R. Mika announced for Street Fighter 5

Posted by Nicholas 'MajinTenshinhan' Taylor • August 27, 2015 at 2 p.m. PDT

Update: A trailer, images, information about R. Mika and her V-Skill and V-Trigger have been added to this story.


The latest character for Street Fighter 5 has been officially unveiled, and it's the enthusiastic wrestlerette of Street Fighter Alpha 3 fame, R. Mika.

This falls in line with statements made by Ono earlier this week, saying that he finally got his wish.

R. Mika joins fellow Alpha series alumni Charlie Nash and Birdie in being revitialized for Street Fighter.

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Hit the jump to view her official trailer.

It was also reported by Capcom that R. Mika will be available for attendees at this weekend's PAX Prime to play at their booth. Further, they elaborated on the character, her story, her place in the game and her playstyle in this blurb you can find below.

As an aspiring young wrestler, Mika dreamed of one day becoming a star in the ring, much like her idol Zangief. Training under the strict tutelage of her coach, she traveled the world engaging in random matches with street fighters in order to spread her name and popularity. R. Mika’s wrestling prowess will be on full display in Street Fighter V, as she dazzles opponents with a wide variety of high-flying moves.

This time around, her wrestling tag-team partner Nadeshiko assists in the fight! By calling Nadeshiko at the right time using R. Mika’s V-Trigger ability, players will be able to set up sneaky attacks and punishing command grab mix-ups that are sure to deliver devastating amounts of damage. Players who enjoy putting on a stunning display of fear-inducing close-combat guessing games will find R. Mika a colorful and rewarding way to play.

Further, a blog post over at Capcom Unity gave more insight into R. Mika's V-Skill and V-Trigger in the game.

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V-Skill: R. Mika's V-Skill, Mic Performance, has R. Mika start a monologue to pump up the crowd. The longer this continues, the stronger her throws become, both normal and special. While doing the monologue, she has armor for one hit, and the speech is cancellable at any time by letting go of the button, at which point R. Mika will throw her mic at the opponent.

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V-Trigger: Her V-Trigger brings her partner, Nadeshiko, into the ring, and has different variations available for use. Depending on the direction you hold, Nadeshiko will attack R. Mika's opponent with a different move. Neutral gives a body splash from above, holding back causes her to launch a dropkick from the front and holding forward brings a dropkick from behind. This makes the guessing game all the more dangerous for the opponent, and helps R. Mika set up her command throws more safely.

Thanks to XxTigerheartxX, TRScanlon, Haseokonno and neoWhite for sending this in.
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