Here’s a strange one: R. Mika, a wrestler who first appeared in Street Fighter Alpha 3, is joining the cast of the newest Street Fighter game, impractical costume and all.
She looks fun to play—check out those wrestling moves—but this is an odd choice given Mika’s lack of pedigree. Cool throwback, though! Says Capcom:
As an aspiring young wrestler, Mika dreamed of one day becoming a star in the ring, much like her idol Zangief. Training under the strict tutelage of her coach, she traveled the world engaging in random matches with street fighters in order to spread her name and popularity. R. Mika’s wrestling prowess will be on full display in Street Fighter V, as she dazzles opponents with a wide variety of high-flying moves. This time around, her wrestling tag-team partner Nadeshiko assists in the fight! By calling Nadeshiko at the right time using R. Mika’s V-Trigger ability, players will be able to set up sneaky attacks and punishing command grab mix-ups that are sure to deliver devastating amounts of damage. Players who enjoy putting on a stunning display of fear-inducing close-combat guessing games will find R. Mika a colorful and rewarding way to play.
Street Fighter V is out next spring for PS4 and PC.