Capcom has revealed the first look at Street Fighter favourite Guile, who joins the Street Fighter 5 later in April as part of the latest free update. The US army Major joins with a familiar incarnation of the iconic Air Force base stage from Street Fighter 5.
As well as sharing the first look at Guile, Capcom also outlined its plans to punish rage-quitters (those who leave competitive online games early because they're losing), who since the game's launch in February have been able to get away with quitting without consequence.
"The way this will work is the system will identify players who have high disconnect rates during matches and will lock them out of matchmaking for a period of time," states the blog. "Players who have been identified as abusing the system will receive an in-game message notifying them they have been locked out of matchmaking."
Capcom states that "more additions and enhancements to this system will be implemented in the future" which is good given the above isn't exactly the most detailed description or likely to ease the concerns of many Street Fighter fans.
In regard to Guile, the blog reveals his V-Skill special move is called Sonic Blade – a projectile that also juices up Guile's Sonic Boom move – while his V-Trigger skill is called Solid Puncher and allows the player to throw out continuous Sonic Booms of varying speeds for a limited time. His critical is the Sonic Hurricane.
Guile will be free to all players until Capcom introduces its in-game shop for its Zenny currency – which can be earned or bought with real-world currency and will allow players to unlock DLC characters. The same applied to Alex, the DLC character who joined in March.
In regard to matchmaking the post reads: "We will also be making a number of improvements to Street Fighter 5's matchmaking. Many users should have an easier time creating and connecting to Battle Lounges and we are also loosening the restrictions on finding an opponent. We know users in Europe and other parts of the world have experienced some issues finding opponents and this should help increase the amount of battles coming their way."