Street Fighter V adds both Balrog and Ibuki on July 1
Today, Capcom has announced that alongside Ibuki and the game’s upcoming story mode, Balrog will also become playable as part of the next major update for ‘Street Fighter V’ hitting this Friday.
That seems a forgivable delay to me, but given that Ibuki had been expected to join the Street Fighter 5 roster in May and Capcom recently promised to be more communicative about Street Fighter’s development, you can probably see why some fans would be annoyed by a even a minor delay announced in the final days of June.
Perhaps to compensate for the wait, Capcom has revealed Balrog will release alongside Ibuki on July 1. Street Fighter’s premiere boxer is lovingly highlighted in the trailer above, which ends with a nod to Juri and Urien, the final two announced Street Fighter 5 DLC characters.
Check out the Trailer:
“Balrog is one of the most iconic characters in Street Fighter history, first appearing as one of the Four Kings of Shadaloo in Street Fighter II as a boss character. He’s always been one of the most vicious characters to ever appear in the series, using his devastating boxing style to knock out his opponents.
Before joining Shadaloo and moving his way up in the ranks to become one of M. Bison’s highest ranking officers, he was one of the greatest boxing champions of his time. His style of boxing, which uses illegal techniques such as head-butting, eventually got him banned from competing due to causing extreme harm to his opponents. In short, Balrog will do whatever it takes to win a fight and with the end goal always being to obtain more wealth.”
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