Street Fighter V’s Ed actually looks really fun

I’m definitely getting him

Ed is nearing release (at least in beta form) this month, and Capcom has given us an introduction of sorts to the Balrog/Bison mashup of a fighter. While his weak story involvement and his aptly coined “Psychic 8-Mile” original look were pretty bad, this video has pretty much sold me.

Ed’s V-Skill can be used to block fireballs, initiate a command drag, and his trigger launches a variable speed fireball. I absolutely love his OTG (off the ground combo) potential, as in the video he’s seen using his V-Skill to drag players around and set up new combos. Also, despite his relation to Balrog, he is not a charge character.

Like I’ve said in the past, Capcom is doing wrong by the community in many ways, but at the very least they’re nailing their character drops and mechanics.

Chris Carter
Reviews Director, Co-EIC - Chris has been enjoying Destructoid avidly since 2008. He finally decided to take the next step, make an account, and start blogging in January of 2009. Now, he's staff!