UPDATE: The fans were right – Capcom has now revealed Kolin, “the Phantasm of Snow and Ice” in a new trailer (below). She will be added as DLC for Street Fighter V Season 2 on February 28, along with three alternate costumes.
ORIGINAL STORY: The next character to join Street Fighter V will be unveiled today, Capcom has announced.
The following teaser image was posted on the official Street Fighter Twitter account, suggesting the character will have ice-based attacks:
The general suspicion among fans is that the character is Helen, potentially under her other name, Kolin, who players know from the game’s General Story mode. As noted by Shoryuken, the changes made to the Street Fighter Facebook page for SFV’s second season also suggest it’s Helen/Kolin. The icon has been changed to have an icy background, and the silhouette of a mysterious character (that resembles Helen) has that same frozen look.
Additionally, a reported, unverified leak that surfaced on Reddit for a short while before being deleted gave a detailed rundown of Helen, claiming she has rekkas and various ice-based attacks, as well as a floor-freezing V-Trigger. According to the supposed leak, the character “feels like Rose” to play and “has a stance similar to Gief.”
We’ll have to wait until Capcom officially unveils the character to know for sure. In the meantime, let us know who you’d like to see join the Street Fighter V roster in the comments, and then read our thoughts on why SFV isn’t going anywhere despite its low sales.