Capcom’s Street Fighter has a few characters that are very iconic, such as Guile, Chun-Li, Ryu, Ken, and of course how could we forget Blanka. The good news is that if you’ve always enjoyed playing as Blanka, you’ll be pleased to learn that Capcom has announced that Blanka will be arriving for Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition on the 20th of February.
According to Capcom’s announcement on its blog, “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!”
They also describe Blanka’s capabilities in the game. “Blanka’s gameplay remains animalistic in nature and sees him scratching, leaping, and pummeling opponents reflecting his time in the jungle. He retains his signature Electric Thunder attack that emits electrical currents around his entire body, which can be continuously performed by repeatedly pressing his punch buttons. Also returning are his multiple rolling attacks, which can be used to approach opponents from different angles or used as a combo ender.”
There will also be the addition of a new skill called “Wild Hunt”, where Blanka will leap forward and “viciously scratch” an opponent before throwing them away from the player. Capcom has also unveiled a bunch of new costumes for the character. Blanka will be available to purchase a standalone character for $5.99 or 100,000 Fight Money, or through the Season 3 Character Pass for $29.99 which will also include Sakura, Falke, Cody, G, and Sagat which are playable when they are released.