Street Fighter 5 initially released just about two years ago with two seasons of characters being added in the time since. This was followed up by the release of Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition very recently that coincided with the release of the third season of DLC that led off with Sakura. Fans have been waiting since the game’s original release for the fan favorite Blanka and now we know exactly when he will be arriving as part of the third season DLC for Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition.
Capcom revealed through their Capcom Unity blog that Blanka will be joining the lineup of fighters next week on February 20th as the second character in season 3.
Blanka in Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition features a brand new design that is upgraded and looks great. It definitely goes more on the beastly side of the character, which you can see in the above picture.
The story mode for Blanka features a funny story where someone comes to him and ends up mass producing a toy in his likeness, which seems to have produced the hilarious alternate story costume that you can see directly below.
In addition, there will also be a nostalgia costume based on his classic look that you can get as well for those interested in that design.
With the release of Blanka on February 20th, he will obviously be included as part of the Season 3 DLC pass if you have that already. Otherwise, you can purchase him separately for $5.99 or with 100,000 in-game Fight Money.