It’s time to dust off your Hadokens and get your button-mashing fingers competition-ready. Capcom has announced that Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition will be making its way to the PlayStation 4 and Windows PC on January 16, 2018 for $39.99.
This is an updated version of the Street Fighter V game that was released early last year. In the Arcade Edition, players will have access to the original content as well as brand new modes and features including:
- Arcade Mode
- Extra Battle Mode
- New V-trigger moves
- New User Interface (UI)
- Season 1 DLC characters
- Season 2 DLC characters
Players who already own Street Fighter V will be able to download the new content for free through an in-game update when the new edition releases. Unfortunately, players will not get free access to the DLC characters; they will still need to purchase these characters in-game using Fight Money.
In Arcade Mode, players will be able to choose six different paths and compete against CPU opponents. The paths will be based off of classic Street Fighter themes and new unique endings will be revealed based on the player’s performance. In Extra Battle Mode, players will compete in timed challenges. Completing all four challenges in a month will yield a special premium outfit exclusive to that mode. New challenges and more unannounced content will be released in the future.
There wasn’t a lot of information given about the new user interface but it is “being redesigned with new color schemes, revised menus and exciting pre-and-post-fight effects.” The Gallery will allow players to unlock hundreds of illustrations as they play through the Arcade Mode. Characters will also have two Y-Triggers, which will enhance the combat system.
In addition to these new modes and features, there will be 12 new characters from Season 1 and Season 2 added to the original 16-character roster, bringing the total to 28. These new characters include: Alex, Guile, Balrog, Ibuki, Juri, Urien, Kolin, Akuma, Abigail, Ed, and Menat. The last character for Season 2 has yet to be revealed, but rumors are flying that it could possibly be Zeku.
Original owners of the game and future owners of the Arcade Edition will all be placed in the same player pool, and cross-platform play will continue with this new edition.
You can watch the reveal trailer below and check out new screenshots in the Gallery.
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