Capcom reveals the official trailer for Ed–the “Young Commander”–and provides his V-system details

By on May 8, 2017 at 8:46 am
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Infused with Psycho Power and trained in brutal boxing techniques by Balrog… Ed looks like a force to be reckoned with.

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As promised, we’ve finally got our official confirmation of Ed as the next DLC fighter for Season 2 of Street Fighter V. He’s all grown up and bulked up since his appearances in the prior story modes–watch him bring some Psycho Powered pain in the trailer below:

Possibly the most notable aspect to Ed’s playstyle is the absence of quarter-circle, DP, or directional charge imputs; all of his special moves are performed by pressing multiple buttons, holding a button (i.e. TAP), or rapid button presses (i.e. Lightning Legs). His Critical Art will be his only move with a “traditional motion” as the input.

The announcement also showed off Ed’s V-system and Critical Art:

V-Skill: Psycho Snatcher

Ed uses Psycho Power to pull himself or opponents around, based on the charging time.

V-Trigger: Psycho Cannon

Ed releases a bigĀ and slow Psycho Power projectile, that can be followed to link attacks hits if it connects.

Critical Art: Psycho Barrage

Ed unleashes a barrage of Psycho-punches!

Naturally, Ed will launch with a Story and Battle outfit:

The Battle costume is included for Season Pass holders. Capcom also mentioned that Season Pass holders on Ps4 will be getting a new free theme.

Ed will be playable as part of the upcoming CFN beta test. His official release date remains unrevealed, with more information promised within the next few weeks.

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Source: Capcom-Unity Editor-in-Chief. Street Fighterin' since there was only a "II" in the title.