First up, the final character to be confirmed for the initial launch roster in Street Fighter V was revealed.
Becoming the 16th challenger, F.A.N.G emerges from the shadows to take his self-proclaimed spot as the second in command of Shadaloo! When he’s not busy overseeing Shadaloo’s operations, he shows his passion through conducting evil experiments within Shadaloo’s research facility. His sinister long range attacks and slippery movements, paired with his ability to poison his opponents, is enough to leave his opponents feeling ill.
Capcom also confirmed the names of the six challengers who will be added into Street Fighter V throughout 2016: Alex, Guile, Ibuki, Balrog, Juri and Urien. All of these characters are earnable through gameplay for free, but for those who can’t wait, they will also be available to purchase for instant access. More details on exact release timing for each of the characters will be shared next year.
Also confirmed at the PlayStation Experience earlier today was the Street Fighter V 2016 Season Pass for PS4. The Pass will be available to purchase for USD 29.99 / EUR 29.99 / GBP 24.99 and will give players instant access to all six additional characters when they are released, as well as a premium costume for each and an exclusive PS4 theme. The Season Pass is available to pre-order now in North America. For European consumers, there is also a Street Fighter V Deluxe Edition available to pre-order on the PlayStation Store now. The Deluxe Edition contains the full game and the 2016 Season Pass. Until launch, it’s available to pre-order at a 10% discounted rate of GBP 71.99 / EUR 89.99. After that time, it will increase to GBP 79.99 / EUR 99.99.
There are two ways to receive bonus content in Street Fighter V – through Fight Money (obtained for free by completing various in-game challenges) and Zenny (purchased using real money and used to receive the content immediately). Zenny will be available to purchase in various options, some of these are listed below:
- 100 Zenny = Purchase for USD 0.99 / EUR 0.99 / GBP 0.79
- 550 Zenny = Purchase for USD 4.99/EUR 4.99/GBP 3.99 (receive a 50 Zenny bonus)
- 1200 Zenny = Purchase for USD 9.99/EUR 9.99/GBP 7.99 (receive a 200 Zenny bonus)
- 4000 Zenny = Purchase for USD 29.99/ EUR 29.99/GBP 24.99 (receive a 1000 Zenny bonus)
Street Fighter V aims to provide players with choices for how they access all game content, ensuring that the initial purchase of the game is the only one that fans will ever have to make in able to receive all future content.