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Street Fighter V Adds Rainbow Mika

posted on by Karen Ressler
Character first appeared in Street Fighter Alpha 3

The official US PlayStation blog announced on Thursday that Rainbow Mika (R. Mika) from Street Fighter Alpha 3 will be playable in Street Fighter V. The blog began streaming a reveal video:

The blog describes R. Mika's abilities:

V-Skill: Mic Performance

R. Mika pulls out her trusty microphone and gives a heart-pumping monologue to the crowd. The longer the buttons are held down, the more powerful her normal and special throws become!

During her monologue state, she is able to absorb one hit from the opponent and can also cancel the speech at any time by letting go of the buttons, causing her to fling the mic at the opponent.

V-Trigger: Nadeshiko (3 Variations)

Now this is wrestling! Depending on the direction held during the V-Trigger activation, R. Mika's faithful tag-team partner will deliver a surprising, high flying attack at the opponent from different angles: neutral (body splash from above), hold back (dropkick from the front), hold forward (dropkick from behind).

Other playable characters thus far include Ryu, Ken, Chun-Li, Nash, M. Bison, Cammy, Birdie, Vega, and Necalli. The game will launch with a core of 16 playable characters—four of which are brand new to the franchise—and will add more on a continuous basis.

Street Fighter V is the latest entry in the Street Fighter fighting game franchise. The game contains new features, such as V-Reversal moves, and a special V-Trigger mode. The game is slated for release on the PlayStation 4 and PC (via Steam) in the spring 2016 release window.

A beta test was supposed to launch on July 23, but Capcom closed the test early after server issues made the game inaccessible for many players. The company promised that there will still be three beta tests before the final launch.

The game's initial release will be the only physical disc release that Capcom will make for the game. CAPCOM will make all post-launch balance and system updates free, and all future playable character roster updates can be earned either through an in-game currency called Fight Money, or by purchasing special premium Zenny currency with real money to acquire them immediately.


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