The Raging Demon returns in Street Fighter V
Fans were disappointed that Gouki wasn't among the initial character roster, not even in the first set of post-launch characters. Capcom looked to rectify that by bringing a new and improved Master of the Fist--not only in looks, but also in his arsenal of moves.
Gouki's SFV incarnation is now sporting longer hair akin to a lion's mane, but still keeping a topknot resembling an oni's horn. He gains the V-Skill "Rakan", similar to Ryu's "Mind's Eye" parrying mechanic, but this allows him to follow-up with either a high-kick or a palm-thrust counter. In his V-Trigger, "Dohatsu Shoten", Gouki taps further into the Satsui no Hadou, allowing him to throw more powerful Gouhadoukens, and also letting him fire two Zankuu Hadoukens in the air. In this mode, he can follow up his Goushouryuuken with a downward strike similar to Misogi.
He is also the first character in the game to have two different Critical Arts: First is the "Sekia Kuretsuha", a move first previewed in his Oni ending in Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition, but works like his hidden Super Art in Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike, the Kongou Kokuretsu Zan. His second Critical Art, which he can only use in his V-Trigger state, is the upgraded version of his trademark Shun Goku Satsu, showcased in its full animated glory!
Check out his gameplay trailer below.
Gouki will be available for download starting December 20, along with his alternate battle outfit and nostalgia costumes. Also, five totally new fighters will be revealed throughout the next year.
Marvel vs. Capcom goes "Infinite", X finally joins the fray
And as an extra-special bonus, X (Rockman X/Megaman X) finally makes his official fighting game debut! He joins fellow Capcom standard bearer Ryu, while Captain Marvel joins Iron Man in the Marvel side. Check out the game's teaser trailer below.
The game will feature a "visually stunning" cinematic story mode for players who enjoy Marvel's superb storytelling, as well as various single-player modes (arcade, training, mission) for the casuals, and various online modes for players who enjoy competitive gaming.
Carol Danvers was also featured in UMvC3's Heroes and Heralds mode as her earlier alter-ego Ms. Marvel. She has also assumed other identities, as Binary and Warbird, before finally taking on her current mantle as Captain Marvel.
With this game being based on the MCU, there is a lingering worry that the crossover series' staple characters--particularly such characters as X-Men mainstays Wolverine, Storm, and Magneto, as well as Doctor Doom--might be cut due to complicated IP licensing issues, but the game is still early in development, so let's just hope that those character licensing issues are actually a non-issue.
Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite is slated for a late 2017 release on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Steam. Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 will also be re-released for the PS4 starting today.
Author's note: You did great building all this hype, Capcom. Don't blow it.