Two New Street Fighter 5 Characters Are Out Now

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Capcom has announced the next two characters coming to Street Fighter 5: G and Sagat. While both characters were already revealed, their release dates were unclear. At EVO 2018, however, it was confirmed that both characters will be available on August 6. You can watch the trailer for Sagat above and G below respectively. [Update] Both G and Sagat are available now.

G is a brand new character to the fighting game series and is the self-styled president of the world. More information about him was provided on the Capcom Unity blog, where he's described as "a mysterious new character who wishes to unify the world as its president. He decides to spread his message in ways the modern world can understand: through social media.

"Initially, he doesn't receive much attention until Rashid comes across his videos and decides to help amplify G's message to the people. That being said, there's much more to G than meets the eye." The blog continues: "G has a unique move set that utilizes his role as the President of the World and his mysterious origins. During a fight, his Presidentiality level can be seen next to the V-Gauge in the form of an icon representing the Earth. By using G Charge, G absorbs power from the Earth to increase his Presidentiality level to 3. The higher his Presidentiality level is, the more powerful his special moves are. However, if G is knocked down, the Presidentiality level will go down."

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Sagat, meanwhile, is one of Street Fighter's most iconic characters and a fan-favorite. His latest incarnation looks to be as fearsome as ever, with high damage potential and the ability to control space with his Tiger Shots.

"In Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition, Sagat has become a hermit in a secluded village and must overcome his inner demons," Capcom explains. "Sagat's iconic move set remains true to his past appearances in the Street Fighter series. Tiger Shot is a projectile that changes speeds depending on which punch button you press and cannot hit crouching opponents. Grand Tiger Shot (Low Tiger Shot in previous titles) can hit crouching opponents, but deals less damage and is less safe. Tiger Uppercut is a dragon punch-style attack that can be used as an anti-air or a reversal. Tiger Knee Crush (Tiger Knee in previous titles) is a quick lunge that can close the distance between Sagat and his opponent."

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Both G and Sagat are available individually for $6/£6 or 100,000 Fight Money or as part of the Season 3 Character Pass for $30/£25. This pass also unlocks access to Sakura, Blanka, Falke, and Cody. Purchasing the characters also gives you their Battle Costumes with colors 3-10 and default costume colors 3-10.

Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition is a new, updated version of its Capcom's flagship fighting game. In GameSpot's Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition review we awarded the game a 9/10, saying it finally "feels like a complete package," after being quite barebones at launch.

"It has always been a strong fighting game that continues to get better over time, but it remained a game for genre enthusiasts. Arcade Edition, however, is a game that you can confidently recommend to anyone. Two years after its launch, Street Fighter V is finally fighting fit."

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