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Ken Masters gets a massive redesign in Street Fighter V

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Cheese and onion. Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry. Dude Love and Stone Cold Steve Austin. These pairings were legendary in their day. But there’s no better combination of Shoryukens and Hadoukens out there, than a tag team effort from Ryu and his USA pal Ken Masters.

Thing is, Ken has always been seen as little more than a quick palette swap of Ryu. In the early days of Street Fighter, that was true, but later games would make an effort to give Ken his own style that would directly parrallel that of Ryu.

Not that it helped at all. Well ready yourselves Ken fans, because he’s about to get the mother of all redesigns with a new look, style and foot to ass techniques:

Not just playable in the game, Ken now has a range of attacks which emphasise his offensive abilities. He can pretty much duke it out at either long or short-range, with his V-Trigger and V-Skill described as follows:

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.

It certainly is different. And I like it. Ken has always been infinitely more interesting than the dour Ryu, a partner with equal and sometimes greater skill who never got the recognition that he deserved.

Ken will of course, pack in some new techniques, such as V-Reversal: Senpu Nata Otoshi, his trademark Shoryuken,  Critical Art: Guren Enjinkyaku and the Tattoo Pound Cake. I mean Tatsumaki Senpukyaku. Yes, that.

A beta for the game kicks off soon. STREET FIGHTER V BRO!

Last Updated: July 10, 2015


  1. LOL and People actually say Mortal Kombat is the best fighter…oh man.


    • Dutch Matrix

      July 10, 2015 at 08:43

      LOL and People actually say there is a better fighter than Mortal Kombat… oh man.


      • kuuu(UMAR)rrrr

        July 10, 2015 at 08:46

        Lol and People actually say Kim Kardashian is hot…oh man…wait, what are we talking about again?


        • Ottokie

          July 10, 2015 at 08:47

          Persona 4 Arena ?


          • kuuu(UMAR)rrrr

            July 10, 2015 at 08:50

            Lol I won’t lie P4A is a damn good fighter. Anything Arc touches is gold.

  2. Hammersteyn

    July 10, 2015 at 08:37

    Ken is really showing that Killer Instinct


  3. Alien Emperor Trevor

    July 10, 2015 at 08:49

    Infinitely more interesting? Infinity * 0 still = 0. ;P


    • Hammersteyn

      July 10, 2015 at 08:50

      Here’s my key


      A freak like Darryn

      Just needs infinity


      • Ottokie

        July 10, 2015 at 08:51

        *enter hardcore sax solo


        • Hammersteyn

          July 10, 2015 at 08:51

          The only time a sax was ever useful


        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          July 10, 2015 at 08:56

          • Ottokie

            July 10, 2015 at 08:59

            Sax is best in the morning

  4. Wayne Bossenger

    July 10, 2015 at 09:03

    Who the hell is that dude teased at 1:10?! could that be hugo?


  5. CypherGate

    July 10, 2015 at 09:10

    At first I hated his hair lol but then saw its a more samurai type of hair style. I do think his complexion needs to be lighter lol at the moment he seems a little Philippino.


  6. Kervyn Cloete

    July 10, 2015 at 09:38

    I feel this appropriate to the conversation


  7. Jonah Cash

    July 10, 2015 at 09:47

    That is the first video that I have seen of this game that has made me go wow?!

    Also who the hell is this? It comes up at the end of the above video.


    • Skyblue

      July 11, 2015 at 11:38

      I reckon it’s Lion-O, angry Lion-O


  8. Anthony Smith

    July 16, 2015 at 04:51

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