New footage of Blanka's second V-Skill gives us a better understanding of how the move functions in Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition

Posted by Justin 'AdaptiveTrigger' Gordon • December 3, 2019 at 1:18 p.m. PST

Yesterday, we got a quick glimpse at Alex, Kage, and Blanka's second V-Skills during the latest trailer. However, this was fitting in three different V-Skills in a 28 second period of time.

Capcom has now provided a more detailed breakdown of Blanka's second V-Skill, also known as the "Shout of Earth." There's more to this ability than what we previously saw.

Upon usage, Blanka will slam the ground, causing an electrical shockwave. Upon hit, the opponent will be launched into the air.

Interestingly enough, this V-Skill can be charged in order to be made stronger. Doing so will extend the range of the shockwave and launch the opponent higher for better juggles.

Blanka is also shown to be able to backdash during the charging process in order to store it for later. We assume that a forward dash cancel is also possible.

In other words, Blanka will be able to unleash a fully charged V-Skill 2 attack at any given moment after charging and storing it. This can be used to extend combos as the attack can even juggle airborne opponents before they hit the ground.


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