Street Fighter 5 adds Sagat and series newcomer G to the roster along with a new stage

By Shabana Arif, Monday, 6 August 2018 14:15 GMT

Capcom has announced the addition of two new characters to the roster. Sagat and series newcomer, G, are both available to download today.

Capcom has announced that Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition’s new characters are available to download today, and series regular Sagat is joined by “the Man of Mystery” and self-proclaimed President of the World, G.

The characters are included in the Season 3 Character Pass which also includes Sakura, Blanka, Cody and Falke.

G’s move set utilises his would-be title of President of the World, with a Presidentiality level next to his V-Gauge. G can bolster his Presidentiality level to 3 by absorbing power from the earth. The higher the level, the more damage he metes out. If he gets knocked down, his Presidentiality level will also get knocked down a notch.

G’s Presidentiality level 3 special moves are:

  • 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

His V-Skill is G Barrier which can absorb projectiles, and can knock back opponenets. It can also be deployed in the air.

Ryu’s rival, Sagat, makes his Street Fighter 5 debut alongside G with a move set that “remains true to his past appearances in the Street Fighter series.”

A new stage, King’s Court, will also be available.

G and Sagat can be purchased separately for $5.99 or 100,000 Fight Money, or as part of the Season 3 Character Pass for $29.99.

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