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Street Fighter 5’s next trio of characters revealed

New characters are coming to Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition next week, according to a video that was posted to Steam (and quickly taken down) on Wednesday, seemingly ahead of a planned reveal at this week’s Evo fighting game tournament. Capcom later confirmed the leak with an official reveal. The video confirms two returning fighters, E. Honda and Poison, and a newcomer, Lucia.

All three characters will be available for Street Fighter 5 on Sunday, Aug. 4. That’s the final day of Evo 2019, and the day of the Street Fighter 5 grand finals. A “summer 2019 character bundle” featuring those characters will be released on Monday, Aug. 5.

E. Honda first appeared in the series in Street Fighter 2: The World Warriors. His Street Fighter 5 incarnation looks faithful to his original appearance, and his two V-Trigger moves, Tajikarao and Onigawara, appear to buff his grapple and flying head butt moves, respectively. Honda’s bath house stage from Street Fighter 2 is also coming to Street Fighter 5 as DLC.

Joining Honda are Poison and Lucia, both of whom hail from Final Fight. Poison appeared in the original Final Fight as an enemy, and she’s been a playable character in Ultra Street Fighter 4 and Street Fighter X Tekken (and, uh, Final Fight Revenge). Lucia was a playable character in Super NES beat ’em up Final Fight 3, and in Street Fighter 5, she’s a member of the Metro City Police Department. Her V-Triggers, Weapon Fury and Burning Fight, power her up with nightstick- and fire-based attacks, respectively.

The trailer for E. Honda, Lucia, and Poison also reveals their suite of costumes coming to Street Fighter 5, which you can check out below.

  • Street Fighter 5’s most recent edition was the fighter Kage, back in December. Capcom announced late last year that it wouldn’t offer a traditional season pass for characters released in 2019, as it had done in previous years.

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