'Street Fighter V': New character Zeku announced in gameplay trailer
UPI News Service, 10/16/2017
Zeku is the final new character to join developer Capcom's Street Fighter V as part of the title's second season of additional content.
Announced Sunday during the South East Asia Major fighting game tournament, Zeku is a ninja-based fighter who was first seen in Street Fighter Alpha 2 as a trainer to fellow Street Fighter character Guy.
Zeku is seen in a gameplay trailer unleashing a flurry of somersaults and high kicks along with the ability to transform from old to young.
Notably, the transformation in-between combos gives Zeku an outfit similar to one worn by Capcom character Strider Hiryu who was recently featured in Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite.
"First seen in Street Fighter Alpha 2, Zeku was Guy's former teacher, who taught him to master Bushinryu, a style of ninjutsu. Eventually, Guy was able to obtain the title of 39th Master of Bushinryu. Zeku then disappeared and was never seen again...until now! Zeku has reappeared looking to start his own ninja group and find a new fighting style," reads Zeku's description.
Zeku follows the release of other new fighters including Abigail and Menat.
He will be available for purchase starting Oct. 24 and will be a part of the upcoming Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition release on Jan. 16 which will include all additional characters added to the game from Season 1 and 2.
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