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New Street Fighter 5 character revealed – and it's not Helen

The Street Fighter 5 new character for Season 2 has been announced and it's not Helen as everyone had expected.

on 9 February 2017

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Capcom has today revealed that the latest playable character to be added to the Street Fighter 5 roster is the 'Phantasm of Snow and Ice', Kolin.

Coming via the game's Season 2 character content drop – and announced ahead of Lupe Fiasco’s DROGAS Light album party in San Francisco – Kolin will be joining up with the likes of Season 2's Akuma and series-favourite Ryu on February 28 and may well become a go-to choice for fans of the series what with her fluid speed-based move set.

Related: Street Fighter 5 review

Speaking of the Lupe Fiasco album party, gamers will be able to watch some of the world's best Street Fighter players lock horns whilst also laying witness to a battle between Fiasco himself and Daigo ''The Beast'' Umehara.

It's all kicking off on February 15 and can be viewed on Capcom's Twitch channel right here.

As a refresher since its initial release last year, the characters that made up the Season 1 DLC drop were Alex, Guile, Balrog, Ibuku, Juri and Urien.