As expected, Capcom has officially announced Laura for Street Fighter 5 at the Brasil Game Show.

Laura Matsuda is a Brazilian who specialises in "Matsuda Jiu-Jitsu", Capcom said. She has a "methodical grapple style" with quick movement who should be good for those who like up close and personal characters. Her speed and command grabs rekindle memories of Street Fighter 4's Abel, and her electricity powers bring to mind fellow Brazilian, Blanka. She's also the first grappler in the Street Fighter series to have a projectile.

Her V-Skill is Linear Movement. Here's the official blurb:

By holding either back or forward and pressing medium punch + medium kick, Laura moves in the corresponding direction, getting her in and out of the opponent's range at will. If no direction is held during the V-Skill activation, she will perform an overhead kick.

Her V-Trigger is Spark Show:

Laura gets ready to zap the competition when she activates Spark Show. During her electrifying state, Laura's Thunder Clap projectile flies further, she deals more stun on her attacks and grabs, and moves around further during her Linear Movements.

Laura is the third brand new character for Street Fighter 5. 14 characters have so far been announced. Two are left.

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

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