Capcom recently revealed that the next DLC character coming for Street Fighter 5 and it is going to be the mighty Blanka. The new DLC will be available from February 20, and Capcom even released a trailer that gives us a sneak peek of Blanka’s newest iteration.
Capcom explained on their website that:
“In SFV: AE, Blanka is living peacefully with his mother, and has adapted well to being introduced back into society. One day, a suspicious salesman approaches him and offers a way to make Blanka famous by mass producing a doll made in Blanka’s likeness. Will it work? Find out in his character story mode.”
Blanka is more aggressive than ever as he is seen biting and tearing down his enemies. Capcom also revealed that his Coward Crouch ability will serve as his V-Skill and can be used to dodge enemy attacks that involve fireballs. Moreover, his V-Trigger I will be called Jungle Dynamo, which is a roll attack that would incur more damage and can be followed up by further attacks such as Critical Art.
Blanka’s V-Trigger II is Lightning Beast, which gives him the ability to “unlock a special move, Rolling Cannon (Direction + HP+HK), which can be done after using Rolling Attack, Back Step Rolling, and Vertical Rolling.” and with this new ability, Blanka is able to do more exciting and deadly combos.
Blanka will be available for $6 or 100,000 Fight Money. But for players who own the Season 3 Character Pass, he will be available free of charge. The Season 3 Character Pass also includes several characters such as Sakura (who is available now), Falke, Cody, G, and Sagat, who will all be available soon. If Blanka is purchased with real money, or as part of the Season 3 Character Pass, his Battle Costume 3-10 and default costume 3-10 is also included in the package.