Street fighter reveals new character Rashid

Capcom has revealed the next all-new character for Street Fighter V. Rashid, a Middle-Eastern fighter, joins the cast and he brings with him the ability to harness the power of wind.

Street Fighter producer Yoshinori Ono was on-hand in Dubai at the Games15 video game show to make the reveal. Ono had been teasing a new character onTwitter prior to the Games15 announcement.


YouTube by user Emiratendo captured footage of the trailer in which Rashid is seen performing a variety of aerial based moves like drop kicks and dives off of the wall. He appears to have the ability to create tornadoes similar to Cody from Street Fighter IV and his Critical Art moves catches Ryu in a giant tornado, ending with a kick.

Twitter user Bas Gros Poing posted an image of Rashid at the character select screen.

Rashid joins Necalli as the latest brand new character to the series. Capcom is expected to add two more all-new characters to a roster of 16 for launch. R. Mika was the most recent announced character at PAX Prime and she plays very different from her original Street Fighter Alpha 3 incarnation.

He also happens to be the first Middle-Eastern character to appear in the core Street Fighter series. Some players might remember Pullum Purna from developer Arika’s Street Fighter EX series as the first.

Sony recently unveiled its Tokyo Game Show 2015 lineup and Street Fighter V will be on-hand at the show.

Stay tuned for more information on Rashid and an official trailer when it becomes available.