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Published December 17, 2018

During the closing of Capcom Cup Pro Tour¬†2018 Yoshinori Ono revealed that a new character would be joining the SFV roster for Season 4.¬† Kage is literally Evil Ryu evolved similarly to Akuma’s Oni.

Kage, meaning “shadow,” is said to be the embodiment of the Satsui and was born out of humanity’s obsession with power.

To differentiate him from the Evil Ryu of Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition, Kage has a very devil-like appearance. He has sharp fangs protruding from his mouth, horns, red irises inside of blackened eyes, and energy burns on his torso.

V-Trigger 1 allows Kage to teleport while airborne. He is actually permitted to extend combos this way. These can be performed while grounded too.

V-Trigger 2 gives Kage access to a ground pound type of attack. Essentially, think of this as Akuma’s ground pound ender that comes after his V-Trigger 1 Dragon Punches, but add a teleport before it.

He has a 180 degree Hurricane Kick, a fireball, a Dragon Punch, Evil Ryu’s axe kick (which can extend grounded combos), and a red fireball. Kage was also shown performing a parry-like action that is similar to Akuma’s V-Skill.

But enough of all this typing lets just get to the visuals!



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