Dan Hibiki wasn’t really high on people’s radars when it came to predicting the “Season V” roster for Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition. Regardless, he’ll someday become playable along with Rose, Oro, Akira Kazama (from Rival Schools), and one more yet to be named fighter.
Although Dan is often relegated to “joke character” status, he’s appeared in a few Street Fighter titles before. HiFight recently released a video that compares Dan’s animations from the shown development footage for Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition to Street Fighter 4 and Street Fighter Alpha.
Upon watching the video, it becomes immediately apparent that Dan’s taunts behave slightly differently compared to what Alpha fans might remember.
On the player 1 side, Dan will perform a fist pump with his left hand in Street Fighter 5. As for the Street Fighter Alpha version, Dan will instead use his right hand to pull off this task.
It seems like the intent here is to have Dan face the camera while he taunts. Street Fighter Alpha had Dan turning his back to the camera whenever he did this.
Like many other Street Fighter 5 animations, Dan has an over dramatic ending animation after completing attacks. More than likely, these animations will be cancellable into other actions.
Check out the video below to see how Dan has been evolving over the years: