Update: Monster Hunter Nergigagnte costume for Blanka announced for Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition

He looks like a purple people eater to me

Posted by Dakota 'DarkHorse' Hills • November 16, 2019 at 11:08 a.m. PST

Update: Street Fighter's Japanese social media shared out a second image of Blanka's Nergigante costume showing what the dragon looks like covered in electricity which you can check out in the gallery.

Capcom has been tapping into some of their older and most iconic characters to bring in as crossover costumes for Street Fighter 5, but it's an especially rare day when the outfit is that of a monster and not a person.

Today, the company revealed Blanka's first crossover Extra Battle costume in SF5, and it is that of the giant dragon Nergigante from the Monster Hunter series.

The Elder Dragon will begin showing up in Street Fighter's Extra Battle missions beginning November 22 and run through December 20 where it will assumedly cost the standard 2,500 Fight Money to attempt each of the four unlocking missions.

Ironically, Nergigante is actually weak against thunder elements in the Monster Hunter games, but here he'll be possessed by an electric fighter... though also much smaller than his normal stature.

Monster Hunter costumes were among the first ever crossover features after Arcade Edition's launch last year for Ken, Ibuki and R. Mika where the looks were based on the armor sets from the hunting games and not actually the monsters themselves.

While this is one of the more unique costumes we've ever seen introduced in Street Fighter, we still have a few more weeks left to go through Poison's Lady unlock missions from Devil May Cry 4.

Extra Battle Monster Hunter Blanka costume image #1 Extra Battle Monster Hunter Blanka costume image #2
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