Ken   Tagged Articles RSS Feed | Ken   RSS Feed on en Launch Media Network Capcom changed Ken's look in Street Fighter five and players aren't happy about it Mon, 04 Apr 2016 14:31:26 -0400 JunaeBenne

The latest Street Fighter V updates have given Ken a new look...again, and gamers don’t seem to like this one. Ken’s new look is like a shoryuken to the face; expected but still a surprise! Capcom, you’ve got some ‘splaning to do!

Ken's new haircut that came with the updates is what has the Fighting Game Community button's in a jam. Quiet a few characters received new looks but Ken’s military, Johnny Cage looking hair cut is definitely the least favorite. The characters that have new outfits are:

Chun-Li & Vega

R. Mika & Cammy

Rashid too!


The original reveal of Ken’s new hairstyle and outfit for Street Fighter V was accepted with open arms, although with the original reveal some gamers noted he does look a bit darker than usual. That could just be the determination right? Ryu always looks angry and no one gives him guff so let Ken have his angry face.

While many gamers weren't thrown off by Ken’s new look, others did make fun of his bangs saying they look like bananas. SFV producer, Yoshinori Ono defended Ken's new look, saying:

“We heard that people aren't happy with the changes we made to Ken, but be sure that we're not changing him because we hate him. We think everybody will understand why we made those changes by playing the story mode we’ll be announcing eventually. I also want to add that what he has on his head is definitely not a banana!”


SFV players seem to only have a problem with Ken's new appearance, as there hasn't been any disapproval over other characters' outfits. In fact, many  players have protested the look with parody images and memes. You can see a few of these below.

A Brand New Street Fighter V Challenger Enter's the Ring Sun, 19 Jul 2015 20:09:17 -0400 Phillip W

At this weekend's Evolution 2015 tournament, Capcom dropped a bomb by  announcing not only a new character for Street Fighter V, but an original character for the entire Street Fighter universe

Necalli is a very unique looking character. He is kind of reminiscent over Asura from Capcom's over the top action game Asura's Wrath. He has crazy yellow eyes and even crazier dreadlocks, that shine a blood-red when he enter's V-Trigger state.

From what we saw in Necalli's trailer, he has a good mix of classic street fighter techniques along with some crazy new ones. In the trailer, Necalli used multiple command grabs, including a skill where he throws Ken into a wall and then continues to attack. Necalli also uses some sort of counter, an Akuma-esque dive kick, and a move that looks a lot like Wolverine's berserker barrage from the Marvel Vs. Capcom series.

Overall Necalli looks like a great new addition to the Street Fighter stable of characters.

Heat Things Up: Ken Masters' redesign revealed for Street Fighter V Fri, 10 Jul 2015 06:13:33 -0400 Phillip W

At San Diego Comic-Con, Capcom released the reveal trailer for their newest Street Fighter V combatant, Ken Masters. While the other Street Fighter II veterans have remained constant in their design. Capcom has given Ken a massive re-design.

While he still has his signature blonde hair. Ken now has an overall older and more grizzled look. He also sports a new hairstyle, and a new black and red outfit.

While Ken's basic "shoto" skills (Hadoken, Shoryuken, etc.) are kept intact, he now boasts a host of new skills that seem to hint at Ken being a powerful offense-oriented character. A flaming dive kick, a flame counter, and flame dash are just a few of the new abilities given to Ryu's one-time clone.

At the end of the video an eighth character, who some fans believe is E. Honda, is briefly shown off, giving fans another reason to be excited for the PlayStation exclusive.

Street Fighter V is due for an early 2016 release. And has a PS4 Beta coming up on July 23!