Learn More About Street Fighter V Newcomer Laura Matsuda

By on October 8, 2015 at 1:20 pm
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UPDATE (1:27 PM PDT) – Laura was unlocked at New York Comic Con shortly after her announcement, and will apparently be playable at SoCal Regionals 2015 this weekend. Get hype!

During his visit to Brazil Game Show, Capcom executive Yoshinori Ono had the pleasure of finally showing off Street Fighter V newcomer Laura Matsuda, who may or may not have some connection to Street Fighter III debutant Sean Matsuda. Despite a couple of glaring leaks, we now have the opportunity to see previously low-grade screenshots in beautiful high-definition.

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Laura’s reveal trailer can be found here if you’re in the mood for gameplay instead of still images.

According to new details from associate producer Peter “Combofiend” Rosas, this Brazilian newcomer is another “in your face” grappler that is capable of playing devastating mind games with her opponents. Laura’s V-Skill, Linear Movement, allows her to quickly move into or out of attack range depending on which direction is held. Players can also make use of the skill’s inherent overhead by staying at neutral.

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Laura’s V-Trigger, Spark Show, is all about improving her already impressive set of techniques. Upon activation, she gains a ton of advantages, including increased travel with Linear Movement, additional stun on attacks and grabs, and more distance for her fireball, Thunder Clap.

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Feel free to let us know what you think of Laura in the comments below.

Source: Capcom-Unity, Haunts, DaFeetLee via R.S. Black Rose