Falke joins Street Fighter 5 on 24th April, Capcom has announced.

Falke, aka "the Guardian Hawk", is the third DLC character of the fighting game's third season and a brand new character for the Street Fighter series (although you might have seen a glimpse of her in Ed's character backstory). She's an alternative clone for eternal Street Fighter super-villain M. Bison, was experimented on by Shadaloo and forced to train. As such, she can infuse Psycho Power into objects and release it through them. She uses this ability with a staff called Harmony.

As the Street Fighter story goes, Ed came to Falke's rescue after years of torment. Both escaped Shadaloo and now search for those in need.

You can see Falke gameplay in the video below. She looks like a ranged-based character who can do decent damage when close up. One of her moves, Psycho Kanonen, sees Falke lay on the ground and shoot a projectile at her opponent's feet. She can avoid projectiles while using this move, too. Useful!

Like Ed, Falke has a simplified input command list for special moves that requires either two punch or two kick buttons. Pressing two punches gets Psycho Schneide, which is her version of an uppercut. Two kicks is Katapult, which sees Falke pole vaulting towards the opponent in a kick motion.

With the release of Falke, three DLC characters remain to launch during season three of Street Fighter 5. They are Cody, G and Sagat.

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