Revealed moments ago by Yoshinori Ono from Brasil Game Show (BGS), newcomer and Brazilian native Laura Matsuda has been introduced into the world of Street Fighter and is confirmed as a playable character in Street Fighter V. Attendees at BGS and New York Comic Con (also taking place this weekend) will have the opportunity to play a brand new demo build featuring Laura, along with all of the previously confirmed characters: Ryu, Ken, Chun-Li, Cammy, Vega, M. Bison, Birdie, Charlie Nash, Necalli, R. Mika, Rashid, Karin and Zangief.
Joining the series from her homeland in Brazil, Laura Matsuda is a Jiu-Jitsu specialist, a first for the Street Fighter series. Continuing the tradition of the famed Matsuda fighting style, Laura is constantly looking for strong opponents around the world to defeat, in an effort to spread the Matsuda Jiu-JitsuÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s name and prestige. LauraÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s methodical grapple technique comes equipped with a stunning Ã¢â‚¬Å“Thunder ClapÃ¢â‚¬Â projectile that zaps opponents and leaves them questioning if they should get in close, or keep their distance. By activating her Ã¢â‚¬Å“Spark ShowÃ¢â‚¬Â state, LauraÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s projectiles fly further and her attacks and grabs have increased stun damage. Using a variety of quick moving attacks and effective command grabs, Laura will become a favorite for players who enjoy Ã¢â‚¬Å“up close and personalÃ¢â‚¬Â mind games.