V-Skill, V-Trigger, and V-Reversals.
Capcom has released a new video detailing the new battle system of Street Fighter V:
Like the video above suggests, this involves something called he V-System, which comes with something called V-Gauge, which builds up as the character takes damage.
Here’s are the three things you can do with the V-Gauge:
V-Skill: V-Skills are unique skills per character that can be accessed at any time by pressing medium punch and medium kick together. These skills do not require use of the V-Gauge and have different uses per character (e.g. mobility, offensive, defensive). V-Skills are rather important in battle as they may help a character in an area they’re weak at or help to fill up the V-Gauge quicker. Learning how to properly and efficiently use each character’s V-Skill will be key in winning matches.
V-Trigger: V-Triggers are unique abilities per character that can only be activated once the V-Gauge is full, by pressing heavy punch and heavy kick together. V-Triggers, much like Ultras in Street Fighter IV, are a way for your character to turn the tide of battle. That, however, is where the similarities end. Activating the V-Trigger, which allows access to a character’s full potential, is merely step one. It is completely up to the player to properly utilize the benefits received from the V-Trigger to change the course of the match. As V-Triggers add quite a bit of depth to each character, mastering their use will be paramount to victory.
V-Reversals: V-Reversals take up one stock of V-Gauge, and allow a player to counter the attack of the opponent while blocking, thus creating some breathing room. They are similar to “Alpha counters” from the Street Fighter Alphaseries, but this time not every counter results in a universal effect; some push the opponent back, some knock them down and some switch sides. Players should explore each character to see how their V-Reversals function.
There’s also EX Gauge in the game too, which builds up as you deal damage to your opponent. The gauge allows players to perform powerful special attacked, and Critical Art, the high damaged cinematic attack, when the gauge is maxed out.
The game will be released on PC and PlayStation 4 sometime in 2016. You can show off the screen shots for Chun-Li, Ryu, M. Bison and Charlie below: