Capcom's newly announced Super Street Fighter IV features not only favorites like Dee Jay and T. Hawk, but a new character as well. A new character like South Korean fighter Juri.

There is a reason for Capcom including a Korean fighter, it seems. Producer Yoshinori Ono explains that while making the arcade version, the president of Capcom pointed out that there wasn't a South Korean fighter in Street Fighter. The reason for giving Juri a Korean background is to appeal to a wider gaming market audience.

According to Ono, South Korean players might have wondered why there was never a Korean fighter in Street Fighter, but there have been Korean fighters in Tekken and The King of Fighters.

For example, South Korean fighter Baek Doo San first appeared in 1995's Tekken 2, and Kim Kaphwan, leader of the KOF Korean team, has appeared in SNK titles since 1992's Fatal Fury 2.

『スーパーストリートファイターIV』に韓国籍のキャラクターが参戦した理由 [はちま起稿]