the conclusion to Combo Breaker 2018's Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition
Grand Finals, Capcom
dropped the official trailer for SFV's next DLC character, the
legendary Final Fight protagonist, (Mayor) Cody Travers. Before the
actual trailer begins, fans were in for an unexpected surprise... New Japan
Pro Wrestling superstar Kenny Omega reaffirmed his commitment and passion
for fighting games and the FGC by appearing in Cody's reveal trailer, as
Mayor Cody himself.
Following the old school Capcom fan service live-action bit starring
Kenny Omega, Cody's official SFV
gameplay trailer (below) shows off the Final Fight icon's new SFV
fighting style and V-Trigger abilities!
Capcom Unity: In Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition, Mike Haggar
exonerates Cody of his crimes, which leads to him being the new mayor of
Metro City. Though he constantly complains, Cody secretly finds a glimmer
of joy in his new position. However, this doesn’t ultimately stop him
from solving problems with his bare hands, knives, or pipes…
Double Kick: A move from Final Fight, Cody quickly jumps
straight up and performs two kicks in the air to both sides. Double Kick
can be used as an effective anti-air and in certain situations, it can
also end a combo.
V-Trigger I - Sidearm: In this two-block V-Trigger, Cody pulls out
his signature knife. Sidearm increases the range on Cody’s normal
punches, which also become safer on block while he’s holding the knife.
He can also throw the knife by pressing HP+HK again straight at the
opponent or at an upwards angle as an anti-air. After throwing the knife,
Cody can then pull out his knife again by pressing HP+HK while V-Trigger I
Cody also gains the
Rapid Fire special move, which sees him slashing multiple times and is a
great combo ender. Even if V-Trigger I’s duration ends, if Cody is still
holding the knife, he’ll continue holding on to it until he either
throws it or hits the opponent.
V-Trigger II -Dirty Coach: In this two-block V-Trigger, Cody is
armed with his trusty pipe. With the pipe in hand, the range on Cody’s
HPs are drastically increased. He also channels his inner baseball player
and gains Gentle Swing by pressing HP+HK again or Gentle Upper Swing, the
If you’re wondering where
Cody’s rocks went, they’re implemented into this V-Trigger! During
V-Trigger II, Cody can use Bean Ball, which sees him tossing a rock in
front of him. Though the rock has a hitbox if tossed on its own, Cody can
follow up by hitting it with Gentle Swing with varying results. Depending
on the timing, the rock will either hit the opponent from the air at a
slight arc, smash straight into the opponent for multiple hits, or roll
towards the opponent’s feet. Furthermore, if Cody follows up with Gentle
Upper Swing, the rock will go flying off screen and eventually land a set
distance depending on the punch button that was used.
Though Cody does lose
access to Tornado Sweep with the pipe in hand, he does gain the ability to
cancel some of his special moves into Gentle Swing. Much like the knife,
Cody will hold on to the pipe after V-Trigger II ends until he hits the
opponent with it – even on block.
Critical Art - Criminal Punisher: Cody harnesses his past behind
bars and unleashes a devastating tornado reminiscent of Criminal Upper
from previous games.
Mayor Travers will
Fighter V's roster on June 26th, 2018. Cody will be
available individually for $5.99 or 100,000 Fight Money OR as part of the
Season 3 Character Pass for $29.99, which unlocks Sakura, Blanka, Falke,
Cody, G, and Sagat as they become available. Below, take a look at Cody's
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