Prior to tonight's Street Fighter V top 8, producer Yoshinori Ono took the stage for a quick announcement. That announcement is regarding the game's next Season 2 character and, as has been promised throughout the year, it is indeed a brand new character to the Street Fighter series. However, it's still a face that some gamers may recognize.
Say hello to Abigail, who long-time fans may remember as one of the Mad Gears from the Final Fight series. Abigail served as one of the bosses of the later stages, but here he is in Street Fighter V, literally towering over the competition. In terms of size, think of Hugo, except bigger and more comically proportioned.
As one might imagine, Abigail uses his massive size to his advantage. He's not easily knocked down and he can toss his opponents around like ragdolls, while juggling them with piston punches. And he makes a lot of silly sounds! It's something that has to be seen to be believed, so check out the trailer below.
Abigail will be available on July 25, along with the Metro City Bay Area stage, for anyone that's picked up the Street Fighter V Season 2 pass. There are two more characters coming this year, so start taking guesses as to what can possibly top this.