Ken Masters will join Ryu, Chun-Li, Charlie Nash, M. Bison, Cammy, and Birdie as playable characters in Street Fighter V, Capcom announced during its Street Fighter V panel at Comic-Con in San Diego.
The redesigned Ken fights differently from Ryu, employing “an array of new abilities,” including fast-moving, long-range attacks, and uses an “aggressive, in-your-face” fighting style to unleash flashy combos and deal big damage. His V-Skills will allow him to extend combos or step back to create distance.
His V-Skill and V-Trigger are detailed below:
V-Skill: Quick Step
Ken runs towards the opponent, closing the distance in an instant. Ken can also choose to step kick or input another attack closer to the end of his run!
V-Trigger: Heat Rush
Ken channels flames through his entire body for a short period of time, which powers up his special attacks by increasing their number of hits and improving their trajectory, allowing him to perform even more damaging combos.
See Ken in action below. View a new set of screenshots at the gallery.