With the upcoming Street Fighter 5, Capcom has introduced some welcome changes made to the franchise.
The Focus Attack seen in Street Fighter IV has been ditched in the favour of V-Triggers which are different for every character and are performed by pressing HP + HK.
During a recent hands-on demo, Eurogamer tried out different characters (Ryu, Chun-Li, M. Bison, and Nash) and tried out V-Triggers for all of them. The news source states that during V-Trigger moment, Ryu deals extra damage, M. Bison acquires new combos, Chun-Li acquire extra hits, and Nash gains teleport.
However, to keep the game balanced, players can’t spam V-Triggers as there is a V-Gauge which replenishes upon absorbing damage.
In addition to this, there are V-Reversals which reportedly work same as Alpha Counters from Street Fighter Alpha series and require one bar of V-Gauge. These reversals are quite tricky to perform, but are highly punishing and extremely powerful!
Then each character has a unique V-Skill move which is executed by MP + MK and does not require any V-Gauge bar. Moreover, Ultra Combos have been ditched in the favour of Critical Arts which require a full EX Meter and are pretty powerful attacks.
Coming to visuals, there are definitely some improvements, thanks to the shift to Playstation 4 and PC, but still nowhere close to the leap made from Third Strike to Street Fighter 4. For more information, check out the video attached above!
Street Fighter 5 is expected to launch on Playstation 4 and PC sometime in 2016.
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