Sakura gets official Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition character introduction video

Here's everything you need to know about her before she becomes playable later today

Posted by Steven 'Dreamking23' Chavez • January 16, 2018 at 8:32 a.m. PST

Once Street Fighter 5's servers get back online today, players everywhere will be able to jump into the world of Arcade Edition.

With this large update, we'll be seeing the addition of Sakura to the playable roster. The classic fighting schoolgirl has graduated high school and now works at an arcade, and she will be kicking off Season 3 with hard-hitting combos and some new tricks up her sleeve.

Capcom Fighters has just released an official character introduction video for Sakura. This informative reel will let you in on all of the things you need to know about this fighter before you try her out.

Capcom UK Community Manager Matt Edwards provides the breakdown of Sakura in this video, giving us a bit of her backstory before delving into her Street Fighter 5 intricacies.

Covered here are her various special moves, which include returning attacks such as her Shouoken (Dragon Punch) and Arcing Tatsu, as well as her V-Skill. This technique causes Sakura to perform a hop forward that can be converted into a dive kick, a throw, or her Sakura Otoshi.

We're also given information on both of her V-Triggers, as well as some reasons why players should give her a chance.

Below is a quick clip from the combo exhibition that you'll find towards the end of the video.

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