Falke coming to Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition on April 24th

Here is her official gameplay trailer

Posted by Steven 'Dreamking23' Chavez • April 16, 2018 at 8:06 a.m. PDT

Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition's newest character now has an official showcase. Capcom has released the gameplay trailer for Falke.

The staff-wielding combatant is a newcomer to the world of Street Fighter. As we learned previously, Falke is a clone of M. Bison who can utilize Psycho Power.

Nicknamed "The Guardian Hawk," Falke was heavily experimented by the evil organization Shadaloo. She was forced to train excessively in order to reach perfection.

Falke is capable of infusing items with Psycho Power and can release this energy through them. She mainly utilizes this ability with her staff, which she has named "Harmony."

After years of brutal training, Falke spiraled into a deep state of despair. Ed eventually came to her rescue, and they were both able to escape the clutches of Shadaloo building a sibling-like bond between the two.

Falke is the third DLC character to join the fight in Season 3. Later this year, we'll be seeing Cody, G, and Sagat added to the roster as well.

We can expect Falke to join the Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition fight on Tuesday, April 24th.

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Falke uses her staff to keep opponents out, but it can also be used as a tool for Psycho Power. Holding down any punch button allows her to charge up and store energy, which can be released in one of three ways:

- Standing (Psycho Kugel) – Falke releases the Psycho Power through her staff like a shotgun
- Air (Psycho Feder) – Falke shoots a projectile at a diagonal angle downwards from the air
- Crouching (Psycho Kanonen) – Falke lays on the ground and shoots a projectile at the opponent’s feet. She can avoid projectiles while using Psycho Kanonen.

Similar to Season 2's Ed, Falke is a simple button input character. Some of her attacks can be performed by hitting two punches or two kicks, and she seems to stay away from traditional special move inputs.

Two punches gets you Psycho Schneide, which is her uppercut-type move. Pressing two kicks is Katapult, which sees Falke pole vaulting towards the opponent in a kick motion.

V-Skill: Psycho Trombe

With one arm out in front of her, Falke spins her staff for a quick attack. You can cancel various normals into Psycho Trombe, and this move can also absorb projectiles.


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V-Trigger I: Staerken

With Staerken, Falke powers up her ability to infuse and release Psycho Power from her staff. This V-Trigger is 2-bars, and with it Falke can use additional versions of her special moves without requiring a charge up beforehand.

Pressing HP+HK again during this V-Trigger performs Falke's Psycho Shrot, which is a powered up version of Psycho Kugel that emits three bullets and travels further. Down and HP+HK fires into Psycho Panzer, a powered up version of Psycho Kanonen that deals more damage.

Lastly, pressing HP+HK in the air will cause Falke to use Psycho Jaeger, a stronger Psycho Feder that can ricochet off the ground. Psycho Shrot and Kanonen can be cancelled into each other and can leave the opponent susceptible to a Critical Art follow up.

V-Trigger II: Psycho Angriff

Psycho Angriff is a 3-bar V-Trigger. With it, Falke increases her utility with her staff.

Upon initial activation, Falke will immediately twirl around hitting the opponent into the air, following up with a surge of Psycho Power.

Pressing HP+HK during this V-Trigger launches into Psycho Sturm, a sweeping hit with her staff that can be cancelled into to extend combos. Down and HP+HK will see Falke using a move called Psycho Klinge with which she jumps diagonally into the air before slamming her staff down on the opponent. This can be followed up with normal moves, and Falke’s V-Skill can also reflect projectiles during Psycho Angriff.

Finally, each of the new moves Falke gains during Psycho Angriff can be cancelled into from special moves like Psycho Schneide and Katapult, increasing her combo potential and damage.

Critical Art: Psycho Fluegel

With a Psycho Power-charged staff, Falke sends the opponent flying into the air. She then pole vaults up to meet her opponent, bashes them sideways with her staff, then slams them down with a final overhead swing.

You can purchase Falke individually for $5.99 or 100,000 Fight Money. Of course, she also comes included with the Season 3 Character Pass -- which will run you $29.99.

The season pass will also give you access to Sakura, Blanka, Cody, G, and Sagat (the latter three when they are released later this year). If you purchase the season pass or buy any DLC character with real money, you will be given their battle costume as well, along with colors 3-10 for their default and battle costumes.

Source: Capcom Unity. Thanks to JayRome808, cuzzo, Lucius, Roxnroll, Shinkuu_Kikoken, Phtm_Miria, and HiryuMK for sending this in.

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