Street Fighter IV's Ono-san details boss character Seth
- Posted June 3rd, 2008 at 11:42 EDT by Michael Harradence
Capcom’s Yoshinori Ono has spilled the beans on Street Fighter IV’s enigmatic boss character, Seth, describing the imposing combatant as a unique-looking character as well as hinting that he may in fact be playable at some stage.
Speaking with Eurogamer at the company’s recent CAPTIVATE 08 event in Las Vegas, the Street Fighter IV Producer commented, "Seth is indeed a new character and a boss. Seth is a really interesting character because he has connections to some other important characters in Street Fighter IV.”
“You may have noticed of course that M. Bison is back. At the end of Street Fighter II everyone presumed that Shadowloo had been destroyed and Bison presumably had been killed. He's a hard guy to kill and he's once again returned.”
"What we need to figure out as players looking at the story is why are Shadowloo back, how did that happen, how and why did Bison come back, and what is Seth's connection to that, and he's very much connected to it," he explained.
“If you look at him he's got a kind of expressionless face and a strange skin colour, he has some sort of device embedded in his stomach. He's a unique-looking character, he's clearly not an ordinary human being - there's something going on with this guy."
Ono went on to reveal that more of Seth’s story would be broached in the forthcoming Arcade release this summer, but confirmed that the PlayStation, PC and Xbox 360 iterations would go into much more detail.
He also commented that Capcom would unlikely include a fully animated character unless the player would be able to control him or her at some point. When questioned on this, Ono stated: "If people express a desire to take control of Seth, we might see a movement in that direction at some point.”
"I certainly don't want to say much more than that - I've already said too much!"