The June update for Street Fighter V will bring with it the biggest addition to the game to date: story mode.
Story mode, a 3-4 hour experience entitled “A Shadow Falls,” will be a free update to all Street Fighter V owners.
“The 5 chapter story takes place between Street Fighter IV and Street Fighter III and bridges the events that happen in between the two stories. This is the first time in franchise history that fans will be able to play through this type of cinematic experience in a Street Fighter game.”
The Street Fighter V Cinematic Story Expansion, “A Shadow Falls,” depicts the ultimate battle between the evil Shadaloo organization and the heroic World Warriors who rise up against them. Seven “Black Moons” are deployed by Shadaloo, granting M. Bison unimaginable power and enveloping the earth in total darkness. Seeing the moons mysteriously appear in the sky, Ryu, Ken, and Chun-Li embark on an epic journey around the world to retrieve fragment pieces that are the key to stopping the “Black Moons” before it’s too late. Along the way, they encounter the rest of the World Warriors, each of whom have their own agendas and motivations in mind. The final battle between good and evil begins now… who will RISE UP?
It’s common knowledge at this point that SFV launched in a fairly barebones state, so it’s good that the game is finally getting some substantial content added to it.
What’s perhaps even neater is that all six DLC characters (Alex, Guile, Ibuki, Balrog, Urien, and Juri) for Street Fighter V will be playable in story mode, even the three unreleased ones. They’re unpolished, and not at all representative of what they’ll be like when they’re released. You can consider it a preview of what’s to come.
You’ll also be able to earn Fight Money (SFV’s currency) in story mode. There’s also a harder difficulty (Extra Mode) that unlocks after completing story mode on Normal. That’ll be worth even more Fight Money. 30,000 and 50,000, respectively.
Capcom also announced a change to the in-game currency system. Zenny is being scrapped all together. Instead, all DLC for Street Fighter V will be purchasable directly through the Playstation or Steam store. They pricing structure was also announced:
|New Characters||100,000||$ 5.99 / € 5.99|
|New Stages||70,000||$ 3.99 / € 3.99|
|Alternate Stages||40,000||$ 1.99 / € 1.99|
|Story Costumes||40,000||$ 1.99 / € 1.99|
|Premium Costumes||–||$ 3.99 / € 3.99|
The premium costumes will only be purchasable with real money, and the first of which will roll out with the June update, but there will be Story Mode costumes that you’ll be able to purchase with Fight Money, so all is not lost for the fashion-conscious fighter out there who doesn’t want to spend money.
Capcom is still working on iterating their daily challenge system, which will be a way in which you can earn Fight Money. Expect to hear more on that later, and expect to hear more tidbits about the June update in the weeks to come until its release.