The Top Eight Finals of the 2018 Capcom Cup was full of hard fought competition.
Once the grand champion was crowned, Capcom producer (and Blanka super fan) Yoshinori Ono revealed that a whole new season of Street Fighter V content is on the way. The footage he introduced gave everyone a closer look at the new combo potential that’s set to arrive with this upcoming season. The first character revealed within that new piece of footage was Kage, a character who draws noticeable comparisons to Evil Ryu.
Like his Street Fighter IV counterpart, Kage taps into the evil powers of the “Satsui no Hado” in order to brutalize the competition. The monstrous warrior has access to two Critical Arts (one of them happens to be his signature “Raging Demon” special). His moveset offers a different take on the moves most familiar to Shoto players. Kage’s appearance is more monster-like thanks to the presence of demon horns, protruding fangs, and piercing red eyes. After his reveal trailer came to a close, Ono announced that Kage and a new battle balance update were available now!
Capcom accidentally let the cat out of the bag a bit earlier than their official reveal of Kage. Street Fighter V’s servers went offline for a bit, which meant only one thing to fans in the know – new content was being prepped for download. Once the update went live and got downloaded, a few ardent fans spotted Kage on the updated character select screen. His instant availability has already led to fans familiarizing themselves with his brutal moveset. Kage’s first V-Trigger allows him to pull off air teleports, while his second V-Trigger lets him utilize a ground pound maneuver.
Kage (meaning “Shadow” in Japanese) is officially available as the newest member of the growing Street Fighter V roster. He can be purchased on his own via the PlayStation Store and Steam for $5.99 or 100,000 FM (Fight Money). Be sure to read up on the new balance updates at the following link.
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