Sunday, December 16, 2018

Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition Adds Kage

A brand-new character Kage joins the roster of Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition for Season 4 from December 16.

After the Arcade Edition of fan-favorite fighting game Street Fighter V released for PC and PlayStation 4 earlier this year, developer/publisher Capcom had a great run with it and professional players on many tournaments and fans loved it.

To show appreciation to the community folks, they have created a brand-new character named Kage out of the shadow of Satsui no Hado, the evil force that is rooted inside Akuma and he will join the roster from the very beginning of the next season.

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Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition Adds Kage

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Below is an official trailer that showcased the reveal of the character and some of his gameplay features you can check out in advance.




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Initially, Kage may look a lot like Evil Ryu nor is he a revamped skin but he definitely is not and is something very different. When Ryu has rejected to embrace the power of Satsui no Hado, the physical embodiment of it has taken form and become Kage.

Ryu actually has the dark power of Satsui no Hado within him and whenever he lets it take over his persona altogether, he becomes Evil Ryu. When this persona takes over, he is on a path of destruction under the influence of the dark force.

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Shadow of Evil

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For years, he has been desperately trying to keep it at bay so that it cannot consume him entirely and now has overcome the weight of that power. However, Satsui no Hado decides to chose a path of its own and rises in the form of Kage.

Following his transformation, the character puts up a brutal display of his raw power against opponents like Akuma, Ryu and Sagat, destroying each of them one by one by unleashing his moves on them in battle with ruthless efficiency.

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Embodiment of Satsui

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Capcom has also released another video solely focused on the gameplay of Kage with more details on his moveset.




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Kage has variation of Hadoken fireballs inspired from both Akuma and Ryu that he can conjure up. He also has the axe kick, Ryusokyaku of Evil Ryu while being able to deliver shoryuken uppercut and a spinning kick to the opponent.

The Critical Arts and V-triggers in him are just two other powerful attack Taigyaku Mudo and Shun Goku Satsu to throw his opponents off balance. The latter is the similar move to the Raging Demon that Akuma uses but is specifically modified for the character here.

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Obsession With Power

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With the inclusion of Kage, the 32 characters roster is receiving the latest balance changes and you can check them out by simply heading into the training mode. Characters like Abigail, Chun-Li, F.A.N.G, M. Bison and Vega has received new moves to improve their playstyle.

You can spend 100,000 Fight Money or just spend $5.99 only to purchase the character from December 16! Capcom has also hinted to reveal their Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition roadmap for upcoming year of 2019 very soon along with news on Capcom Pro Tour.