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Ibuki Infiltrates the Street Fighter V Roster

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What’s up, World Warriors!

We’re happy to announce that Ibuki — everyone’s favorite kunoichi — is making her return in Street Fighter V as our latest DLC character! She has always been a very tricky, technical character so players who are looking for a challenge won’t be disappointed as she comes with loads of new ninjutsu tricks up her sleeve to keep her opponent guessing at all times.

Ibuki has been trained in the deadly art of ninjutsu from an early age in a village located in the mountains of Japan and is often seen with her pet tanuki — Don — and her best friend Sarai Kurosawa. She is constantly tasked with difficult missions and rigorous training and dreams of one day finishing her ninja exams, leaving all this behind to live a life of a normal schoolgirl.

Street Fighter III - Ibuki

Her first appearance was in Street Fighter III: New Generation where she is sent by her clan to retrieve the “G file” from Gill, which she obtains after their battle. This document details the start of a new mysterious project and Gill condescendingly instructs her to use it as a reference paper for her studies.

Street Fighter III - Ibuki

In Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike, she goes on to complete her training with Oro in the hopes of passing her ninja exams and furthering her education. She does so and is accepted to a university which turns out to be just another chapter in her training as it is revealed to be a secret ninjutsu training facility. Street Fighter III is also where we learn that she has quite the knack for picking up rivals, as you’ll see in her special intro with Makoto.

Street Fighter IV - Ibuki

Her next major appearance was in Super Street Fighter IV, where she sneaks off from her ninja training to search for cool guys, meeting various rivals like Sakura Kasugano and eventually ending up back at the ninja training camp, late for her exams.

Besides the mainline Street Fighter titles, she has also appeared in a number of crossover games such as Pocket Fighter and Street Fighter x Tekken.

Character Overview

Street Fighter V - Ibuki

Ibuki has always been a very mobile character with various target combos, but she now has even more ways to mix-up the opponent with the ability to glide through the air and toss out ninja bombs, making it very difficult to predict where she will land and where her next attack will come from.

Kunais have also been a cornerstone of her playstyle, but now players will have to be much more strategic in their use as she can only stock five at a time before she has to quickly obtain another set. That said, their utility is just as powerful as ever as she can send her entire stock flying at the opponent for serious damage.

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V-SKILL: Tenrai

Ibuki builds up energy and blasts it from her palm towards the opponent. The blast range is dependent on how long Tenrai is charged for.

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V-TRIGGER: Isshaku Horokudama

Ibuki digs into her bag of ninja tools and throws a bomb at the opponent. Depending on which direction is held upon activation, the bomb can either go off quickly, after a slight delay or after a longer delay. Ibuki is extremely crafty and impatient, however, so there might be other ways to trigger the explosion.

Street Fighter V - Ibuki

CRITICAL ART: Kachofugetsu

The pinnacle of Ibuki’s ninjutsu training! Ibuki launches the opponent into the air, quickly following after them. She then performs a series of ninjutsu seals, culminating in a large scale blast to the opponent’s skull.

You probably notice from the trailer and screens, but we also have a brand new alternate stage coming! It’s a daytime version of the Kanzuki Estate stage, aptly named Estate at Noon. Look forward to throwing down among the sunlit cherry blossoms!

That’s it for today, but we have a lot of exciting news coming very soon! June is going to be a huge month for Street Fighter V, with the highly-anticipated Story Expansion and more surprises planned, so stay tuned and be sure to follow us @StreetFighter on Twitter for the latest updates!

Add Your Own

FifthDream said:

May 30th, 8:07 am

Love Ibuki. Can’t wait to play as her again.

AriesWarlock said:

May 30th, 8:45 am

I wish there were more special intros.

Silver_shion said:

May 30th, 8:55 am

My main character is back !!
Can’t wait

gor1llap1mp said:

May 30th, 9:57 am

Ever consider day/night cycles with dynamic weather? This has never been done before in a fighting game ( at least to my knowledge).

Avalanche said:

May 30th, 10:10 am

Better come out tomorrow….may is almost over

OmniCloud said:

May 30th, 10:47 am

Glad to see a blog post about the latest characters. I really think SFV is one of the best fighting games of all time, but it needs additional content ASAP! I hope Capcom is listening to the community, the casual fanbase feel like they are thrown to the wolves in online ranked mode, they really need some training wheels. Arcade mode, Survival, Ladder, Story, and more boss battles and daily challenges, Please Capcom.

OmniCloud said:

May 30th, 10:48 am

Can we also get some additional stages that don’t have NPC’s running the background as well. I miss simple, beautiful backdrops like the one pictured above or Ryu’s classic stage.

Welmosca said:

May 30th, 11:51 am

Nice always liked Ibuki…still waiting for Juri,only her can seal the deal.

VinsanityV21 said:

May 30th, 2:21 pm

Ibuki’s one of my all time favorites, but man is this design bad. I get trying to mix her schoolgirl and ninja identities – it doesn’t work, but I get it. But then her super heavy leg gear resemble… I dunno, Roller Derby gear or something. It’s just a bad, confused design.

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