Capcom UK's community manager, Matthew Edwards, took to the PlayStation blog to announce the latest version of Street Fighter V - Street Fighter V: Champion Edition. Available exclusively for the PlayStation 4, the newly revealed Champion Edition will include almost all past in-game content from the original Street Fighter V as well as the previously released Arcade Edition for the title, adding up to 40 characters, 34 stages and over 200 costumes in total.
Street Fighter V: Champion Edition is set to hit the stores on February 14, 2020, in both physical and digital forms and will be priced at $29.99. Pre-orders for the Champion Edition are now live. North American pre-purchases will be rewarded with a free theme - limited to digital purchases - and color options for playable characters' costumes.
Additionally, anyone who owns any previous version of Street Fighter V will be able to gain access to all content from the Champion Edition by purchasing an Upgrade Kit. Priced at $24.99, the Upgrade Kit will be available to purchase some time close to the game's release.
Along with announcing Street Fighter V: Champion Edition, Capcom also unveiled the addition of Gill, the final boss from the Street Fighter III series, as a playable character scheduled to join Street Fighter V on February 14, 2020, as well.
A master of both pyrokinesis 🔥 and cryokinesis ❄️, Gill is able to control fire and ice with perfect elemental balance (hence his outward appearance). Typically plotting behind the scenes, he is now ready to reveal himself to the world in #SFVCE!https://t.co/FL3woGuh4J pic.twitter.com/aj1lpZ1rZp— Capcom UK (@Capcom_UK) November 18, 2019
While Gill will be available to Street Fighter V: Champion Edition owners free of cost, owners of other Street Fighter V versions will be able to purchase the character for $5.99 or for 100,000 Fight Money using the in-game currency. A comprehensive list of Gill's skills and character description can be found on Capcom's blog.
And finally, Capcom also revealed that it is going to roll out a new balance update and brand new V-Skills (V-Skill II) for every character in December, available entirely free of cost to current Street Fighter V players.