Street Fighter 5 debuts wild-haired warrior Necalli

Prior to tonight's Street Fighter V EVO 2015 finals, Capcom had a special announcement to make in the form of the latest addition to Street Fighter V.

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As promised during yesterday's panel, Capcom came to EVO 2015 on Sunday with a brand new character reveal for Street Fighter V. That character is a whole new addition to the series named Necalli.

Necalli could be seen with wild dreadlocks, acting as a wild grappler and tossing his foes around. He also appears to have a higher-than-average jumping height, which feeds into moves like a devastating dive kick. His V Trigger ability sees his dreadlocks go completely demonic, comparable to a Dragon Ball Z going Super Saiyan, though his bestial mannerisms will remind Street Fighter fans more of Blanka.

"Hailing from a mysterious background, Necalli utilizes a wild, animalistic fighting style to brutalize his opponents," Peter 'Combofiend' Rosas explains on PlayStation.Blog entry. "There’s no finesse here as all of his attacks have been forged through the heat of battle to inflict maximum pain upon his opponents. However, beneath the surface of the crazed warrior lies a hidden genius that is unleashed upon V-Trigger activation."

Necalli's V-Skill is called Culminated Power, in which he pounds the ground to create an explosion. The distance of this effect can be controlled by the joystick. His V-Trigger is called Torrent of Power, in which he gains access to completely new combos, movement, and specials.

Devour-our-our the full trailer below! Street Fighter 5 is about to enter its beta on PS4, so look for that to begin on July 23 with four characters (Ryu, Chun-Li, Bison, and Nash) at launch.

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