Inside Today’s Big Street Fighter V Update

Posted on by HB Duran

Capcom has just released a free, major update for Street Fighter V that includes a plethora of features including the new story mode, A Shadow Falls. Two characters, Ibuki and Balrog are also available now for purchase using in-game earned Fight Money or real currency. 

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A Shadow Falls

The new cinematic story expansion consists of five acts and takes place between Street Fighter IV and Street Fighter III, linking the two stories together. A Shadow Falls follows a battle between the evil Shadaloo organization and the heroic World Warriors. Players will enter the battle using each of the core 16 characters, in addition to a total of 6 (released and yet to be released) 2016 DLC characters.

A Shadow Falls is a free DLC available to all players. This marks the first time in Street Fighter history that players can experience a mode of this kind.

Latest Characters

Balrog
Announced earlier this week, Balrog made his debut as a boss fight in Street Fighter II.  Per Capcom: “Balrog’s playstyle in Street Fighter V puts the focus on his powerful punches, and with the use of his V-Trigger, he can chain these attacks together to deal some serious damage.”

Ibuki
NINJA BOMB!! The ever-sneaky Ibuki has been busy training, because she comes to Street Fighter V with a bunch of new ninjutsu tricks. Per Capcom: “Ibuki is a mobile character with various target combos, but now she has even more ways to mix-up the opponent with the ability to glide through the air and toss out ninja bombs, making it very difficult to predict where she will land and where her next attack will come from.”

Street Fighter V Ibuki

Other Features In This Update:

(Per the press release)

  • New stages – Balrog’s Las Vegas stage and Karin’s Kanzuki Family Private Beach stage are brand new and will be available to purchase using Fight Money or real currency. Additionally, three new alternate stage options will become available.
  • New costume options – Premium Battle Costumes for all 20 released characters, as well as Karin’s Premium Summer Costume, will be available to purchase using real currency. Balrog and Ibuki’s Story Costumes will be purchasable using either Fighter Money or real currency.
  • In-game Currency Shop – The in-game store will be upgraded with the PlayStation Store and Steam real money purchase options, for their respective platform. For players who want to purchase content like new characters, stages and costumes outright without using Fight Money, the process will be familiar with purchases happening through the established first party infrastructures.
  • Matchmaking improvements – Faster and smarter matching, resulting in higher quality matches and a better online experience overall.

The pricing for the extra Street Fighter V content is as follows:
                                                                                        Fight Money                 Real Currency

New Characters                            100,000  $ 5.99 / € 5.99 / £ 4.99
New Stages                              70,000  $ 3.99 / € 3.99 / £ 3.29
Alternate Stages                              40,000  $ 1.99 / € 1.99 / £ 1.69
Story Costumes                              40,000  $ 1.99 / € 1.99 / £ 1.69
Premium Costumes (Battle and Summer)                              ———  $ 3.99 / € 3.99 / £ 3.29
Street Fighter V is available now for PlayStation 4 and PC. Will you be checking out the new story mode? Let us know your favorite fighter(s) below!
HB Duran

VGNS Founder, HB Duran is a gamer, artist, musician and occasional game dev. From early forays into all-night NES sessions, her career has blossomed into working as a game industry journalist, artist, QA tester and consultant. “HB” plays a variety of game genres and platforms, but is best known for her love of Silent Hill.

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