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Street Fighter V's Newest Character Is Slightly Less Bulky Than He First Appeared

Final Fight’s Abigail is now the biggest character to ever appear in the Street Fighter series, and fans aren’t pleased with his grotesque stature. But it turns out that Abigail’s beefy appearance in the reveal trailer show just prior to the end of the Evo 2017 Street Fighter V tournament was somewhat embellished. Abigail actually gets bigger when the player uses his V-Trigger ability, effectively pulling a Bane and getting juiced for a limited amount of time while the V-Gauge is still full. The trailer shows Abigail in this state the whole time, but in practice players will be spending most of their time with Abigail in his slightly deflated state. Players have put together a few different GIFs showing the difference. The irony of Capcom revealing Abigail in his pumped up form vs. his normal state is that many fans have already given the thumbs down on Canadian fighter because of his roided-out physique. The character is originally from the beat’em up Final Fight, but his appearance there is almost quaint by comparison. Abigail, seen top-right, wasn’t even Final Fight’s biggest sprite. Despite the Street Fighter series’ penchant for unrealistic characters sporting physical proportions READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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Street Fighter V Pro Is All About The Endorsements 

That guy on the right is Lee “Infiltration” Seon Woo. You might remember him from last year’s Evo Street Fighter V tournament,which he won. A veteran of the scene who’s been competing since 2010 with Super Street Fighter IV, he’s now housing energy drinks in-between matches to help pay the bills. It was during a match-up against Ari “fLoE” Weintraub during pools that that Infiltration made sure his Monster can got top billing. The beverage company announced it’s sponsorship of the Street Fighter champion, along with fellow competitor Ho Kun Xian. A showman and a joker, Infiltration said he was happy to sign with Monster because “They have supported so many great players,” adding “Monster will literally support me with monstrous power.” The details of his collaboration with the company’s whose canned liquids carry caffeine levels capable of seriously injuring certain small children haven’t been revealed, but he seems to be dutifully carrying them out despite the high-pressure atmosphere at this year’s Evo. Street Fighter’s own Peyton Manning when it comes to thirst, Infiltration is a master of the tongue-in-cheek irony that walks the line between deadly serious and seriously absurd. Advertisement READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!