Street Fighter is one of the great institutions in the world of fighting games. Its characters are iconic in video game circles. Jean-Claude Van Damme once played Guile in a movie. While Capcom could rest on their laurels, they are still introducing new characters into their games, including Street Fighter V. One of these new fighters is the admittedly generically named Ed, but as this trailer shows, there’s more to the character than his name may imply.
Ed isn’t completely new to the world of Street Fighter. He appeared in Street Fighter IV, but not as a playable character. Ed is connected to a couple other characters, namely Balrog, who raised him, and the villainous M. Bison, who performed experimentations on Ed. As such, Ed is a boxing-style fighter, but can also channel “Psycho Power.” The character will be available in Street Fighter V “soon,” according to Capcom, but you can get your hands on him before that. Ed will be part of the Capcom Fighters Network beta for PC and Playstation 4 from May 11 through May 14.