UK Retailer ShopTo has a listing for Street Fighter V Arcade Edition on their website. This is far from an official confirmation, as it uses an old box-art and description for the rumored PS4 title, but where there’s smoke there usually is fire. The listing says it’ll release January 16, 2018 for £39.99.
It’s unlikely that this would be a sequel to Street Fighter V as Capcom has stressed heavily that they are treating the fighting game as a platform. With that in mind, it would make sense if Street Fighter V Arcade Edition came with some of the already released DLC (the game is on its second season of DLC fighters after all), and was paired up with a new update that was free to players. An Arcade Edition update has been rumored in recent months, with the update reportedly bringing an arcade mode to the fighter after being heavily criticized for not having one at launch.
Most recently, Street Fighter V added the new character Menat to the roster. Here’s a breakdown of her skills:
V-Skill : Soul Reflect – Kamal
Produce a shock wave attack from her soul power. While the crystal sphere is retracted, this lets her reflect the average projectile back at the opponent. If the crystal ball was sent out into battle prior to using her V-Skill, this will absorb the projectile to help build up her v-gauge. This can also be used to launch the opponent into the air to help extend combos.
V-Trigger: Wisdom of Thoth
Menat summons six spheres with her soul power andeach sphere is linked to her normal attacks. Pressing and releasing of a normal attack sends the sphere linked to that attack flying at the opponent.
Critical Art: The Nefertem
Menat sends her crystal sphere to bind her soul power with the opponent to deal devastating damage.
Mastering this fortune teller is dependent on knowing when to use her crystal sphere to keep her opponents at bay, and when to unleash it to create unpredictable mixups.
Street Fighter V Arcade Edition (and take this with a heavy grain of salt) is reportedly set to release January 16, 2018.