Street Fighter V Post-Launch Plans Detailed, First Six DLC Characters Out By September 2016
With Street Fighter V hitting PlayStation 4 and PC in just a few days on February 16, Capcom has detailed their post-launch content plans, which includes the free Cinematic Story Expansion in June 2016.
When the in-game store opens up in March, you’ll be able to purchase Story Mode costumes for each fighter by completing their corresponding Character Story. Each Character Story “sheds light on the background and motivations of each individual fighter,” and everyone has a different look since the stories take place in the past.
Capcom also gave out new details for Survival Mode:
In this mode, your health and EX Gauge carry over between each match against the CPU. You are able to earn points with each victory, which can in turn be used to purchase special power ups, such as health or attack or defense increases, etc., to help you last longer. Purchasing more power ups reduces your overall score though, so there is a trade-off. By clearing the four difficulty levels of Survival Mode, you’ll be able to earn new colors and in-game titles for your character!
As for Challenge Mode, it features four sub-modes, which will all be available either in March 2016 or shortly after launch:
Battle Tips (March 2016)
- Learn the ins and outs of Street Fighter V through helpful demonstration and tutorial content. Contains content for each of the 16 characters, as well as advice geared towards all levels of players.
Trials (March 2016)
- Put your skills to the ultimate test with combo trials for all 16 characters, ranging from basic to pro combos.
Targets (Soon After Launch)
- Complete daily renewing goals to earn fight money, in-game titles, and other cool content.
Extra Battle (Soon After Launch)
- Fight against special CPU bosses in the ultimate challenge. Earn in-game rewards upon completion.
While online battle lobbies will only support two players at launch, a Street Fighter V update in March 2016 will add eight person lobbies and Spectator mode.
Finally, looking at the DLC fighters, Alex kicks things off in March 2016. To unlock him, Capcom says, “At launch, playing through most of the single player content (in fact, just the Character Stories) will give you enough Fight Money to get Alex for free!”
The rest of the DLC fighters – Guile, Ibuki, Balrog, Juri, Urien – will be available one at a time in April, May, July, August, and September. If you don’t want to earn in-game money to unlock them, a $29.99 Season Pass will get you access to all six characters, their premium costume, and an exclusive PS4 theme.