The Phantasm of Snow and Ice has many “chilling” abilities.
Kolin–formerly known under her General Story guise as Helen–has been revealed as the latest addition coming to Street Fighter V’s roster, on February 28th.
After working in the shadows for Gill and the secret Illuminati organization, Kolin makes her Street Fighter V debut. First appearing in Street Fighter III, Kolin works behind the scenes in order to fulfill the Prophecy of Miraha and stop any who dare stand in Gill’s way. She is typically calm and collected, but can suddenly fly into a rage when anybody threatens Gill and his plans.
Kolin excels in the Russian martial art of Systema, utilizing the opponent’s momentum against them and executing various slash-like attacks and knife hand strikes. Gill has bestowed upon her the power of ice, allowing her to augment her fight style with frigid blasts and deadly icicles. She is often heard speaking condescendingly towards her opponents, knowing they don’t stand a chance before her, let alone Gill.
Where did her hatred of Shadaloo come from and how did she originally become involved with Gill? Be sure to check out her character story to find out!
So, what secret Illuminati abilities is she bringing into the battle?
V-Skill: Inside Slash
Kolin deflects an attack and automatically punishes it.
V-Trigger: Diamond Dust
Kolin sends out up to two blasts of ice along the ground with a stomp; this ice causes damage and also “freezes” the stun meter! If the opponent is stunned by the move, they become literally frozen instead of dizzied.
Critical Art: Frost Tower
If Kolin connects with her hand slash, the opponent is lifted into the air on a barrage of ice from below.
As revealed in her trailer, Kolin will become available with three additional costumes (Story mode, Battle costume, and Nostalgia costume):
Kolin will be first playable at Lupe Fiasco’s release party for DROGAS Light on February 15th; the first 150 players will receive a free event T-shirt! Capcom-Unity also promises that we’ll be hearing about a new character every other month going forward, with other content-related updates in between–and that they are indeed planning some rebalancing since the Season 2 changes. Expect to hear more about another patch–in March.