Announcing the Return of Nash and the Street Fighter V Online Beta Program

Feb 24, 2015 // ComboFiend

Hey everyone!

We are happy to announce two huge pieces of news for the upcoming Street Fighter V… the return of Nash, and the online beta program!

Charlie Nash has been a fan favorite character in the Street Fighter series for years and finally makes his comeback in Street Fighter V, although noticeably a little… different. For those who are unfamiliar with him, continue on for a quick history lesson.


First mentioned in Street Fighter II: The World Warrior (1991) by Guile during his quest for revenge; Nash was a lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force and one of Guile’s best friends. Although it was hinted that M.Bison was involved in Charlie’s disappearance in the past, it was never really fully explained…

…Until the Street Fighter Alpha series that is. In Street Fighter Alpha II (1996) we see firsthand that a helicopter controlled by M.Bison’s forces make quick work of Nash as M.Bison gets away. Initially presumed to be dead by both friends and foes alike, Nash’s return shows that his story is far from over.

While the mysteries surrounding his return will become clear later on, for now we’re pleased to announce that the originator of the Sonic Boom is back with quite a few new tricks that you can see in the photos below.

Nash takes to the air and comes down toward the opponents with a sharp flip kick.

Nash grabs the opponent and slams them to the ground before infusing their face with more force than he uses to throw a sonic boom.

Nash slices through the air with a sharp kick that knocks the opponent away!

What is Nash’s goal in SFV? You will have to wait and see.

The second piece of news is perhaps the most exciting of all. Also announced today, we will be performing the largest and most ambitious online beta program in franchise history with Street Fighter V on PS4 and PC!  These tests will be essential to collect your feedback and to ensure that Street Fighter V is the best iteration yet.  In North America , players who pre-order the game will automatically be enrolled into the beta program. 

More details, including timing on the beta program will be revealed in the future so stay tuned for updates. Until then, SONIC BOOM!