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We’ll have to wait just a bit longer for Alex to join Street Fighter V‘s roster as the first post-launch warrior. Alex has been one of the most fan requested characters for Street Fighter V and Capcom has put in a lot of work to make him appeal to old school and new players alike. 

Alex is an American fighter from Manhattan, New York, who hasn’t been with his parents since they died when he was a young boy; his current family consists of his father’s friend, Tom and his teenage daughter, Patricia, who live under the same roof with him. Alex trains daily at Tom’s gym, having learned everything he knows about fighting from Tom himself. Tom, being a military veteran and a renowned refiner of fighting moves, often visits military bases as well as maintaining his own gym.

First Game:
Street Fighter III: New Generation (1997)

Fighting Style:
Wrestling and kickboxing

Specials:
Flash Chop, Power Bomb, Air Knee Smash, Air Stampede, Slash Elbow, Spiral DDT, Hyper Bomb, Boomerang Raid, Drop Kick, Stun Gun Headbutt

Alex has been one of the most fan requested characters for Street Fighter V and Capcom has put in a lot of work to make him appeal to old school and new players alike. Having made his first appearance in Street Fighter III back in 1997, Alex is a brash grappler whose bold attitude tends to get him in trouble. His parents died while he was still young, so he was raised by his father’s friend, Tom, who taught him everything he knows about fighting.

In Street Fighter V, Alex returns as a powerful grappler that can inflict big damage with his close range Power Bomb command grab and his long limbs to fight from midrange distances. The threat doesn’t end there however, as Alex has a variety of special attacks that can cover a large portion of the screen for those times when the opponent keeps him out. Players looking for a methodical grappler who can do big burst damage up close, yet still do well at midrange, will find themselves perfectly at home with Alex.

V-Skill: Overhaul

Alex stretches and gets ready to land the next killer blow. Once Alex finishes his animation, the very next attack he pulls off will count as a hard hit and damage the opponent as if they were counter attacked. If that attack misses or is blocked however, he loses the hard hit bonus.

V-Trigger: Rage Shift

Alex channels his wrestling training and gains access to a brand new clothesline attack. This attack can be charged and during that time, it can parry an attack. Upon full charge, if Alex makes contact with a blocking opponent, he will break their guard, leaving them open to an immediate attack.

Critical Art: Heavy Hammer

Alex hits the opponent with a thunderous chop that knocks the opponent around. He then grabs them and takes them up to the highest of heights in a crucifix hold, only to viciously drop them down on their heads at the fastest of speeds.

Alex will become available when the update is scheduled to go live later this month. Remember, by playing through all Character Story Mode content, you will earn more than enough Fight Money to buy Alex for free!

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Kevin "Method" van Dongen

Ain't no thing like me, except me. I am the biggest half behind this website and love to write about my deep love for fighting games, (J)RPG's and Destiny. Really do not like Call of Duty and absolutely love pizza.

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