Well, self-proclaimed President, to be sure.
Following the mysterious #MessageToThePeople, Capcom has unveiled the latest new character to join the Street Fighter universe: the completely over-the-top “fighting president” G! Revealed alongside Sagat at Evo 2018 last night, both G and Sagat will be arriving in Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition tonight!
Following the trailer above, Capcom-Unity offers some background on this unusual new fighter (but maybe not completely new… see below):
A man of mystery has appeared calling himself the “President of the World.” First revealed in the cinematic opening at Capcom Cup 2017, G is a mysterious new character who wishes to unify the world as its president. He decides to spread his message in ways the modern world can understand: through social media. Initially, he doesn’t receive much attention until Rashid comes across his videos and decides to help amplify G’s message to the people. That being said, there’s much more to G than meets the eye…
As a new character, G has a unique move set that utilizes his role as the “President of the World” and his mysterious origins. During a fight, his Presidentiality level can be seen next to the V-Gauge in the form of an icon representing the Earth. By using G Charge, G absorbs power from the Earth to increase his Presidentiality level to 3. The higher his Presidentiality level is, the more powerful his special moves are. However, if G is knocked down, the Presidentiality level will go down.
G’s special moves and their properties during level 3 Presidentialilty are as follows:
- G Smash Over: A quick lunging punch that sends a citizen of Earth flying
Level 3 Presidentiality: Two hits that causes a wall bounce
- G Smash Under: Quick lunging punch that hits low and causes knockdown
Level 3 Presidentiality: Two hits that also cause knockdown
- G Burst: A downward molten projectile
Level 3 Presidentiality: The projectile now splashes upon hitting the ground, which sends magma at an upwards angle
- G Spin Kick: G twists his body in the air and kicks the opponent at a downward angle
Level 3 Presidentiality: Now gains projectile invincibility
- G Impact: A command grab that launches citizens of Earth and can be followed up by several special moves.
Level 3 Presidentiality: A multi-hit command grab that also launches opponents
- Message to the People: G delivers a speech meant to unite all citizens of Earth. During this speech, G gains EX Gauge, but is left vulnerable to attacks.
Presidentiality has no effect on this glorious speech.
Using G Charge by itself leaves G vulnerable to attacks from citizens of Earth. However, G can cancel certain special moves into G Charge to safely increase his Presidentiality.
Capcom-Unity naturally provides a look into this new character’s V-System as well!
V-Skill: G Barrier
Calling upon the power of the Earth, G emits a barrier that can reflect projectiles, and launches on contact. It can be used on the ground or while airborne.
V-Trigger I: Maximum President
G’s Presidentiality level hits the maximum, powering up his special moves and granting them additional cancel properties. The G Barrier can also now be pushed out as a projectile attack. This is a three-bar V-Trigger.
V-Trigger II: Dangerous President
G’s arms become infused with molten magma! He gains access to the “G Explosion” special move and “G Rage” armored command grab. This is a two-bar V-Trigger.
Critical Art: Pangaea Burst
G shows his opponent the power of Gaia — by blasting them with a series of lava bursts.
G will have a Story costume and a Battle costume, of course — and the Story costume has set speculation raging since it was first glimpsed, thanks to its resemblance to another mysterious single-letter-named fighter…
And in fact, similarities between Q’s move animations and G’s (as seen in the reveal trailer) have already been spotted, making it seem almost certain that if G is not actually Q, he must have some close association. Hopefully we’ll learn more from G’s Character Story later today.
Got a Season 3 Character Pass? Then you’ll get G, Sagat, and their Battle costumes as soon as servers are back up tonight. Otherwise you can pick both characters up for $5.99 USD or 100,000 Fight Money each.