Street Fighter V Spring Update delivers more info on Rose, Oro, and Akira!

Apr 06, 2021 // Dan

Hey there, fighters! We hope everyone has been enjoying the Season 5 content so far for Street Fighter V. We appreciate all your support and feedback with the recent major changes. Speaking of changes, with the change of seasons comes a new Street Fighter V season update with the latest information for the game. The SFV Spring Update program brought a more in depth look at Rose, Oro, and a teaser for Akira, so lets spring into action and recap!

Check out the Spring Update video below for every detail revealed:

Oro returns to SFV!

Returning from Street Fighter III, Oro retains his original moveset along with a handful of new moves. However, unlike SFIII where he sealed one of his arms, in SFV his pet turtle occupies his other hand. Also, you may have noticed that Oro has appeared in other characters’ story modes in the game previously:

Just hanging out with Menat
Greeting his old friend Dhalsim

Now let’s get into Oro’s moves and what he has in store for us in SFV!

Oro’s classic leaping attack makes a comeback and will avoid the opponent’s low attacks while netting you a counter hit when timed correctly. Of course Oro can also utilize his patented double jump which gives him the ability to modify his jump arc.

Oro retains some of his classic moves from SFIII

One of Oro’s new moves is called “Tsuranekeashi.” This kick move is used to help keep opponents at bay, but can also be used in combos. The EX version can allow for some follow-up attacks!

Oro’s V-Skill I is called “Onibi.” SFIII fans will recognize that this move looks similar to his SFIII projectile Super Art “Yagyou Dama.” The fireball can bounce off the floor at varied angles leading to different areas Oro can apply pressure. Although it’s a bit slow to start up, it has several projectile hits of damage, so it can go through opponents’ fireballs.

Onibi gives Oro opportunities to apply more pressure.

His V-Skill II is a new move called “Minomushi,” where he makes a small hop. By inputting a punch or kick after this move, Oro can follow up with additional moves.

Oro’s V-Trigger I is called “Manrikitan,” which gives him access to his returning move, the “Kishinriki” command throw. Much like his SFIII version of the move, Oro will grab and slam down his opponent multiple times. His V-Trigger I can also be executed in the air!

Oro’s V-Trigger II is his popular move, “Tengu Stone.” Oro summons pieces of the ground and objects that will float above him and act as follow-ups to his attacks. Every so often, a special item may get pulled in that has a surprising effect on opponents.

Hey, it’s Blanka-chan!

Oro is looking to overpower his opponents in Street Fighter V when he releases this Summer!

Rose’s destiny is fulfilled on April 19 in SFV!

The future looks bright as Rose returns to SFV with some new moves! Revealed with the SFV Winter Update program, Rose has several new moves that add a new level of depth to her gameplay. As a Rose main player in Street Fighter IV, I’m excited to share more detail about Rose’s moveset.

Rose’s V-Skill I, “Soul Fortune,” has her pulling out a tarot card to either buff herself or debuff her opponents. Each of the tarot cards has a different color and a different effect. There’s an icon at the bottom near her V-Gauge bar that indicates which card you have in hand.

Your current card in hand is indicated by the icon shown here.

The white card, “The Magician,” increases Rose’s V-Gauge when used. Hold down the buttons and she will hold the card up and continuously gain V-Gauge! However, be aware that she is vulnerable while charging. The red card, “The Chariot,” will increase Rose’s attack damage, making all her moves stronger while the effect is active.

“The Magician” fills V-Gauge
“The Chariot” increases damage

With her debuff cards, Rose tosses them at her opponent. These cards count as a single hit projectile and they will apply the debuff even if the opponent is blocking. The green card, “The Tower,” will decrease her opponent’s damage. The purple “Death” card increases chip damage and gray life that the foe will take.

“The Tower” lowers opponent’s damage
“Death” increases chip and gray life taken

This new V-Skill adds a whole new depth of play to Rose. Are you more of an offensive player who prefers powering up or do you prefer to play defensively and weaken your opponent?

