Street Fighter V: Champion Edition Season V downloadable content character Rose will launch on April 19, Capcom announced in the Street Fighter V: Champion Edition Spring Update. Details for the summer-due Oro and a teaser trailer for Akira Kazama from Rival Schools also debuted.
Get the latest details below, via Capcom Unity.
■ Oro (Summer 2021)
Returning from Street Fighter III, Oro retains his original moveset along with a handful of new moves. However, unlike Street Fighter III where he sealed one of his arms, in Street Fighter V his pet turtle occupies his other hand. Also, you may have noticed that Oro has appeared in other characters’ story modes in the game previously:
—Just hanging out with Menat.
—Greeting his old friend Dhalsim.
Now let’s get into Oro’s moves and what he has in store for us in Street Fighter V!
Oro’s classic leaping attack makes a comeback and will avoid the opponent’s low attacks while netting you a counter hit when timed correctly. Of course Oro can also utilize his patented double jump which gives him the ability to modify his jump arc.
—Oro retains some of his classic moves from Street Fighter III.
One of Oro’s new moves is called “Tsuranekeashi.” This kick move is used to help keep opponents at bay, but can also be used in combos. The EX version can allow for some follow-up attacks!
Oro’s V-Skill I is called “Onibi.” Street Fighter III fans will recognize that this move looks similar to his Street Fighter III projectile Super Art “Yagyou Dama.” The fireball can bounce off the floor at varied angles leading to different areas Oro can apply pressure. Although it’s a bit slow to start up, it has several projectile hits of damage, so it can go through opponents’ fireballs.
—Onibi gives Oro opportunities to apply more pressure.
His V-Skill II is a new move called “Minomushi,” where he makes a small hop. By inputting a punch or kick after this move, Oro can follow up with additional moves.
Oro’s V-Trigger I is called “Manrikitan,” which gives him access to his returning move, the “Kishinriki” command throw. Much like his Street Fighter III version of the move, Oro will grab and slam down his opponent multiple times. His V-Trigger I can also be executed in the air!
Oro’s V-Trigger II is his popular move, “Tengu Stone.” Oro summons pieces of the ground and objects that will float above him and act as follow-ups to his attacks. Every so often, a special item may get pulled in that has a surprising effect on opponents.
—Hey, it’s Blanka-chan!
Oro is looking to overpower his opponents in Street Fighter V when he releases this Summer!
■ Rose (April 19)
The future looks bright as Rose returns to Street Fighter V with some new moves! Revealed with the Street Fighter V Winter Update program, Rose has several new moves that add a new level of depth to her gameplay. As a Rose main player in Street Fighter IV, I’m excited to share more detail about Rose’s moveset.
Rose’s V-Skill I, “Soul Fortune,” has her pulling out a tarot card to either buff herself or debuff her opponents. Each of the tarot cards has a different color and a different effect. There’s an icon at the bottom near her V-Gauge bar that indicates which card you have in hand.
—Your current card in hand is indicated by the icon shown here.
The white card, “The Magician,” increases Rose’s V-Gauge when used. Hold down the buttons and she will hold the card up and continuously gain V-Gauge! However, be aware that she is vulnerable while charging. The red card, “The Chariot,” will increase Rose’s attack damage, making all her moves stronger while the effect is active.
—“The Magician” fills V-Gauge.
—“The Chariot” increases damage.
With her debuff cards, Rose tosses them at her opponent. These cards count as a single hit projectile and they will apply the debuff even if the opponent is blocking. The green card, “The Tower,” will decrease her opponent’s damage. The purple “Death” card increases chip damage and gray life that the foe will take.
—“The Tower” lowers opponent’s damage.
—“Death” increases chip and gray life taken.
This new V-Skill adds a whole new depth of play to Rose. Are you more of an offensive player who prefers powering up or do you prefer to play defensively and weaken your opponent?
