Just before taking the wraps off the top 8 finals for "Street Fighter 5," Capcom unveiled the mystery character that is headed straight to its popular fighting video game. A new character is on its way to 'SF5.' Taking the center stage at the Evo 2017, the game developer announced the arrival of Abigail in the sixth installment of its hit "Street Fighter" series. For those unaware, the character hails from Capcom’s side-scrolling beat-'em-up video game dubbed, "Final Fight."

It can be recalled that Abigail was originally one of the members of the bulky bruisers in the Mad Gear crew in "Final Fight," but players were highly unlikely to cross paths with the giant until towards the conclusion of the game.

Other characters

Polygon reported that in addition to Abigail, another Mad Gear gang member, Hugo, marked his debut in the "Street Fighter" series with "Street Fighter 3: Second Impact." While Hugo was without an iota of doubt massive, Abigail seems to be the biggest character to make an appearance in "Street Fighter" to date. As seen in the recently rolled out trailer, Abigail is roughly about twice the height of Ed.

"Street Fighter 5" season two pass comprises six DLC (downloadable content) characters and Abigail is character number four. Until now, Capcom has brought in Ed, Kolin, and Akuma for the game's second season.

Abigail with his stage Metro City Bar Area will be up for grabs on July 25.

Here's the "Street Fighter 5" Abigail gameplay trailer, which gives us a brief glimpse of the Metro City Bay Area stage as well.

Other recent announcements

There have been myriad "Street Fighter V" related revelations this week, during the unveiling of the 2017 Capcom Pro Tour stage. Among other announcements, it was revealed that the famed Suzaku Castle stage would make a comeback on July 25.

While the team behind the popular game refrained from making any additional announcement on Sunday, July 16, it's obvious that players will have a lot to delve into later this month as the game developer is still bent on building "SFV" as a platform.

Players can get their hands on Abigail either by shelling out in-game fight money or along with "FF5" second season character pass, which will come bearing a price tag of $29.99 and features the other downloadable characters for season two.

A large number of players abandoned "Street Fighter V" following a rugged season one. Have you too given up playing the game or are you still counting on the arrival of new playable characters including Abigail? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.