Balrog to Join Street Fighter V’s Playable Cast in June Update; Balrog and Ibuki Legal for Evo 2016 Competition

By on June 26, 2016 at 9:08 pm

UPDATE: If the announcement of Balrog’s early addition to the playable Street Fighter V cast wasn’t enough excitement for one evening, Joey “Mr. Wizard” Cuellar took to Twitter just after the reveal to share some important information:

Both Ibuki and Balrog will be legal for play at Evo 2016.

Our original article follows below.

Directly following the Street Fighter V top 8 at Community Effort Orlando, those tuning in to the Capcom Fighters stream were treated to a special presentation: Haunts took the stage to share Balrog’s Street Fighter V reveal trailer.

As expected, the boxer threw some serious punches in the footage shown, but sometimes a trailer just isn’t enough; that in mind, Haunts was happy to announce that those interested in pursuing their Fight Money with the boxer will be able to do so sooner than expected. Balrog will be joining the cast as a playable character in the game’s upcoming update–alongside Ibuki–on Friday, July 1.

But hey, why not, there’s even more: the trailer revealed the first ever look at both Juri and Urien as they will appear in the title. It was brief, but they both look to be very much themselves in this iteration. You can check out the trailer for yourself below.

Source: Capcom Fighters, Mr. Wizard, Street Fighter