Street Fighter V welcomes Alex to the ring

Street Fighter V adds its first of presumably several downloadable characters in the form of the brawler/wrestler Alex.

It’s kinda crazy to believe Alex has been in the series since 1997 with Street Fighter III. In this updated version, Alex will be able to unleash strong grapples on his opponents including cripple damage with his Power Bomb command grab, according to Capcom.

Here’s the full update on what’s assuredly going to be one of the more popular additions to the game.

Alex has been one of the most fan requested characters for Street Fighter V and we’ve put in a lot of work to make him appeal to old school and new players alike. Having made his first appearance in Street Fighter III back in 1997, Alex is a brash grappler whose bold attitude tends to get him in trouble. His parents died while he was still young, so he was raised by his father’s friend, Tom, who taught him everything he knows about fighting.

In Street Fighter V, Alex returns as a powerful grappler that can inflict big damage with his close range Power Bomb command grab and his long limbs to fight from midrange distances. The threat doesn’t end there however, as Alex has a variety of special attacks that can cover a large portion of the screen for those times when the opponent keeps him out. Players looking for a methodical grappler who can do big burst damage up close, yet still do well at midrange, will find themselves perfectly at home with Alex.

Alex channels his wrestling training and gains access to a brand new clothesline attack. This attack can be charged and during that time, it can parry an attack. Upon full charge, if Alex makes contact with a blocking opponent, he will break their guard, leaving them open to an immediate attack.

Alex will become available when the update is scheduled to go live later this month. Remember, by playing through all Character Story Mode content, you will earn more than enough Fight Money to buy Alex for free!Street Fighter V - Alex - 01_Chop

The update also comes with a slew of new modes and content, as well as bug fixes that are designed to improve the overall gameplay experience. Check out all the new modes and content below!