Gill brings harmony to Street Fighter 5 in December

Street Fighter 5 has something special for its 40th character, as the big bad from Street Fighter 3, Gill, has returned!


Street Fighter V players have a lot to be excited about, as do players who have been thinking about jumping into Capcom's current-gen fighter. Capcom is looking to release Street Fighter V: Champion Edition in February, but the announcements didn't stop there. A familiar face is set to return to Street Fighter V, one who's sure to jog the memories of the Street Fighter III generation. The final boss of that series has returned, as Gill is set to join the roster as Street Fighter V's next DLC character.

The Street Fighter V story looked to set the stage for Street Fighter III, so Gill's arrival has been imminent for years. Now that he's arrived, he brings along many of his moves from Street Fighter III, along with a few new tricks. The leader of the Secret Society brings along the ability to control fire and ice, with all of his fierce normals and many of his specials able to set opponents ablaze or leave them frozen.

Gill's V-Skill 1 is Divine Comet, which fires off an elemental projectile. They'll either be left on fire, siphoning their grey life, or left frozen, with their stun gauge stuck in place. This also sets up for some harder-hitting moves from Gill, which can cause a hard knockdown or able to launch his foes farther. V-Skill 2 (yes, there's a V-Skill 2 now!) is Blocking, which allows Gill to either parry more effectively or deflect projectiles.

V-Trigger I is Primal Fire, which amplifies Gill's fire-based arsenal. He's also given Burn Storm and Flame Javelin, the latter of which can be seen in the trailer spiking opponents and setting them up for combos. V-Trigger II is Ice of Doom. This gives Gill greater ice-based abilities, including two new moves. Tree of Frost gives Gill ice spikes that come out of his hands and hit multiple times, while Freeze Lance leaves a trap on the ground that freezes opponents on contact.

This all sets up Gill's Critical Art, which is Seraphic Wings, which engulfs opponents in light and utterly devastates them.

There's a lot to like about Gill and Street Fighter V players won't have to wait too long to pick him up. Gill is set to arrive sometime in December a la carte for $5.99 or 100,000 Fight Money, but he'll also be available as part of the full Street Fighter V: Champion Edition package. Check out Capcom-Unity for more information and don't forget that Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition is free to play on Steam for another week.

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Ozzie has been playing video games since picking up his first NES controller at age 5. He has been into games ever since, only briefly stepping away during his college years. But he was pulled back in after spending years in QA circles for both THQ and Activision, mostly spending time helping to push forward the Guitar Hero series at its peak. Ozzie has become a big fan of platformers, puzzle games, shooters, and RPGs, just to name a few genres, but he’s also a huge sucker for anything with a good, compelling narrative behind it. Because what are video games if you can't enjoy a good story with a fresh Cherry Coke?

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