The new city mayor is almost here.
Welcome back on the streets, Mayor Cody.
Mayor Cody is real and here to stay.
And by real, we mean in-real-life real! In a trailer released by Street Fighter today, the new fighter is seen to be portrayed by Kenny Omega.
The trailer opens with a phone call ring inside the office of the mayor in Metro City. The current mayor, Cody Travers, picks up the phone and in comes a mysterious voice, which orders Cody to turn on the television. The whole scene transitioned into the actual character trailer of Cody, shown through the television screen.
Who is Kenny Omega, anyway?
Kenny Omega is a professional wrestler under the New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW). Apart from wrestling, Omega is known in the fighting game community of Street Fighter. He has appeared in The Excellent Adventures of Gootecks & Mike Ross.
Kenny Omega’s favorite Street Fighter character is Cody Travers, and it has been such a great opportunity for him to be chosen as the live action character for Cody.
A little something I worked on in secrecy. A proud moment to assume the role of my favorite SF fighter! Thanks to @CapcomFighters and all of the kind staff I met on set. You were all great. (Well, I never met the guy on the phone but I’m sure you’re swell)
The scene on the trailer was based on the opening of beat-em-up video game Final Fight on the SNES.
Cody is coming to Street Fighter soon.
About a month from now, Mayor Cody will arrive on the Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition roster at exactly June 26 on the PlayStation 4, Xbox, and PC. The new mayor comes in different costumes: story costume, battle costume, nostalgia costume, and Final Fight costume.
Watch the crazed trailer here!