First appearing in Street Fighter III, Alex is a brash fighter that has been heavily requested by fans to make the cut for the latest instalment. Here is a brief description of his fighting style:
“Alex returns as a powerful grappler that can inflict big damage with his close range Power Bomb command grab and his long limbs to fight from midrange distances. The threat doesn’t end there however, as Alex has a variety of special attacks that can cover a large portion of the screen for those times when the opponent keeps him out. Players looking for a methodical grappler who can do big burst damage up close, yet still do well at midrange, will find themselves perfectly at home with Alex”.
Here are the new DLC character Alex’s special moves explained:
- Titled ‘Overhaul’, his V-Skill will give the next attack, should it connect, will count as a hard hit therefore delivering a blow to the opponent similar to that of a counter attack.
- With his V-trigger ‘Rage Shift’, “Alex channels his wrestling training and gains access to a brand new clothesline attack. This attack can be charged and during that time, it can parry an attack. Upon full charge, if Alex makes contact with a blocking opponent, he will break their guard, leaving them open to an immediate attack”.
- For his ‘Heavy Hammer’ critical art, “Alex hits the opponent with a thunderous chop that knocks the opponent around. He then grabs them and takes them up to the highest of heights in a crucifix hold, only to viciously drop them down on their heads at the fastest of speeds”.
The new update will also bring Challenge mode which includes tutorials for all 16 fighters as well as a trials section to improve your combo skills.
A host of bugs and fixes for the game will also be included that you can see for yourself on the announcement page above.
Click here for a detailed release schedule for Street Fighter V including the addition of survival mode and the cinematic story mode.
Alex will be available for purchase either with real funds or through the in-game shop with ‘Fight Money’. A specific release date and pricing details are yet to be announced.
Check out a gallery of new Alex images below!