Oh Cody, how I’ve missed you! It was back in December that Capcom spilled the beans announcing what six characters would be coming in Street Fighter V’s third season.
As of now, Capcom has already released Sakura, Blanka and Falke as playable characters with Cody now set to join on June 26th. First of all you may have noticed that Cody looks quite different, gone are the handcuffs he has worn since the Street Fighter Alpha series which led to the question of will it affect his fighting style?
The answer is kind of. The new gameplay trailer below shows Cody is now the new mayor of Metro City and fans can rejoice has it looks like he retains most of his fighting style with a few changes which include a new command grab, a forward moving tornado projectile and a few new combination attacks.
His V-Trigger 1 known as Side Arms equips Cody with a dagger which can be thrown or used to attack opponents, V-Trigger 2 which is named Dirty Coach has Cody pull out an Iron Pipe which Cody uses like a baseball bat. As for his Critical Art, it’s basically his Criminal Upper with a lot more range and height.
It’s also interesting to note that the live action Cody is played by New Japan Pro Wrestler Kenny Omega who is a huge fan of fighting games, especially Street Fighter V and you may recognize the voice of the mysterious caller as WWE Superstar Xavier Woods who is also a huge gamer with his own Youtube series UpUpDownDown who is also a huge gamer. Both have appeared at various Fighting Game Tournaments in the past including CEO which is held in Florida.
Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition is available for the PlayStation 4 and PC.