Previously leaked by the PlayStation Store, Ed was confirmed by Capcom today as the third Season 2 Street Fighter V character. A release date wasn’t given for Ed, but he, along with all previously released characters, will be playable in the CFN Beta from May 11 to 14.
Ed was kidnapped at a young age and experimented on by S.I.N. in order to become a replacement body for M. Bison, and his body ages faster than normal humans until they’re old enough for battle. Raised by Balrog, Ed’s fighting is centered on boxing, but it’s also enhanced by Psycho Power. A younger Ed previously appeared in Rose’s Street Fighter IV story and Balrog’s Super Street Fighter IV story.
Here’s what to expect from Ed’s V-Skill, V-Trigger, and Critical Art:
V-Skill: Psycho Snatcher
- Ed releases Psycho Power from his palm, pulling himself or opponents depending on how long he charges it up
V-Trigger: Psycho Cannon
- With a full V-meter, Ed releases an enormous amount of Psycho Power. He can follow alongside it, allowing him to pepper in shots when it connects with the opponent.
Critical Art: Psycho Barrage
- Ed lunges forward with a series of punches. If at any point he connects, he’ll continue weaving around the opponent, slipping in quick combinations of Psycho-punches ending with a powerful uppercut.
Capcom adds, “What makes Ed especially unique is how players perform his special moves. His special moves have simple inputs; they only require simultaneous button presses, repeatedly pressing a button, or holding down a button. Only Ed’s Critical Art is done by inputting a traditional motion.”
As teased at the end of the trailer, there’s still three more Street Fighter V characters to be announced this year.
[Source: Capcom Unity]