Laura Matsuda Confirmed for Street Fighter V, Watch Her Debut Gameplay Trailer

October 8, 2015 Written by Jason Dunning

Following multiple leaks, Capcom has officially announced Laura Matsuda as the third brand new fighter in Street Fighter V.

Specializing in Matsuda Jiu-Jitsu, Brazilian fighter Laura is the next heir of the famed fighting style, so she is “constantly looking for strong opponents around the world to defeat, in an effort to spread the Matsuda Jiu-Jitsu’s name and prestige. Generally a happy and outgoing spirit, Laura finds she is the most content and most focused in the heat of battle.”

Marking the first grappler in Street Fighter history to ever have a projectile, here’s Laura’s V-Skill and V-Trigger:

V-Skill: Linear Movement

By holding either back or forward and pressing medium punch + medium kick, Laura moves in the corresponding direction, getting her in and out of the opponent’s range at will. If no direction is held during the V-Skill activation, she will perform an overhead kick.

V-Trigger: Spark Show

Laura gets ready to zap the competition when she activates Spark Show. During her electrifying state, Laura’s Thunder Clap projectile flies further, she deals more stun on her attacks and grabs, and moves around further during her Linear Movements.

With the confirmation of Laura and her new fighting style, Capcom now asks, “Which fighting style do you think will be the next addition to Street Fighter V? Stay tuned and talk to you guys next time!

Capcom also recently announced Zangief and confirmed the next beta for October 22.

[Source: Capcom Unity]