New Japan Pro Wrestling superstar Kenny Omega stars in Street Fighter 5 Cody reveal trailer

Time to be the mayor...

Posted by John 'Velociraptor' Guerrero • May 27, 2018 at 6:23 p.m. PDT

The Street Fighter 5 community just reached one of the most anticipated moments since Capcom Cup as we finally got the Cody reveal trailer.

Unlike any of the SF5 reveals thus far, this one included a live action bit at the beginning and end of the standard character presentation.

We see an actor playing Cody in his role as the new mayor of Metro City. Similar to the Final Fight intro with Mike Haggar, Cody answers a call with a sinister voice on the other end that prompts him to turn on his television.

At the end, Cody decides it's time to take matters into his own hands as he reaches for a giant pipe and makes his way to the front door.

It's fairly hard to identify the actor because of the shadowy nature of the scene, but it's New Japan Pro Wrestling superstar Kenny Omega, clarified in one of his tweets.

Omega has been a huge fan of Cody for a long time, using him as a main character in Street Fighter 4. Here's the tweet clarifying that he's the one in the trailer:


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