Street Fighter V New Character Ken Added & Playable at Comic-Con

Street Fighter V New Character Ken Added & Playable at Comic-Con

Announced during the annual Street Fighter panel at San Diego Comic-Con, a new character has joined the exclusive Street Fighter V roster.

Ken, the master of the flaming Shoryuken, has just been confirmed and is now playable on the Comic-Con show floor (Capcom booth #215).  One of the key protagonists in the legendary Street Fighter series, Ken brings an array of new abilities to Street Fighter V, where his tricky mix-ups and flashy combos have the ability to bewilder opponents and deal huge damage. Ken joins the six previously-announced characters Ryu, Chun-Li, Charlie Nash, M. Bison, Cammy and Birdie, with plenty more new and returning characters still to come.

Here are the new screenshots:

As a reminder, the first online beta program for Street Fighter V will be exclusive to PlayStation 4 players and will run for five days, starting from July 23 (6pm PDT) in North America/ July 24 (3am CEST) in Europe.

In North America, those who pre-order the game through select retailers or through PlayStation Network (PSN) will be granted automatic access to the beta. In Europe and Asia, players interested in participating in the beta program can visit and follow the various steps to sign up for a chance to join the fight! Additional beta programs will be taking place throughout the rest of the year and more details will be shared at a later date.

Here is the official San Diego Comic-Con Ken announcement trailer:

Street Fighter V will be released exclusively for the PlayStation 4 and PC in Spring 2016. Through a strategic partnership between Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. and Capcom, the next generation Street Fighterexperience will offer cross-platform play that will unite fans into a centralized player base for the first time ever.

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Source: Press Release