Street Fighter V: Champion Edition Announcement
It seems it is not yet over for Street Fighter V, but who is surprised by this news? They usually go this far when it comes to their series anyway before we get a proper sequel. So on Sunday, we get a teaser trailer and announcement trailer for the new Street Fighter V: Champion Edition. It will come with the whole package it seems which honestly should have been what they started with. Let’s get down to the details, shall we?
Street Fighter V: Champion Edition brings Gil
So this new full package is coming out on February 14th, 2020 and I am starting to notice a pattern of games being released on Valentine’s day. Is Capcom trying to say this is a love letter to us, well I hope so!
Street Fighter V: Champion Edition includes all content (excluding Fighting Chance costumes, brand collaboration costumes and Capcom Pro Tour DLC) from both the original release and Street Fighter™ V: Arcade Edition. Champion Edition adds each character, stage and other content that released after Arcade Edition and will include all launch content coming to this new version. In total, this robust edition of Street Fighter V features 40 characters, 34 stages and over 200 costumes. Fighters can battle their way through a variety of exciting single-player and multi-player modes designed for players of all skill levels, including Story Mode, Arcade Mode, Team Battle, Ranked Match, Casual Match and more.
This is pretty good content for those that still have yet to pick up the full title. Now, the good news is that Gill can be obtained in December 2019 for $5.99 or 100,000 in fight money. If you can muster up the fight money then go for it. Here is a character reveal trailer.
Full Release Details
Street Fighter V: Champion Edition is rated “T for Teen” and will be available physically and digitally on PlayStation®4 and as a digital download on Steam for MSRP $29.99 beginning on February 14, 2020. Those who pre-order Champion Edition in North America (other territories may vary) will receive a fierce-looking new color scheme for each character. Beginning November 18, current owners of any version of Street Fighter V can purchase a MSRP $24.99 Upgrade Kit, which offers instant access to all unowned Champion Edition content as it becomes available leading up to the February 14 release.
- What’s Included: Street Fighter V: Champion Edition includes all content from the original release and Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition, plus each character, stage and other content that released after Arcade Edition and the content launching with Champion Edition. In total, this robust version of Street Fighter V includes 40 characters, 34 stages and over 200 costumes.
- New Features: In addition to the main game and the included characters, stages and costumes, the following new content will be released for Street Fighter V: Champion Edition and will be available as a free update to current players prior to the release of Champion Edition:
- New V-Skills – each character will receive a new V-Skill 2, adding even more depth to the combat system.
- Balance Update – new gameplay improvements and character-specific updates.
- New Challengers: 11 new challengers (including Gill) have been added to the game after Arcade Edition and will be included in Champion Edition, with one additional soon-to-be-announced character bringing the total to 12. All DLC characters released after the original version are available for current players by using earned Fight Money or real money.
- PS4 and PC Cross-Platform Play: Current players and future owners of Street Fighter V: Champion Edition will be placed into the same player pool, with PS4 and PC cross-platform play continuing to unite fans into a unified player base.
- Stay Updated: The initial Street Fighter V purchase is still the only one that consumers need to make to ensure they always have the most up-to-date version of the title.
Personally, Street Fighter V has potential and shown to be a decent fighter. It is just the age of the microtransactions that kill the mood for many of us. I also still feel that if you are going to come out with this it should be a cheaper upgrade from Arcade Edition. $24.99 is a bit steep after already buying $14.99 on the previous edition.
Street Fighter V: Champion Edition feels to be a full solid title for anyone that was hesitating to play. I do recommend the PC version because some of the costume mods are amazingly made by the community. Either get the Upgrade Kit or wait for the full release next year. – Beast Out –