the conclusion of Capcom Cup 2018, a new version of Evil Ryu known as
"Kage" was revealed as a new playable character. The SFV servers
have been updated and Kage is
available now for $5.99 or 100,000 Fight Money. Check out Kage's reveal
trailer, introduction video, screenshots, character artwork, and moveset /
V-Trigger details below. Many
Street Fighter V fans were expecting a bigger Season 4
announcement, as last year's tournament ended with Capcom showing the
silhouettes of all Season 3 characters. Capcom stated they are "doing
things differently this year" regarding SFV Season 4
On that note, Capcom confirmed that there will be NO Season Pass
for SFV in 2019.
Capcom also released some new patch
notes with the latest update.
is described as "the Embodiment of the Satsui". The Satsui no
Hado is a dark force tied to the more sinister aspects of the human soul,
including the hunger to survive, destroy, and conquer. Those who learn to
control it become nearly unstoppable, but at the cost of their humanity.
Akuma is one of these beings. In the past, Ryu was constantly struggling
with keeping the Satsui no Hado at bay. If he was hypothetically unable to
control it, Evil Ryu would manifest and bring a dark obsession to the
otherwise peaceful Ryu.
However, after the events of Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition, Ryu
was able to overcome the Satsui no Hado’s temptation to ensure Evil Ryu
would never see the light. However, the Satsui no Hado living within Ryu
became sentient and would rise as the entity known as Kage, meaning
“shadow” in Japanese. Kage lives to prove Ryu is nothing without him
and seeks to challenge Akuma and Sagat, two of Ryu’s most notorious
rivals. Will Ryu succumb to Kage’s schemes?
From Capcom Unity:
Kage's move set may resemble Evil Ryu’s, but the embodiment of the
Satsui no Hado has his own twist on the abilities you may be expecting.
Kage’s Hadoken sees him emitting energy from his palm, but doesn’t
create a traditional fireball, at least in the grounded version. The
airborne version of Hadoken emits a fireball horizontally in the air.
– Similar to Akuma’s “red fireball,” Kage gathers energy in both
fists and sends the projectile full screen.
Shoryuken – Kage
wouldn’t come from Ryu if he didn’t have this iconic move!
Kurekijin – Kage
jumps off the ground and rotates only once to deliver a single kick.
Kurekijin can also be used in the air.
Similar to Evil Ryu’s “Axe Kick” where he lifts his leg in an arcing
motion and slams it down on the ground.
Kassatsu – Kage gathers energy into his fist and lunges forward to
punch the opponent. Senha Kassatsu has armor and can be charged for a more
V-Trigger I: Taigyaku
Mudo – In this two-bar V-Trigger, Kage unlocks Ashura Senku, a
teleport move that is performed by pressing HP+HK. Ashura Senku can be
used on the ground and in the air as an air dash, which opens up multiple
mix-up options and flashy combos. Taigyaku Mudo also improves Kage’s
V-Skill so that he can now combo into it while the fully charged version
will crumple the opponent.
V-Trigger II: Rikudo
Osatsu – In this three-bar V-Trigger, Kage unlocks Misogi, a move
that sends him into the skies before crashing down on the opponent by
pressing HP+HK. Misogi can be cancelled into by a number of normal and
specials, including blocked sweeps, which makes it a pressure monster.
Metsu Shoryuken – Ryu’s
iconic super from previous games lets everyone know that Kage is indeed a
part of Ryu. Kage does a devastating upper cut that ends in a flash full
Critical Art: Shun Goku Satsu (V-Trigger II only) – Kage wouldn’t
be the Satsui no Hado without having the Shun Goku Satsu! While only
available in V-Trigger II, Kage’s version of the Raging Demon can be
used to end particular combos with his signature red gracing the screen
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