Street Fighter V Arcade details have been leaked by Amazon, with the online retailer posting a listing of the unannounced game with a release date of January 16th, 2018.
Street Fighter V Arcade looks set to add a bunch of new features to the base Street Fighter V game, including an arcade mode in which players can "choose from six different paths themed after classic Street Fighter games," brand new v-trigger moves, a gallery complete with hundreds of illustrations and updated visuals. It also confirmed that those who own vanilla Street Fighter V won't be excluded from Street Fighter V Arcade's player pool, meaning that those who don't purchase the update won't be left behind.
Here are the changes, as initially outlined by our friends over at PlayStation Lifestyle:
- Arcade mode – choose from six different paths themed after classic Street Fighter games
- Gallery – unlock hundreds of illustrations as you play through arcade mode
- Extra battle – complete timed challenges to obtain exclusive costumes throughout 2018
- New v-triggers – each character will have two v-triggers, adding even more depth to the combat system
- New visuals – the user interface is being redesigned with new Color schemes, revised menus and exciting pre-and-post-fight effects
"Current players of Street Fighter V and future owners of Street Fighter V Arcade 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. 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. All of the post launch gameplay content, such as the DLC characters in Street Fighter V, is earnable completely free of charge through completing various in-game challenges and receiving earned in-game currency, called fight money. For those who just can’t wait to unlock each piece of new content, content can also be obtained instantly using purchased in-game currency."
Capcom has yet to formally announce Street Fighter V Arcade, though given the company's history of releasing iterative updates of its fighting games, it's more or less an inevitability. Though Street Fighter V has been popular on the esports circuit, it suffered a tepid release largely as a result of its lack of content. Hopefully this update will rectify that issue, and the fighting game will enjoy a more successful launch this time around.