Friday 15 December 2017

Street Fighter V update adds Alex for free on a trial basis

Street Fighter V
Street Fighter V

Mark O'Beirne

Street Fighter V's March update arrives on March 28th, with Alex joining the cast on March 30th. He'll be free on a trial basis, according to Capcom.

Street Fighter V’s March update is to launch on March 28th, but the microtransaction store isn’t quite ready. To make up for the fact that players wouldn’t be able to purchase Alex, who joins the roster on March 30th, he’s being given out to all players on a free trial.

The in-game store will open on March 28th, allowing players to spend their hard earned Fight Money. However, it doesn’t support microtransaction currency Zenny, which is purchased with real money, just yet. Capcom says this is being pushed back to ensure it’s "fully tested and optimised."

To make up for this inconvenience, Alex is being released for free on a trial basis until the Zenny shop launches. Meanwhile, Season Pass owners will get their hands on a free stage in the near future, and exclusive access to DLC characters’ premium costumes until the Zenny shop launches.

The Street Fighter V March update adds multiplayer lobbies for up to 8 players, match spectating, a Challenge Mode, and additional Ranked Match options.

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