Ed Proves He's a Real 'Edcase in Street Fighter 6 on PS5, PS4 | Push Square
12.02.2024 - 23:48
If you’ve had your head turned by the excellent Tekken 8 recently, then allow Street Fighter 6 to turn it back. This full gameplay trailer for upcoming DLC addition Ed goes hard, showcasing his psycho power-imbued boxing beatdowns.
“Ed is a high-speed boxer. We designed his lower half so that you can clearly see his nimble footwork and added some volume to his upper body to make his punches look impactful,” Game Director Takayuki Nakayama told the PS Blog. “To respect his background as a traditional boxer, all his attacks are now punches (except for his Level 2 Super Art).”
The key to Ed’s combat system is his Psycho Snatcher, which allows him to generate tendrils of energy which pull in opponents, setting up wildly satisfying combos. In his Level 3 Super Art, he ties his adversary up like a punching bag, and then proceeds to smack them up for massive damage. As with the rest of Street Fighter 6, it all looks like fist-pumping fun.
The new challenger will be accompanied by the Ruined Lab stage, which will be available at no extra cost for Ultimate Pass owners. And Ed will have a second unlockable costume, inspired by his threads from Street Fighter 5. All of this new content will be available from 27th February, along with a few improvements to Photo Mode and more. Who’s ready for the next battle, then?
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So it's Balrog? I love SF, but I wish they'd stop adding new characters in that are just rehashes or older ones. Just utilise an already great roster.
I was more interested in the new Shadaloo stage then Ed's gameplay tbh.
Didn’t really like Ed in V, and I don’t remember him having those punches similar to Yamasaki from KOF. Looks better in 6 though, I’ll at least try him out.
@TheIdleCritic he not the same as balrog sure there’s some similarities but they not the complete same.
@Jay767 Sure. I agree. But he doesn't seem different enough to warrant not just bringing Balrog into the current gen. Like how Kimberly is just a rehashed Guy (although I recognise that they allude to her learning her style from him, and indeed a lot of the fresh characters have connections to the older characters they're similar to), A.K.I is just a rehashed Vega, etc. But having said that, there are some fantastic additions, like Jamie. And Luke is actually very fun to play. I just wish they'd dive into their back catalogue of characters like they did with IV. They have all the Alpha roster to pick from, not to mention they can bring in EX characters too — Kairi and Garuda from EX would be great to see.
@TheIdleCritic I’m fine with Capcom having new characters