Street Fighter V is preparing to reveal the next batch of DLC characters who will be included in the Season 2 character pass. Following the release of Akuma and Kolin, we have four more characters to look forward to, and the PlayStation Store leaked the next character this morning: the psychic teenage fighter Ed. Check him out in the gallery below.
The PlayStation Store description that spilled the beans has been removed, but this is what it said in description of the Season 2 character pass: "Contains 6 additional characters: Akuma, Kolin, Ed and 3 brand new fighters join the fight! Akuma, Kolin, and Ed are available now and will be followed by the 3 additional characters throughout the year. Each Season 2 character comes with a Premium Battle costume with colors 3-10 unlocked. Additionally, Street Fighter V Season 2 Character Pass holders will receive an exclusive PS4 theme and default costume colors 1-3 for all Season 2 Character Pass characters!"
Ed should make for an interesting character, if for no other reason than his age and size. Originally recruited to be a potential body backup for M. Bison, Ed was saved by Balrog, who he now follows as a kind of younger brother figure or student. We expect Ed to move quickly and make more use of his agility than his brute strength. He's also capable of discharging psychic energy, so that could make for some interesting zoning techniques and combos.
Being a student of Balrog's we wouldn't be surprised if Ed's main fighting style was some kind of street boxing. We're pretty sure we could get into that: a quick-footed young boxer who isn't afraid to fight dirty and use his psychic powers when he has to. To unlock him as soon as he's made available, you can either purchase the Season 2 Character Pass or else save up some fight money. Any and all characters can be purchased with the in-game currency, but you'll have to grind your little heart out to earn enough.
So what do you think? Was Ed a pleasant surprise, or were you hoping for someone different? Don't forget to check out a few pictures in the gallery below to see what he looks like, and drop us a line on Facebook or Twitter!