[UPDATE] New Character Necalli Joins the Cast of Street Fighter V

By on July 19, 2015 at 6:50 pm
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UPDATE: We’ve added the Necalli trailer and a character introduction from ComboFiend below. Check it out!

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One of the things fans look to the most with a new Street Fighter installment, is the return of characters who may not have made it into the previous installment of the game. With the in mind, Capcom surely didn’t disappoint with their latest announcement for Street Fighter V at Evo 2015.

Necalli will be the first of four new characters that will be joining the game’s initial cast of 16 characters. The dreadlocked wildman was first teased at the end of the Ken trailer. His Evo2015 debut shows of some sick moves including some claw slashes and a divekick, while activating his V-Trigger makes his already wild hair look even wilder, while providing him with some as of yet unknown buffs.

Watch the new trailer below!

ComboFiend has posted a brief introduction to Necalli on the PlayStation Blog. Read below.

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From the PlayStation Blog:

Hey everyone!

Big news coming from EVO 2015! We are pleased to announce the first brand new character for Street Fighter V; meet Necalli!

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Hailing from a mysterious background, Necalli utilizes a wild, animalistic fighting style to brutalize his opponents. There’s no finesse here as all of his attacks have been forged through the heat of battle to inflict maximum pain upon his opponents. However, beneath the surface of the crazed warrior lies a hidden genius that is unleashed upon V-Trigger activation.

Players who enjoy a straight forward, hard hitting character will feel right at home with Necalli, as he possesses a wide variety of savage, close range attacks, as well as a command grab, all with the goal of demolishing his foes.

V-Skill: Culminated Power

Necalli pounds the ground with both fists, creating an explosion from the ground that damages the opponent. By holding the joystick left, right or leaving it at neutral, players can control the distance the explosion travels, allowing him to pressure opponents from afar.

V-Trigger: Torrent of Power

Necalli channels a mysterious energy that warps his hair color and completely changes his personality for a short period of time. While in his powered up state, he gains access to new combos, new frame data, and even a new Critical Art!

The many mysteries surrounding the character’s origin and storyline will be revealed in due time, so stay tuned for more information! We also revealed a lot of details at EVO regarding Street Fighter V’s brand new approach to post-launch content, so be sure to give it a read here in case you missed it.

Finally, the first online beta program for Street Fighter V is nearly upon us! Running for 5 days next week, starting on July 23rd (18:00 PT)/July 24th (03:00 CEST/10:00 JST), the first online beta will be exclusive to PS4 users and initially feature four playable characters (Ryu, Chun-Li, Nash, M. Bison), with an additional two (Cammy and Birdie) being rolled out on July 25th.

As a reminder, North American fans who pre-order the game through select retailers or the PlayStation Store will be granted automatic access to the beta. While signups are closed in Europe and Asia for this beta test, keep an eye out on www.streetfighter.com for announcements of the next one.

See everyone online!

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Street Fighter V is coming to PlayStation 4 and PC in spring of 2016. Meanwhile it’s first beta on PlayStation 4 will start this Thursday, July 23.

Source: Capcom, PlayStation blog via Wario64

Shoryuken's long time news hound. When not writing for SRK's front page, D3v spends part of his time helping run tournaments in the Philippines, including the country's biggest fighting game event, Manila Cup.