Cody, the rebellious on-off detainee, will return in Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition as the new mayor of Metro City. Yes, instead of the ruffian he once was, Capcom announced that Cody's story about his release will fulfill his duties as mayor of Metro City.
Cody was first seen in a beat-em-up series called Final Fight . His first appearance on a Street Fighter game was on Street Fighter Alpha 3 . As a belligerent guy, Cody is repeatedly thrown into prison or returns voluntarily. He accidentally broke out in Super Street Fighter IV because he was very bored of prison life. However, since he could not thrive in a peaceful environment, he returned to prison at will. In Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition Mike Haggar clears up Cody's list of his crimes that suddenly make him the mayor of Metro City. Even with constant complaints, Cody really enjoys his new kind of work, and he's anxious to prove he's worth the position. He is still the same ruffian we all know and love, and that does not stop him from having problems with his fists. Or with his knives. Or with his trusty pipe.
Cody is using his current version in SFV via Capcom:
Cody's move to Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition […] is similar to that of his previous appearances, but was changed to his new, chic style to suit. When he's not in the V-Trigger, Cody can not throw any more pieces like a projectile or unleash a Criminal Upper as before. Instead, Cody now has Tornado Sweep, making a whirling gust of wind like a traditional fireball. Cody still has Ruffian Kick and Zonk Knuckle as special moves. Besides, he now has a few target combinations.
V-Skill – Double Kick
A train from Final Fight, Cody jumps up quickly and makes two kicks from the air to either side. Double Kick can be used as an effective anti-air and can also end a combo in certain situations.
V-Trigger I – Side Weapon
In this two-block V-trigger, Cody takes out his signature knife. Sidearm increases the range of Cody's normal punches, which also become safer in the block while holding the knife. He can also throw the knife by pressing HP + HK again directly against the opponent or in an upward angle as anti-air. After he throws the knife, Cody can pull his knife out again by pressing HP + HK while V-Trigger I is active.
Cody also gets the special "Rapid Fire", which cuts him several times and is a great combination. Even if the duration of V-Trigger I ends, Cody still keeps the knife with him until he either throws it or hits his opponent.
V-Trigger II – Dirty Coach
In this two-block V-Trigger, Cody is armed with his trusty Pipe. With the pipe in hand, the reach of HP's Cody's is dramatically increased. He also channels his inner baseball player and wins Gentle Swing by repressing HP + HK or Gentle Upper Swing, the anti-air version.
If you wonder where Cody's stones went, they'll be implemented in this V-trigger! During the V-Trigger II, Cody can use the Bean Ball, throwing a rock in front of him. Although the rock has a hitbox when thrown alone, Cody can follow by beating him with Gentle Swing with different results. Depending on the timing of the stone hits the opponent with a light bow from the air, meets several times on the opponent or rolls on the feet of the opponent. Also, if Cody Gentle follows Upper Swing, the stone flies off the screen and eventually lands a certain distance, depending on which punch button was used.
Cody loses access to Tornado Sweep with the pipe in hand, he has the ability to break some of his special moves into Gentle Swing. Similar to the knife, Cody sticks to the pipe after the end of V-Trigger II until he hits the opponent with it – also in the block.
Critical Art – Criminal Punisher
Cody takes his past behind bars and unleashes a devastating tornado reminiscent of Criminal Upper from previous games.
Cody will be available on June 26 on Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition but is now playable E3 as a demo. The game is currently available for PlayStation 4. Higher is the goodness below, so if you want to get this man in your roster, definitely get him for SFV: AE this June![Source: Capcom Blog]