Game company CAPCOM recently revealed that a new playable character will be joining the upcoming new version Street Fighter V: Champion Edition.
Street Fighter V: Champion Edition adds
one more character
The new character to join the roster is the SFIV boss Seth. The upcoming new version of the action fighting game will launch on February 14, 2020. It will launch on PlayStation 4 and PC. The previously announced character Gill will now be available for those who bought the SFV: Champion Edition Upgrade Kit.
Check out the overview of Seth here:
The Street Fighter series has played host to many iconic bosses.
The first entry in the series had Sagat and Street Fighter II: The World
Warrior introduced us to M. Bison and his malevolent Psycho Power. And who
could forget Street Fighter III: New Generation and the resurrection
of the messiah-like Gill. All three of these badass bosses have made the
generational leap to Street Fighter V: Champion Edition. And now, Street
Fighter IV’s Seth is coming to Champion Edition, rounding off the boss
gauntlet from the main Street Fighter series.
You may be wondering why Seth looks somewhat different than in Street
Fighter IV. In truth, Seth is more machine than human, and was never male
or female to begin with. Seth’s exact origins were never made abundantly clear,
but this character didn’t make it through the events of Street Fighter IV
entirely unscathed. The form you see here is the remnants of Seth’s biological
brain paired with the body of Doll Unit Zero. It’s a different look, to be
sure, but Seth still speaks with the same voice and craves both M. Bison’s
demise and data on the strongest fighters.
V-Skill 1 – Tanden Engine
In Street Fighter IV, Seth had already collected data on many
strong attacks. In Street Fighter V, Seth’s ability to steal
opponent’s moves is taken to a whole new level with V-Skill 1, Tanden Engine.
By successfully punishing or catching the opponent off-guard with Tanden
Engine’s vacuum-like effect, Seth can steal a special move. From Balrog, it’s
Turn Punch. From Chun-Li, it’s Lightning Legs. From Sagat, it’s Tiger Knee. And
from who Seth hates the most, it’s Double Knee Press. Each of these stolen
moves gives Seth access to something uniquely different, but perhaps due to
corrupted memory, Seth can only use it once before needing to steal it again.
V-Skill 2 – Tanden Booster
Rather than stealing, Tanden Booster is all about adding momentum to Seth’s
pre-installed specials moves. Tapping this V-Skill 2 will make Seth dash
forward from a full screen away. Tapping it again will cancel the dash before
it finishes. Inputting one of Seth’s special attacks during the dash will have
a variety of effects. The Hecatoncheires rapid punches becomes Hecatoncheires
Glide, a move that’s safe on block but leaves the opponent standing and in idle
mix-up range on hit. The Cruel Disaster pirouette kick becomes Spin Pendulum, a
move that causes a knockdown and can be used for oki. The other advantage of
Tanden Booster is that you can combo into it from Seth’s target combo and standing
V-Trigger 1 – Tanden Ignition
In Champion Edition, the glory of the Tanden Engine is unleashed with Tanden
Ignition. This three bar V-Trigger unlocks teleporting follow-ups for all four
of Seth’s special moves. The Hecatoncheires leads into the Titanomachy gut
punch. The Mad Cradle dragon punch transitions into the Mad Spin descending
drill. The Cruel Disaster morphs into the Cyclone Disaster crescent kick –
leaving the window open for a combo extension. And the Annihilate Sword dive
kick shifts seamlessly into the Hell’s Gate upturned palm thrust. But that’s
not all. Tanden Ignition is also compatible with many stolen moves. Ken’s
Dragon Punch into Mad Spin for 14 hits? Sure you can!
V-Trigger 2 – Tanden Maneuver
Tanden Maneuver turns Seth into a pinball wizard. Upon activation, Seth will
summon a large sphere of energy. You can move the sphere in different
directions up to four times before the sphere dissipates. The sphere can strike
the opponent while moving – with the potential of putting them into a juggle
state – or it can be left in place to act as a stationary projectile. Seth can
also detonate the sphere early with Tanden Explode. If the opponent is caught
by this, they’ll be sent skyward. But if they choose to block, Seth will be left
at significant (as high as plus nine) frame advantage. Suffice to say, this
two-bar V-Trigger 2 is the more technical of the two and has a lot of set-up
potential for players to discover.
Critical Art – Tanden Destruction/Tanden Extreme
Rather than drawing the opponent into the Tanden Engine as in Street
Fighter IV, Seth draws them into a large sphere of energy as the Tanden
Engine goes into overdrive. In the final moments of Tanden Destruction, the
opponent is propelled into the arena wall with significant force. However, if
Seth has V-Trigger 1 active, Tanden Destruction becomes Tanden Extreme. This
overclocked Critical Art lets us witness the true power of the Tanden Engine as
Seth summons a doppelganger to intensify the destructive forces at play. The end
result is more damage and a face crushing connection with the fourth wall.
The overview of the new content here:
The leader of the Secret Society and a master of elemental balance, Gill has
officially graced the illustrious roster with his presence in Street
Fighter V: Champion Edition. With the ability to control both fire and
ice, Gill’s fierce punch will be engulfed in flames, while his standing
roundhouse will hit opponents with a frozen force. Gill can be acquired
separately beginning today for MSRP $5.99 / €5.99 / £4.99 or 100,000 Fight
Money and will be added to the roster in the full version of Street Fighter
V: Champion Edition, available on February 14, 2020.
“Sun Chase Moon” Stage
Gill’s home base, the new “Sun Chase Moon” stage, offers a perfectly
balanced locale for players to light up the day and rule the night. This
all-new stage is available now for MSRP $3.99 / €3.99 / £3.29 or 70,000 Fight
Money and will be included in the full version of Street Fighter V:
Beginning today, all new V-Skills are being added to every character in Street
Fighter V: Champion Edition. There are so many other awesome new V-Skills
that we can’t wait for you to try out. There’s M. Bison’s teleporting cross-up
knee that’s plus one on block. There’s Birdie’s weaponized bubble gum
projectile that he can blow to different sizes. There’s Alex’s new charge that
lets him cancel his special moves into each other. There’s Abigail’s rolling
tire projectile that he can whack in different directions. And there’s Cody’s
high or low dodge that gives him a few frames of strike intangibility before
letting him follow up with a hook or sweep. These new V-Skills and the new
balance patch changes are available for all existing Street Fighter V
owners as a free download beginning today.
New Battle Balance
As mentioned previously, a new battle balance is available now as a free download for current players. There are a lot of details to share, so stay tuned to find out what changes and improvements have been made to your favorite fighters.