Street Fighter V has been a game that has split the FGC over the last year. With a lack of game modes, two season passes, and an identity crisis, the game hasn’t been received well. Capcom hopes to change this with the announcement of Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition, slated to release on January 16, 2018.
Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition, unlike its Super Street Fighter IV predecessor, will be available as a free update to those players who already own the base game. For those who don’t own the title, the complete Arcade Edition package will retail at US$39.99.
Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition will feature the following:
- Arcade Mode
- Extra Battle Mode
- New V-trigger moves
- New User Interface
- Season 1 and 2 DLC Characters (not available for free for current SFV owners)
In the upcoming Arcade Mode, players can reminisce in the Street Fighter series history as they celebrate the last 30 years of the multi-million selling franchise. Choose from six different paths and compete in matches against CPU opponents to reveal unique endings based on player performance. In Extra Battle Mode, a new series of time exclusive challenges will be available for players to use their Fight Money for the chance to receive an exclusive premium outfit each month. Complete all four challenges each month and receive a special premium costume exclusive to this mode. With extra challenges being added and more unannounced content on the way, Street Fighter V will continue to deliver new and refreshed content on a regular basis throughout 2018 and beyond. More details on the new modes and features, including the new User Interface, will be shared at a later date.
Season 2 of the 2017 Character Pass and DLC content for Street Fighter V continues until the end of the year, with one final character still to be announced and released, along with a host of additional costumes.