Showing posts with label Street Fighter. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Street Fighter. Show all posts

Friday, November 2, 2018

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Direct November 2018

The final Nintendo Direct for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate reveals a classic Street Fighter and a Pokemon character added to roster.

For the most ambitious crossover fighting game in video game history ever, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has assembled every fighter in series and more. Bandai Namco and Nintendo will bring this mega-action blockbuster on December 7 for Nintendo Switch.

In the latest reveal of the game, the final roster for the game is unveiled by director Masahiro Sakurai. Months ago, he promised that players will have a look at every character included in this title and now there are a total of 74.

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Direct November 2018

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Only a while ago, we knew that Sakurai is going to host the 40-minute long video released today to reveal the remaining characters and more details on the game.




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Final Two Characters
A cinematic opens up in a grand fighting arena where Little Mac from Nintendo's Punch-Out series has been punching his opponent to a corner and suddenly gets hit back in the face. His rival is then revealed to be Ken Masters from Street Fighter series.

Turning up the heat of the fight, Ken releases a Hadoken that Lil' Mac barely escapes and from behind the audience a pair of glowing eyes silently observes. He ends the fight with one of his finishing moves, sending his adversary off the ring.

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Ken Turns Up The Heat!

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The individual from the shadows now heads towards the ring and leaps from above to land directly on Ken but he moves at the last moment. The challenger with his fiery wrath is now revealed to be Incineroar from the Pokémon franchise.

Avoiding a few moves thrown at him, Incineroar hurls Ken on the ring ropes and throws him in the air to perform a series of wrestling moves on him (much like the ones fellow Street Fighter Zangief would use) before finishing the match by sending Ken flying off.

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Incineroar Enters The Ring!

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Joining as an Echo Fighter, Ken is adapted for Ultimate based on the version of his character from Super Street Fighter II Turbo. Despite being fairly similar to Ryu, he appears to be faster in the game and deals damage in varied form than his counterpart.

Ken also has a different shaped Hadoken, tatsumaki senpuukyaku hurricane kick delivers more hits and his fiery heavy shoryuken uppercut can burn his challengers. The spinning Shinryuken and Shippu Jinraikyaku are among two of his final smash attacks.

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Hailing from Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon games and the final evolution stage of Litten, Incineroar brings a bunch of pro-wrestling moves for SSBU. This buff cat-wrestler has debuted at number 74, also the last drafted to the brawl.

A creature of fire-based attacks, he specializes in carry out lariats and different suplexes on his rivals in a fight to crush them good. Besides, fire-type Pokémons are known to beat the living crap out of other from their race and he is here to throw his powerful punches.

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Special Edition

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Few of the long-running norms and rules are changed for SSBU as offering stage selection before choosing your players. Also, several characters that appear as Echo Fighters are not just simple re-skin of another character but their attack damage or speed features are slightly tweaked to make them stand out.

To get your hands on the Ultimate Special Edition at launch that comes in steelbook case, just place your pre-order for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate before December 6. It also comes with a stylish Super Smash Bros. themed Switch Pro controller.

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Super Smash Bros. Styled Switch Pro Controller

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Spirits Mode
You should also know that within the world of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, many characters have become "spirits" upon losing their forms and they will assist the players in fight. There is a huge list of them that you can assign as primary and support spirits.

These spirits will power up the fighters during a match or provide abilities like speed or strength. Mix matching them in certain way to compatible character would earn them extra perks to win a fight against selected opponents.

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Piranha Plant Pipes Up!

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Early Purchase Bonus Character | Piranha Plant
Another bit of news from today's Nintendo Direct that knocked everyone's socks off is the addition of the iconic common enemy Piranha Plant from the Super Mario Bros. platformer games as a playable fighter that will be rewarded as an early purchase bonus.

It is all mouth and teeth mostly lurking beneath warp pipes, will be available on February 2019 for free to those who would pre-order the digital version of the game or just register game card to their Switch devices before January 31, 2019.

