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.
Ibuki has just been revealed at Combo Breaker (tournament). Holy kunai, that’s a lot of kunai! It looks like they are giving her even more classic ninja gimmicks than she already had, including gliding, bombs, Ninja Log, hand-signs, and a million new kunai variations.
This time around she has a reloading type move to stock 5 kunai and when she runs out she has to reload again. She can use them one by one or many at once! That will add a little realism to the rpg. [Read more…]
Guile is back, and he brought his SFII stage with him! [Read more…]
Alex has been released, he plays very similarly to his old SFIII self, and has some minor changes to his appearance. [Read more…]
Capcom just revealed the last fighter in the SFV launch roster, F.A.N.G!
I don’t know any more details about him besides this video now, but I will update this page as they become available.
Update: Capcom has revealed that he is a member of Shadoloo, second in command (replacing Sagat according to the status in his background).
He has a (v-skill) projectile that poisons his opponent, dealing damage for an account of time after it hits you, unless you hit him to end it.
He also has a move (v-trigger) that surrounds him with a poison cloud that damages you just to be in it. [Read more…]
Dhalsim has been revealed and he has a bunch of new moves and a fancy beard. [Read more…]
Not as Jiu Jitsuey as I would have liked. But it’s been pointed out to me that I wouldn’t think a Street Fighter was Brazilian Jiu Jitsu enough unless they could hold you down for 99 seconds and make the timer run down, ha ha.
Confirmed on Capcom’s Japanese website to be Sean’s older sister (姉), and practicing the family style of Matsuda Jiu Jitsu.
Presumably it was taught to her by her Japanese grandfather, as it was canon he was teaching Sean Jiu Jitsu.
-From before meeting Ken did he have sure killing technique experience?
A. From the time as a child being taught jujutsu from his Japanese descent grandfather, from the time he was 10 years old he was firing up for soccer and basketball and other sports.
-SF3 Q&A from Gamest SF3 Fanbook
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…]
The Red Cyclone, Zangief, was shown today in Street Fighter V for the first time. [Read more…]