New EX flash and potential V-Trigger change for Ryu found within Street Fighter V

By on September 3, 2017 at 11:00 am
Street Fighter V Evil Ryu

Digital prospectors are still working hard in the Street Fighter V datamines, trying to find any hints of new content that could be coming in Season Three. The most recent finds have been a new EX flash which sees characters glowing red, and a potential change to Ryu’s V-Trigger.

First off, let’s deal with the EX flash. Found by Killbox, this new animation has characters surrounded by a red aura, instead of the usual yellow EX flash. You can see it on Menat in the Tweets below:

Naturally, people have been speculating as to what this red EX flash could relate too. Some think it could be tied to the final DLC character’s EX moves or that it may be to do with the rumored changes to Street Fighter V‘s V-System, based on its red coloring. Hell, maybe it’s the return of Street Fighter IV‘s Red Focus.

As for Ryu’s V-Trigger change, this comes from a new video from X-Kira which shows off a new animation for when Ryu activates V-Trigger. The animation change is only slight — Ryu has his left hand open, instead of having it closed when he goes into V-Trigger. While this looks like credible evidence for a new V-Trigger for Ryu, X-Kira has jumped the gun and said that this is a prototype stance for an Evil Ryu transformation. With the Ryu model lacking any extra details or associated particle effects, this is quite a leap to assume that this is Ryu transforming into his Evil form.

Based on the Story Mode for Street Fighter V, it’d make more sense to have Ryu tapping into the Power of Nothingness, rather than the Satsui no Hado. In any case, it’s looking more and more likely that Capcom are planning to overhaul Street Fighter V‘s V-System in Season 3, with all characters potentially getting new V-Triggers.

Sources: Killbawx; X-Kira

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