Hello, all the Street Fighter V lovers! And those folks who still hesitate if it’s worth playing (it definetely is). The game was released on 16th February, and there are rushes of fans around it claiming how cool the game is. If you haven’t read our review - you’re welcome here to do it. Capcom announced some news that made a lot of gamers happier: the list of incoming March updates is revealed. Let’s find out more.
There will be two parts of this update, they come on 28th and 30th March. The thing developers are worried about is that the Zenny (currency purchased with real money) can’t be integrated into the in-game shop in March update, so you can’t purchase anything yet. You can get something new only by fighting and winning money, then you buy costumes or new characters. Still the absence of opportunity to buy something you really want is a huge pity for fans. That’s why developers decided to suprise you, folks, with the first DLC character that will be available for free - Alex - until the Zenny shop launches. I mean, that’s super cool, you can try him out to decide if you want one.
Another thing that completely shocked us was that this trial thing will apply to other DLC characters that whill appear before the shop launches. So you’d be able to try out more fighters.
"This also will apply to any future DLC character that releases prior to the Zenny shop launching. Once the Zenny shop launches, the free trial for any DLC characters that released prior to the Zenny shop opening will end, and players will need to either use Fight Money, Zenny, or the Season Pass to access those characters."
When the Zenny shop finally launches, Alex will cost 100,000 Fight Money (Street Fighter 5's in-game currency), and any of the character costumes will be 40,000 each.
"We have taken a long hard look at this part of the store, and after much review, have decided it is not ready to launch just yet," - Capcom added. - "As Zenny is purchased with real money, we wanted to be extra careful and make sure it’s fully tested and optimized before launching it. There is currently no ETA on the Zenny store and we will release it as soon as it’s ready."
Full details on both parts of the update can be found below:
Demonstrations: You will get a bunch of powerfull lessons that will help you improve your fighting skills for each of the 16 characters on different skill levels (beginner, intermediate, advanced). Each tutorial pack includes the covering, movement, special attacks, armor, recovery, combo potential and button priority (the pack’s compisition depends on the level you’ve chosen). + You get Character Tutorials: 16 lessons covering each individual character. from basic to pro combos. Completing Trials will also earn you some extra Fight Money.
Trials: test yourself! Find out about how much skills you have (for all 16 characters as well).
Online Rematch Option: the sweetest one. You can now avenge your loss and play a 2/3 set in Ranked Match and Casual Matches, but only if both players accept the rematch.
Battle Lounge Improvements: Enjoy up to 8 person lobbies, complete with match spectating.
Bug fixes and gameplay balancing: A lot of game bugs have been fixed, along with minor gameplay balancing.
Alex + related character story content
Expenditure of Fight Money : you’ll be able to spend your honestly-earned money to buy cool stuff, such as DLC characters (100,000 FM each) and the Story Mode Costumes (40,000 FM each).
Other DLC characters are coming in the future and include Guile, Balrog, Ibuki, Juri, and Urien. Free story mode will be added in June.