Menat has been revealed for SFV. You may recognize her as the fortune teller from Ed’s story mode. She is an apprentice of Rose and seems to use a variant of the same fighting style, including Soul Reflect and several other magical orb attacks. She’s short and has an Egyptian motif. She seems to fill the “magical girl” character slot, like Ingrid, or KOFs Athena.
During Evo finals Capcom revealed the newest SFV cast member, Abigail. You may remember him from Final Fight. Below are his official art and trailer video, I will update this space with more info as it becomes available.
Ed is out now and he is a pretty unique character. Psycho-powered boxer, and he has no motions or charges. All his moves are done by combinations of button presses. (?)
Kolin (pronounced “Coleen”) is officially a full fledged fighter now, not just Gill’s personal assistant.
From the Capcom blog:
Greetings Illuminati acolytes!
We are happy to announce the second Season 2 Street Fighter V character, Kolin, is coming February 28th.
After working in the shadows for Gill and the secret Illuminati organization, Kolin makes her Street Fighter V debut. First appearing in Street Fighter III, Kolin works behind the scenes in order to fulfill the Prophecy of Miraha and stop any who dare stand in Gill’s way. She is typically calm and collected, but can suddenly fly into a rage when anybody threatens Gill and his plans. Spoiler-alert, she resurrects Nash and uses him as a pawn too, showing she will do anything to achieve her goals.
Kolin excels in the Russian martial art of Systema, utilizing the opponent’s momentum against them and executing various slash-like attacks and knife hand strikes. Gill has bestowed upon her the power of ice, allowing her to augment her fight style with frigid blasts and deadly icicles. She is often heard speaking condescendingly towards her opponents, knowing they don’t stand a chance before her, let alone Gill.
Where did her hatred of Shadaloo come from and how did she originally become involved with Gill? Be sure to check out her character story to find out!
She has ice powers, which may change how I have to implement Gill and ice in general going forward. Previously I had ruled that Gill could use fire and ice because the ice formed due to the absence of heat, similarly to Earth elementals using Pit (absence of earth), air elementals using Vacuum (absence of air) and water elementals using Drain (absence of water). That doesn’t really work anymore if she has ice powers but no fire powers.
New style, Systema for me to create, and definitely some new moves as well!
Here she is getting her powers during the end-credits:
Edit 2/0/17: Added blog info and end-credits
No we are not done making SFII sequels people! Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers is being released for the Nintendo Switch and will feature:
- Evil Ryu
- Violent Ken
- Cooperative mode (2 players vs 1 CPU)
- Ability to switch between the HD Remix/Udon sprites and the old pixelated SFII sprites
More info to be revealed by Ono on the Nintendo Treehouse stream January 13th.
No word yet on how canon this does/doesn’t make Violent Ken (the brainwashed Ken from the SFII Animated Movie).
Edit 01/13/2017 2:13pm EST: Added more images and gameplay footage below.
Akuma has been confirmed for the 2017 DLC, and it was announced that the 5 other characters would be “Completely new”!
As confirmed here, Urien’s style is now officially Pankration. (Called it!)
After I chose to convert Gill and Urien’s style as Pankration years ago with no official source, I was recently confirmed to be right via the Street Fighter official Vine!
I had them listed as Pankration / Elemental, now so does Capcom!
The Balrog reveal trailer and his official art are out. Also there is a teaser at the very end showing a tiny slice of Juri and Urien gameplay. Juri and Urien official art has also been released.
The official release date for Ibuki, Balrog, and Cinematic Story Mode, is this Friday.