Street Fighter V Wants To Tell You A Story

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Capcom today confirmed that there will be character stories to follow in the next installment of the Street Fighter franchise.

Upon launch on February 16, Street Fighter V players will be able to play through individual character stories revealing more information as to their backgrounds, relationships and roles within the Street Fighter universe. The real purpose behind this announcement is to queue up the future cinematic story expansion slated to drop sometime in June 2016 as free DLC for all players. These two releases will provide the links in timelines between Street Fighter III & Street Fighter IV adding a never before experienced depth to the story and characters.

The other big part of this news is that Capcom will offer a fourth and final beta run before it hits the streets. Running from January 30 to 31, players will again be able to experience the highly anticipated title for themselves ahead of February’s launch.

Take a look at some in-game screenshots from the character stories in the gallery.

Checkout the trailer here.

 

Read the full press release below.

Today, Capcom provided new details on the story elements that will be included in Street Fighter V. When the game releases on February 16, players will have the opportunity to play through individual character stories that provide important background information on each of the characters, their roles in the game, and their relationships with other fighters. The character stories have a recognizable throwback art style created by Bengus, a famous Japanese illustrator who has worked on a variety of past Street Fighter projects.

The character stories serve as a compelling prologue for the Street Fighter V cinematic story expansion, which will be released in June 2016 as a free update to all players. The story takes place between Street Fighter IV and Street Fighter III and bridges the events that happen in between the two stories. This is the first time in franchise history that fans will be able to play through this type of cinematic story experience in a Street Fighter game.

Upon completing the character stories and other single-player content at launch, Street Fighter V players can earn enough Fight Money to purchase a new character, and possibly more depending on skill level. Capcom is timing the release of the in-game store to coincide with the first post launch content drop in March, giving players plenty of time to accumulate Fight Money through the various single-player modes prior to the store opening. When the game first releases, there will be no downloadable content to purchase using earnable Fight Money or real currency (known as Zenny). The first post launch content for Street Fighter V will be released in March.

Additionally, Capcom confirmed today that a fourth and final Street Fighter V beta will run from January 30-31 as a bonus to all fans and supporters. For more details on this last online play session before the game releases on February 16, stay tuned to Capcom-Unity.

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