Capcom announced Kage over the weekend and he looks pretty tough and powerful. You can read more about the new Street Fighter V character via the details posted in the press release provided down below.
As Capcom® Cup marks the end of one season and the start of another, Street Fighter® Executive Producer Yoshinori Ono unveiled a new World Warrior will join the Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition roster: Kage, the embodiment of “Satsui,” a raging spirit that was born out of humanity’s obsession with power. Available today, Kage is the first new character coming to Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition for the upcoming season and is available for purchase today for both PlayStation 4 and Steam, for MSRP $5.99 / €5.99 / £4.99 or 100,000 Fight Money.
Kage, meaning “shadow,” is the physical embodiment of the evil spirit, “Satsui no Hado,” that could hypothetically overtake Ryu and turn him into the character Evil Ryu. Street Fighter V fans will recall Ryu overcame the “Satsui no Hado” in the General Story against Necalli, and regained control of his former self. “Satsui no Hado” is now back, and instead of overtaking Ryu’s body has now found a way to manifest into its own physical form.
To celebrate the announcement of the newest World Warrior, Capcom released a trailer showing off Kage’s moveset and background
Another thing released today for Street Fighter V is a new update patch that will even out and balance the game’s current roster of 32 fighters. Not to mention characters such as F.A.N.G, Vega, Chun-Li, Abigail, and M. Bison will be getting brand new moves as part of their repertoire.