Yesterday Capcom released an update for fighting game Street fighter 5 that paves the way for tomorrow's addition of new character Alex and the opening of the in-game shop.

Fans took the opportunity to dig into the fresh game code and uncovered new alternate costumes. They're collected in a post on r/StreetFighter.

It didn't take long for modders to incorporate these new costumes into the game, so we can see how they look in action.

Particularly eye-catching is Ken's alternative costume. As you can see from the image below, he has an... interesting new haircut.

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Poor Ken.

Nash's new costume, however, looks cool.

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R. Mika's new feathery threads look like they'll play havoc with Street Fighter 5's infamous character select physics.

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As a Birdie player, I was interested to see the big Brit let down his hair.

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The best? Perhaps it's Zangief's "Macho Man" Randy Savage makeover. Amazing!

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Meanwhile, Alex gameplay has been revealed in a short video, below.

Street Fighter 5's second drop takes place on 30th March at 10am PDT, which is 6pm UK time. It includes Alex and finally opens the in-game shop. The shop lets you spend all that Fight Money you've accumulated on DLC characters (100,000 FM each) and the Story Mode costumes (40,000 FM each).

The Zenny (in-game currency you buy with real-world money) shop, however, is not ready for launch. So Capcom has made Alex available for free as a trial period to all players.

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