Quintessential American cool guy Guile is due to make his Street Fighter V debut later this month, Capcom has confirmed on their Unity blog. Arguably just as iconic for the series as Ryu or Ken, Guile’s traditionally been a charge character whose strengths lie in his ability to control the flow of battle with a strong ground and air by way of his Sonic Boom and Flash Kick special moves.
Judging by Capcom’s own description of the popular fighter, it looks like he’ll be retaining that very same playstyle and moveset, but with the added benefit of being able to move while charging his attacks for greater versatility.
In Street Fighter V, Guile retains his ability to dominate both the ground and air with his solid normal attacks and special moves, such as Sonic Boom and Somersault Kick. He also now has the ability to enter a crouch walk state called Faultless Move which allows him to keep his charge while moving forward, giving him even more options in his kit to keep his opponents in line. Guile is a great choice for those of you who are looking for a charge character who can easily control the pace of the match.
Along with the above, the post also details Guile’s V-Skill, V-Trigger and Critical Art abiltities.
V-Skill: Sonic Blade
Guile spins up sonic energy to create a Sonic Blade which acts as a stationary projectile that can also juice up his Sonic Booms. Sonic Blade can really help Guile pressure opponents on their wake-up or help him win projectile battles as it increases Sonic Boom durability.
V-Trigger: Solid Puncher
Guile powers up and tosses out continuous Sonic Booms! Each button throws a Sonic Boom at a different speed, so mixing up between buttons can create interesting Sonic Boom sequences. Depending on the sequence used, this can act as a great combo extender, be used to overwhelm opponents or easily push his opponents to the corner.
Critical Art: Sonic Hurricane
Guile’s most devastating attack, the Sonic Hurricane! Guile powers up and hits his opponent with a massive, multi-hit Sonic Boom. This Critical Art receives a damage and range boost while his V-Trigger is active.
But that’s not all, folks. Oh no. Along with Guile’s release, his famous Air Force Base stage from previous games in the series will also be available to buy for 70,000 Fight Money (in-game currency), and Guile himself will be free to use until Capcom implements its Zenny currency system, which was left out of the game’s March update due to balancing issues.
For more screenshots of Guile in action in Street Fighter V, you can head over to the blog post through here.
Source: Capcom Unity