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Karin confirmed for Street Fighter 5

Another Alpha character returns.

Capcom has announced Karin as a playable character in PlayStation 4 and PC fighting game Street Fighter 5.

Karin, last seen in 1998's Street Fighter Alpha 3 as a rival to Sakura, was unveiled in the video, below. She's the young heiress to the Kanzuki Zaibatsu, a global financial conglomerate. Here's the official blurb:

  • Her regal and pampered upbringing is what led to her high-maintenance attitude and razor-sharp wit. But behind her flowing golden locks lies a true martial artist obsessed with upholding her family motto, "In all things be victorious!" Karin is well versed in numerous martial arts, which she and her family combined to create a unique "Kanzuki style" of fighting.

In a post on the PlayStation Blog, Capcom's Peter Rosas described Street Fighter 5's Karin as a "well-rounded character". She has a new dash move that lets her close distance quickly and go in for quick high-low attacks or a throw.

Karin's addition to Street Fighter 5 raises the number of confirmed playable characters to 12. Here's who we have so far:

  • Ryu
  • Chun-Li
  • Nash
  • M. Bison
  • Cammy
  • Birdie
  • Karin
  • Ken
  • Necalli
  • R. Mika
  • Rashid
  • Vega

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