Kage Joins the Roster of Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition
Executive producer of Street Fighter V, Yoshinori Ono, revealed today the new character joining the roster of Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition, Kage, the embodiment of “Satsui,” a raging spirit that was born out of humanity’s obsession with power. Kage is available now and its the first new character coming to Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition for the upcoming season and is also available today for both the Playstation4 and Steam, for MSRP $5.99 / €5.99 / £4.99 or 100,000 Fight Money.
Check out the reveal trailer of Kage in Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition, featuring some gameplay footage:
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 V fans 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.
Also going live today, a downloadable update for Street Fighter V: Arcade Editionwill 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.