Street Fighter V expands with E. Honda and more

I know what you’re thinking, and yes – Street Fighter V is still being updated! Capcom is adding 3 new fighters, including a pair of old favorites.

Return bout

Street Fighter V is the Street Fighter that just won’t go away. Fortunately, it’s only gotten better and better since its somewhat rocky launch. The game has seen the addition of an Arcade Mode and had its roster expand, including the three new fighters just announced.

The new content will arrive on August 4th, and add in E. Honda, Poison, and Lucia. You might not know that last name right off the bat, but you probably know who she is. Long time Capcom fans will recognize her as a playable character from Final Fight 3.

From the press release:

  • Everyone’s favorite street fighting sumo wrestler, E. Honda rounds out the iconic lineup of original World Warriors included in Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition. Honda’s trademark Sumo Headbutt becomes a much more devastating Onigawara, when his potent V-Trigger is activated. Fair but hard-headed, E. Honda insists on keeping things clean, especially when competing on his home turf – the newly remodeled “Honda Sento” bathhouse.
  • Officer Lucia Morgan, a detective for the Metro City Police Department who first appeared in Final Fight™ 3, makes her high-kicking Street Fighter debut in SFV: AE. Lucia brings the heat with Burning Fight, a powerful V-Trigger that dramatically enhances all her kick-based special moves.
  • The whip-wielding Poison makes her return to Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition after her previous appearance in Ultra Street Fighter™ IVFinal Fight’s leading lashing lady busts out Poison Cocktail, a Molotov-inspired V-Trigger that literally blazes through her opponent’s health.

Landing on August 4th, the new characters can be unlocked in-game or purchased with real world money. If you go the latter route, they’ll run you $5.99 USD each.

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