The newest hunters coming to Fortnite: Season 5 have been teased with the emergence of a new portal, and it looks like they will be Ryu and Chun-Li of Street Fighter fame.
New images for an in-game portal have been discovered in the files and seem to suggest that Street Fighter will be the next property to make its way into Fortnite. The images are of Suzaku Castle, the home stage of Ryu, effectively the franchise’s male mascot and most famous fighter. Chun-Li, meanwhile, is the franchise’s most recognisable female skin and sadly not a part of the new Mortal Kombat movie.
First introduced in Street Fighter II, Suzaku Castle is arguably the most famous stage in Street Fighter history as well as one of the most beloved in fighting game history overall. It’s popped up in pretty much every Street Fighter game to date.
As for Ryu, it’s going to be a little odd to see him with a shotgun, cranking away inside builds and then deep dabbing on children. It also really doesn’t seem to tie in with the season’s theme of hunters at all, as Ryu isn’t known for getting all ghillied up. Really, this hunter theme is more like a tour through Donald Mustard’s favourite things, following on from Tron and Snake Eyes.
Street Fighter Fortnite Skin Prices
Regarding the price of Ryu and Chun-Li in Fortnite, based on the rest of the millions of crossover skins added over the course of the season, they will set you back 1,800 V-Bucks apiece in Fortnite. There’s a chance they will come with extra cosmetics as part of a bundle that will notch their price up to around 3000 V-Bucks. You may even be able to buy a double pack of them together.
Street Fighter Fortnite Skin Release Dates
As for when you can expect the Ryu and Chun-Li skins to make their way into Fortnite, these portal crossover skins usually land on the same day that their files are decrypted, so for that reason I’d tentatively say they will be in the Item Shop on February 19th. If not, they will definitely be available before the next update lands.
So, this is now the fiftieth consecutive crossover in Fortnite — am I fair in saying that this is all a little much? It seems to be just one after the other, like the theme was decided just as an excuse for crossovers. It doesn’t help that Season 5 has dragged on forever and that Season 4 was entirely a crossover season. Is Fortnite in danger of losing its own identity?
Some of the coverage you find on Cultured Vultures contains affiliate links, which provide us with small commissions based on purchases made from visiting our site. We cover gaming news, movie reviews, wrestling and much more.
Gamezeen is a Zeen theme demo site. Zeen is a next generation WordPress theme. It’s powerful, beautifully designed and comes with everything you need to engage your visitors and increase conversions.