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.
Backup Source, for when they fire the guy who accidentally posted them on Famitsu: Shoryuken