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Fighters Pass

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Post-Launch DLC | Fighters Pass
Apparently, there will be five more characters developed as post-launched DLC content containing a unique playable fighter (not an Echo) with their own stages and themed background music, each set will be available for only $5.99.

These yet-to-be-announced DLC packs can also be yours when they are released if you simply purchase the Fighters Pass for $24.99 only. Additionally, placing the pre-order for digital version of Ultimate added with a Fighters Pass from Nintendo eShop within December 6 gets you 425 bonus Gold Points.

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New Inkling, Ridley and Wolf Amiibo

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New Amiibo
As announced previously, every fighter from Ultimate will have their own amiibo figures and that includes the one from DLC as well. Recently revealed Ken, Incineroar and Piranha Plant are no different from the treatment while some of them are coming shortly.

Alongside the launch of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Inkling, Ridley and Wolf amiibo figures will come out on December 7. By February 15, 2019, players can get their hands on King K. Rool, Ice Climbers and Piranha Plant. Later at some point the same year Isabelle, Pichu, Ken, Young Link will eventually release too.

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Story Mode | World of Light




Titled World of Light, the trailer opens up with every character from the game has gathered to collectively face a threat that turns out to be a beam of light which disintegrates everyone's physical form and transformed them into spirits, except Kirby.

Masahiro Sakurai has saved up the story mode of the game for last and boy, what a spectacular blast it was. This new adventure is unlike any other you have seen in the entire franchise so far and delivered an intense twist by revealing at the end.

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Although, the ever-expanding roster of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate made many players' dream come true but also some may have expected a much bigger surprise at the end rather than Ken as an echo fighter and newly added Incineroar.

The most saddened part with many was the exclusion of poor Waluigi, who will not even be in Assist Trophy segment. After the characters' utter humiliation at the E3 2018 trailer of the game, Waluigi fans were still rooting for him.

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No Justice for Waluigi!

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When Sakurai went on saying, "That’s all the fighters you’ll find in the game", he literally hit the last nail in the coffin. With that, any hopes of him popping out as a surprise reveal is gone. Perhaps, we can see him in DLC in future? Maybe!?

The way previous Nintendo Direct has featured so many characters in the beginning, some of us honestly thought, we are getting introduced to more of them but since Ultimate always aimed for bringing back the existing stars of the franchise, they really weren't interested to draft in new fighters.

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition Character G and Sagat

Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition includes G and Sagat, final two characters from Season 3 into roster from August 6.

Currently in its Season 3 of content, two new fighters have joined the roster of popular fighting game Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition by developer/publisher Capcom. With their distinctive feature of move sets and unique back-stories, these two fighter sure going to add some tension to the already participating world warriors. Producer Yoshinori Ono of the game introduces G, one of the mysterious characters of the series and Sagat, self-proclaimed "God of Muay Thai", during EVO 2018.

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Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition Character G and Sagat

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Check out the new gameplay trailer of a brand-new, mysterious character of SFV, who simply goes by the name, G.




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G thinks himself as the “President of the World” and his goal is to unite entire populace of Earth in his name. Even though his agenda sounds nonsense, he does posses a fiery move set that is derived from Earth itself, which is why he calls himself the President. Players get to unlock new combos and his special moves get stronger as his level increases. One of the biggest perk he enjoys is to charge up in the middle of a fight and his Presidentiality can lessen if he is knocked down in combat.

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G, Man of Mystery

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Now take a look at the gameplay trailer of Sagat entering SFV roster in his majestic glory and an all-new avatar of unmatched fury.




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Sagat was the unplayable final boss of original Street Fighter game and a longtime rival of Ryu for receiving a trademark scar from him. Aside from that, the arrival of Sagat demands your attention and respect as you are only one deadly Tiger move away from getting decimated. In his quest of becoming world's strongest fighter, he brings back his signature move sets like Tiger Knee Crush, Tiger Shot and Tiger Uppercut to usher ferocity of his power crushing all opponents out there.

