'Store balls of fire' my ass, McBain
Capcom has released two new skins as DLC for its flagship scrapper Street Fighter V: Champion Edition. Both outfits belong to antagonist Juri Han, chosen as the winners of a costume design contest held by the publisher in 2022. The outfits are available for a few dollars each, or are included in the latest Premium Pass.
The Street Fighter community, filled with talented artists, has arrived with an incredible collection of costumes for a variety of warriors from across the world of SFV. However, when the finalists were put to public vote, the #JuriFeet army came out in droves, and the two winning entries now hang in the Korean assassin's wardrobe. Admittedly, that would have offered more variety to incorporate a "one finalist per character" decision, especially given how good some of the other entries were. But what is done is done.
The first outfit - as designed by Steven "JNxC" La - is an ensemble similar to that of a high-ranking Shadaloo official, complete with a M. Bison-style cap and ripped uniform. The look is completed with fingerless gloves and mismatched fingerless leggings. Juri's new secondary leads – as designed by second-place winner “Gar” – see Ms. Han donning her gang leader, complete with an intimidating set of dresses, spiked heels and chest wraps that wouldn't be out of place in the mid 1970s Toei gangster movie. Someone give this girl a wooden sword.
Frankly, I'm going to see these two outfits as a reward to Juri hands for putting up with Capcom's disinterest in the character since he joined SFV in 2022. While Juri remains an absolute bastard in his deliciously dark demeanor, it's been a battle difficult in competition against medium to high levels. Characters such as Cammy and Ibuki absolutely run around Juri, as she struggles with her intricate gadgetry and "clearly overhead but not lol" attacks.
Make no mistake, in the hands of an expert player (e.g. AiAi or TheRedGambit), Juri can be a formidable and dangerous opponent. But for your jobber buddy Moyse, it's mostly about working ten times harder for four times the reward, especially compared to my success as Laura or Karin. Despite her cool style, unique aesthetic, and seductive, femme fatale nature, Juri has consistently languished as one of SFV's weakest characters. So I'll take these new outfits as my prize for ALWAYS BELIEVE.
Even with Poison on the roster and my longtime Street Fighter main Rose on the horizon. I think I will continue with The Struggle. I just can't leave Juri. She has her claws in me. When the stars align, she can be very satisfying to play, but there's no denying that you basically have to be a loyalist to stick with her. Or failing that, just a sadist... maybe that explains why I fell in love with her in the first place.
"Alright, let's make this a lot of fun." »
Get the Juri costumes from the winners of the #SFVCostumeDesignContest starting March 18! ??
These costumes in #SFV can be purchased as part of the Season 5 Premium Pass, in store for $1,99, or obtained through 40K FM. pic.twitter.com/4wrBtAZzfK
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