Satsui no Hado!
We all knew Ryu had a dark side... Fueled by anger and the desire to be the strongest fighter in the world, Ryu with the Surge of Murderous Intent is awakened! Evil Ryu has been resprited, ready and raring to go!
Will Ryu be able to take on his dark side? Just look at that dark aura emanating from him... If anything, he's definitely threatening. Like before, Ryu and Evil Ryu have different movesets. However, with these new sprites also come some dastardly new techniques!
This is one of Evil Ryu's alternate outfits: Violent Ken! Here we see him decimating Crash Bandicoot with the Kongou Kokuretsuzan (AKA Vajra Province Rending Slash), which is his new Down Smash! Just look at the power behind that punch! While Ryu relies on focus and precision, Evil Ryu cares only for violence and destruction.
Evil Ryu not only had tweaks to his standard attacks, he also had tweaks to his special moves! His Side Special is now the Ashura Senku, which allows him to float ominously past any attack, like a special dodge maneuver.
After hovering past the enemy (hold Special to pass), Evil Ryu will follow up with a dastardly punch to the backside, Oni's Rakan Dantojin! By releasing the Special button early, you can even choose to attack from the front, though this leaves you more open to be attacked first. I'm sure Bowser didn't see this coming, he's too busy fighting portly plumbers all the time!
Despite their differences, Evil Ryu manages to keep a few maneuvers from Ryu in his arsenal, such as the Focus Attack! Just like Ryu, this is his Down Special and can be charged up for a powerful stun punch. If attacked while charging, Evil Ryu will perform the stun punch after tanking the hit!
Uh oh, Ryu and Ken are in trouble! Is that Oni, Akuma's ultimate transformation? ... Nah, it's just one of Evil Ryu's alternate outfits! It's not like Evil Ryu needed to look even more evil to be taken seriously though. He's a force to be reckoned with no matter what!
Being showcased here is an attack in ACTION, a new Down Air! This attack is known as the Misogi. Evil Ryu will plummet to the ground and SMASH the opponent into the dirt, unleashing a huge explosion! A powerful move indeed! Be careful not to do it when there isn't dirt to smash into below, though...
And finally, we showcase Evil Ryu's combo ability! Here, Evil Ryu utilizes his aerial Double Hadoken, EX Shoryuken, new Down Special with a cancel (something well known within the Street Fighter games), and his new Up Smash, Ryusokyaku! This isn't the only possible combo either. Like the other Street Fighter characters, combos will be prevalent throughout their movesets through direct attack cancels! Try everything and see what you can accomplish!Tune in every Friday for more updates!