The upcoming Street Fighter 5 DLC introduces a brand new character

Costea Lestoc By: Costea Lestoc
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Capcom recently released the first trailer for Ed, the next DLC combatant in Street Fighter 5.

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Ed plays like a cross between Balrog and M.Bison, which isn’t as a surprise since he’s a clone of M.Bison that was taken in by Balrog. According to Capcom:

Ed, the young commander, is the next character to join Street Fighter 5 as part of the Season 2 Character Pass. Previously appearing in the story of Street Fighter 4 and Super Street Fighter 4, Ed’s experimental body aged him beyond his years until he was ready for battle. Having been raised by Balrog, his fighting is centered on boxing, but Ed is enhanced by the Psycho Power carried within his genes from M. Bison. Use this power to perform special moves like the Psycho Snatcher V-Skill, Psycho Cannon V-Trigger and Psycho Barrage critical art.

Capcom Unity also gives us some hints on how Ed works, what makes him so special, and how players will perform his 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.

Ed’s trajectory

A listing on the Play Station Store unveiled Ed as the next DLC character for season 2 of Street Fighter 5 after previously revealing Akuma and Kolin. EventHubs, an important fighting community website, noticed a few original images of the character on the Street Fighter website but the images have been removed.

Ed appeared in the Street Fighter 5’s story as the protégé of Balrog and possesses the same Psycho Power as M. Bison. He first appeared in Super Street Fighter 4 as a part of Balrog’s ending. He was a young, nameless Bison clone back then who survives the destruction of a S.I.N lab. Balrog took him in hoping to use his powers. The new Ed hints that he’s now older and this makes sense considering the fact that Ed is a fast growing clone.

Street Fighter fans noticed that Ed looks like Street Fighter 4’s Abel, so he might be a mix of M. Bison and Abel. We just have to sit and wait for Capcom’s announcement to find out!

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