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Sagat, The Solitary King

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Scheduled to appear from August 6, a new stage based on Sagat’s stage from Street Fighter 2, King’s Court comes along with the character as well on PC and PlayStation 4. Both G and Sagat are available to purchase for $5.99 or using in-game "Fight Money" worth 100,000. They also come with Street Fighter V’s Season 3 character pass, which will cost you $29.99 only and purchasing it will unlock Cody, Blanka, Falke and Sakura. Acquiring these two new fighter with real world currency get you their very own Battle Costumes.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Street Fighter Board Game is Kickstarter Exclusive

Video game enthusiasts who wander around YouTube often have heard the name of "Angry Joe", who makes videos on games and movies with his own opinion and he is pretty famous. What you may not know that this guy is also responsible for a brand-new board game Street Fighter: The Miniatures Game on Kickstarter right now. Joe is the creator and co-designer of this project which he showcased earlier on his channel.

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Street Fighter Board Game is Kickstarter Exclusive

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This ambitious project was launched on Kickstarter with a $400,000 funding goal and already surpassed the initial goal. Officially the board game is licensed by Capcom and it's almost near completion with miniature samples available for display. So basically, if you take part by pledging a certain amount of money, you are just pre-ordering the game. Even if you are a Street Fighter fan, we would recommend you read the rulebook manual first.

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In case if you are interested in Kickstarter-exclusive board game Street Fighter: The Miniatures Game, we have a clip showcasing 3D Renders of miniatures from the game Set!




Concept for Street Fighter board game was first came to light in one of Joe's videos back in November 29, 2015. He just teased the fans saying that it would be a mash up of Dragon Ball Z, Mortal Kombat and Street Fighter series of fighting games. He talked about developing a rule set called Universal Tactics System for the project and shared plans to take it to Kickstarter for funding. Since we are seeing only Street Fighter: The Miniatures Game to be made, there will possibly be more.

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Street Fighter: The Miniatures Game

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Your selected classic Street Fighter characters will fight on large, expansive maps against single opponents or teams, which is the best part. There is a boss fight mode that allows three of World Warriors to go together up against Akuma and Bison. Movements are played out strategically by cards and dice on a grid-based map. Considering everything we mentioned and didn't, it seem like a perfect time for this board game to come out soon as Street Fighter series reached the 30th anniversary milestone.

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Although many might think that Street Fighter probably isn't quite a fit for a board game but this project looks fascinating and it's already happening. Lastly, even if you do not enjoy board games in general and would likely to never play with the set, the miniature figures are worth collecting as they are no less than any action figures already available on market.

Monday, March 19, 2018

Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection Release Date

It's been 30 years that Capcom's most celebrated fighting game series Street Fighter is entertaining us with one title after another. During 2017's Capcom Cup, Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection was officially announced as an anthology of 12 fan-favorite games but what we had for a release date was May 2018 and no specific day until now. Yes, we now know that the game will be released on May 29, 2018 and every fans waiting for the title are as thrilled as us.

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Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection Release Date

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Below is a recently released short clip from Capcom announcing the release date and some few other great things about Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection for you to check out.




Needless to mention that players are way too excited for the game because it packs years of nostalgia in one set that allows you to enjoy all those retro era games from the Street Fighter series on modern day gaming platforms. Some of the most essential titles like the Street Fighter Alpha Series and Street Fighter Turbo Series have made it to the anthology. You do not need to unlock any of these games and they all are available to play from the start.

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Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection Titles

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Among these greatest releases, Street Fighter II: Hyper Fighting, Super Street Fighter II: Turbo, Street Fighter Alpha 3, and Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike is up for online multiplayer. Another aspect that is common for these four titles are that they all are final installments of their cycle. The rules for the multiplayer is that, four players will go online and two of them will engage in a match while the other watching and wait for their turn.

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This all feels like a re-creation of the arcade feel, where you are faced by challengers during a fight with the AI. The only difference is, it's all online now. Whenever you are done with your opponent, you get back to face the CPU controlled characters. You can turn this on and off at your will to complete the whole game without someone interrupting you with a challenge in the middle of an ongoing fight. However, this is probably the closest they will be able to give us that nostalgic arcade vibe.

