29 Jul 2021 2:04 PM +00:00

Street Fighter 5: Everything We Know About Oro The Hermit

Rose might have been the most recent addition to Street Fighter 5 Champions Edition, but the team behind the game have given fans a substantial look at the games next character: the hermit known as Oro.

Returning from Street Fighter III, Oro retains his original moveset along with a handful of new moves (more on that further down). However, unlike SFIII where he sealed one of his arms, in SFV his pet turtle occupies his other hand.

If you're wondering when Oro will release, what his gameplay looks like and all the info you'd ever need on his moveset, then read on.

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July 29, 2021 -

Capcom has at long last announced a date for when they'll reveal all about the Street Fighter Summer 2021 Update.

It all kicks off on August 3, with details about Oro, Akira, "and more!".

We can't wait to see what they have planned.

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June 14, 2021 [11pm BST] -

What a bust! No info about Oro or Akira at Capcom's E3 show.

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June 14, 2021 [10am BST] -

We're less than 24 hours away from the start of Capcom's live E3 Showcase.

The event itself gets underway at 14:30 Pacific Time (PT) which for those in the UK means a rather late watch at 10.30pm BST.

It's all available to watch via E3's official channels, so that means you can tune in with either Twitch, YouTube, Facebook or Twitter channels.

Hopefully, Street Fighter 5 will have something to show us during the event!

June 11 - Capcom is taking part in E3 2021 but it's not clear exactly what they'll have to reveal. There are two important dates for your diary.

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The first date is June 10. This is when the Summer Games Fest Kickoff Live event takes place.

The show begins at 11am PT / 2pm ET / 7pm BST / 8pm CEST and will include several developers and publishers, including Capcom.

Alternatively, Capcom also has another E3 showcase planned for June 14 at 22:30pm BST.

As we mentioned, it's not clear where Street Fighter will fit in, or if Oro will be mentioned, as it could be that the main show is reserved for just The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles, Monster Hunter Stories 2, Monster Hunter Rise or Resident Evil Village.

Only time will tell, so stay tuned for more details.

Oro Release Date

Oro is coming to Street Fighter 5 as part of the games Summer update.

This means we can likely expect to see the character launch at any point between Monday, 21 June and ends Wednesday, 22 September.

Oro Gameplay

Take a look at some gameplay of Oro in action, shown during the Street Fighter V Champion Edition Spring Update:

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Oro Moveset

Confirmed details from Capcom Unity.

Oro’s classic leaping attack makes a comeback and will avoid the opponent’s low attacks while netting you a counter hit when timed correctly. Of course Oro can also utilize his patented double jump which gives him the ability to modify his jump arc.

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Oro retains some of his classic moves from SFIII
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Oro retains some of his classic moves from SFIII

One of Oro’s new moves is called “Tsuranekeashi.” This kick move is used to help keep opponents at bay, but can also be used in combos. The EX version can allow for some follow-up attacks!

Oro’s V-Skill I is called “Onibi.” SFIII fans will recognize that this move looks similar to his SFIII projectile Super Art “Yagyou Dama.” The fireball can bounce off the floor at varied angles leading to different areas Oro can apply pressure. Although it’s a bit slow to start up, it has several projectile hits of damage, so it can go through opponents’ fireballs.

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Onibi gives Oro opportunities to apply more pressure.
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Onibi gives Oro opportunities to apply more pressure.

His V-Skill II is a new move called “Minomushi,” where he makes a small hop. By inputting a punch or kick after this move, Oro can follow up with additional moves.

Oro’s V-Trigger I is called “Manrikitan,” which gives him access to his returning move, the “Kishinriki” command throw. Much like his SFIII version of the move, Oro will grab and slam down his opponent multiple times. His V-Trigger I can also be executed in the air!

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Oro’s V-Trigger II is his popular move, “Tengu Stone.” Oro summons pieces of the ground and objects that will float above him and act as follow-ups to his attacks. Every so often, a special item may get pulled in that has a surprising effect on opponents.