At the Games 15 event in Dubai, lead Street Fighter V producer Yoshinori Ono introduced the second all-new character that will join the roster: Rashid.
Rashid hails from the Middle East; according to the Capcom Unity blog post about the character, Rashid is a “fun, easy going individual who has an affinity for technology.” He also uses wind and tornado-based attacks and has elements of parkour in his fighting style. He looks to be an extremely quick character that specializes in mix-ups and keeping an opponent off balance. His superpowered attacks come from the technology that he carries with him, similar to C. Viper from the Street Fighter IV series. His fighting style will surely draw some comparisons to El Fuerte and Juri, with the rapid flips, high speed attacks, and free-flow kicks. Check out his reveal trailer below to get a sense of Rashid’s style:
Rashid is the eleventh fighter of sixteen that will be available at Street Fighter V‘s launch, and the second all-new character after Necalli. According to previous announcements, these final spots will be occupied by two brand new characters and three returners to the roster. Excited to take Rashid for a spin? Who else do you want to see announced. Let us know!