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Street Fighter 5 brings back Karin

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Street Fighter Alpha 3 fighter Karin Kanzuki is returning for Street Fighter 5, Capcom announced at Tokyo Game Show today.

Karin fights with her unique brand of "Kanzuki style" martial arts. In practice, Karin's a rekka-style fighter, meaning her special moves chain together multiple controller inputs. That gives her a wide variety of mix-up options, which will keep her opponents guessing. In fact, her V-Trigger special move unlocks a special set of mix-ups, making her truly deadly against players who aren't knowledgeable of Karen's move set. Her V-Skill maneuver is a lunging punch, and the longer a Karin player holds down the V-Skill inputs — medium punch and medium kick — the more powerful her final attack will be. Karin's V-Skill is also capable of nullifying projectiles from other fighters.

For a look at Karin, one of the game's most-requested characters, Capcom says, check out her debut gameplay trailer above. A batch of screenshots can be seen in the gallery below.

Karin is the 12th fighter to be confirmed for Street Fighter 5. Her announcement comes days after an all-new character, Rashid, was announced for Capcom's fighting game.

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