Thursday, June 30, 2016
Characters that almost were: Streetfighting Literary Master
Over at Polygon, they're discussing a recently translated article about rejected character for Street Fighter V, where "Some of the earliest character concepts for Street Fighter 5 were some of the game’s most bizarre, including a fighting politician, a fighting "literary master" and a character who constantly shed clothing due to their "clumsiness."
According to the article: "Nakayama describes the scrapped "Fighting Literary Master" as a pensive but grumpy old man. It’s not clear how he would have fought, though perhaps he threw manuscripts or harsh editorial suggestions at his opponents."
As the website elaborated: "You need wits, not only power, in a fight! He's an old man that constantly grumbles to himself. The pen is not mightier than the sword in this game, however. Next!"
Well, I guess I'll just have to stick with my regular favorites for now. But what might have been...