Tuesday 27 September 2016

Here's what's included in Street Fighter V at launch

Emma Clark

Published 12/02/2016 | 13:16

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Street Fighter V launches next week, though some content will arrive in March. Here's what's included in the game at launch.

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Capcom has revealed what will be included in Street Fighter V when it releases next week. This also means that we have a clearer idea of what content we're waiting on.

Completing each character's story will unlock their story mode costume, which can then be purchased from the in-game store. The catch is that you'll have to wait until March for that store to actually open.

Street Fighter V will support two player online battle lobbies at launch, a far cry from the party offering that Street Fighter IV featured. But Capcom said that eight person lobbies and spectator mode will be released as part of the planned March update.

The game also features a challenge mode, but once again you'll be waiting on some parts of it. It includes four sub-modes: battle tips (out March); trials (out March); targets, which are daily quests of sorts that earn you in-game currency (out "soon after launch"); and extra battle, which pits you against special AI-controlled bosses (available "soon after launch").

Street Fighter fans also have the full story mode to look forward to, but that won't be released until June.

At launch, Street Fighter V includes the various character stories, a survival mode, the traditional versus mode, training, and online play. It has a roster of 16 playable characters with more coming later as DLC, which can be purchased with in-game fight money. Alex, for example, will join the roster in March and Capcom expects that most players will have accumulated enough fight money through normal play to be able to purchase him immediately.

Street Fighter V will be released on February 16th, though the full experience will be available in March, it seems.

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