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Concept Art Museum

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It will be near-impossible to find a fan of the Street Fighter series that haven't played Street Fighter II, the game which redefined fighting game genre forever. The in-game Museum of this anthology pack let's you discover a lot than you already know about the game through documents, concept art and sprites. Any game of the Street Fighter Alpha series or Street Fighter III features the gameplay evolution of the franchise for you. Also, all the above mentioned sections are unlocked from the very beginning to save you from trouble.

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Street Fighter Gameplay Evolution

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Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike is the latest addition to this collection and even that happened nearly 14 years ago, in 2004 and probably the last one using 2D design sprites. Street Fighter V is currently the final release of the entire series and they have added an "Arcade Mode" lately. So, to bridge up between the classics and the modern era, Capcom has an offer to make. With your pre-order of Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection for PC, PlayStation 4 or Xbox One, you will get Ultra Street Fighter IV completely free!


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If you are going for the physical copy pre-order then you will receive a digital code for the free game and this is how it will go in North America. In case of digital purchase, the code will arrive exactly two weeks after the release of the anthology pack, which is priced only $39.99. Ultra Street Fighter IV is the updated final version for Street Fighter IV containing 44 playable characters, which initially debuted on all platforms in 2009.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection Details

The franchise that has ushered a new age of revolution on arcade is Capcom's fighting video game series of Street Fighter. Yes, other series like Mortal Kombat and The King of Fighters have undoubtedly contributed a lot as well. Back in December 2017, Capcom announced a collection of Street Fighter games to celebrate the upcoming 30th anniversary of the series titled Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection.

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Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection Details

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Below is the announcement trailer for Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection showcasing the amazing titles filled with the flavor of nostalgia for fighting game lovers.




The collection is simply an anthology of 12 glorious titles from the Street Fighter franchise since it begins in 1987. That includes the hazy designs of the first game from the series to the intense designs of the Alpha series are all packed in one combo pack. Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting, Super Street Fighter II Turbo, Street Fighter Alpha 3 and Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike is the four titles that supports online multiplayer. You can even turn on widescreen mode in Street Fighter III: 2nd Impact.

We have a pre-release brief glimpse at the game courtesy of PlayStation Underground, as guys from Capcom plays from the 12 different games and shares insight about the release.




This one is the first official video of the gameplay of Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection where someone actually played it, if we do not include the announcement trailer as it was a few in-game footages. This collection is definitely the best conversion of the arcade versions that you've played and the developers tried their best to keep the arcade vibe as intact as possible. Hopefully, fans will be very appreciative of this attempt by Capcom.

Now, aside from all these great games and improved features, there is one unique mode in Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection for Nintendo Switch that is not possible to bring in any other platform. Formerly exclusive in Japan, a Tournament Battle mode was available for eight players by linking four Super Street Fighter II cabinets. Now you can re-create that virtual arena by connecting four Switch consoles with the 30th Anniversary Collection installed in them.

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Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection is going to come out in May 2018, for Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Arguably, this one is the best way to get lost for a while in the old arcade days indulging into the fantastic charisma of the fighting game saga with all those legendary fighters. Plus, you have other features like concept arts, music archives and sprite viewers in an interactive timeline. All things that we know till now make us believe that the 30th anniversary collection is as arcade-perfect as it can get.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Street Fighter V Season 3 DLC Characters Revealed

Upon crowning a new champion, Capcom Cup 2017 has finally came to an end with the conclusion of PlayStation Experience 2017. Capcom fans have watched and enjoyed the tournament by either visiting live at PSX the booth or at the comfort of their own couch. The year 2017 has been a great year for games and Capcom has done some pretty amazing things too. One of them is to announcing the hugely anticipated Arcade Edition for Street Fighter V.

