Outside of Ryu, Ken Masters is the most recognizable male character from Street Fighter and now he's bringing his blonde locks to Street Fighter V, shown off in new screenshots and a trailer.
Very sick! Looks like Akuma is being teased at the end
Doesn't look like it. I suspect a new character or maybe it could be an existing character with a changed appearance due to this game taking place way after SFIV. EDIT* Akuma doesn't have any markings on his face, his hair is red, doesn't have dreadlocks, no crimson eyes, and he wears a gi. IMO, the change would be way too different so it can't be him.
his new look is nice ..but they should give to Edayan (capcom artist) to make the faces
@breakpad If you're referring to Ken, then yes I 100% agree. The face seems kind of odd but I like everything else. @PurpHerbison I don't know if its been confirmed where it takes place but people are saying SF1 > Alpha > SF2 > SF4 > SF5 > SF3
Why are people saying the game takes place between Third Strike and SF4?
Very true. This character looks entirely new to the series
TXIDarkAvenger > take a look at ken's cloths and fighting style man, i'm more inclined to think that SFV comes after SFIII so, i think things are going to be... SFI > alpha > SFII > SFIV > SFIII > SFV
Badass ! It looks epic.
that teaser at the end looks like E Honda...
Oh man I want this so bad. New Ken looks sick!
@TXID ..yes to Ken i m referring..to be honest i wanted a more anime and younger look for all the chars like Alpha series was
I kept pausing the video just to see who it was! look like akuma, but looking at it closer, he got long hair coming down from the side. So it could be him, or a new character coming.
I took a screenshot, and his eyes look either green or yellow, plus he has some marks on his face and what looks like long braided hair. I got excited for nothing.
Same lol. Akuma is my favorite character and I got excited at the end. The structure of his face resembled Akuma and I was too quick to say it was him.
It's probably e-honda and not akuma because of the face paint
Wow Ken looks good!
The hair is changed and actually looks better! Usually changed make characters look worse after being use to them for so long but this one is great and the game itself looks great too.
Haha ken looks like a beast.
Hot damn, now that was cool. Love the new look. Glad to see that Capcom really separated him from Ryu. A dive kick? For some reason seeing him do a dive kick reminded me of Robert Garcia from KoF. And he's sporting an under garmet like Ryo...I wonder if those are nods to KoF/Art of Fighting? Can we get a confirmation on some Guile?
This game is going to be epic, Urien and Bison are the two I'll be playing. Bit gutted I got to shell out on a PS4 just to play it, but I'm a massive fan and Sony got a sale off me just with this game.
Yea, Sony paying for third party exclusivity was huge win for them in regards to being the only console to play the latest SF. Can't wait to see what Urien looks like.
Uhm.... you got it wrong,pal. Capcom approached Sony to "help fund" the development of SFV is very very different than MS paying Square Enix for ROTTR timed exclusivity.
Sorry Miyamoto, the whole "help fund" is exactly why you put it in quotes. Sony paid for exclusivity, if you really believe or think Capcom approached Sony then send me 55k and I'll hand you the deed to the Brooklyn bridge.
@5.1.2 Whether Capcom approached Sony or it was mutual this is entirely different than ms throwing $ at Squenix last minute for 3 months of exclusivity. Sony is helping to fund the game and offering Capcom support in developing it on PS4. This game exists in part bc of Sony, entirely different from the RotTR deal w/ms. They are helping to fund the game and obviously they get console exclusivity along with that. Didn't Nintendo do this with Bayonetta 2? SFV will never be on xbone, Rot Tomb Raider will be on PS4 3-4 months after release. Miyamoto has a point, don't disparage him. Ken looks awesome, i love the new look he is very much his own man now, no longer a blonde Ryu.
You guys are both wrong and trying desperately to make it sound like Sony is the good guy and not doing the same thing MS has been crucified for in the past. No matter how you spin it, warp it and wrap it in a nice xmas paper, Sony threw money at Capcom for exclusive rights. You can say "help", "capcom approached them" or anything else to try and differentiate this from what MS did but it's all false. Besides, don't know why MS or TR was even brought up since I never mentioned any of those in my comments. More paranoia I guess. "Didn't Nintendo do this with Bayonetta 2?" No, Bayonetta 2 had no chance of ever releasing. SF5 did, huge difference.
