Seemingly like clockwork, Capcom has announced a huge update to their latest landmark fighter, Street Fighter V, in the form of one of their time-honored "turbo editions." With the fifth game in the series, it would seem Capcom has decided to forgo the "turbo" moniker and switch to "arcade" -- Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition is coming next year on January 16 to both the PlayStation 4 and PC, but probably not to actual arcades, funnily enough. Check out the flashy reveal trailer below, and read on for a look at some of the additions and changes.The update adds a few significant features, most notably a full-fledged arcade mode which was curiously absent from the initial release. "Extra Battle" mode will allow you to complete timed challenges to unlock special costumes and content throughout 2018. Additionally, every single fighter will be getting a second V-trigger, which is seriously going to shake the game up. Capcom states that these additions will significantly alter every character's playstyle, forcing you to possibly even having to relearn your mains.
They had a bit more to say on the significance of the update to Street Fighter's 30th anniversary:
I'm very happy that they're sticking to their commitment in only requiring folks to purchase one full copy of the game, no matter how many versions or DLC are to be released.
Prepare yourselves, Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition is coming out on January 16, 2018! If you’ve been spectating from the sidelines or are waiting for a reason to join the fight, now is the time! In addition to the highly-requested Arcade Mode, Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition contains a bounty of new features you’ll want to check out. Let’s get to it!
Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition will feature all 28 characters, including those from Season 1 and 2 – with one more from Season 2 still to be announced. For those yearning for more options, each character will receive a second V-Trigger, which will significantly change their playstyle. You may need to relearn your main or perhaps try another character, which speaks to you in a different way due to their alternate abilities. Stay tuned for more information on each character’s second V-Trigger!
As it’s our 30th anniversary year, we wanted to celebrate by making sure Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition contained a plethora of new content. True to its name, Arcade Mode is coming to Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition and will be an experience ripe with nostalgia. Furthermore, we’re adding in Extra Battle Mode, a Gallery, and completely redesigning the UI to amplify the epic quality of this new version. We have much more to share on each of these modes and more content to reveal in the future!
From the beginning, we promised that you’ll only need to purchase the original Street Fighter V, which we’re sticking to. All the new gameplay-related content – Arcade Mode, Extra Battle Mode, a second V-Trigger, the Gallery, and more – will be available as part of a free in-game update for current players! Those who don’t currently have Street Fighter V can purchase Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition for $39.99, and it will include everything we mentioned above.
I'd like to leave you now with a video message from the big man himself, executive producer Yoshinori Ono. I really hope that his right arm wasn't hurting after holding mini Blanka up during the almost 5-minute video, while likely having to do a few re-takes. Thanks for all your hard work Producer, and hang in there!