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Capcom Announces 6 New Characters for Street Fighter 5

Capcom Announces 6 New Characters for Street Fighter 5

Capcom officially revealed six new fighters for their ultra-popular brawler, Street Fighter 5, at the end of Capcom Cup 2017. The additional cast of characters mixes a few old time fan favorites with two brand-new fighters for the series.

Fans of the Alpha series will recognize Sakura and Cody, where both characters made their debut. Old time street fighter fans will also be excited to hear that Sagat and Blanka, who have been around since Street Fighter 2 will be making their way into the fish installment of the game. The game will be receiving two new characters, G, a stately looking bearded gentleman wearing a tophat that would make Abraham Lincoln blush and Falke, the second new female fighter who has a close connection to Ed.

Season 3 Details and More

All six characters are a part of Street Fighter 5's Season 3 content. The announcement shocked fans at the event. Typically Capcom has shown off new fighters one character at a time but this time it was different.

Sakura will make her debut on January 16, 2018, when the recently announced Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition comes out. The new fighter also comes with her Story, Battle, and Nostalgic costumes. She also arrives with a new stage, the Kasugano Residence which is based on her Alpha 2 stage. Want to see both the stage and Sakura in action? Check out the reveal trailer above!

While Capcom has yet to reveal release dates for the rest of the characters, they did show them off in a new flashy cinematic trailer.

Also during Capcom Cup, Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection was revealed. It contains twelve games from across the series, including the original Street Fighter, Street Fighter 2, Street Fighter 3: Third Strike, and Street Fighter Alpha 3. Fans can expect this collection to arrive in May 2018 for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and PC.

Capcom Cup was a big event for Street Fighter fans. Not only did they receive news that they were getting six new fighters for the game's most recent installment but a new collection of the series' biggest hits. If you recently stopped playing Street Fighter 5 now is the perfect time to dust off those moves and get ready to take on friends with a whole new set of characters.



  1. you guys are hilarious! love the articles and the vids! would love to see more indie lets plays keep on rockin it

    • Gigamaxgames

      December 12, 2017 at 7:47 pm

      Thank you so much for the feedback! We’ll be sure to start making some indie Let’s Plays this weekend! If you have any specific games you’d like to see, be sure to let us know.

      • oh wow its awesome of you guys to respond! i would love to see some enter the gungeon, or you and mack playing humans fall flat would be hysterica! man there are just so many good ones you guys could try! Gang Beast? have you guys ever heard of The binding of issac it used to be an old flash game whatever you guys play just keep of the good work!

        • Gigamaxgames

          December 14, 2017 at 8:01 pm

          Of course! Gigamax Games is about the gaming community! Binding of Issac is actually one of our favorites and Gang Beast is on the list. We’ll be sure to add Enter the Gungeon and Humans Fall Flat to the schedule, too. We’ll get an indie game released next week, thank you so much for taking the time to comment! Hope to talk to you again.

  2. Wish Makoto was coming, haven’t touched Street Fighter yet, but I liked her, R. Mika and Ibuki. Now we just need Makoto to finish my 3 favorite character trio.

    Nice article by the way.

    • Gigamaxgames

      December 13, 2017 at 7:38 am

      Well, there’s still hope. They continue to add more characters and they’re even adding multiple now. We’ll keep our fingers crossed for you and of course, have an update next time they announce any new updates. Thank you so much for the kind words. It really does mean the world to us!

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