Blanka Storms Into Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition in First Gameplay Trailer

Thunder from down under.

News by Matt Kim, .

Blanka will be the next fighter to join the Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition roster, when players can download the character on February 20. To celebrate, Capcom released the first gameplay trailer of the electrifying fighter.

The gameplay trailer shows a very slightly redesigned Blanka showcasing his usual moveset of lightning and roll-based techniques. Capcom says that his animalistic moveset will be familiar to players, but that he's got a new command grab called "Wild Hunt," where he leaps forward and claws at his opponent.

A lot has changed since Blanka's first appearance in Street Fighter 2. As per the Capcom Unity blog," In SF5: AE, Blanka is living peacefully with his mother, and has adapted well to being introduced back into society. One day, a suspicious salesman approaches him and offers a way to make Blanka famous by mass producing a doll made in Blanka's likeness."

Blanka as you might recall, was born "Jimmy" before a plane he was on crashed over the Amazon and he was forced to learn to survive in the harsh wilderness.

Blanka follows Sakura as the second of six DLC characters for Street Fighter in 2018. Players can still look forward to Falke, Cody, G, and Sagat as they release later throughout the year.

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  • Avatar for VotesForCows #1 VotesForCows 8 months ago
    Never liked Blanka, but SF feels more complete with him in it. Looking forward to seeing people spam the electricity like its 93 all over again ☺
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  • Avatar for cldmstrsn #2 cldmstrsn 8 months ago
    I knew they were going to start releasing characters sooner. I bet we will see a new character every month so by the time Evo rolls around all the characters will have been released.Edited February 2018 by cldmstrsn
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  • Avatar for mobichan #3 mobichan 8 months ago
    It looks like they combined his moveset with Wolverine's. This makes me like him even less as competition.
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