If you’ve seen recent Street Fighter V footage from E3 you’ve probably noticed something a little different about Chun Li. People are remarking that because Chun Li’s breasts act as if they were made out of jello, Street Fighter has gone “full Dead or Alive” in the upcoming sequel.
This is not actually the case, though! Fighting game commentator James Chen reports that Chun Li’s absurd breast physics are actually a bug. Capcom associate producer Peter Rosas confirmed this peculiar hiccup to me this morning.
“The whole Chun-Li jiggle thing is a glitch that only happens on the second player side of the E3 build and it will be fixed,” Rosas said.
To wit, not all footage floating around of Chun Li right now displays breasts with a mind of their own:
As you can see here, Chun Li’s breasts are relatively static on the left side of the versus screen. Meanwhile, Cammy’s breasts seem to jiggle a tad more than they do when she’s standing on the player one side of the game. Moreover, it’s worth noting that despite the existence of this glitch, neither competitor’s breasts bounce very much while actually fighting (skip to around the 10 minute mark to see Chun Li in action):
And there you have it. Chun Li’s breasts are not getting a gravitational pull makeover. If nothing else, this is a good reminder that the games shown off during E3 are not always finished, and unfinished builds sometimes have issues that won’t be present in the final game.