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Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition will come out on January 16, 2018 with a secondary V-Trigger move for every characters of the game. Till date, Season 2 of Street Fighter V has brought in five brand new characters along with fan-favorite demon warrior Akuma. All of the newcomers added a new dynamics to the game with their unique story and gameplay. Now, it demands that Season 3 brings more charisma to the title by introducing another six new awesome DLC characters.

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Street Fighter V Season 3 DLC Characters Revealed

Whereas Capcom used to tease us with the possibility of the characters for the following year, this year they broke the tradition. They revealed all six DLC characters for Season 3 in the cinematic opening trailer for the upcoming Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition!




The trailer starts with Ryu trying to meditate to control his powers as he sees Akuma approaching towards him from behind a waterfall. Then we are indulged in the beautiful mastery of the montage that re-introduces the franchise once again. It beautifully portrays the world of Street Fighter and the legendary world warriors who shaped the tournament as well as the universe of the game each playfully introduce themselves to the audience through their signature gesture or movements.

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Sakura’s Recent Incarnation

Within the rally of these worthy fighters who already made it to the Street Fighter V roster till now and then some new faces, that are yet to be included. These six new faces for Street Fighter V Season 3 DLC characters to be are Blanka, Cody, Falke, G, Sagat and Sakura. Four of them are from previous installments of the game except Falke and G, who are the newcomers here. The Season 3 Character Pass will get you all six of them as soon as they are released to join the brawl.




From her days of chasing Ryu for becoming his apprentice and constantly being at fight with her rival fighter Karin, Sakura has grown up and changed a lot. She definitely is not that cute-little school girl anymore as she is seeking new adventures after graduation. Kasugano Residence will be her very own stage, which took inspiration from her stage in Street Fighter Alpha 2. Sakura will be the first among the six to join the battle on January 16, 2018, while release date for the five others remains still unannounced.




There was also an announcement for Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection, which is an anthology pack featuring 12 awesome titles from the Street Fighter saga since 1987. So, this looks like a perfect opportunity to get all those iconic games altogether for a trip to nostalgia lane. Plus, you get to hone your skills with games like Super Street Fighter II: Turbo, Street Fighter Alpha 3 and Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike from the collection.

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Classic Street Fighter Arcade

There is an Interactive Timeline to display the 30 years of Street Fighter glory full of concept arts, documents, little-known trivia and music archives related to each of the game. Also, each fighter has their bios to go deep into their character's backstory. Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection will be priced only $39.99 and come out on May 2018 for Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition Announced

More than one year has passed since Street Fighter V is released but still, somewhere the game lacked completion. Well, if you are wondering what we meant by that then let us remind you that Capcom originally released the game without any arcade mode, best-of-three versus mode and a story mode, which are the most common feature a fan would expect from a Street Fighter game these days.

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Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition Announced

They quickly realized their mistake and immediately started working on development of making it better by adding aspects that players wanted in the first place. Capcom has announced that an arcade edition is on the way. So, the highly anticipated arcade mode is added and much more that you deserve. So, if you've been eagerly waiting for that, it's time for you to take the street for yourself and join the fight.

Below is the reveal trailer for the upcoming Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition from Capcom. Be sure to check it out.




Dated for a 2018 release, the arcade edition will feature all 28 characters from Season 1 and Season 2 of Street Fighter V. There is one more character to join the roster of the fighters that will also be announced very soon. In arcade mode, you will be able to fight against the CPU in six different ways that will lead to unique endings, depending on your fighting skills in the game. This edition also contain newly redesigned user interface and a gallery section added.

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Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition

There is an "Extra Battle Mode" to compete and buy exclusive outfits using your in-game Fight Money every month. Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition offers a second V-Trigger for every fighter you choose and this will revamp your whole game-playing experience. Many new content and updates will be released for Street Fighter V throughout 2018 and details of those updates will be announced by Capcom before they arrive.

On January 16, 2018, Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition will be released worldwide to play on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One for the price of $39.99 only. If you already own a copy of Street Fighter V, then you do not need to buy the Arcade Edition. All you have to do is to download the update when it is out. However, the DLC characters are sold separately. Or you can earn them in exchange for your in-game Fight Money.