the next DLC character for Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition is
nearly ready to go! Releasing February 20th, Blanka will retain his old
school fighting style and iconic special moves, but will also bring some
new techniques to the table. Below, check out Blanka's official SFV
trailer, screenshots, character art, costumes, and read up on his
Blanka's SFV Movelist
and Combat Data has been posted on Capcom's CFN. Capcom Fighters also
posted a stream archive showing off lots of Blanka gameplay.
From Capcom Unity:
"In SFV: AE, Blanka is living peacefully with his mother, and
has adapted well to being introduced back into society. One day, a
suspicious salesman approaches him and offers a way to make Blanka famous
by mass producing a doll made in Blanka's likeness. Will it work? Find out
in his character story mode!
remains animalistic in nature and sees him scratching, leaping, and
pummeling opponents reflecting his time in the jungle. He retains his
signature Electric Thunder attack that emits electrical currents around
his entire body, which can be continuously performed by repeatedly
pressing his punch buttons. Also returning are his multiple rolling
attacks, which can be used to approach opponents from different angles or
used as a combo ender."
New to Blanka's arsenal is a command grab called Wild Hunt, where he leaps
forward and viciously scratches the opponent before throwing them a set
distance away from him. This addition to his move set opens up more
opportunities for Blanka to be aggressive.
Crouch - Blanka immediately ducks for cover for a short time before
rising back up. His V-Skill can avoid many attacks, including fireballs.
After performing Coward Crouch, Blanka can follow up with either Wild Lift
(Punch Button) or Raid Jump (Kick Button). Wild Lift sees Blanka move
forward while swinging his arms up to launch the opponent in the air and
can be followed up by a normal, special move, or even a Critical Art.
Using Raid Jump, Blanka swiftly jumps in the air where he can use any
mid-air attack to advance.
V-Trigger I: Jungle Dynamo -
Blanka's V-Trigger I gives
his special roll attacks more damage and can then be followed up by
certain attacks, including his Critical Art. It also powers up his
Electric Thunder and changes the animation so Blanka steps forward while
unleashing the electric current. On hit, the opponent is launched slightly
in the air and can be followed up with a rolling attack.
Dynamo unlocks Ground Shave Rolling (HP+HK), which can be used as
a combo extender or a way to charge in. This move was a super move
in previous games, but is now a special move in SFV: AE.
Lightning Beast - Lightning Beast unlocks a special move, Rolling
Cannon (Direction + HP+HK), which can be performed after using Rolling
Attack, Back Step Rolling, and Vertical Rolling. Rolling Cannon can be
used in multiple ways, such as extending a combo for more damage or
changing positions to surprise the opponent.
Critical Art: Dynamic Rolling - In this Critical Art, Blanka slams
his opponent into the ground in a series of electrifying rolls that ends
in a move reminiscent of Lightning Cannonball from Street Fighter IV.
Blanka is available individually for MSRP $5.99 or 100,000 Fight Money OR
as part of the Season 3 Character Pass for MSRP $29.99, which unlocks
Sakura, Falke, Cody, G, and Sagat as they become available. If you
purchase Blanka as part of the Season 3 Character Pass or with real money,
you will also get his Battle Costume with colors 3-10 and default costume
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