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

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

Thunder from down under.

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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Matt Kim

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Matt Kim is a former freelance writer who's covered video games and digital media. He likes video games as spectacle and is easily distracted by bright lights or clever bits of dialogue. He also once wrote about personal finance, but that's neither here nor there.

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