We’re getting ever closer to the first anniversary of Street Fighter 6, and gamers are likely excited about that due to how Capcom will try to celebrate it in a special way. But before we get to that, we still have some DLC characters to help spice up the game. Capcom announced at launch that there would be four DLC characters in the first year, and it’s time to talk about character #3: Ed. Instead of showing a fighting video with him doing all of his moves, we instead get a more cinematic trailer via the World Tour mode of him kicking butt! A nice change of pace if you ask us.
Specifically, we have a scene where the “player avatar” is on a train when Ed shows up confronted by the “box heads” that you face in the story mode. He makes quick work of them with a variety of punches, only to be confronted by a massive beast of a man who tries to take him down. Not only does Ed win that fight, but he also uses a special whip technique to subdue his opponent.
So he’s clearly not just another brawling character; he’s got something special within him. While we don’t know much about him yet, the official description from the YouTube video reads:
“Ed, the psycho-powered bad boy of boxing (with a heart), is almost ready to show you he’s the true high-def picture of strength.”
So that lends plenty of context to what happened and why he said at the end of the trailer, “I’m not going to be anyone’s pawn.” Not unlike J.D., he has Psycho Power and likely was being groomed to be the next vessel for M. Bison. However, he likely resisted, and now he’s on the run from Shadoloo. If so, that might be the catalyst for a new part of the World Tour storyline or something we’ll pick up on as we learn his story through the other modes.
Either way, Ed will debut next month in Street Fighter 6. Check out the full trailer below:
The only other character left in the first DLC wave is Akuma. That one will excite players because he’s the “ultimate bad guy” in the series outside of M. Bison. Many will be interested to see what’s new with Akuma outside his much “older” look and whether he’ll make a path straight for Ryu, given the events of their “final clash” in the last game.