Rumor: Helen (or Kolin) Is Street Fighter V’s Next DLC Character, Uses Ice-Based Attacks

By on February 7, 2017 at 10:00 am
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Street Fighter’s Facebook page merges with a possible leak to reveal the next fighter’s identity.

Belief is growing stronger that the next Street Fighter V DLC character–set to be officially revealed at Lupe Fiasco’s DROGAS Light release party, February 15th–will be Helen, known from the game’s General Story mode, possibly under her second name Kolin. First, the changes to Street Fighter’s Facebook page caught attention:

It was already thought that the second Season 2 silhouette resembled Helen, and the expanded banner reinforces this strongly. The ice motif in the character’s background (and in the SFV logo avatar) gave rise to speculation that Helen’s–if it is her–powers will be ice-based.

Secondly, an unverified leak, apparently originating on Reddit (but since deleted, naturally) lends even more weight; the leak is fairly detailed, discussing how Helen has a combination of ice-related projectile moves, rekka inputs, a 2-bar V-Trigger, and “feels like” Rose to play. VesperArcade and TheRedGambit discuss these rumors in more depth in their videos below.

While the evidence pointing to Helen/Kolin herself is quite convincing, these details of her play are–at this point–as good as speculation, until we see more concrete evidence, or an official reveal.

Sources: Street Fighter (Facebook)VesperArcade; TheRedGambitEventHubs; PVP Live Editor-in-Chief. Street Fighterin' since there was only a "II" in the title.