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Learn all about Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition Blanka in his new character introduction video

Strong normals, tricky gameplay, and savage combos inbound

Posted by Steven 'Dreamking23' Chavez • February 16, 2018 at 8:35 a.m. PST • Comments: 20

In anticipation of Blanka's official Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition release next week, Capcom has shared a new character introduction video for the electrifying combatant.

The vastly knowledgeable Capcom UK Community Manager, Matt "The Street Writer" Edwards, provides viewers with the skinny on Jimmy.

First up, we're given a breakdown of Blanka's V-Moves. With V-Skill, Blanka performs his classic Coward Crouch, which can be cancelled into a running slash that pops the opponent up or a jump forward that allows Blanka access to any air normal as he approaches the opponent.

V-Trigger 1 powers up most of his special moves, and also grants Blanka a new special move that can be charged and guard breaks when the opponent is struck with the fully charged version. Trigger 2 unlocks a special move called "Rolling Cannon," which can be utilized after a rolling attack and can be used in several different directions.

Edwards also explains why players should try out Blanka. There's a bit of information here, but if you like long-range normals, hard-hitting combos, and tricky gameplay, Blanka might be for you.

Blanka is set for release on Tuesday, February 20th. While you wait, be sure to check out his character introduction video.

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Source: Capcom Fighters.

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