The Russian Grappler returns!
Things have been quite revealing this past week, with no less than two fighters being uncovered for the upcoming Streetfighter V, albeit not all intentionally. First off, the Guardian of Russia’s Skies, Zangief, was revealed during an event in, well, Russia. Reactions were, of course, mixed- basically if you like Zangief you’ll be thrilled… everyone else was like, meh. Or MEH.
Laura is revealed- though not a trailer, yet.
Much more explosive was the subsequent and sudden reveal online- through what apparently was a mistake by Famitsu of Japan- of an all-new female fighter named Laura. This new girl has actually been on ‘leaked’ roster lists for months now, but it has only this week been confirmed by the pics. Laura’s pics apparently got mixed in with Zangief’s gallery (the pics have since been taken down but have since been reposted elsewhere)- it may be safe to say sadly that someone may lose their job over this blunder.
Anyway, Laura’s design, aside from her being quite predictably hot- is actually pretty simple. She looks like, in all ways, a female Eddy Gordo from Tekken, or Capcom’s version of Christie Monteiro. Although it must be noted that her apparent moves shown appear to be Brazilian Jujuitsu. We won’t know for sure until we actually see her in action, which may not be for a couple of weeks- at least until Yoshinori Ono’s visit to a Brazilian Game Event (which he teased months ago) later this month. For now though, we have pics and I have to say while she looks pretty plain in comparison to every other gal in SF, she looks good. Can’t wait to see her kick ass.