As it said it would, today, Capcom revealed the second Season 2 Street Fighter V DLC character, Kolin, who will join the roster on February 28, 2017.
That’s right, after working in the shadows for Gill and the secret Illuminati organization, Kolin is set to make her Street Fighter V debut. For those that don’t know: Kolin first appeared in Street Fighter III. According to Capcom, “she works behind the scenes in order to fulfill the Prophecy of Miraha and stop any who dare stand in Gill’s way. She is typically calm and collected, but can (and will) suddenly fly into a rage when anybody threatens Gill and his plans. Spoiler-alert, she resurrects Nash and uses him as a pawn too, showing she will do anything to achieve her goals.”
Kolin excels in the Russian martial art of Systema, and will utilize the opponent’s momentum against them and execute various slash-like attacks and knife hand strikes. Further, Gill has bestowed upon her the power of ice, which allows for her to augment her fight style with frigid blasts and deadly icicles. According to Capcom, “she is often heard speaking condescendingly towards her opponents, knowing they don’t stand a chance before her, let alone Gill.”
Below, you can see a breakdown of her V-Skill, V-Trigger, and Critical Art:
V-Skill: Inside Slash
Kolin’s unique counter allows her to deflect and automatically punish incoming moves with ease.
V-Trigger: Diamond Dust
With a full V-meter, Kolin can slam the ground twice with her foot, each time shooting out a path of sharp icicles across the floor. In addition to damage and stun, this move freezes the opponent’s stun gauge. While in this special state, the stun gauge will not deplete and if Kolin is successful in stunning the opponent, they will be frozen in place.
Critical Art: Frost Tower
Kolin dashes forward with a slice of her hand. If the attack connects, she’ll continue summoning large icicles from the ground, throwing the opponent into the air and shattering the ice to drop them to the ground.
Also coming alongside Kolin on February 28th are her Story (where you can learn about her hatred of Shadaloo and how she originally become involved with Gill), Premium Battle and Nostalgia costumes. You can see the costumes with the other screenshots below, at the bottom of the article.
The Season 2 Character Pass is available for $29.90 USD and will grant pass holders access to Akuma, Kolin, and 4 other new new fighters, who will be announced as the year progresses. The pass comes with Premium Battle Costumes with colors 3-10 unlocked and default costume colors 3-10 for each character. Additionally, Season 2 Character Pass holders will receive an exclusive PS4 theme.
Capcom revealed that starting in February every other month it will detail a new character, and the months that it doesn’t have a new character to detail, it will have new information and content to talk about.
Capcom has said to expect more details on Kolin in the coming weeks, meanwhile, you can check her out via the new trailer, which features music from Lupe Fiasco (a big Street Fighter fan), below: