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A New Challenger Joins Street Fighter V: Introducing Necalli

Peter Rosas's Avatar Posted by on Jul 19, 2015 // Capcom, Associate Producer

Hey everyone!

Big news coming from EVO 2015! We are pleased to announce the first brand new character for Street Fighter V; meet Necalli!

Street Figher V: Necalli

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Hailing from a mysterious background, Necalli utilizes a wild, animalistic fighting style to brutalize his opponents. There’s no finesse here as all of his attacks have been forged through the heat of battle to inflict maximum pain upon his opponents. However, beneath the surface of the crazed warrior lies a hidden genius that is unleashed upon V-Trigger activation.

Street Figher V: Necalli OverheadStreet Figher V: Necalli V-Trigger

Players who enjoy a straight forward, hard hitting character will feel right at home with Necalli, as he possesses a wide variety of savage, close range attacks, as well as a command grab, all with the goal of demolishing his foes.

V-Skill: Culminated Power

Street Figher V: Necalli V-SkillStreet Figher V: Necalli V-Skill

  • Necalli pounds the ground with both fists, creating an explosion from the ground that damages the opponent. By holding the joystick left, right or leaving it at neutral, players can control the distance the explosion travels, allowing him to pressure opponents from afar.

V-Trigger: Torrent of Power

Street Figher V: Necalli V-TriggerStreet Figher V: Necalli V-Trigger

  • Necalli channels a mysterious energy that warps his hair color and completely changes his personality for a short period of time. While in his powered up state, he gains access to new combos, new frame data, and even a new Critical Art!

The many mysteries surrounding the character’s origin and storyline will be revealed in due time, so stay tuned for more information! We also revealed a lot of details at EVO regarding Street Fighter V’s brand new approach to post-launch content, so be sure to give it a read here in case you missed it.

Finally, the first online beta program for Street Fighter V is nearly upon us! Running for 5 days next week, starting on July 23rd (18:00 PT)/July 24th (03:00 CEST/10:00 JST), the first online beta will be exclusive to PS4 users and initially feature four playable characters (Ryu, Chun-Li, Nash, M. Bison), with an additional two (Cammy and Birdie) being rolled out on July 25th.

As a reminder, North American fans who pre-order the game through select retailers or the PlayStation Store will be granted automatic access to the beta. While signups are closed in Europe and Asia for this beta test, keep an eye out on for announcements of the next one.

See everyone online!

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+ FifthDream on July 19th, 2015 at 8:10 pm said:

Wow. Looks crazy. Can’t wait to try him out.


+ dreu81 on July 19th, 2015 at 8:12 pm said:

Hailing from “Parts Unknown?” Necallis just may be the Ultimate (world) Warrior…


    + bloodbath666 on July 19th, 2015 at 8:24 pm said:

    His name means battle in Aztec so that should let you know where he is from.


    + SilentNova on July 20th, 2015 at 6:22 am said:


    I was actually thinking the he be from the Aztec’s. They had a lot of snake designs on their pyramids. Especially with the level shown.

    Other thoughts would be Egyptian, but that is just going by the heavy snake relation.

    Of course Orochi is popular, but I doubt Capcom would go that route at this point woth Street Fighter. Still he looks insane. I cannot wait.


+ BkzUzi on July 19th, 2015 at 8:12 pm said:

So when will you guys be fixing Ken’s hair and face?


    + thunderbear on July 19th, 2015 at 10:09 pm said:

    Nothing wrong with it. A lot of people like it, a lot of people don’t. Nothing wrong with that, plenty of other characters and you can’t please everyone. He looks bad ass to me. Maybe they could fine tune the actual thick strands a bit, but overall look is great — including face.


    + Gamer_USA- on July 20th, 2015 at 7:58 am said:

    Disagree. If Ken is billed as American to Ryu’s Japan, there is nothing about Ken that looks even remotely American.


    + Welmosca on July 20th, 2015 at 9:54 am said:

    Fret not…you know DLC costumes are coming lol.Plus…whats wrong with his face?


    + Ujn on July 20th, 2015 at 10:45 am said:

    Hopefully soon. To @thunderbear, hope they don’t completely destroy your favorite character. Ken, my favorite character, looks like crap now.


    + InphiniteWun on July 20th, 2015 at 4:14 pm said:

    @Gamer_USA: You know Ken is half Japanese right?… Of course not.


    + FarmFreshEggBoy on July 20th, 2015 at 5:54 pm said:

    Gamer_USA-, Ken is Japanese. He may be into American culture, but he isn’t American.


+ ghostaljjic on July 19th, 2015 at 8:15 pm said:

wow. He looks like Akuma+Blanka in his v-trigger state.


+ bloodbath666 on July 19th, 2015 at 8:21 pm said:

BERSERKER BARRAGE! Wolverine would be proud. Looks like I might have a new fave character. Also, did he go Super Saiya-jin God mode?


+ UnholyBlackout on July 19th, 2015 at 8:31 pm said:

Wow he looks sick! I’m so hyped for sf5 I can’t contain myself.


+ GENETICIDE on July 19th, 2015 at 8:34 pm said:

Hmmmm….this looks nothing like, Karin. >_>’


+ Zevrou on July 19th, 2015 at 8:51 pm said:

amarant in street fighter? FFIX REMAKE CONFIRMED!


+ xxnike629xx on July 19th, 2015 at 9:06 pm said:

Call me crazy, but this kind of reminds me of Blanka like if he was in “human” form.


    + blackiemist88 on July 19th, 2015 at 9:50 pm said:

    I’m hoping he’s blanka nemesis.. Looks like there both from Brazil


+ Silver_shion on July 19th, 2015 at 9:49 pm said:

Is that JBA Battle Tendency’s Kars ?


+ rafael_martines on July 19th, 2015 at 10:03 pm said:

I think the newcomers should be the last ones revealed :(

People wants the characters to return like R. Mika, Karin, Alex, Urien.. not some Random Taz-Mania :(

Where is Ingrid?


    + thunderbear on July 19th, 2015 at 10:10 pm said:

    Why do some people insist on speaking for everyone? You are not speaking for me. This was a cool reveal!


    + JDiegoelArabe on July 20th, 2015 at 5:53 am said:

    You realize every character you listed was a newcomer at some point, right?


    + Welmosca on July 20th, 2015 at 9:52 am said:

    Oh yeah we need Ingrid back!!!


+ Monterossa on July 20th, 2015 at 1:40 am said:

Broly & Blanka’s son.


+ MP_is_for_Chumps on July 20th, 2015 at 3:46 am said:

Hello Peter Rosas,

You seem to have got somebody’s fan-fic Blanka redesign mixed up with that awesome new R. Mika reveal we were all excited about. Please delete this blog post and try again.

Thanks :)


+ JDiegoelArabe on July 20th, 2015 at 5:51 am said:

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE NEW CHARACTER REVEAL!!! I’ll be pre-ordering today just for this! The beta roster looked a little too “SF4” to me until this point.


+ paulogy on July 20th, 2015 at 6:19 am said:

This new character looks kinda awesome! His feral fighting style reminds me a bit of Wolverine from the Marvel fighting games, which is a good thing. Also, it’s good to know Jamie Lee Curtis will have someone new to cosplay as next year ;-)


+ EvilAbdy on July 20th, 2015 at 6:26 am said:

Looks awesome. Kinda reminds me of Monstar from Silver Hawks ( yeah I’m old)


+ SilentNova on July 20th, 2015 at 6:27 am said:

Also the beta codes hould be sent out today. So get ready for it.


+ xxnike629xx on July 20th, 2015 at 7:03 am said:

With Street Fighter being so popular on the PS4 now, I’m surprised Capcom hasn’t brought over more games…

Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix
Street Fighter III Online Edition
Marvel vs. Capcom Origins
Marvel vs. Capcom 2
Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3

^ from the PS3 digitally/physically updated to the PS4 ver.

And then given us new games either physically or digitally like (of course polished up and whatnot):

Street Fighter Alpha 3
Capcom vs. SNK Pro
Capcom vs. SNK 2
SVC Chaos
Tatsunoko vs. Capcom
X-Men vs. Street Fighter
Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter

Heck, they might as well do a “HD Remix” release for the original Street Fighter and give it like a new select screen, proper controls, etc. That would be cool…sorta? =D


    + BlaqMagiq24 on July 20th, 2015 at 7:42 am said:

    You do know it’s impossible for Capcom to touch the Marvel vs. Capcom games or anything with Marvel in it right? Disney has the rights. They won’t allow it.


    + Welmosca on July 20th, 2015 at 9:59 am said:

    You want them to recycle games?…pff ain’t SF4 shameful enough?
    Gotta agree with you in the old games though…damn how I would like a HD version of Capcom vs. SNK Pro.


+ Scaramanga1983 on July 20th, 2015 at 8:36 am said:

Looks like Blanka and Asura fused together in Super Saiyan 4 form.


+ Welmosca on July 20th, 2015 at 9:45 am said:

Nice,a new character thats the way to go capcom,was expecting a trailer though…anyway pretty cool Necalli looks cool.And you deluded everyone with that lil teaser in the end of Ken’s trailer hu….everybody (including me) thinking it was Akuma haha nice job.


+ zombie9 on July 20th, 2015 at 12:30 pm said:

I’m not playing a beta ever again don’t even care what it is for or what game it supports. Also this game is another 8 months away if it doesn’t get delayed. Need a demo sometime between now and then… Also I wish Capcom would start making Mega Man games again he just died Oh and make sure there on PlayStation and not some other console needs a reboot. Capcom finally seen there errors I don’t think so. I still see loads of DLC for this game. Outfits any one!!!


+ SiliconW on July 20th, 2015 at 7:58 pm said:

Why did people assume it was E. Honda? Or was it because it was the painting on his face?


+ FearTheGreene on July 20th, 2015 at 9:49 pm said:

Kinda sounds like Sol Badguy


+ Jay_Jon on July 25th, 2015 at 6:48 pm said:

whoa. carrot top looks bad ass! does he have his props?

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