After a week of accidental leaks and anticipation, Capcom has announced that Brazilian Laura Matsuda will join the cast of Street Fighter V. An heir to the Matsuda Jiu-Jitsu fighting style—and probably a relative to Street Fighter III's Sean Matsuda—Laura will use "quick moving attacks and command grabs" to overwhelm opponents.
Laura's V-Skill is called Linear Movement, and is reminiscent of Blanka's beast hop in that it quickly moves the character forward or backward depending on the direction held. Where it differs, however, is that by just hitting the buttons with no direction held Laura will perform an overhead attack much like fighters in Street Fighter III: Third Strike.
Her V-Trigger is called Spark Show, and it enchances all her attacks and V-Skill. Linear Movement will move farther, her fireball travels a greater distance and all of her attacks and grabs deal more stun.
For those who have not seen Laura's official trailer, check it out after the jump.