With Blanka hitting Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition in less than a week, players are looking to learn as much as they can about him before his arrival. To help these players out, VesperArcade has naturally provided a pre-release breakdown of the character. This video below follows up on his previous breakdown of Blanka’s reveal trailer. This time however, he takes a closer look at Blanka’s moves. This includes the frame data for these moves, based on some of the footage we’ve already seen of him — including that from the recent WSO showcase of the character.
In particular, he points out specials such as his Backstep Roll (or Rainbow Roll, as it’s sometimes called), that seem to be a good tool for the character. Not only does it retain its ability to cross up (as seen in previous games), it’s also plus on block, and can lead to combos on hit.
Meanwhile, he also discusses how Blanka’s medium, or forward kick, is a pretty good button. The crouching version is both plus five on hit and special cancelable. Meanwhile, the jumping version can cross Blanka’s opponents up.
Of course, that’s just part of what he talks about — check out the whole video below.
Blanka comes to Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition on February 20.