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…]
I just realized the official Street Fighter Vine account gives some hints about fighting style and story in their animated bios!
Occupation: Eldest son of a wealthy Middle Eastern Family
Fight Style: Parkour
Skills: Puzzle solving
Occupation: Emissary of the Gods
Fight Style: Violent taking advantage of physique
Skills: Animal possession
We may have an Air Elemental on our hands!
New character Rashid has been revealed, I’ll post new info as it becomes available!
The prophecies spoke of this…
For the record, there have been a few other character announcements for SF5 that I have not covered them here because I don’t consider them “newsworthy” (it’s a no-brainer that Ken is in). Getting to see R.Mika again however, is pretty unexpected after such a long time!
It looks like now instead of having a huge wrestling ring appear to jump off of (Alpha3) she simply has a tag team partner that comes in for certain moves. This is a nice way to continue her tradition of dragging corny and unorthodox wrestling elements into a street fight, while also fitting into the game better in my opinion. The wrestling ring was hillarious but it really worked better as a cartoony hand-drawn sprite. In 3d it would be a little weird.
Not many details are known yet about the new Brazilian fighter Necalli who was just revealed. Here is the footage:
Edit: More details have shown up!
This guy so far looks to not have any discernable martial art, so pain in the ass for me basically.
Necalli, the Soul-slaying Darkness
An ancient warrior who consumes the souls of the strong. He sniffs out mortal combat and stands in the way of the mighty. With his overwhelmingly destructive power, he slaughters everything.
Height: 190 cm
Weight: 113 kg
Occupation: Ancient warrior
Likes: The souls of the strong
V-Reversal: Michibiku Yobigoe (“Guiding Call”)
Necalli blows the opponent away with a powerful roar! After striking back, rush in.