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Street Fighter 5: 20 Kikokens in a row KO Daigo, counter-hit combos, and more - a closer look at new things seen during TaiPei Game Show

Posted by Steven 'Dreamking23' Chavez • February 2, 2015 at 7:45 p.m. PST • Comments: 113

This past weekend at the TaiPei Game Show over in Taiwan, Capcom brought to us some new Street Fighter 5 footage in the form of a friendly exhibition between MCZ|Daigo and AvM|Gamerbee. Being that both players are incredibly skilled, we expected to see a number of new techniques put into action here -- and these two warriors did not fail to deliver.

If you happened to catch the exhibition, you may have noticed the moment everyone has been talking about. During the second round of the bout, Gamerbee entered the new mode specific to Street Fighter 5 (some refer to this as Chun-Li's water effect mode).

In this mode, Chun's Kikoken shoots twice instead of just once, and because of this Gamerbee was able to lock down Daigo with a barrage of fireballs.

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After blasting 20 Kikokens in a row, Daigo finally fell, losing about 35% of his health only to fireballs. We've seen Chun enter this state in previous gameplay demonstrations, but no player has utilized it this effectively. As it stands right now, the double Kikokens look incredibly strong, giving Chun-Li a very strong pressure tool reminiscent of Morrigan's Soul Fist pressure.

Granted, the game is still only about 20% complete, but if things remain unchanged in this regard, Chun players can look forward to frustrating their opponents with a sea of fireballs.

We aren't sure what the specifics of this new mode are, but we can see that neither Gamerbee's Revenge nor Super meter depleted during this onslaught.
One of the other new techniques we spotted in this exhibition is the use of links, counter-hits, and meaty attacks for combos.

In the animated GIF below, you'll see Gamerbee jump in with a counter-hit heavy kick on Daigo. He then proceeds to link three crouching jabs into a crouching light kick, followed by Lightning Legs for a solid juggle combo.

Daigo answers back, however, landing a meaty standing heavy kick after a throw, then combo-ing into sweep.


These two sequences are the best examples of combos using links and meaty attacks we've seen so far.

If you'd like to check out the full replay of Daigo facing Gamerbee in Street Fighter 5, be sure to check out our other story here.

What do you think of Chun-Li's incredible Kikoken pressure in Street Fighter 5? Are you looking forward to using it or do you feel it seems a bit too strong at the moment?

Feel free to sound off in the comments below.
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