Street Fighter V is going to have 16 characters upon initial release. 12 of them will be veteran fighters, and then there will be four newcomers (this is only to start, there will be DLC characters later). A post on the official PlayStation Blog has revealed one of the new characters, Necalli.
Here’s the official description for Necalli: “Hailing from a mysterious background, Necalli utilizes a wild, animalistic fighting style to brutalize his opponents. There’s no finesse here as all of his attacks have been forged through the heat of battle to inflict maximum pain upon his opponents. However, beneath the surface of the crazed warrior lies a hidden genius that is unleashed upon V-Trigger activation. Players who enjoy a straight forward, hard hitting character will feel right at home with Necalli, as he possesses a wide variety of savage, close range attacks, as well as a command grab, all with the goal of demolishing his foes.”
Also, the post reminded gamers that the first SFV Beta is nearly upon us. Starting on July 23rd (18:00 PT)/July 24th (03:00 CEST/10:00 JST), and running for five days, the Beta will feature four characters (Ryu, Chun-Li, Nash, M. Bison), with an additional two (Cammy and Birdie) being rolled out on July 25th.
If you’ve pre-ordered Street Fighter V through select retailers, you’ll automatically be entered into the Beta.The game is scheduled for an early 2016 release for the Windows PC and PlayStation 4.