Blanka Comes to Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition Next Week, Gameplay Trailer Revealed

Brazillian-backed Blanka is coming to Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition on February 20, 2018. Check out the new gameplay trailer showing his skillset.

on February 12, 2018 11:34 AM

It’s no surprise to the Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition community that Blanka was coming soon — that much was revealed months ago at Capcom Cup in Anaheim. However, a brand new trailer from Capcom announced that players can start using Blanka as early as next week.

Seen in the video below, the Brazillian-backed Blanka is as mobile as ever in combat. Originally debuted in Street Fighter II, Blanka is an otherwise feral human that is otherwise docile in nature — cherishing family above all else. According to Capcom’s description, his story in Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition will focus on a mysterious sales pitch to the Brazillian wonder for an action figure, of all things:

In SFV: AE, Blanka is living peacefully with his mother, and has adapted well to being introduced back into society. One day, a suspicious salesman approaches him and offers a way to make Blanka famous by mass producing a doll made in Blanka’s likeness. Will it work?

The trailer itself is far more focused on the actual gameplay, where it is clear Blanka is a powerful edition to the roster. V-Triggers showcase in the video include Jungle Dynamo and Lighting Beast and an electric-based Critical Art. Blanka will become available for download on February 20, 2018.

For those out of the loop, Blanka is the second character available in Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition‘s Season 3 line-up, with the first being Sakura. It’s been two years since the initial launch of Street Fighter V, and DualShockers provided a quick retrospective on how the game has changed — and, more importantly, improved — since what was initially offered at launch.

Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition is currently available for PC and PS4; as mentioned above, Blanka will be coming on February 20, 2018. You can check out the brand new gameplay trailer below showing of his skillset:

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Lou Contaldi is the Editor-in-Chief at DualShockers, specializing in both reviews and the business behind gaming. He began writing about tech and video games while getting his Juris Doctor at Hofstra University School of Law. He is maybe the only gaming journo based in Nashville, TN.