Go behind the story in Street Fighter V

One of my more eagerly anticipated games of 2016 is Street Fighter V.

I got a chance to see the game in action at New York Comic Con, which further stoked my interest in the next installment of my favorite fighting game series. One aspect that typically seems to come up short for fighting games in particular is the story line mode. Today, Capcom revealed a special expansion pack will delve deeper into the characters and their respective stories to further establish the game mythos. 

street fighter v -_story_expansion_-_ryuIn the Feb. 16 release of Street Fighter V, players will explore character stories featuring artwork by Japanese illustrator Bengus, who previously handled various projects in the franchise. Come June, there will be a special cinematic story expansion. Best of all? It’s a free add-on so no need to start saving pennies for some overpriced DLC.

According to Capcom:

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.

street fighter v -character_story_-_r._mika and zangiefUpon 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.

street fighter v -story_expansion_-_02Additionally, 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.

I’m looking forward to see how the story ties more of the characters and the various subplots together and I’m definitely looking forward to playing it come February. How about you?

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