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Street Fighter 5 V-Trigger activates with damage, new defensive mechanic 'V-Skill' detailed; game released in March 2016 & new stage confirmed

Posted by Steven 'Dreamking23' Chavez • June 10, 2015 at 11:10 a.m. PDT • Comments: 151

In the latest issue of's gaming magazine, an article that provides some juicy details on Street Fighter 5 was featured.

We learn that moves such as Nash's teleport and Chun-Li's double fireball can be used while V-Trigger is activated. In order to do so, players must fill up their V-Gauge by taking damage.

Additionally, we learn of a new mechanic called "V-Skill." This is a defensive mechanic that allows for characters like Ryu to parry and M. Bison to reflect fireballs. While information on V-Skill is scarce, we're guessing it also utilizes the V-Gauge.

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We have also learned that what many have been referring to as "Ultras" in the game are actually called Critical Arts. These are flashy, cinematic attacks that can be activated by using your full EX meter.

Lastly, a new stage has been confirmed. The article notes that the China stage was shown along with a new stage: London. Specifically, the stage is called "King's Cross Station."

It has been confirmed that Street Fighter 5 will be released on PlayStation 4 and PC in March 2016.

Thanks to DemonDethchase for sending this in.
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