V-Trigger I, “Soul Dimension,” is a brand new 2-bar V-Trigger for Rose that allows her to teleport to one of three spots on the screen: Back side of the screen, right behind her opponent, and mid-air behind her opponent. The teleport can be cancelled off of most special moves both on the ground and in the air. If you’re looking for strong mix-up potential and extended combos, this is the V-Trigger for you.

A returning Street Fighter IV favorite, Rose’s “Soul Satellite” is back! In SFV this move is now a V-Skill meaning Rose can activate it and summon a single orb whenever she wants. Use V-Skill again to summon a second orb. Each orb can either hit once or negate a single projectile hit. This is the V-Skill for you if you’re looking for a solid pressure tool. 

A slide with a side of orbs

Since the move has now become a V-Skill, Rose can use it at no meter cost. However, this move is slow to come out, so make sure to only use it at a safe moment away from your opponents.

“Soul Illusion” is another returning move, this time from the Street Fighter Alpha series. It’s a 2-bar V-Trigger that summons a mirrored image that follows Rose and executes the same commands she does.

“Soul Illusion” creates a mirror image
And opens up more combo paths!

This V-Trigger can make Rose a combo monster as it not only allows longer combos, but it also increases the damage of her Soul Spark projectiles. In addition, the mirrored image can cover your offense by making unsafe moves safer or allow you to close the distance against your opponent. Using the same normal move a second time in the same combo will launch the opponent, allowing for a different combo path.

Rose is looking future proof with her gameplay styles, allowing for a heavy offensive and mix-up style or a more traditional defensive style.

“What’s the meaning of fate? You shall know.”

During Rose’s victory screen, she tosses a tarot card as the results populate. There are many different cards that can appear during this screen.  Find out on April 19 when Rose releases as part of Season 5 of SFV!

Akira Kazama takes the SFV cast back to school!

The SFV Dev Team had a surprise up their sleeves! Akira Kazama made an appearance, showcasing some of her moves in SFV. Check out the teaser below

As you can see, Akira is going to be retaining some of her Rival Schools style in SFV such as her ability to execute flashy air combos!In addition, her older brother Daigo makes an appearance as one of her V-Triggers, bringing back the vibe of that classic Rival Schools gameplay.

We’ll be revealing more info about Rival Schools veteran Akira in the near future!

Capcom Pro Tour 2021 Begins April 17!

32 tournaments, 19 regions, the Ring of Galaxy stage, 3 new costumes and a brand new color for the ENTIRE SFV cast, Capcom Pro Tour 2021 is gearing up to be explosive! Check out the trailer below for all the updates on Capcom Pro Tour 2021, which starts on April 17.

Catch all the action on the Capcom Fighters channel with our first event in Japan on April 16 11PM PDT/3PM JST!

Street Fighter x Zedd

With the help of world-renowned DJ and hardcore gamer, Zedd, we also announced this amazing line of exclusive apparel! This combines Zedd’s unique style with classic Street Fighter to create the perfect combo. There’s even a glow in the dark Blanka hoodie!  You can get this exclusive collaboration apparel for a limited time on Zedd’s merch store: https://store.zedd.net/

All these and more are available now! There’s even one that glows in the dark!

New Costumes for Vega, Seth, and Juri are part of the Season 5 Premium Pass

We also announced brand new Professional style costumes for Vega, Seth, and Juri!

These costumes will be available on April 19 as part of the Season 5 Premium Pass or can be purchased in-store individually for $3.99 each!

In addition to these costumes, you also get all five Season 5 characters as they are released, bonus content “Eleven,” and more as part of the Season 5 Premium Pass! Check out the details below:

Get Street Fighter V content at a discount

Alongside Rose’s release, we are also having a sale on Street Fighter V content!

Get the following content at a discount (PlayStation 4 | PC Steam):

  • Street Fighter V
  • Street Fighter V: Champion Edition
  • Street Fighter V: Champion Edition Upgrade Kit

And that wraps up another season update! Thanks again for all of your continued support as Season 5 is underway. We hope you’re all excited for Rose’s release on April 19! Stay tuned for more info on Oro and Akira with future updates… although that fifth character is still shrouded in mystery. I wonder who it is…