Street Fighter V’s Necalli Detailed, Is Suited for Players “Who Enjoy a Straight Forward, Hard Hitting Character”

July 20, 2015 Written by Jason Dunning

Revealed over the weekend at EVO 2015, Necalli is the first brand new character revealed for Street Fighter V, which is coming to PlayStation 4 and PC in Spring 2016.

His background remaining a mystery, Necalli “utilizes a wild, animalistic fighting style to brutalize his opponents.” Focused on inflicting the maximum pain, rather than finesse, Capcom Community Manager Peter Rosas says, “Players who enjoy a straight forward, hard hitting character will feel right at home with Necalli, as he possesses a wide variety of savage, close range attacks, as well as a command grab, all with the goal of demolishing his foes.”

Here’s his V-Skill and V-Trigger:

V-Skill: Culminated Power

  • Necalli pounds the ground with both fists, creating an explosion from the ground that damages the opponent. By holding the joystick left, right or leaving it at neutral, players can control the distance the explosion travels, allowing him to pressure opponents from afar.

V-Trigger: Torrent of Power

  • Necalli channels a mysterious energy that warps his hair color and completely changes his personality for a short period of time. While in his powered up state, he gains access to new combos, new frame data, and even a new Critical Art!

More details about Necalli “will be revealed in due time.”

If you want to try out Street Fighter V early, the PS4-exclusive first beta begins on July 23 and runs for five days. Initially starting with four fighters (Ryu, Chun-Li, Nash, M. Bison), Cammy and Birdie will be added on July 25.

Those in North America can access the beta by pre-ordering Street Fighter V, while those in Europe who didn’t register when sign-ups were live will have to wait until the next beta (date TBA).

Aside from the reveal of Necalli, Capcom also announced this weekend that SFV will launch with a core roster of 16 playable charters, with four of them being brand new. As well, new characters will be added on a continuous basis, and every post-launch character can be earned for free through gameplay.

[Source: PS Blog]