While the origin of the leak is unclear, the artwork features all the confirmed characters in the latest accurate trailer for their new designs. This includes Kimberly, who teased at the end of the trailer. One character, Marisa, also appeared on a billboard in the trailer.
Furthermore, if you zoom in enough on one of the officially released screenshots, several unannounced characters can be seen listed in the Championship category, including Zangief, Guile, Dhalsim, Cammy, E. Honda, and Juri – all of whom appear in a leak.
Another character, Canon (or Manon – the image quality makes it difficult to identify), also appears on the arc, but not in the leak, suggesting that the leak may be missing for some fighters. The leak includes three rows of characters – eight, six, and eight – so it’s possible that two letters are missing from the second row.
Here are the leaked photos:
—From left to right: Ryo, Ken, Zangev, Dalcim, E. Honda, Blanca, Jill, Chun Li.
From left to right: Kami, DJ, Rashid, Juri, Ed, Akuma.
—From left to right: Luke (USA), Marisa (Italy), Jimmy (Hong Kong), Mimi (France), Lily (Mexico), JP (Russia), Kimberly (USA), AKI (China) .