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Street Fighter V - Kolin

Love it or hate it, Street Fighter V isn’t going anywhere. The fighting “platform” continues to roll on as Season 2 approaches. The first new combatant was revealed to be Akuma. The second? The Phantasm of Snow and Ice, Kolin.

Move Over, Elsa

Kolin’s trailer is actually set to a brand new Lupe Fiasco track entitled It’s Not Design. So if you’re into hip-hop, you’ve got that going for you in today’s video debut too. Harrison over at the Capcom blog shed some light on our newest fighter. Here is Kolin’s background within the Street Fighter universe:

“After working in the shadows for Gill and the secret Illuminati organization, Kolin makes her Street Fighter V debut. First appearing in Street Fighter III, Kolin works behind the scenes in order to fulfill the Prophecy of Miraha and stop any who dare stand in Gill’s way. She is typically calm and collected, but can suddenly fly into a rage when anybody threatens Gill and his plans. Spoiler-alert, she resurrects Nash and uses him as a pawn too, showing she will do anything to achieve her goals.”

Harrison then goes on to explain what type of fighting style we can expect from The Phantasm of Snow and Ice in Street Fighter V:

“Kolin excels in the Russian martial art of Systema, utilizing the opponent’s momentum against them and executing various slash-like attacks and knife hand strikes. Gill has bestowed upon her the power of ice, allowing her to augment her fight style with frigid blasts and deadly icicles. She is often heard speaking condescendingly towards her opponents, knowing they don’t stand a chance before her, let alone Gill.”

The blog post then goes into detail about Kolin’s move set. So if your intrigued by the intricacies of her character, give it a read. The character drops on February 28th. Her purchase includes her story, battle and nostalgia costume variants. The Season 2 Character Pass is currently available at $29.99. This gets you access to Akuma, Kolin, and 4 other brand new fighters yet to be disclosed.

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Growing up a 90's kid, Jeff found his love for gaming during Nintendo's heyday. Because of that, you could call him a "Nintendo Fanboy" (albeit a rational one) to this day. Outside of his passion for the gaming industry, he’s also an avid sports enthusiast (New York Giants and Philadelphia Phillies mainly) and enjoys quality/popular TV shows and movies.