Sakura, Guy and Sagat join the battle in Street Fighter V Arcade Edition

Street Fighter V is like the Street Fighter gift that keeps on giving. I loved playing through the game and have been anxious for Capcom to add some more players. With the Street Fighter V Arcade Edition, one of my favorites finally makes it to the game.

Sakura, Sagat, Blanka and my boy Cody are joined by newcomers G and Falke. As has been the case with most of the Street Fighter V crew, there’s some significant makeovers for the new arrivals. Cody looks cleaned up and Sakura looks like she’s going to be live streaming her own fights.

That trailer already has me hyped up and ready to play!

Here’s Capcom’s write-up:

PlayStation Experience 2017 has come to an end, which means Capcom Cup 2017 has crowned a champion! Whether you visited our booth at PSX, attended any match at Capcom Cup, or were watching it all from your couch at home, thank you for the support as we bid 2017 farewell. It’s been an incredible year for Street Fighter V as we brought Akuma back for Season 2 and introduced five brand new characters to the series, each with their own unique stories, designs, and playstyles.

Season 3 will add all-new fighters to the roster, but we’ve also got four familiar faces that should make all Street Fighter fans excited for 2018!  Fan-favorites Sakura, Blanka, Cody, and Sagat will return in 2018 and will be joined by newcomers Falke and G – two mysterious fighters we can’t wait to show you more of.

Coming up first is the exuberant youth herself, Sakura! Making her first appearance in Street Fighter Alpha 2, she has now graduated from high school and searches for a deeper meaning of life, all the while continuing to challenge her rival, Karin, and her idol, Ryu. This time, Sakura has a few new moves in addition to her signature emulation of Ryu’s play style. Sakura will be available on January 16, 2018, the same day Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition comes out. If you purchase the Season 3 Character Pass, you’ll receive not only Sakura, but her Battle Costume with colors 3-10 and Default Costume colors 3-10 unlocked!

Season 3 Character Pass holders will automatically get Blanka, Falke, Cody, G, Sagat, and their Battle Costumes and colors when they’re ready to join the fight in 2018. Beginning with Season 3, if you purchase each character individually with real money, you’ll also get the same Battle Costume and colors as you would if you have the Character Pass.

I’m stoked about these new additions and can’t wait to see what new moves Cody and Sagat will be bringing to the game. Street Fighter V Season 3 looks like it could be one of the best updates to the game yet. We’ll see how it all unfolds when the new season kicks off on Jan. 16, 2018.

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