The latest character to come to Street Fighter V‘s roster as part of the game’s third season of content is the Guardian Hawk, Falke. We caught her reveal earlier today, but since then, Capcom has revealed her move-set, V-Skill, V-Trigger, and Critical Arts moves.
Falke uses a quarterstaff called Harmony and can fuse Psycho Power into objects to increase their effectiveness. Store up enough Psycho Power, and Falke can release it as an extra strong attack. She can also use her staff to keep her opponent at range, giving her room to work her magic.
Capcom released Falke’s moveset on the Capcom Unity blog:
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.
Capcom also detailed Falke’s V-Skill, V-Trigger and Critical Arts:
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.
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 release on April 24th, 2018 as part of Street Fighter V‘s Season 3. The game’s third season has also seen the release of fan-favorite characters Sakura and Blanka. Cody, G and Sagat are also going to be making their way to the game as part of Season 3, but are still yet to come.
You can check her out in action in the gameplay trailer revealed earlier today.
UPDATED: A prior version of this post included the gameplay trailer, as we’d picked that up earlier in the day, that trailer has been replaced with a link.
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