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:
- M. Bison
- R. Mika