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Another Fighting EX Layer crossover costume coming to Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition as Karin becomes Hokuto

Posted by Steven 'Dreamking23' Chavez • October 12, 2020 at 7:09 a.m. PDT • Comments: 53

Capcom has revealed another crossover costume coming to Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition. With this upcoming outfit, Karin can be transformed into Hokuto from Fighting EX Layer.

Fans will be able to unlock this costume as early as tomorrow, October 13.

"Chugeki-Hoh! Transform Karin into Hokuto with this Fighting EX Layer Crossover Costume, available starting Oct 13!" the official Street Fighter Twitter account writes.

This Hokuto costume comes hot off the heels of the Fighting EX Layer Kairi crossover outfit we saw for Ryu last month. Though specifics on how to obtain the new Karin costume haven't been shared, we have a good idea of what fans will be looking at come tomorrow.

Hokuto made her debut back in 1996's Street Fighter EX. She is a practitioner of the kobudō martial arts style and is sister to Kairi.

In Fighting EX Layer, Hokuto fights using a variety of weapons including fans and a bow and arrow.

For the Kairi costume — which acted as the first crossover costume here in Champion Edition — players were prompted to only complete a single mission in order to unlock the new digs. At a very reasonable 500 Fight Money fee (per attempt), players had to defeat a CPU-controlled Kairi (Ryu) in order to complete the challenge.

Defeating the opponent unlocked the costume right then and there with colors 1 - 8, but if fans wanted access to colors 9 and 10, they'd have to go in and complete two follow-up missions. These missions included winning five casual and five ranked matches with Ryu, respectively.

This was a big departure from what we saw previously with crossover costumes in Street Fighter 5. Before Champion Edition, players were required to complete four missions strewn across four weeks, each unlocking an item upon successful playthrough.

Every attempt ran you 2,500 Fight Money, and if you missed a single mission out of the full month span, you were unable to unlock the crossover outfit.

If the process remains the same as it was for Kairi Ryu, then tomorrow we can expect to see fans everywhere unlocking the new threads for Karin right away. They will receive the Hokuto crossover costume with colors 1 - 8 in tow, and later this week the two follow-up missions should spring up.

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