EVO 2017: Final Fight's Abigail is the next Street Fighter 5 DLC character

VROOOOOOOOOOOM! Abigail is riding onto the Street Fighter V roster.

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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.

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    July 16, 2017 7:08 PM

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      July 16, 2017 7:32 PM

      I'm a huge Capcom fan, but ArcSys killed it at E3 and they killed it at Evo. Really happy for those guys. I know it's too late for MVC:I (as far as graphics/UI ) but I still hope that this year will be a gut check for Capcom. The good news is that even if it isn't, fighting games are in a good spot from other companies now.

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        July 16, 2017 7:53 PM

        The Fighting Game Scene is in such a great place right now that if Capcom falls off it'd be fine where as in the yester-years if Capcom had fallen off it'd be very hard on the FGC.

        Now if only KoF had stayed with hand drawn sprites instead of this okayish CG.....

        Now Harada schooled them hard lol

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      July 16, 2017 7:35 PM

      Dumbest character design I've seen in any fighting game maybe?

      I like that he's huge (tall), but the over-over-over-over-oversized torso & arms looks real bad. Hooray for PC modding there.

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      July 16, 2017 7:51 PM

      Horrible. Too large and hit detection looks terrible. Why not Mike Hagger???

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        July 16, 2017 7:54 PM

        They maybe holding him for MvC:I? Which if they did is still dumb as he needs to be in a SF game!

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        July 17, 2017 10:42 AM

        The man asking the right questions. However, Cody was always my favorite.

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      July 16, 2017 7:58 PM

      i think he looks hilarious awesome. I want to play him. not getting all the negative

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        July 17, 2017 6:48 AM

        I'm fine with the character, but the game in general needs more to change its perception to bring in more new players. I really like the game, but I acknowledge that it's not a complete package for non hard core fighting game fans (especially vs the ArcSys games or Killer Instinct) and it definitely could use a bunch of quality of life improvements (still no rematch option for player 2, better net code, arcade mode, decreased load times on transition screens).

        Most of this seems to be continuing to Marvel vs Capcom Infinite which looks rushed compared to other companies' games and even compared to Marvel vs Capcom 3/UMVC3. On top of that Capcom PR has been pretty tone deaf to its fans in their communication which is why there's a pretty big backlash from some of their long time supporters.

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          July 17, 2017 8:39 AM

          UMVC3 is the last good capcom fighter.

          It kills me that they have not be able to get shit together.

          I wonder if it is because they are so largely incorporated in the FGC that they can't trust what anyone says about their games. So when they ask popular players or pros they just get smoke blown up their ass because the player doesn't want to be ousted by capcom.

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            July 17, 2017 9:19 AM

            DLC practices aside (which is actually cheaper than most current dlc costs for all companies) and for how much hate it gets I'd argue SFxT (especially v2013) was a good game (just not popular). Especially after playing Tekken 7 the way they translated the Tekken characters to 2D was really well done, I felt the CADC mechanic was better than SFIV's FADC, large roster, lots of customization, cool game modes (2v2 and even scramble mode for shits and giggles).

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              July 17, 2017 10:41 AM

              I still think the using Power Gems in Tournament was a huge misstep.

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                July 17, 2017 12:47 PM

                Well in v2013, they came up with tournament approved gem default loadouts which not only sped up character selection/gem selection, but also made things more balanced by limiting what could actually be selected. By then, the damage was done though.

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                  July 17, 2017 1:04 PM

                  OK yeah that would solve both problems. But too little too late I guess.

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        July 17, 2017 9:04 AM

        I don't get all the negativity on Abigail either. I think he looks awesome. There's so much subtle detail in his animations too.

        Admittedly, I'm a HUGE Final Fight mark and LOVE big body characters.

        While there's much to hate about Capcom lately, I do not think this is one of them.

        #whatsmyagenda

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        July 17, 2017 12:56 PM

        people love shitting on things. look at hakan or blanka or el fuerte. Tgose designs are just as wacky. people overreact to the initial design and eventually get over it and enjoy the character

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      July 17, 2017 10:42 AM

      Seriously? No Cody? Why not Haggar?

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        July 17, 2017 10:59 AM

        After Akuma they said the rest of the DLC characters in this seasonal batch would be first time playables for the franchise. Which ruled out Cody immediately. Haggar hasn't playable been in a SF game yet, but he was in MvC3 so that might be why they went with Abigail instead.

        Kolin, Ed, and Abigail are only playable in SFV, and that's going to continue with the next two characters this year.

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          July 17, 2017 11:23 AM

          Oh okay. I stopped playing it a while back, but I've been thinking about reinstalling. I think SFV is great at its core, but Capcom has been dropping the ball lately.