Announced alongside the Monster Hunter costumes for Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition, both Sakura and Ryu are taking a trip to the New World to battle some beasts in Monster Hunter: World. Similar to previous crossover costumes, this Street Fighter collaboration allows players to dress up as either Sakura or Ryu via special armor sets.
In a recent episode of Capcom TV, we got a brief glimpse of what it’s like to play Ryu in Monster Hunter: World, complete with his special Hadoken and Shoryuken gestures. To cosplay as Ryu, you must equip the full armor set, meaning you’ll have to forgo your cool High Rank Nergigante armor in order to look like the world warrior. The base stats for the Ryu costume are terrible — with only 65 defence — but his fire, dragon and electric resistances are not too shabby.
Despite being gestures, both the Hadoken and Shoryuken do (very slight) damage. When used against a Low Rank Barroth in the CapcomTV segment, the Hadoken did 11 damage while the Shoryuken did a shameful three damage. Capcom must have used Season 2 Ryu as a basis for this armor. I can’t wait to see someone soloing a Rathalos only using these attacks.
You’ll be able to unlock the Ryu armor via a special event quest later this month, with the Sakura armor coming some time in March.