Street Fighter V

By Brad Pajuluoma

No other game series in the fighting genre is as well-known and ferociously played as Street Fighter. Regarded as one of the best fighting game series of all time, it is about to get much better. Officially announced during the 2014 PlayStation Experience in Las Vegas, Street Fighter V is built using the Unreal Engine 4. With 16 playable characters at launch, cross platform play and a slew of new features this looks to be one of best Street Fighter games yet.

EX Gauge is back!

Originally introduced in Street Fighter III, the EX Gauge will be back in Street Fighter V. The EX Gauge fills as you land attacks on your opponent and when filled part way can be used to power up special moves. When the EX Gauge is completely full it can be used to unleash a super combo called Critical Arts.

Use 3 new techniques with the V-Gauge

Brand new in Street Fighter V is the V-Gauge, which fills as you take attacks from your opponent. When the V-Gauge is full you can utilize 3 new techniques, V-Skills, V-Reversals and V-Triggers. V-Skills are special attacks unique to each fighter that can act as a parry or in the case of some characters, can reflect projectiles. V-Reversals can be used when a certain portion of the V-Gauge is filled and will perform a counter move whilst being attacked. Last but not least is the V-Triggers, which must have the entire V-Gauge filled and give each player a unique powered up ability. Such as powering up Ryu’s fireball or adding even more hits to certain players chained attacks.

Interactive Arenas with all new animations

Street Fighter V introduces new arenas. Many of these new arenas will have unique defeat animations depending on where you KO the opponent. If the arenas are anything like the highly detailed and wildly animated arenas of Street Fighter IV, you will not be disappointed.

You will find new characters, new techniques and more in Street Fighter V. If you are a long-time fan of the series or just getting into fighting games for the first time, this new addition to the Street Fighter series promises to be one of the best yet. So grab your arcade stick and get ready to fight.

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