2018 is almost here, and for Street Fighter fans that signals the start of the game’s third season. Here are the newcomers entering the Fighter roster.
Full name: Kasugano Sakura
Birthdate: March 15
Birth place: Tokyo, Japan
First seen as a playable character in Street Fighter Alpha 2, Kasugano Sakura is another Japanese character in Street Fighter V. Sakura is known for her deep admiration for Ryu.
In fact, Ryu is Sakura’s main reason in joining Street Fighter, after witnessing a match won by Ryu. She sees Street Fighter’s main protagonist as a teacher whom she’s looking forward to beating someday.
Did you know? According to Street Fighter’s creator, Yoshinori Ono, Sakura will “forever be a high school girl.”
In the new update, however, Sakura is working at an arcade as a part-timer.
Birth name: Jimmy
Birthdate: February 12
Birth place: Brazil
Despite his beastly appearance, Blanka is classified as a human with some feral characteristics. He comes with green skin and the ability to produce electricity.
Blanka has been seen fighting side by side with Hibiki Dan and Sakura.
Did you know? Yoshinori Ono is quite obsessed with this character, and is sometimes seen holding a small Blanka toy which he got in the Philippines.
One of the new characters introduced for the Arcade Edition is Falke. She is first seen in Ed’s character story. Falke bears a resemblance to Ed’s appearance, and is rumored to be a part of Ed’s organization.
More to be revealed as Street Fighter V comes to a new season this January 2018.
Full name: Cody Travers
Birth date: April 18
Underworld Brawler Cody joins the Fighter roster this 2018! Cody debuted in Final Fight, a cousin game of Street Fighter. Cody is known by many fans as a prisoner who was arrested for street fights and crimes that he did not commit. Upon entering the Street Fighter V franchise, Cody is no longer a prisoner.
Did you know? Cody can easily remove handcuffs off of him.
Does G’s stance look familiar? If you’re thinking of Uncle Sam then yes, you got that right!
We’ve yet to know more about G’s personality and role in the Street Fighter scene but one thing is for sure… He’s as American as he can get!
Birth date: July 2
Birth place: Thailand
The Emperor of Muay Thai is now a playable character on Street Fighter V! Sagat held the first World Warrior Tournamen. He encountered Ryu who eventually left a scar across Sagat’s chest. This incident left Sagat hungry for revenge against the Japanese fighter.
Did you know? Sagat is the fourth tallest member after T. Hawk, Hugo, and Abigail.
All these characters will be available on Street Fighter’s third season and the Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition.