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Street Fighter 5 trailer updated to tease new character

Following an amazing Grand Finals at Capcom Cup, Capcom took the stage for a special announcement.

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After a scintillating Ultra Street Fighter IV Grand Finals at Capcom Cup 2014, it was time for Capcom to take the stage for a few announcements. And as fans had hoped, the announcements were related to the recently-unveiled Street Fighter V.

Capcom, once again, showed the Street Fighter V trailer that was revealed during last week's PlayStation Experience keynote. However, there was one major difference this time around. This time, the trailer ended with a tease for a new character, who Twitch chat users quickly identified as Charlie from Street Fighter Alpha.

Following the trailer reveal, Capcom's Yoshinori Ono took the stage to talk more about Street Fighter V, in particular about the new partnership with Sony. Ono announced that next year's Capcom Cup would see its prize pool upped to $500,000, courtesy of Sony, while also bringing out Capcom's Peter 'Combofiend' Rosas and Twitch's Mike Ross for the game's first live demo. Standard SF mechanics like the EX meter are in place, along with a Revenge meter to replace USF4's Ultra meter. After sending Chun-Li crashing through part of the stage, the next round resumed from the newly-opened area. The most interesting visual revealed was Ryu KO-ing Chun-Li into a kitchen corner where a bowl of noodles landed on her head, at which point the next round resumed with the bowl still draped over her head.

Needless to say, this is a very early build, so it's difficult to tell how the final product will turn out. New mechanics are yet to receive a breakdown, but Ono said that these new concepts would be explained at a later date.

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