Whether it’s Super Smash Bros. or Mortal Kombat, Tekken or Street Fighter, almost every fighting game is celebrated for its eccentric roster. As each franchise matures, fans pick out their personal favorites among the pack ad slowly master their move-set, before teaching their friends a thing or two about how to survive in this most competitive of genres. And for Street Fighter V, it is no different, with Capcom revealing a new clip that introduces psycho dictator M. Bison as a member of the mascot brawler.
Revealed via IGN, the footage gives us an extensive look at Bison in action, pummelling enemies with a mix of psychic powers and brute force. First appearing in Street Fighter II, long-time fans of the prestigious series will remember going toe-toe-toe with the malevolent dictator during the sequel’s final boss fight. Fast forward to 2015 and you’ll be able to control the persona for yourself, dishing out Psycho Power in whatever manner you see fit.
M. Bison joins Nash, Chun-Li and Ryu in the list of fighters already revealed, and this particular iteration of Bison won’t try to disguise the fact that the booming villain is becoming a little long in the tooth, with sprouts of grey hair protruding beneath his iconic cap.
Street Fighter V is expected to Hadouken its way onto PlayStation 4 and PC in spring of next year, but we can readily expect to learn more about the mascot brawler during Sony’s presentation at E3 next month.