During Sony’s Paris Games Week press conference this morning, Street Fighter producer Yoshinori Ono took the stage to announce a number of details about the upcoming release of Street Fighter V.
First, an official release date: February 16th in North America and Europe. So, just a little under four months left until we can get our hands on the full and complete version of Capcom’s next generation of fighting games.
More exciting, however, was what Ono had to say about the characters we’d be seeing added to the game beyond the initial roster of 16 fighters. Throughout 2016, we’ll be getting six additional character choices, at a rate of around one every two months—and to make fans even more anxious, Ono teased those characters with the following image:
As we talked about on this very site yesterday, digging into the PC’s beta revealed a number of potential names for characters that might be coming soon to Street Fighter V. If we look over that list again—Urien, Alex, Guile, Ibuki, Juri, and Balrog—it isn’t hard to attach those six names to the silhouettes featured in the image. Or, we could be totally wrong, and this could all be a clever ruse!
Finally, we were given a few new details on the Fight Money system. Capcom announced there will be two main way to earn these credits in the game: completing daily goals, and leveling up individual characters.
For daily goals, players will be given a list of things that can be accomplished during “one play session,” and a few examples of such goals listed on Capcom’s official blog are “land X number of Hadokens,” “land X number of anti-air attacks,” and “land X number of crush-counter hits.”
In addition to that, leveling up your favorite fighters both in single-player and multiplayer will also earn you Fight Money, with bonuses coming every time you reach a new experience level with a particular character.
Street Fighter V hits for PlayStation 4 and PC on February 16th, 2016.