Capcom has released a new Street Fighter V gameplay trailer, showing off the latest iteration of series villain M. Bison. Fans of the series may notice a number of key changes to M. Bison in the video. From a visual design perspective, he now has grey hair, suggesting the character has aged significantly.
Street Fighter’s Dictator also isn’t sporting his usual flowing cape (similar to his Street Fighter IV iteration), and now has a slick new trench coat. Beyond his look, M. Bison also seems to have gained a few new abilities. The first shown is a Psycho Power-imbued shockwave type attack that launches his opponent, Charlie, into the air. This is followed up with a grab and, interestingly, an ability that allows him to nullify incoming projectiles and fire them back.
His teleport returns but, in the video, seemingly has much less recovery time, allowing M. Bison to chain them quite close together. Enemies in the air can be caught with a Psycho Orb-like ability. Although Capcom hasn’t detailed the game’s mechanics, it looks like Bison’s activate puts him in a powered up state that gives him access to a bunch of new moves, including a teleport headstomp, and a knee-press with follow-up bicycle kicks.
Naturally, his ultra move is a new variation of the Psycho Crusher. Street Fighter V was announced in December and is in development exclusively for PlayStation 4 and PC. Capcom has confirmed it will feature cross-platform play between both systems. Recently, Capcom announced that it plans to run a public beta test that it claims will be the “largest and most ambitious online beta program in franchise history.” A date for when it will begin hasn’t been shared, but we do know you can guarantee yourself access by preordering the game.
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Street Fighter V is an upcoming fighting video game in development by Capcom for the PlayStation 4 and Microsoft Windows. It employs the same 3D gameplay from its previous entry. The game is set to be released in early 2016.
- Initial release date: 2016
- Series: Street Fighter
- Publisher: Capcom