Capcom has announced six new characters for Street Fighter V in a surprise reveal at the conclusion of Capcom Cup 2017. The roster of newcomers includes some long-requested fan favourites, as well as two brand-new fighters for the game.
Returning characters include Sakura and Cody–both who made their debuts in the Alpha series–and Sagat and Blanka, who have been around since Street Fighter 2. The two new characters, meanwhile, are G–a presidential-looking bearded man sporting a rather large tophat–and Falke, a new female fighter who looks to be closely connected to Ed.
These six characters make up Season 3 of Street Fighter V’s content. The announcement came as quite a surprise, as Capcom has traditionally revealed one character at a time, instead of the complete lineup for a whole season.
Sakura will be available on January 16, 2018, when Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition launches. Along with the character, there will be Story, Battle, and Nostalgia costumes available for her. She also gets her own stage, the Kasugano Residence, which is inspired by her Alpha 2 stage. You see the stage and Sakura in action in the reveal trailer above.
Release dates for the other five characters have not yet been confirmed. Take a look at the slick cinematic video for all of Street Fighter V’s Season 3 characters below.
During Capcom Cup, Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection was also announced. It features 12 games from across the series, including the original Street Fighter, Street Fighter 2, Street Fighter 3: Third Strike, and Street Fighter Alpha 3. The compilation is expected to launch in May 2018 for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and PC. You can see all the games included in Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection here.
Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition is a new version of its Capcom’s flagship fighting game and will be available for PlayStation 4 and PC. The updated version will all include post-release content from Season 1 and Season 2 of the game, as well as a number of new gameplay changes.