New Street Fighter V Gameplay Trailer Features Nash, PS4 Beta Announced

February 24, 2015 Written by Jason Dunning

Showcasing Nash, Capcom unveiled a new Street Fighter V gameplay trailer today, giving us a chance to watch him fight Chun Li and Ryu.

Capcom talked about the history of Nash:

First mentioned in Street Fighter II: The World Warrior (1991) by Guile during his quest for revenge; Nash was a lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force and one of Guile’s best friends. Although it was hinted that M.Bison was involved in Charlie’s disappearance in the past, it was never really fully explained…

…until the Street Fighter Alpha series, that is. In Street Fighter Alpha II (1996) we see firsthand that a helicopter controlled by M.Bison’s forces make quick work of Nash as M.Bison gets away. Initially presumed to be dead by both friends and foes alike, Nash’s return shows that his story is far from over.

While the mysteries surrounding his return will become clear later on, for now we’re pleased to announce that the originator of the Sonic Boom is back with quite a few new tricks.

While a start date wasn’t given, Capcom also announced that Street Fighter V on PlayStation 4 and PC will be home to “the largest and most ambitious online beta program in franchise history.” They’ll use the information collected from these tests to ensure that V is “the best iteration yet.”

In North America, anyone who pre-orders the game is instantly enrolled in the beta. For Europe, you’ll have to wait until more information is revealed in the future.

[Source: US PS Blog, EU PS Blog]