Capcom has announced that Falke, the next DLC character for Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition, is set to arrive on April 24.
Falke made her first appearance in Ed’s character story in Street Fighter V, but it wasn’t until the opening cinematic for Arcade Edition was revealed following the conclusion of Capcom Cup 2017 that she was confirmed as playable.
According to her backstory, she was built and trained to be an alternative clone for M. Bison but was eventually rescued by Ed. Following her rescue, the two formed Neo Shadloo — an organization which endeavors to rescue and aid anyone who’s like them in need of help.
In terms of gameplay, she utilizes Psycho Power to fight, but has the unique ability to channel it through objects, mainly her staff. Through this trait, players can hold down any punch button and fire off a burst of Psycho Power in one of three ways upon its release:
- Standing (Psycho Kugel) – Falke releases the Psycho Power through her staff like a shotgun.
- Air (Psycho Feder) – Falke shoots a projectile at a diagonal angle downwards from the air.
- Crouching (Psycho Kanonen) – Falke lays on the ground and shoots a projectile at the opponent’s feet. She can avoid projectiles while using Psycho Kanonen.
Furthermore, she plays very much like in Ed in the sense that she can unleash several of her special moves just by tapping two punch or kick buttons.
Here’s more via Capcom-Unity:
V-Skill: Psycho Trombe
Falke extends one arm and spins her staff in front of her. Psycho Trombe on its own can be cancelled into by a variety of normal moves and can also be used to absorb projectiles.
V-Trigger I: Staerken
In this two-block V-Trigger, Falke powers up her ability to infuse and release Psycho Power from her staff and will allow her to use additional versions of her special moves without needing to charge up in advance.
Pressing HP+HK again during this V-Trigger will cause Falke to use Psycho Shrot, a powered up version of Psycho Kugel that emits three bullets and travels further. Pressing down and HP+HK will see Falke using Psycho Panzer, a powered up version of Psycho Kanonen that deals more damage. Finally, pressing HP+HK in the air will cause Falke to use Psycho Jaeger, a stronger Psycho Feder that can ricochet off the ground. Psycho Shrot and Kanonen can be cancelled into each other and can leave the opponent prone to a Critical Art.
V-Trigger II: Psycho Angriff
In this three-block V-Trigger, Falke increases her ability to utilize her staff in various ways. Upon activation, Falke will immediately twirl around hitting the opponent into the air, which she then follows up with a surge of Psycho Power.
Pressing HP+HK during this V-Trigger will result in Falke using Psycho Sturm, a sweeping hit with her staff that can be cancelled into to extend combos. Pressing down and HP+HK will see Falke using Psycho Klinge, where she jumps diagonally into the air before slamming her staff down on the opponent and can be followed up with normal moves. Falke’s V-Skill, Psycho Trombe, can also reflect projectiles during Psycho Angriff.
Finally, each of the new moves Falke gains during Psycho Angriff can be cancelled into from special moves like Psycho Schneide and Katapult, increasing her combo potential and damage.
Critical Art: Psycho Fluegel
With a Psycho Power-charged staff, Falke launches opponents into the air. She then pole vaults up to meet her opponent, whacks them sideways with her staff, then slams them down with a final overhead swing.
Falke will be the third character added to the game as part of the Street Fighter 5 Season 3 DLC. Players can either get her individually for $5.99/100,000 Fight Money, or with the other five Season 3 characters in the Character Pass which costs $29.99.
Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition is available now for PlayStation 4 and PC.
Check out Falke’s reveal trailer below: