Capcom held a NYCC panel about the upcoming Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition, which is both a brand new version of Street Fighter V and a free update for current game owners. The main draw of the Arcade Edition is, as you might be able to guess, is the Arcade Mode, a long awaited feature for many players. Well, this Arcade Mode is going above and beyond the average fighting game offerings.
On Capcom’s Japanese site for Arcade Edition, there will not be just one, but six Arcade Modes, each for a different game in the series. It’s exciting! The games that will have an Arcade Mode in Street Fighter V are:
- Street Fighter
- Street Fighter II
- Street Fighter Zero
- Street Fighter III: New Generation
- Street Fighter IV
- Street Fighter V
The site also states that by playing through these Arcade Modes, you’ll be able to unlock over 200 gallery illustrations.
Next, there’s a post on Reddit that has an off-screen capture of part of the panel:
Apparently we’ll be getting a bonus stage that involves breaking barrels, and Arcade Mode will have over 100 endings to reach. That makes sense considering there are six of them!
Next up, here’s another screenshot of Arcade Mode, which seems to tease Sagat as a Season Three character:
New screenshot from Arcade Mode pic.twitter.com/63ZkJ68isv
— HiFight(ハイファイト) (@HiFightTH) October 6, 2017
And last but not least, it seems someone spotted a new stage shown in a subtle way:
Looks like a new stage based on Shibuya, Japan pic.twitter.com/LKFa9T2lDD
— Qᴜᴀꜱɪᴍᴏᴅᴏx ➡️ EVO (@Quasimodox) October 5, 2017
Just ignore the rather warped face, as the new stage was seen in a crystal ball. This new stage appears to be based off Shibuya, Japan.
That’s a lot of new information! Does this make you excited about Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition? Arcade Edition will release as its own version January 16, 2018, and will also be a free update for current Street Fighter V owners.