Check Out All 16 Street Fighter V Launch Characters + DLC In New Footage

Street Fighter V made a welcomed appearance at the recent Tokyo Game Show, with new footage being released showing off more characters and even upcoming DLC costumes. A couple of new trailers were released that you can check out below that show off all of the above, though they’re obviously in Japanese. The top one is the for the 16 launch characters and the bottom one focuses on the DLC costumes.

Street Fighter V will launch worldwide for the PlayStation 4 and PC on February 16th, 2016.

Street Fighter V Launching February 2016

It took them long enough, but we now have a concrete release date for Street Fighter V. It was revealed during Sony’s Paris Games Week conference that the game will launch on February 16th, 2016.

On top of that, fan favorite fighter Dhalsim was shown off in a new character trailer, which you can check out below.

The coolest news regarding the game is that an additional six characters will be added to the game within the first year of release. These characters will be purchased via an in-game currency that you get through regular gameplay, meaning that no real-life money will be needed. Hooray for stuff that doesn’t cost real money!

Street Fighter V launches on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on February 16th, 2016.

Second Street Fighter V Beta Coming At The End Of This Month

Street Fighter V already has one successful beta under its belt, but that isn’t stopping Capcom from scheduling another one to make sure this thing is in fighting shape. The second beta is coming at the end of this month and will feature cross-platform play between PlayStation 4 and PC users.

Accompanying the new cross-platform battles will be new characters, ranked matchmaking, combined leaderboards, player search and the ability to use your earned fight money to unlock new content within the game.

The beta will begin on October 22nd and will contain Ken, Necalli, Vega and R. Mika as playable characters. The next day on October 23rd Rashid will be joining the fray and then on October 24th Karin will be unlocked. The fighters from the previous beta will not be included this time.

The Street Fighter V beta will run from October 22nd to October 25th and will be available to play simultaneously on both PlayStation 4 and PC. The full game is slated to ship in Q1 2016.

Street Fighter V Collector’s Edition Revealed

Man, we’re hearing about a lot of collector’s editions today, aren’t we? Capcom has just announced what they have planned for the release of Street Fighter V, which certainly isn’t as lavish as the other collector’s editions for today but is still pretty sweet.

Street Fighter V collector's edition details

The collector’s edition for Street Fighter V comes with the game (duh), a 10-inch Ryu statue, a 48-page hardcover art book and code cards for bonus content. This bonus content includes digital comics, a soundtrack sampler and a one-month subscription to the Capcom Fighters Twitch channel.

Of course, there are also pre-order bonuses going around, which includes a bearded Ryu at GameStop, a covert ops Cammie at Best Buy, a sinister Bison costume at Amazon and a black dress for Chun-Li when purchased digitally. You just gotta love when the devs make deals to ensure that there is no way in hell that a person can get all of the content available, don’y ya?

Street Fighter V will launch in the Spring of 2016 for the PlayStation 4 and PC.

R. Mika Joins The Battle In Street Fighter V

The Street Fighter V roster just got a little bigger, as it has just been revealed that R. Mika will be joining the battle. She’s a bad-ass wrestler with a lot of… umm… talents that she puts on full display in battle.

Check out the trailer for R. Mika in Street Fighter V directly below.

New Street Fighter V Character Necalli Revealed At EVO 2015

Street Fighter V is set to have four brand new characters in the game’s roster at launch, the first of which was revealed at EVO 2015.

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The character’s name is Necalli, and according to the PlayStation Blog he has a mysterious background and features a brutal and animalistic fighting style. Here’s a snippet from the PlayStation Blog:

“There’s no finesse here as all of his attacks have been forged through the heat of battle to inflict maximum pain upon his opponents. However, beneath the surface of the crazed warrior lies a hidden genius that is unleashed upon V-Trigger activation.”

Check out a trailer and a few more images showing of Necalli below.

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All Street Fighter 5 Updates Will Be Free + DLC Unlockable In-game

Nobody likes how rampant every major video game release’s DLC plan is these days, with fighting games in particular asking for lots of money for the “full experience” post-launch. This makes the news regarding Street Fighter V that was revealed during EVO 2015 all the more incredible.

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Not only will there be only one version of Street Fighter V compared to the several different versions and DLC packs released for all previous games, but the game will be regularly supported with new content that is completely free. Capcom manager Peter Rosas said the following:

“The initial release is the only disc you will ever need to own. All balance and system adjustments will be available for free. All post-launch gameplay related content will be earnable for free by playing the game.”

In this day and age, reading that a major publisher is taking this approach to extra content is like Heaven on my eyes. This hearkens back to when bonus content in video games was unlocked by just playing the game more rather than forking over more cash, and I really hope that this starts to turn the tide back in that direction.

Street Fighter V will launch in March 2016 for the PlayStation 4 and PC.