Agreed Sm00thop, Even though I am dead set on the PC version, I just might have to double dip and get the version for my PS4 as well as I like to take my compact PS4 console when I am traveling and it would be nice to be able to just hook up to WiFi and play it in my hotel. SfV and Uncharted 4 are 2 of my top games for early 2016. You will have no regret with a PS4 as it has tons of great games lined up for 2016 that you can't play anywhere else.
The end reveal looks like it could be Akuma before Satsui no Hado consumed him. Would be a cool twist to see him look more human and his V Trigger gives him access to his Satsui no Hado tech for a limited amount of time or something. I am impressed with what they've done with Ken, finally his personality shines through the way he uses his fighting techniques and he just isn't that "Other" Ryu anymore. If they include Sakura and Sean I'd like to see them make the art more of their own as well; just like Ken, but keep Ryu the traditionalist of course.
That redesign makes Ryu look boring by comparison. I think that's Blanka at the end.
I think that's urien.The side burns are the dead give away. http://statici.behindthevoi...
Looking at this picture i think it's Honda with his hair down, i'm so confused now haha http://i.imgur.com/cbFYBMt....
I love the new style. Great to see that Capcom keeps seperating Ken from Ryu more and more with every game. New character: I thought it was Honda when I first saw it but he looks too evil for Honda imo. I guess it's a new Character.
I want Vega and Akuma!
Loving the redesign look of Ken.Seriously cant wait to try the bet in 11 days.looks like Ono is really outdoing himself with SF5.
Hands down the best looking character in the game so far. Capcom came out swinging with this announcement and really shown how he can be different to Ryu. Really looking forward to see what they will do with Akuma now.
That is pretty cool, now gimme Guile and i'm back on the tracks :-)
This game is going to be the shit
Plenty of Changes, Shou-ryu-reppa is now the EX-Shou-Ryu-Ken. He seems to be focused completely on Fast Tatsukmaki Senpu-kyaku cross ups... I'm impressed in how much faster they made him. Ken Really makes Ryu look boring and standard. I imagine between the two most will make Ken their main.
Doesn't even look like Ken. WTH! They need to go back to the drawing board.
No they don't, they doing a good job imo. Seems like everyone likes it, then you show up and say that. Buzz off SF needs a change a good one at that.
Looks ugly as hell! I don't even recognize his face anymore. You just don't want to admit it.
Ken Masters is rock'in that hair! You go, Ken!
Ken rockin the pony! I like what I'm seeing!
Face looks a bit off, doesn't look like Ken at all. Other than that I'm liking the redesign, I just hope the face is a WIP and they change it for the final game.
FINALLY! I worried he wouldn't be in the game. Now I can go out an pre-order.
My exact sentiments. But I probably would have eventually purchased this game even if he was not present.
I think someone swapped the footage, this looks more like Karin than Ken.
Yoooooo new Ken is RUTHLESS :D
He looks like claymation. Is the this Street Fighter:Aardman Edition?
Now it's an official day one purchase! Come on collector's edition. #KENFANATIC
Wish I was that good! When I play Street Fighter 4 it looks like someone playing Street Fighter 2. lol
Oh snap! RUGAL BERNSTEIN in SF5!!!!! Oh wait ... it's Ken Masters. STill cool but I was extra excited for a second there.
What did Birdie ever do to deserve the hellstorm Ken Masters just imposed upon him? Ken looks outstanding, love that they're distinguishing him from the never changing Ryu. Ryu is the face of SF so it's understandable, but Ken's hair is epic. The game looks incredible for being a year out, i love the art style, i want in on the beta. Street Fighter V and Ratchet and Clank are Day1's for me.
I really dislike "announcements" like this. What is a street fighter game without main staples like ken and ryu?... They should do this for new characters and not the usual suspects...who's next, guile,?? The game looks pretty good though.
I must be getting old. All of that jumping around and zooming (camera work/editing) made it hard to watch for me. 26 must be the new 85... ;_;
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