Kage is the first new character for Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition’s fourth season and is available now

By on December 16, 2018 at 10:10 pm
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Unfortunately, other Season 4 details are much more elusive than they should be

Capcom Cup 2018 has come to an end and with Gachikun’s victory and the beginning of Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition‘s fourth season. It seems Capcom may be taking a step back in terms of transparency compared to Season 3 where all of the available characters were unveiled at once, however.

This time, Kage, the physical embodiment of the Satsui no Hado, a kind of “Super Evil Ryu”, is the only character to take the stage at the end of the tournament. While many were expecting a bigger reveal, partially due to recent rumors, Kage’s distinctive style in terms of appearance and gameplay certainly sets himself apart from the traditional evil incarnation of the world’s globetrotting champion.

Kage takes Ryu’s traditional moveset and amplifies it to focus on speed, efficiency, and mobility. That being said, Kage’s biggest differentiator is his teleportation, which is best utilized through his V-Trigger I, granting a teleport that can be canceled from almost any of the fighter’s moves. His V-Skill also becomes much more effective during this time frame.

Kage’s V-Trigger II enables two additional moves that should be familiar to any Akuma or Evil Ryu fan, being the Rikudo Osatsu and the Critical Art Shun Goku Satsu. Regardless of which V-Trigger you choose, you can count on Kage’s Metsu Shoryuken to devastate your opponents.

Check out more info about Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition‘s newest addition through Capcom Community & Esports Manager, Matt Edwards’ Character Introduction Series on the fighter found below.

Kage is now available for purchase for either $5.99 or 100,000 Fight Money with no season pass in sight. Capcom states it will be “doing things a bit differently this year” but the overall details of what this means for players have yet to be disclosed.

Until more information is given, players can utilize the new fighter as well as new balance changes and moves with Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition‘s newest update.

For more information on Kage, check out the character’s announcement and breakdown on Capcom Unity. Enjoy the following gallery of Kage’s newest screens including a look at his first alternate costumes!

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Source: Capcom Unity

Shoryuken.com Associate Editor. Austyn James Roney began his gaming journey with Super Smash Bros. on the N64 but learned the ways of the fighting game genre with Marvel vs. Capcom 3. Loves all fighters, regardless of dimension or playstyle.