Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition
 

 
ABOUT
Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition is a free major update to Capcom's flagship 2D fighter. Arcade Edition will add a "plethora" of new content to the game, including: Arcade Mode, Team Versus Mode, Extra Battle, Bonus Stages, New UI, Gallery, and a second V-Trigger for every fighter. Capcom kept their promise that you'll "only need 1 disc to enjoy all future SFV content," as Arcade Edition will arrive as a free in-game update for all current players on January 16th, 2018. Arcade Edition will include all 28 characters from Season 1 and 2. Season 3 new characters include Sakura, Blanka, Cody, Sagat, Falke, and G.
   

SFV: Arcade Edition's revamped selection screen.

 
Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition will introduce a visual overhaul to the 2-year-old fighting game. The refreshing new look appears to revolve around a classy "gold" theme, featuring an updated character selection screen, user interface, and even golden life bars (instead of green). Arcade mode is said to be "ripe with nostalgia", featuring various ladders based on past Street Fighter games, and will host the return of classic bonus stages. Capcom will also be adding character endings hand-drawn by the good folks over at UDON Comics.

Team Versus Mode is another new mode in Arcade Edition, featuring "team battle" style matches with up to 5 characters on each team. The mode has a wide variety of unique modifiers & options as well, including: Match Format, Elimination, Vitality Recovery, Change Order, Retain EX Gauge, and many more. Other new additions include Extra Battle, Shadaloo Soldier Challenges, an in-game Costume Viewer, and "Crossover Costumes" which transform some of SFV's fighters into other Capcom legends, including: Captain Commando, June Milliam and Vewtiful Joe.
 

Arcade paths based on past iterations of Street Fighter.

 
Every fighter in Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition will receive a second V-Trigger, significantly changing their playstyle. Having a new alternate version of each fighter should add some nice variety to keep things fresh. Furthermore, a major character balance update will certainly shake things up competitively. SFV: Arcade Edition's Training Mode will also have a new feature: in-game frame data which will display advantage and disadvantage through color.
   

The barrel breaking bonus stage returns in SFV:AE.

 
Once again, most of SFV: Arcade Edition's content will be unlocked for free if you already own the digital or physical version of SFV. Arcade Edition will also be available as a standalone title for $39.99. By pre-ordering, players will gain access to the Nostalgia costumes pack (featuring 5 classic costumes) and the 30th Anniversary costume pack (featuring 4 costumes).
 

  
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Page Updated: June 23rd, 2018
Developer(s): Capcom, Sony, Dimps
Publisher(s): Capcom
Designer(s): Yoshinori Ono     (Producer)
Artwork By: Bengus            (Story Mode Artwork)
UDON Comics      (Ending Artwork)
Platform(s): Playstation 4, PC
Release Date(s): January 16th, 2018
Characters Ryu, Chun-Li, Charlie Nash, M. Bison, Cammy, Birdie, Ken Masters, Necalli, Vega, Rainbow Mika, Rashid, Karin Kanzuki, Zangief, Laura Matsuda, Dhalsim, F.A.N.G., Alex, Guile, Balrog, Juri Han, Urien, Ibuki, Akuma, Kolin, Ed, Abigail, Menat, Zeku, Sakura, Blanka, Cody, Sagat, Falke, G

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First Impression: Updates to fighting games resulting in a "title alteration" have been important (even imperative) to the rise of the fighting genre ever since the early 1990's. Here in late 2017, the gaming industry, the rules, and the customers are a bit different... and pleasing everyone is impossible. However, Capcom appears to be taking the right steps with Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition, as an all around "refresh / overhaul" seems to be exactly what the title needs to continue being a leader in the genre.

Personally, I enjoyed SFV for about a year and a half... but eventually put it down to commit my time to other fighting games (TEKKEN 7 specifically). Indeed, SFV was "missing" a few key things as a console fighting game, especially if you're not fully into the eSports scene. Hopefully, Arcade Edition will pack enough new content to satisfy all levels of players and breath new life into the series. Stay tuned on FightersGeneration.com for a full review of SFV: Arcade Edition. I'll review the game once all Season 3 DLC characters are released.
~TFG Webmaster
  

   
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