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'Final Fight' boss Abigail to join 'Street Fighter V' roster

'Final Fight' boss Abigail to join 'Street Fighter V' roster
From Engadget - July 17, 2017

The Final Fight series never really took off in the same way Street Fighter did, but it's not exactly a dead franchise. Interesting characters from the old games, such as Guy, Cody and Rolento, have joined the roster of several Street Fighter titles. Abigail will be the first bruiser of Final Fight origin to appear in SFV, though, which has thus far been populated by returning Street Fighter characters or entirely new ones. Abigail was a non-playable boss in the Final Fight games he appeared in, so this will be his first ever appearance on the character select screen. He's also the first Canadian combatant to be playable in any Street Fighter title.

Abigail and his Metro City Bay Area stage will be added to SFV on July 25th. He's the fourth of six new DLC characters dropping as part of the Season 2 roster update, which started with Akuma at the end of last year. SFV has not exactly made the splash Capcom would have hoped, but Street Fighter will never not be popular among the competitive fighting game community and eSports fans alike. Adding new and previously unplayable characters, as much as everyone hates DLC, at least keeps the game fresh for casual players, and mixes up the meta for the professional contingent.

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