Just when I thought today couldn’t get any better for grapplers after Zangief was announced, Famitsu leaked pictures of a new character Laura, who appears to be doing at least SOME Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
I called it that she would be BJJ when I first heard the rumor a while back that she would be from Brazil, but I won’t be 100% convinced till I see her for sure NOT doing Capoeira. Call me paranoid but she reminds me a little too much of Christie from Tekken.
If you believe the rumors that have been right so far, this leaves only 2 characters to be announced to fill out the SFV launch roster. 1 More “Classic Character”, and one more brand new character named “Zen” from India (who I predict will have stretchy arms, replacing Dhalsim in the cast).
Look for the official announcement, details, and video around October 8-12, while Capcom is at the Brazil Game Show, the pattern so far has been to release characters at events in their native country. [Read more…]