Ice to meet you! Next Street Fighter V character is Kolin

The next pugilist joining the Street Fighter V [official site] roster is someone old, someone new, someone bearfriendly [nice -ed.] and someone blue. Capcom have announced that they’re elevating background character Kolin to playable status, sending her out to ice fools with her cryokinetic powers. She was first introduced in 1997’s Street Fighter III as the personal assistant to one of those Illuminati naughties but will throw her fur hat into the ring on February 28th. Here, check out her chilly moves in this trailer:

Here’s what Capcom say about some of those moves you’re seeing:

V-Skill: Inside Slash

Kolin’s unique counter allows her to deflect and automatically punish incoming moves with ease.

V-Trigger: Diamond Dust

With a full V-meter, Kolin can slam the ground twice with her foot, each time shooting out a path of sharp icicles across the floor. In addition to damage and stun, this move freezes the opponent’s stun gauge. While in this special state, the stun gauge will not deplete and if Kolin is successful in stunning the opponent, they will be frozen in place.

Critical Art: Frost Tower

Kolin dashes forward with a slice of her hand. If the attack connects, she’ll continue summoning large icicles from the ground, throwing the opponent into the air and shattering the ice to drop them to the ground.

In the usual Street Fighter V way, Kolin will be unlocked with the ‘Fight Money’ virtuacash earned by playing. Impatient and minted players can choose to unlock Kolin — and other upcoming characters — by paying £24.99/29,99€/$29.99 for the Season 2 Character Pass, which also includes some costumes.

Capcom say they’re keeping an eye on Street Fighter V’s balance and have some changes in the works. Expect an announcement on that in March.


  1. Ansob says:

    Tragic to see that the Street Fighter universe’s critical trouser shortage has gone unaddressed by any of the World Warriors to date.

    (She looks really fun to play, but gosh, her default and battle outfits are daft.)

    • welverin says:

      And yet, still better than anything NetherRealm makes. God are their character designs awful.

      • Sorif says:

        Mortal Kombat 9 had terrible character design. Mortal Kombat X they shot for a more realistic looking universe, it all comes down to the art style not everything has to look like Street Fighter to appeal. I felt MKX was pretty great looking.

        Meaning no offense by any of this.

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      Oakreef says:

      Either her thighs are freezing or the rest of her is roasting.

    • geldonyetich says:

      If realism is your concern, then how about the realism that they figure this game is more likely to sell if they cater to testosterone than cover up their female models?

  2. welverin says:

    Did you guys ditch the pound and adopt the dollar, or are you just using the dollar sign itself?

  3. Jerppa says:

    I had completely forgotten that Batman & Robin exists.

  4. Napalm Sushi says:

    It bemuses me that fantasy characters from cold places always possess the power of… cold. Wouldn’t their culture be more obsessed with the idea of keeping things warm?

    • Chillicothe says:


      Good point.

    • montfalcon says:

      Yeah, a russian blue-eyed blonde with frost powers. A siberian ice-queen wearing a ushanka. Yawn. Call me if their next character is a brazilian footballer with spiky hair and a fire theme…

      • Gailim says:

        in street fighter, the Brazilians all play basketball and have electricity powers

  5. Synesthesia says:

    Wow, the audio mix on that trailer is a hot mess. What the fuck?