During EVO last night, Capcom showed off a new character who will be introduced in Street Fighter V. Necalli is very atypical of what you would expect from this series yet he still feels like a part of it as well. The trailer did a lot to show us some of his new moves but it was admittedly pretty grainy footage. These new hi-res images however let us get a closer look at Necalli and his special abilities.
Hailing from a mysterious background, Necalli utilizes a wild, animalistic fighting style to brutalize his opponents. 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. Players who enjoy a straight forward, hard hitting character will feel right at home with Necalli, as he possesses a wide variety of savage, close range attacks, as well as a command grab, all with the goal of demolishing his foes.
Below is a breakdown of some of Necalli’s abilities from the PlayStation Blog:
V-Skill: Culminated Power
Necalli pounds the ground with both fists, creating an explosion from the ground that damages the opponent. By holding the joystick left, right or leaving it at neutral, players can control the distance the explosion travels, allowing him to pressure opponents from afar.
V-Trigger: Torment of Power
Necalli channels a mysterious energy that warps his hair color and completely changes his personality for a short period of time. While in his powered up state, he gains access to new combos, new frame data, and even a new Critical Art!
Unfortunately, Necalli will not be among one of the playable characters that players can choose from when the open beta for Street Fighter V goes live later this week on the PlayStation 4. Those who pre-order the game through select retailers will be able to choose from Ryu, Chun-Li, Nash, and M. Bison starting on Thursday the 23rd of July at 6pm PST. Cammy and Birdie will be available starting on the 25th. The beta will end on July 28th.
Street Fighter V will be released in Spring of 2016 for the PC and PlayStation 4.