Capcom has officially
revealed Ed, the next DLC character in Street Fighter V. As you may know,
Ed previously appeared in Rose's SF4 story and Balrog's Super SF4
ending. Due to the experiments, Ed's body aged faster than normal humans (he
appeared as just a kid in SF4's story). Since Balrog raised Ed, his
fighting is centered around boxing, but he carries M. Bison's genes and his
fighting style is enhanced by Psycho Power. Below, check out Ed's reveal trailer, screenshots & V-Trigger details.
Capcom confirmed that Ed and
all previously released characters will be playable in the upcoming
"Capcom Fighters Network Beta
2" on PS4 and PC (May 11-14). 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.
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From Capcom Unity:
"At a young age, Ed was kidnapped and experimented on by S.I.N., a
division of Shadaloo, in order to become a replacement body for M. Bison.
Many of you might remember a young Ed appearing in Rose's Street
Fighter IV story and Balrog's story in Super Street Fighter IV.
Due to the experiments, Ed's body ages faster than normal humans until
they are old enough to be suited for battle. Since Balrog raised Ed, his
fighting is centered on boxing but since he carries M. Bison's genes, his
fighting style is enhanced by Psycho Power. Night after night he is
troubled by Bison's ghost, and struggles desperately to prevent M. Bison
from possessing his body. Be sure to check out his character story to find
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
You can also take a look at Ed's Movelist
from Capcom's official website.
Unity said they will announced Ed's release date and provide more
details soon. Stay tuned on FightersGeneration.com
for continued coverage of Street Fighter V Season 2.