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Karin is the newest challenger in Street Fighter V

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When Capcom started showing off Street Fighter V, I was convinced it was taking many of its cues from Street Fighter 3, but it’s becoming increasingly clear that it’s more of a Street Fighter Alpha 3 successor. The recent reveal of Rainbow Mika made that obvious, and the newest character to be announced, Karin – another Alpha 3 character – makes it even clearer.

Karin started out as a character in the Street Fighter Manga, before becoming a playable character in Alpha 3. She’s a little like the Sakura’s Ken, I suppose; hailing from a rich family just like Ken Masters, she’s styled herself as Sakura’s Rival, in much the same way (though less friendly!) that Ken is Ryu’s.

Anyway, silly canon aside, she’s the latest character to be revealed for the upcoming fighting game – and with her being Sakura’s rival, very nearly confirms that she’ll make up one of the 16 characters in the game. Karin’s reveal makes 13 so far – with the last character shown being a new one; the middle-eastern tech wizard Rashid whose “fighting style takes cues for parkour, and he mixes it up with his unique ability to harness the power of wind.”

Here’s Karin’s reveal trailer.

Last Updated: September 17, 2015


  1. Admiral Chief Returns

    September 17, 2015 at 09:03

    Drawn stick men stop-motion gaming >>> SF



  2. Admiral Chief Returns

    September 17, 2015 at 09:04

  3. Umar

    September 17, 2015 at 09:05

    Dat ohhh hohoho Anime Noblewomen laugh trope. Classic, LOVE IT!
    Hot damn, was that dash cancelling?……GAH!……So good.


  4. RinceThis

    September 17, 2015 at 09:18

    • 40 Insane Frogs

      September 18, 2015 at 13:21

      Glorious even… sniff!


  5. RinceThat

    September 17, 2015 at 09:22

    Now this made me piss my pants with laughter 🙂


  6. Kromas untamed

    September 17, 2015 at 09:28

    I prefer this Karin.


  7. 40 Insane Frogs

    September 18, 2015 at 13:26

    Thank you Japan! Thank you for ignoring the whining and moaning from the rainbow-haired, unwashed and dirty moral outrage/social justice warriors of the west.

    JAPAN NUMBER 1!!! I approve of Karin!

    Speaking of the new characters, I’m keen to give Rashid a try. Absolutely love the character design.


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