New World Warrior, Kage, available now in Street Fighter V: Arcade Editionon December 17, 2018 by Reuben Mount
The Capcom Cup 2018 ended in a phenomenal final over the past weekend with the incredible Gachikun taking the title in Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition this year. This wasn’t all though, as after the Grand Finals, Yoshinori Ono revealed the next World Warrior to join the roster; Kage.
In Capcom’s own words:
Kage, meaning “shadow,” is the physical embodiment of the evil spirit, “Satsui no Hado,” that could hypothetically overtake Ryu and turn him into the character Evil Ryu. Street Fighter Vfans will recall Ryu overcame the “Satsui no Hado” in the General Story against Necalli, and regained control of his former self. “Satsui no Hado” is now back, and instead of overtaking Ryu’s body has now found a way to manifest into its own physical form.
Available today, Kage is the first new character coming to Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition for Season 4 and is available for purchase today for both PlayStation 4 and Steam, for MSRP $5.99 / €5.99 / £4.99 or 100,000 Fight Money. To celebrate the announcement of the newest World Warrior, Capcom released a trailer showing off Kage’s moveset and background, which you can see below.
Also going live today, a downloadable update for Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition will bring balance changes for the rest of the 32 characters. Five of the characters – F.A.N.G, Vega, Chun-Li, Abigail, and M. Bison – will receive brand new moves to enhance their playstyle
In addition to the updates to Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition, Capcom announced that the Capcom Pro Tour (CPT), the company’s premier league for Street Fighter esports, will be returning for a 2019 season, with the first premier scheduled to take place at Final Round on March 15, 2019. The full schedule and final rules for the 2019 Capcom Pro Tour season are expected to be released in early 2019.
Did you watch any of the Capcom Cup 2018? Do you like the look of this new fighter? Who would you like to see for the rest of Season 4 of Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition? Let us know in the comments, or on Twitter and Facebook, and check back for more fighting game coverage or other Japanese titles!