R. Mika enters the ring in Street Fighter V

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Street Fighter V’s slow trickle of new character information is starting to mirror Mortal Kombat X’s; single characters being announced at odd intervals, with a trailer or teaser to accompany the reveal. It’s annoying – but I suppose developers and publishers need to milk the reveals for all they’re worth. And I have no idea why I’m helping them – other than as fuel for my own excitement for the release of Street Fighter V next year.

The latest character to be revealed isn’t one that very many people who aren’t Street Fighter adherents know of; she’s one of the grapplers introduced in Street Fighter’s Alpha series of prequel games – joining Birdie and Nash as returning Alpha fighters.

Never heard of her? Here’s her story:

As an aspiring young wrestler, Mika dreamed of one day becoming a star in the ring, much like her idol Zangief. Training under the strict tutelage of her coach, she traveled the world engaging in random matches with street fighters in order to spread her name and popularity. R. Mika’s wrestling prowess will be on full display in Street Fighter V, as she dazzles opponents with a wide variety of high-flying moves.This time around, her wrestling tag-team partner Nadeshiko assists in the fight! By calling Nadeshiko at the right time using R. Mika’s V-Trigger ability, players will be able to set up sneaky attacks and punishing command grab mix-ups that are sure to deliver devastating amounts of damage. Players who enjoy putting on a stunning display of fear-inducing close-combat guessing games will find R. Mika a colorful and rewarding way to play.

Rainbow Mika’s never been my favourite character, but I’ve always been more of a shoto guy than a grappler one. That said, she looks like quite an interesting character to use in Street Fighter V.

Here’s how her V stuff works:

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).

Hmm. Interesting. Remember, you’ll be able to get some Street Fighter V in the game’s global beta, which kicks off locally at 1am tomorrow morning, though R. Mika won’t be one of the available characters. Of course, she’s got giant boobs and a bare ass, because what fighting game would be complete without those…

Last Updated: August 28, 2015

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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