Capcom’s biggest Tokyo Game Show surprise for Street Fighter V may not actually have been Karin, as a newly-announced set of online community tools just might take that honor instead.
Called the Capcom Fighters Network, these new competition-supporting options are built directly into Street Fighter V, and will be focused on finding, playing, and experiencing matches in ways never possible before in the series.
According to Peter “ComboFiend” Rosas on the Official PlayStation Blog, here’s just some of what CFN will bring with it:
- See where battles are happening all over the world on a “heat map”
- View player profiles and detailed match statistics
- Designate “rivals” throughout the world and monitor their performance
- Register friends and follow your favorite players
- Search and watch replay files
- Send online battle invitations
- Check out the latest patch and tournament news
- And much more!
As part of the deep player tracking and stat-keeping built into the CFN, you’ll be able to get into even specific details about yourself or your opponents “such as ‘how many light punches did you land,’ ‘how many throws did you tech,’ ‘in what ways did you win the match,’ and much, much more,” writes Rosas.
While Capcom seems reluctant to reveal too much about the inner-workings of the Capcom Fighters Network just yet, the screens below give us an early look at how the overall experience will look and feel, including that heat map which pinpoints where the most action is going down.