V-Trigger I, “Soul Dimension,” is a brand new two-bar V-Trigger for Rose that allows her to teleport to one of three spots on the screen: Back side of the screen, right behind her opponent, and mid-air behind her opponent. The teleport can be cancelled off of most special moves both on the ground and in the air. If you’re looking for strong mix-up potential and extended combos, this is the V-Trigger for you.
A returning Street Fighter IV favorite, Rose’s “Soul Satellite” is back! In Street Fighter V this move is now a V-Skill meaning Rose can activate it and summon a single orb whenever she wants. Use V-Skill again to summon a second orb. Each orb can either hit once or negate a single projectile hit. This is the V-Skill for you if you’re looking for a solid pressure tool.
—A slide with a side of orbs.
Since the move has now become a V-Skill, Rose can use it at no meter cost. However, this move is slow to come out, so make sure to only use it at a safe moment away from your opponents.
“Soul Illusion” is another returning move, this time from the Street Fighter Alpha series. It’s a 2-bar V-Trigger that summons a mirrored image that follows Rose and executes the same commands she does.
—“Soul Illusion” creates a mirror image.
—And opens up more combo paths!
This V-Trigger can make Rose a combo monster as it not only allows longer combos, but it also increases the damage of her Soul Spark projectiles. In addition, the mirrored image can cover your offense by making unsafe moves safer or allow you to close the distance against your opponent. Using the same normal move a second time in the same combo will launch the opponent, allowing for a different combo path.
Rose is looking future proof with her gameplay styles, allowing for a heavy offensive and mix-up style or a more traditional defensive style.
—“What’s the meaning of fate? You shall know.”
During Rose’s victory screen, she tosses a tarot card as the results populate. There are many different cards that can appear during this screen. Find out on April 19 when Rose releases as part of Season V of Street Fighter V!
■ Akira Kazama (Summer 2021)
The Street Fighter V development team had a surprise up their sleeves! Akira Kazama made an appearance, showcasing some of her moves in Street Fighter V. Check out the teaser below.
As you can see, Akira is going to be retaining some of her Rival Schools style in Street Fighter V such as her ability to execute flashy air combos! In addition, her older brother Daigo makes an appearance as one of her V-Triggers, bringing back the vibe of that classic Rival Schools gameplay.
We’ll be revealing more info about Rival Schools veteran Akira in the near future!
■ Capcom Pro Tour 2021 Begins April 17
32 tournaments, 19 regions, the Ring of Galaxy stage, three new costumes, and a brand new color for the entire Street Fighter V cast, Capcom Pro Tour 2021 is gearing up to be explosive! Check out the trailer below for all the updates on Capcom Pro Tour 2021, which starts on April 17.
Catch all the action on the Capcom Fighters channel with our first event in Japan on April 16 11 p.m. PT / 15:00 JST!
■ Street Fighter x Zedd
With the help of world-renowned DJ and hardcore gamer, Zedd, we also announced this amazing line of exclusive apparel! This combines Zedd’s unique style with classic Street Fighter to create the perfect combo. There’s even a glow in the dark Blanka hoodie! You can get this exclusive collaboration apparel for a limited time on Zedd’s merch store.
All these and more are available now! There’s even one that glows in the dark!
■ New Costumes for Vega, Seth, and Juri (April 19)
We also announced brand new Professional style costumes for Vega, Seth, and Juri!
These costumes will be available on April 19 as part of the Season V Premium Pass, or can be purchased in-store individually for $3.99 each!
In addition to these costumes, you also get all five Season V characters as they are released, bonus content “Eleven,” and more as part of the Season V Premium Pass! Check out the details below:
■ Get Street Fighter V Content at a Discount
Alongside Rose’s release, we are also having a sale on Street Fighter V content!
- Street Fighter V
- Street Fighter V: Champion Edition
- Street Fighter V: Champion Edition Upgrade Kit
Street Fighter V: Champion Edition is available now for PlayStation 4 and PC via Steam.
View a new set of screenshots at the gallery.