Street Fighter V continues to introduce more fighters into the title with the Season 3 Character Pass. Players already have their hands on Blanka and Sakura. Now Capcom has revealed that brand new character Falke will be the third Season 3 fighter to arrive on PlayStation 4, and she'll be here as early as next week.
Falke was an alternative clone to M. Bison. Shadaloo performed extensive experiments on her and she has trained extensively to gain perfection, even though this caused her to spiral into despair. Ed came to her rescue and they escaped Shadaloo together.
Her staff, Harmony, can be used for basic ranged attacks. Through it, and other objects too, she can also infuse Psycho Power and release it. The Psycho Power can be charged by holding down any of the punch buttons before being released in one of three different ways:
Her Psycho Schneide uppercut ability can be triggered by pressing punch twice, while her Katapult attack, where she pole vaults towars her opponent in a kicking motion, is triggered by pressing kick twice. Her V-Skill, Psycho Trombe, is where she extends her arm and spins her staff in front of her as a way to absorb projectiles and defend herself. This can be cancelled into through a variety of normal moves.
- Standing (Psycho Kugel) – Falke releases the Psycho Power through her staff like a shotgun
- Air (Psycho Feder) – Falke shoots a projectile at a diagonal angle downwards from the air
- Crouching (Psycho Kanonen) – Falke lays on the ground and shoots a projectile at the opponent’s feet. She can avoid projectiles while using Psycho Kanonen.
As usual, she also has two V-Triggers and a Critical Art:
V-Trigger I: StaerkenIn this two-block V-Trigger, Falke powers up her ability to infuse and release Psycho Power from her staff and will allow her to use additional versions of her special moves without needing to charge up in advance.
Pressing HP+HK again during this V-Trigger will cause Falke to use Psycho Shrot, a powered up version of Psycho Kugel that emits three bullets and travels further. Pressing down and HP+HK will see Falke using Psycho Panzer, a powered up version of Psycho Kanonen that deals more damage. Finally, pressing HP+HK in the air will cause Falke to use Psycho Jaeger, a stronger Psycho Feder that can ricochet off the ground. Psycho Shrot and Kanonen can be cancelled into each other and can leave the opponent prone to a Critical Art.
V-Trigger II: Psycho AngriffIn this three-block V-Trigger, Falke increases her ability to utilize her staff in various ways. Upon activation, Falke will immediately twirl around hitting the opponent into the air, which she then follows up with a surge of Psycho Power.
Pressing HP+HK during this V-Trigger will result in Falke using Psycho Sturm, a sweeping hit with her staff that can be cancelled into to extend combos. Pressing down and HP+HK will see Falke using Psycho Klinge, where she jumps diagonally into the air before slamming her staff down on the opponent and can be followed up with normal moves. Falke’s V-Skill, Psycho Trombe, can also reflect projectiles during Psycho Angriff.
Finally, each of the new moves Falke gains during Psycho Angriff can be cancelled into from special moves like Psycho Schneide and Katapult, increasing her combo potential and damage.
Critical Art: Psycho FluegelWith a Psycho Power-charged staff, Falke launches opponents into the air. She then pole vaults up to meet her opponent, whacks them sideways with her staff, then slams them down with a final overhead swing.You can see the character in action in the gameplay trailer below:
Falke will arrive on April 24th. She can be purchased separately for US$5.99 or as part of the Season 3 Character Pass. Doing this will also unlock her Battle Costume with colours 3-10 and default costume colours 3-10. She can be bought with 100,000 Fight Money alternatively, but this third method of purchase won't unlock her Battle Costume. Season 3 also includes Cody, Sagat and G, who will be appearing over the next few months.