Time to deal out some losses, actually
Street Fighter V: Champion Edition will get a much-needed dose of sophistication today, as franchise veteran Rose returns to the roster as Season 5’s second DLC character. The Italian psychic – who made her collection debut in 1995’s Street Fighter Alpha – returns to the ring armed with a complete new deck of tips.
Joining an arsenal of trademark Rose assaults akin to Soul Spiral, Soul Piede, and Soul Satellite are a brand new airborne projectile, an non-compulsory teleport means, and a deep, strategic V-Skill based mostly on our good girl’s mastery of the Tarot. Overall, this appears prefer it may show to be probably the most fascinating and thrilling iteration of Rose the franchise has ever seen. Not to point out her engaging character mannequin and an superior array of launch costumes – try her wonderful battle outfit and that floppy hat/swimsuit combo!
Rose has been my Street Fighter primary since her preliminary look in the collection, and is simply the Street Fighter character that I’m probably the most adept with. While I’ve spent a few years working with Juri in an try to shake up my sport, (and that journey will proceed), I’m virtually giddy with pleasure for Rose’s return. I’ll admit to being upset in the lateness of her arrival – in SFV‘s twilight yr, no much less – however hopefully the fashionable lassie will obtain earlier consideration from Capcom come Street Fighter VI.
Oh, and on a facet word, I really suppose Season 5’s characters – Dan, Rose, and Akira – have among the finest character fashions in the sport to date. While her facial animation is slightly stiff, I believe the overall anatomy stability and “sleekness” of the newer roster additions has stepped up a notch from earlier SFV scrappers. Whoever was introduced on board for Season 5’s character design, I hope they stick round for the sequel.
But till then, choose a card… any card.