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Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Street Fighter
Street Fighter Alpha continues to make its way back to the scene with the reveal that Karin Kanzuki has joined Street Fighter V. The aristocratic brawler, last seen in Street Fighter Alpha 3, returns with a new dash move along with a new stage, Kanzuki Estate. She is already playable in a build currently on the show floor at Tokyo Game Show. Check below for a new trailer and screenshots. Capcom also announced that they will be using Capcom Fighters Network to link players together, where they can view profiles, statistics, replays, and send battle invitations. More details are to follow in the coming months.
Another Street Fighter Alpha character has joined Nash in Street Fighter V, aspiring wrestler R. Mika. A heavy-hitting high-flyer, Rainbow Mika is a famous wrestler who is inspired by another beloved brawler, Zangief. She can also call upon her tag partner, Nadeshiko, to join in when players utilize her V-Trigger ability. PAX attendees can try a new demo at Capcom’s booth (#3103) that has R. Mika unlocked for play.
The almighty clawed one has joined the cast of Street Fighter V. Vega is the latest of the veterans to make his return, and he arrives shortly after the reveal of the first of V’s four newcomers, Necalli. Vega joins returning fighters Birdie, Cammy, Chun-Li, Ken, M. Bison, Nash, and Ryu. Check below for a new trailer and over a dozen-plus screenshots showing him in action.
Capcom announced the latest addition to Street Fighter V during Evo 2015. Unlike the previous reveals, this one is new to the series: Necalli. A brawler that possesses “a wide variety of savage and close range attacks,” Necalli’s V-Skill engages a damaging ground pound, while his V-Trigger channels an energy through him that changes his appearance and alters his personality. Capcom also revealed their DLC plans for Street Fighter V. All post-launch gameplay content will be unlockable through gameplay or purchasable, whichever the player prefers. And in breaking with franchise tradition, all balance changes, system adjustments, and upgrades will be free—no more Ultra, Arcade, Hyper, or Championship Edition shenanigans. Check below for a new trailer and a handful of new screenshots.
Capcom took the opportunity at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con’s Street Fighter panel to reveal that famed shoto Ken Masters has joined the cast of Street Fighter V. Attendees are getting the chance to put his new flame-heavy attacks to the test in updated playable demos set up at Capcom’s booth, #215. Check out the new screens and reveal trailer below.
Gamers itching to get their hands on Street Fighter V will be able to try their hand at the upcoming fighter early at Six Flags locations across the US. The first stop on the ‘Street Fighter V at Six Flags’ tour will be Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo, CA, from July 2 to 7, with the second beginning shortly after, from July 4 to 7, in Arlington, TX. Attendees will also get a shot to win prizes in eight-person single-elimination tournaments that will be held on Saturday at Six Flags Magic Mountain and on Saturdays and Sundays at the other locations. Check below for the full schedule.
Capcom revealed two more additions to Street Fighter V’s roster: Birdie and Cammy. Cammy has been a staple of the series for several years now, but Birdie hasn’t been seen rushing around and headbutting since Street Fighter Alpha 3. The two join four previously announced fighters, Charlie Nash, Chun-Li, M. Bison, and Ryu. A new trailer and batch of screenshots were released showing the two in action. The beta was also dated, with PS4 pre-orders getting a chance to try the game online from July 23 to July 28.
After initially launching as a digital upgrade in July, the full standalone version of Ultra Street Fighter IV is available for 360 and PS3 for $39.99. The PC upgrade and full release is due out shortly, on August 8, via Steam for $29.99. Ultra adds five characters to the lineup (Decapre, Elena, Hugo, Poison, and Rolento), six new levels, Training Mode Fight Request to practice between fights, Offline Battle Log for saving offline battle replays, Edition Select to choose which version of a character is preferred, Double Ultra option for access to weaker versions of both ultras, Red Focus attacks, and more. The physical versions also come with all previously released costumes.
Capcom has announced that Ultra Street Fighter IV has launched for 360 and PS3. The downloadable upgrade is available for $14.99 for Super Street Fighter IV and Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition. Ultra adds Decapre, Elena, Hugo, Poison, and Rolento to the roster, six new levels, Training Mode Fight Request to practice between fights, Offline Battle Log for saving offline battle replays, Edition Select to choose which version of a character is preferred, Double Ultra option for access to weaker versions of both ultras, Red Focus attacks, and more. Physical retail releases will launch on August 5 for both consoles.