Menat is the Next Street Fighter V DLC Character

Menat is the Next Street Fighter V DLC Character

Street Fighter V‘s DLC has been hit or miss. Some characters have been immediately welcomed, like Akuma, while some needed a warm-up period, like the strange and burly Abigail. Most people would agree that the latest DLC character will have a far shorter wary period, since she isn’t a giant man with tires on his arms. No, this time it’s a fortune teller named Menat, and she’ll be available to download on August 29th.

Menat is a completely new character to the Street Fighter universe, unless you count her cameo during Ed’s story mode as a full reveal. Her attacks are comparable to “puppet” characters in other games, especially Venom from Guilty Gear, who could set up pool balls around the stage and strike them with a cue to bounce around. Menat instead uses her crystal ball, placing it behind the enemy and performing attacks that can be hard to block from both sides. In fighting game parlance, this is called a “mixup”, and is essential to breaking through the defenses of the opposing player.

Menat’s inclusion isn’t a surprise to those paying attention, however. A leak that came out a few months ago revealed all of this season’s DLC characters with complete accuracy by a NeoGAF user called Ryce. Ryce has revealed many other Capcom fighter rosters in the past, including Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3‘s new characters. According to his claim, the last season 2 character will be Zeku, the martial arts master of Final Fight‘s Guy.

Menat will be available for purchase at the same time as four new Street Fighter 30th Anniversary costumes for Guile, Bison, Ibuki, and Karin, as well as two other costumes for Menat called Story and Battle costumes. Menat can be purchased in the season 2 character bundle for 37.44 CAD, or separately with in-game fight money.

Five Video Game Series we Want Animated

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Castlevania’s animated series released on Netflix recently and the show has a lot of people talking. A second season with extended episodes was announced the day that the series became available and there’s already talk of an Assassin’s Creed animated series also in the works. All the excitement has the staff here at CGMagazine thinking about other video game franchises that would work well on the small screen. Here are five game series that we think would make great animated TV shows.

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Nintendo Switch Game Line Up Preview – Dreams Come True

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As you may or may not know, I used to be the resident Nintendo Nerd here at CGM. Back when I first started at this place, I was the official Wii apologist who clung to the casual gaming joy of that system while the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 were taking over the market.

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Street Fighter V Sells Under 100k Units Between April & September

Street Fighter V Sells Under 100k Units Between April & September

Street Fighter V has always been a bit of a black sheep within the Street Fighter series. Launching with limited game modes and frame issues that have significantly decreased both its casual and competitive appeal, many fans have been slow to adopt the game. This seems to be affecting the game’s sales, too. As one user on NeoGAF found, Street Fighter V moved less than 100,000 copies over the past six months.

The reasoning behind the claim is simple. Capcom’s Investor Relations page hosts financial information on Capcom titles that have broken one million units in sales. The page is regularly updated with new sales figures. Street Fighter V, of course, broke through the 1 million barrier earlier this year and falls as #46 with 1.4 million digital and physical sales. A snapshot from March 31st revealed the game sat at 1.4 million units sold. As of Oct 27th, that figure still rests at 1.4 million units. That means, since April, Capcom’s financial section is reporting that under 100,000 copies were moved across platforms and retailers between April and September.

Most fans figured Street Fighter V struggled during the year. But NeoGAF users were somewhat surprised by the low figure. “Oh shnap! That ain’t the number I was expecting, even if it was a bit on the low side,” user TissueBox said. Others were baffled by the game’s launch, blaming a lackluster start for the low sales. “Traditional Arcade mode has to be the easiest thing to do ina [sic] fighting game and they just…omit it,” another user, Tizoc, said. “My brain will forever be baffled at the decisions they went with launching the game the way it was.”

Street Fighter V isn’t necessarily a bad fighting game. It’s just the way the game operates and the content (or lack thereof) available that has affected its response. Compared to the amount of content available when Street Fighter IV launched, Street Fighter V simply pales. Sales may pickup, however, if an expansion pack or enormous DLC update is announced.

Guile joins Street Fighter V roster this month

Guile joins Street Fighter V roster this month

Capcom is releasing the details of their April update to Street Fighter V, showcasing the newest fighter to be added as DLC, fan-favourite Guile. You can check out a trailer showcasing some of his classic moves below.

The flat-haired fighter and his famous airstrip stage will be purchasable with in-game credits. Season Pass owners will get it for free, as well as a bonus outfit. In addition to Guile, the update will implement a new system to punish “rage quitters” in online match-ups as well as improvements to the matchmaking.

Capcom has not yet provided a release date to the update.