During last night’s Capcom Cup, two new trailers were revealed for Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition, showing off what players will have to look forward to in the upcoming Season 3. Spoiler alert: there’s a lot to look forward to.
The first trailer played when Grand Finals concluded and detailed Sakura, the first character of Season 3. Sakura retains all her usual special moves that have appeared in Alpha and Street Fighter IV. Like all characters in Arcade Edition, she will also have access to two V-Triggers that you can select before the fight starts. Sakura will also launch with the Kasugano Residence stage, which is also from the Alpha series.
The trailer above concludes with the silhouettes over the other five characters in Season 3, prompting Executive Producer Yoshinori Ono to hit the stage and ask if the fans in attendance wanted more, which of course they did. Capcom Cup ended with the reveal of Arcade Edition’s Cinematic Opening, which gave us a clear indication of what’s to come in the future.
Sakura will be joined by fellow legacy characters Blanka, Cody and Sagat, along with newcomers Falke and G. Falke has appeared in Ed’s Story Mode cutscenes, with her standing at his side during the formation of Neo Shadaloo, whilst G appears to be some hobo Abraham Lincoln cosplayer. There are even some conspiracy theories about G being a possible Bloody Roar character.
GREG FROM BLOODY ROAR 1 TRANSFORMS INTO A GORILLA THERE’S A GORILLA WITH ED’S SQUAD GORILLA GOT RED, GREEN AND BLUE CIRCLES ON HIM G HAS RED, GREEN AND BLUE CIRCLES SHOW UP RIGHT AFTER G BOTH G AND GREG WEAR A TOP HAT G= GREG BLOODY ROAR REBOOT CONFIRMED pic.twitter.com/DY2rtZhVxp
The trailer also shows off a new design for Cody, taking him out of the prison outfit and putting him in a suit, making him the most dapper Street Fighter character in existence. Cody also breaks out of his trademark handcuffs, which is typically his way of restraining himself to make a fight interesting. Perhaps that’ll signify some big changes to the character when he launches.
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