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Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition is a 2.5D fighting game and the first major updated version of Street Fighter V. It costs $39.99 for the standard edition, and is a free update for those who already own the original version. It features all the original playable characters (including the twelve DLC fighters), an Arcade Mode (which was absent in the original installment), new modes such as the Extra Battle Mode, selectable V-Triggers, as well as new visuals to the game's design. Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition was released on January 16, 2018.
Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition plays at its core the same as the original Street Fighter V, but with various quality of life improvements and additional modes that were either heavily requested or announced, but never released.
- New UI: The general UI has seen various visual changes. The main menu now sports a yellow and gold palette as opposed to black and blue. The character select screen has been revamped to accommodate for extra fighters. The background of the select screen has been changed from a globe to a gold arena. The UI while in fights has also gotten gold plating and the Critical Art and V-Trigger meters have been changed and text has black borders.
- Second V-Triggers: All playable characters have now second V-Triggers, refered as "V-Trigger II", that is selectable on the character select screen.
- Bonus Stage: A bonus stage is available. The player is tasked with breaking twenty barrels as they plummet into the center of the screen from conveyer belts above. The player will also have "help" from a computer-controlled character who will keep the barrels in the center using his own move set. Final Fight enemy character Two P appears as a CPU opponent.
- Arcade Mode: The standard arcade mode that is seen in other Street Fighter games. In this installment, there are six modes that can be played in that represent each major game of the franchise: Street Fighter, Street Fighter II, Street Fighter Alpha, Street Fighter III, Street Fighter IV, and Street Fighter V. Each one contains returning fighters sectioned into the games that they first appeared in. There are over 200 arcade endings featuring illustrations from various artists (players can head into the Gallery to find out the unlock condition for each ending). The endings range from simply completing a path to getting a "Perfect" on the bonus stage.
- Extra Battle Mode: Time exclusive challenges that allow players to fight powered up versions of existing characters who rewards special titles, Golden/Silver Shadaloo Soldiers, who rewards Fight Money and EXP respectively and playable characters dressed in Capcom Costumes, which can be unlocked by obtaining all 4 pieces of that character’s costume.
- Gallery: A library of artworks, music and opening movies.
- Team Battle Mode: A returning mode from Ultra Street Fighter IV. A heavily customize-able mode where numerous characters in two teams are queued up in various fights and each fighter are eliminated in a queue until one team's fighters are all eliminated. Once a fighter is eliminated from one side, the next fighter in that team line-up fights the character that eliminated the first fighter.
At launch, Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition includes all 28 characters from the original version of the game, including all the Season 1 and 2 DLC fighters. Players who buy the retail version will get the DLC fighters for free via download code, but players who download Arcade Edition as a free update for the original game will still have to pay for them. The Season 3 DLC fighters became available for the first time with this version, which includes four frequent veterans and two new fighters, bringing the roster total to 34 fighters.
*: Season 3 DLC Characters
|Air Force Base C *||N/A||U.S.A.|
|Apprentice Alley K||N/A||India|
|Bustling Side Street KSH||N/A||China|
|City in Chaos KSH||
Frosty Blvd L **
|Flamenco Tavern C **||N/A||Spain|
|Forgotten Waterfall K||Mysterious Cove *||New Zealand|
|High Roller Casino C *||N/A||U.S.A.|
|Hillside Plaza KH||N/A||Brazil|
|Kanzuki Beach *||N/A||Malaysia|
|Kanzuki Estate KH||Estate at Noon *||Japan|
|Kasugano Residence C ***||N/A||Japan|
|Lair of the Four Kings K||N/A||Unknown (pinged in Himalayas on globe)|
|Metro City Bay Area
|Shadaloo Base K||Shadaloo Base at Night *||Unknown (pinged in Himalayas on globe)|
|Ring of Destiny L *||N/A||Unknown (pinged in Japan on globe)|
|Ring of Power L ***||N/A||Unknown|
|Ring of Pride L *||N/A||Unknown (pinged in Japan on globe)|
|Skies of Honor *||N/A||United Arab Emirates|
|Suzaku Castle C **||N/A||Japan|
|Temple of Ascension **||N/A||Unknown|
|Temple Hideout C **||N/A||Thailand|
|The Grid||N/A||Unknown (pinged in Japan on globe)|
|Underground Arena KH||Spooky Arena L *||Russia|
|Union Station KH||N/A||England|
K Denotes stage has cinematic knockout zones.
S Denotes stage has secondary areas.
L Denotes stage that is only available for a limited time.
H Denotes stage that has wearable hat from knockout zones.
C Denotes stage is a Classic Stage.
*: First Wave DLC Stage. **: Second Wave DLC Stage ***: Third Wave DLC Stage
Story mode stagesEdit
|City in Chaos at Night |
|Artillery Field |
|Control Room |
|Lair of the Four Kings (Past) |
|Crumbling Ruins |
|Corridor A |
During the development of the original Street Fighter V, producer Yoshinori Ono stated that gameplay expansions and changes would not come in new updated installments like with previous Street Fighter games but rather gradually be added to the game over the long term, and Capcom stated that an Arcade Mode would be released in the future. On September 20, 2017, the UK games retailer ShopTo showed a listing for Arcade Edition.
- The Street Fighter I route in Arcade Mode also includes Final Fight characters. This is because both games occur at around the same time chronologically. Also worth noting is that the first Final Fight game was originally called Street Fighter '89, but the name was later changed.
- Interestingly, there is no bonus stage in the Street Fighter IV route which is strange as the Street Fighter IV series did eventually get the "Barrel Blast" bonus stage in Super Street Fighter IV.
- ↑ http://shoryuken.com/2015/01/21/capcoms-yoshinori-ono-confirms-dimps-collaboration-on-street-fighter-v/
- ↑ http://www.eventhubs.com/news/2014/dec/18/street-fighter-5-will-run-unreal-engine-4-capcom-press-release-reveals-partnership-epic-games/
- ↑ http://www.eventhubs.com/news/2014/dec/06/playstation-4-will-be-only-console-street-fighter-5-ever-appears-its-built-ground-ps4-notable-quotes-sony-presser/
- ↑ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1s4tsxWNkw
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 http://www.capcom-unity.com/strumslinger/blog/2017/12/04/street-fighter-v-arcade-edition---arcade-mode-details
- ↑ http://hadoken.net/exclusive-sfv-ono-interview/
- ↑ http://hadoken.net/street-fighter-v-arcade-mode/
- ↑ http://shoryuken.com/2017/09/20/a-posting-for-street-fighter-v-arcade-edition-has-been-spotted-on-uk-games-retailer-shopto