Laura Matsuda brings Brazilian jiu-jitsu to Street Fighter V

Street Fighter V_Laura_1_special_3Even though her existence was “leaked” about a week ago, Capcom today has officially revealed the latest Street Fighter V fighter: Laura Matsuda.

The new Brazilian jiu-jitsu fighter was announced by Yoshinori Ono during the ongoing Brasil Game Show. Those attending the NY Comic-Con this weekend will be able to try out the new electro-charged grappler during the updated demo they’ll have on hand at the event.

Take a look at some screens and the reveal video below.

Street Fighter V – Laura Matsuda:

Street Fighter V: Laura Reveal Trailer:

Street Fighter V: Laura Reveal Trailer

Revealed moments ago by Yoshinori Ono from Brasil Game Show (BGS), newcomer and Brazilian native Laura Matsuda has been introduced into the world of Street Fighter and is confirmed as a playable character in Street Fighter V. Attendees at BGS and New York Comic Con (also taking place this weekend) will have the opportunity to play a brand new demo build featuring Laura, along with all of the previously confirmed characters: Ryu, Ken, Chun-Li, Cammy, Vega, M. Bison, Birdie, Charlie Nash, Necalli, R. Mika, Rashid, Karin and Zangief.

About Laura
Joining the series from her homeland in Brazil, Laura Matsuda is a Jiu-Jitsu specialist, a first for the Street Fighter series. Continuing the tradition of the famed Matsuda fighting style, Laura is constantly looking for strong opponents around the world to defeat, in an effort to spread the Matsuda Jiu-Jitsu?s name and prestige. Laura?s methodical grapple technique comes equipped with a stunning ?Thunder Clap? projectile that zaps opponents and leaves them questioning if they should get in close, or keep their distance. By activating her ?Spark Show? state, Laura?s projectiles fly further and her attacks and grabs have increased stun damage. Using a variety of quick moving attacks and effective command grabs, Laura will become a favorite for players who enjoy ?up close and personal? mind games.