoto explained.
"On our end, we have been adjusting our development style to prioritise the safety of the development team, their family members and partners.
"Simultaneously, we are working hard to deliver a level of quality that meets our standards for the upcoming Season 5 content.
"Our first character, Dan, is still planned for this winter and will be released in February. We understand many of you have been waiting patiently for the release of Season 5 and we would like to report we are working on delivering this content to you as quickly as possible."
Dan, Street Fighter’s infamous joke character, was announced for the game back in September and was supposed to launch in 2020.
It's not a massive delay seeing him pushed back in 2021, but it's nice to see that Capcom is being as communicative as possible about the issue.
Dan will join four other characters in Street Fighter 5, Season 5: Rose, Oro, Akira, and an as-yet-unannounced character, too.
Rose will launch after Dan, arriving in the game 'spring 2021'.