Street Fighter V will get Arcade Mode in mid-January

Street Fighter V is getting a much-requested Arcade Mode in a new special edition of the game coming on January 16. The new edition will also come packed with extras to help celebrate the 30th anniversary of the franchise.

Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition will come with 28 characters, including those from Seasons 1 and 2, as well as a surprise character that Capcom the developer is saving to announce at a later time. To make Arcade Mode more interesting, Capcom is adding a second V-Trigger move that players can choose before the game begins. In addition, there will be an extra battle mode added, UI updates. and gallery to round out the package.

Capcom's official press release offered this description of the two modes:

In the upcoming Arcade Mode, players can reminisce in the Street Fighter series history as they celebrate the last 30 years of the multi-million selling franchise. Choose from six different paths and compete in matches against CPU opponents to reveal unique endings based on player performance. In Extra Battle Mode, a new series of time exclusive challenges will be available for players to use their Fight Money for the chance to receive an exclusive premium outfit each month. Complete all four challenges each month and receive a special premium costume exclusive to this mode. With extra challenges being added and more unannounced content on the way, Street Fighter V will continue to deliver new and refreshed content on a regular basis throughout 2018 and beyond.

For those players that already own Street Fighter V, the Arcade Mode and all of the attendant features will be a free update. Players that have yet to take the plunge can pick the game up for $39.99 on PC and PlayStation 4.

Source: PlayStation Blog

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