What you doin’, Street Fighter V?
Starting on Monday, Aug. 6, two new Street Fighters are joining the latest game’s roster: The classic muay thai brawler and M. Bison crony Sagat, and a mysterious newcomer called “G,” aka the president of the world.
A character profile video describes G thusly: “G is a mysterious new character who wishes to unify the world as its president. He decides to spread his message in the ways the modern world can understand: Through social media.”
G is a tall, buff, and heavily bearded man whose default costume — consisting of a formal black, sleeveless suit and a comically tall top hat — is clearly meant to evoke the 16th U.S. president, Abraham Lincoln.
You have to hear his one-liners to believe them. And the custom-made music for his trailer. Oh my lord the music. This is peak Street Fighter V weirdness.
The characters are available to purchase digitally for $5.99 apiece, but they’re also free to download for anyone who already owns the game’s $29.99 Season 3 pass.