Street Fighter V was released in 2016. The game was poorly received at launch, with the main complaints being the lack of content (the game didn't even have an arcade mode) and the netcode not being up to scratch. For Final Fight fans it was a let-down because no characters from the series appeared in the game. That was until the following year, when it was revealed that Abigail, the boss of the Bay Area level in the original Final Fight, was going to be a playable character as part of the second season's DLC fighters.

Reaction to Abigail's announcement was not good, as his reveal trailer shows. It seems a lot of people hate the guy, and believe that another character should have been in the game over him. It didn't help that his reveal was during the same time that Geese Howard was revealed to be in Tekken 7 and Trunks was in Dragon Ball FighterZ. I don't mind though, and I think it's interesting that Capcom were able to take such a minor character from the series and bring him back with all new moves. He's the biggest character in the game as well, managing to make even Zangief look tiny. A nice extra for fans is that a new stage was added when he was released, based on the end of the Bay Area of Final Fight. Abigail's story mode also features some cameos by Mad Gear members, like Roxy.

Later on in 2017, another character was announced: Zeku. Zeku was Guy's master, and made his first appearance in Guy's Street Fighter Alpha 2 ending. Despite Zeku being an even more obscure character than Abigail, reaction to him was much more positive, possibly helped by the fact that his story and a few of his moves imply he's got something to do with the Strider series. His move set has him share some of Guy's techniques, and one of his attack is the same as Maki's combo finisher in Final Fight 2 -a jumping high kick.

Street Fighter V is available on Playstation 4 and PC. Abigail and Zeku can be unlocked via in game currency (you'll have to grind a lot to unlock them though!) or you can get them via the season 2 character pass. If you've yet to play this game, I'd get the new version as it includes all of the season 1 and 2 characters...at least if you buy it new.

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