[UPDATE] Capcom has officially announced a brand-new Street Fighter V character, Kage. He’s available in the game right now alongside a new balance patch.
“Kage, the Embodiment of the Satsui, rises in Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition. Available now! Manifesting due to Ryu’s rejection of the Satsui no Hado, Kage hungers for power to prove Ryu is nothing without him,” reads Capcom’s official description of the character.
You can watch the reveal trailer for Kage in the embed above, while a more in-depth breakdown and analysis of the character can be seen here on YouTube.
The original story is below.
It appears one of the Street Fighter V announcements coming at the Capcom Cup event today has leaked ahead of time. An image of a brand-new character named Kage has appeared online; you can check out the image below from Twitter user @DaFeetLee.
EventHubs reports that Kage started appearing in Street Fighter V’s character-select menu when you apply a new update that some people are getting already. An image of a darkened character appears in the character-select menu, and hovering over it reveals his name. Kage looks quite evil, with spiky black hair, red eyes, fangs, and horns.
The Capcom Cup 2018 professional gaming event is taking place right now, and you can follow along with the action here on Twitch.
It is rumoured that there may be multiple new character announcements pegged for the end of the event, so keep checking back with GameSpot for the latest.
In other Street Fighter V news, the game recently introduced advertisements on loading screens and other places that are toggled on by default. You can turn them off, but some people are still unhappy about it.