Street Fighter V: Three New Fighters Added During Evo 2019

Evo 2019 is that this weekend, and with it normally comes a bunch of massive bulletins and trailers in your favourite combating video games. It’s just about a provided that we’ll get some DLC information from Mortal Kombat 11, Tekken 7, Samurai Shodown, and presumably BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Meanwhile, we weren’t positive we would get any massive bulletins from Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition, which appeared to be slowly bringing its content material releases to an finish.

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Well, it seems like we had been proper about Capcom not making any large bulletins at Evo as a result of…um…they had been leaked as a substitute forward of the occasion as a substitute. Rather than sweep it beneath the rug and faux nothing occurred, Capcom owned as much as the DLC information and has launched the trailer it meant to debut at Evo. 

The massive information? THREE new characters are hitting the game: E. Honda, Lucia, and Poison.

Not solely did E. Honda make his debut in Street Fighter II, and till now, he was the one character from that game to not present up in Street Fighter V. E. Honda each the very best sumo wrestler on the planet and an absolute sumo fanatic who needs nothing extra however to advertise his sport throughout the globe and improve its reputation. He additionally friends round with Zangief and Hakan fairly a bit. That’s in regards to the gist of his storyline.

Lucia is extra of a deep lower. She’s appeared in just one game, 1995’s Final Fight 3 for the SNES. Lucia was one of 4 playable characters, together with Mike Haggar, Guy, and Dean. She’s a detective from Metro City’s Special Crimes Unit and seems to be working alongside Cody Travers, the present mayor (albeit beneath the orders of Haggar, the previous mayor).

Then there’s Poison. Originally only a random fighter you beat up in Final Fight, Poison has commonly appeared within the Street Fighter video games since Street Fighter III: Second Impact, the place she acted as Hugo’s supervisor. After Street Fighter X Tekken, Poison returned for Ultra Street Fighter IV. Her pursuits bounce between road crime and proving herself as an entertainer, whether or not meaning as a fighter, struggle promoter, or musician.

learn extra: Evo 2019: Schedule, Dates, Games, Tickets, Brackets, and News

All three characters, in addition to the recreation of Honda’s Street Fighter II background, might be out there on Aug. 4. On the day after, they are going to be out there as a bundle.

Sadly, we’ll simply have to attend a bit longer for Dan Hibiki to indicate up.

Gavin Jasper writes for Den of Geek and wonders if this yr’s Evo will have the ability to high the weirdness of the “Negan in Tekken 7” announcement. Read Gavin’s articles right here and comply with him on Twitter @Gavin4L

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