Look, there's no way Blanka wasn't going to be in Street Fighter 5. Series producer Yoshinori Ono bloody loves the bulky Brazilian beastman. He carries a tiny plastic Blanka around with him everywhere he goes, the little green galoot acting as his proxy in selfies at every international event he attends. Blanka was definitely going to be in Street Fighter 5.
Street Fighter V carries on the side-scrolling fighting gameplay of its predecessors, in which two fighters use a variety of attacks and special abilities to knock out their opponent. The game features the EX gauge introduced in Street Fighter III, which builds as the player lands attacks and can be used to either power up special moves or perform super combos known as Critical Arts, although the Focus Attacks of the last game have been removed.