By Tom Tolios / February 10th, 2016
Capcom’s been doing a great job with their recent series of ‘Character Introduction’ videos, showcasing the fighters that will be included with the retail build of Street Fighter V, due to launch on February 16, 2016 in the west and on February 18, 2016 in Japan. That’s a week away, and there’s still plenty of time to get hyped if you’ve been living under a rock for the past couple of years and somehow weren’t aware that this was a thing that’s actually happening (but only for PlayStation 4 and PC owners-sorry, Xbox One fans.)
The latest video in the series showcases the debutante destroyer, Karin Kanzuku. She first made her appearance in Street Fighter Alpha 3 as a rival of Ken and Sakura and also in the Street Fighter: Sakura Ganbaru! manga by the talented Masahiko Nakahira (who also did manga adaptations for Street Fighter Alpha and the amazing must read Street Fighter 3: Ryu Final).
Her father’s company is in direct competition with the Masters Foundation and, of course, she was a high school rival of Sakura’s. She’s a rush down character, meaning she favors blistering offense, with good counters to negate projectile traps, and high juggling (combos against airborne opponents) capabilities. Take a look at the video below to see more of what she’s all about.
Street Fighter V will be available in North America and Europe on February 16, 2016 and on February 18, 2016 in Japan for Sony PlayStation 4 and Windows PC.
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