Capcom, in its’ usual fashion, decided to FINALLY bring out their upcoming Arcade Mode for Street Fighter V. Arcade Edition brings out major updates, including the 2 previous seasons of characters. SFV: Arcade edition will also introduce a new V-Trigger per character. Improved UI and UDON’s involvement with the gallery have also been promised.
Capcom had this to say about the 2 modes forthcoming:
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.
Based on the previous iterations of the Street Fighter series, the arcade paths will follow these with varying combatants. Some eagle-eye fans have already begun to speculate the coming of a certain boss character to re-enter the ring. In the screenshots, for Street Fighter I, there are four fights to be had in this path, yet Capcom only has 3 characters from the original Street Fighter currently present. In the 1985 start of World Warrior, Sagat was the original boss of the series before taking the backseat to Bison. Sagat has been in nearly every iteration of Street Fighter, as either a playable character or final boss. A bonus mode can also be seen with the new paint job to the UI.
January 16th is the release date for this new backpedaled move, for both PlayStation 4 and PC. Standalone nets $39.99, while current owners get this mode for free. Season 1 and 2 characters will still need to be earned through fight money or sold separately for pre-existing Street Fighter V owners.
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