Team Versus Mode revealed for Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition

Here's footage of this brand new mode

Posted by Steven 'Dreamking23' Chavez • December 20, 2017 at 10:59 a.m. PST

A new mode for Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition has been unveiled. Team Versus Mode will allow you to join forces with friends and duke it out against others.

This game mode will pit teams of up to five players against each other in a heated battle for victory. You can find Team Versus by going from the main menu to Versus, then selecting the option there.

The Team Versus menu allows players to set up the stipulations of the team battle before it begins. This screen shows various options, including the ability to switch the order of a team, vitality regain, retaining V-Gauge, and more.

Capcom Unity has released an official blog with the details, and you can find the full list of options after the jump.

UpUpDownDown put together a video that makes the exclusive announcement and shows off the new mode.

Before each battle begins, there is an intro screen that shows the contenders and information about each character is displayed -- such as which V-Trigger they selected, their team, etc..

Even though characters on each team are selected beforehand, players will be able to choose their V-Triggers at the start of each match, allowing them to switch up their strategy depending on the opponent.

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Team Versus Mode options

No. of Team Members – You can have a team of up to five members. Each team must have an equal number of players.
Match Format – Choose between Elimination and Best of Series
Elimination – The winner stays on as the teams fight to the last man standing.
Best of Series – Each team member will match up against their corresponding opponent until one team wins the majority of the matches. If the number of battles won by each team is even, the result will be a draw. Draws can only occur in teams of two or four.
Vitality Recover – Choose how much vitality the winner recovers after each round. You can opt for Partial (recover green health and some gray health), Partial Green (recover actual health), or Full Recovery.
Retain EX Gauge – Allows whether the winner will be allowed to carry over their EX Gauge into the next round.
V-Gauge Advantage – In Elimination, determine whether the losing team will be given V-Gauge in the next round. Two bars will be given for a difference of two fighters, and three for a difference of three or more.
Change Order – The losing team can change their character order before the next fight. Selecting random will randomize the order, including who goes first.
Throwaway Matches – In Best of Series, choose whether to play all the battles even if the winner has already been decided.
Round Setting – Adjust the number of rounds required to win a game.
Match Time Settings – Set the time limit for a round.
CPU Difficulty – If playing against the CPU, determine their difficulty.

Depending on the settings selected at the start, the winner of each match will recover Vitality, keep EX Gauge, or gain V-Gauge. When playing Elimination, the losing team will decide which of their players will go up next to fight the winner, and if CPU team members are involved, you’ll decide which character will fight you next.

A battle summary will be provided at the end of each full team battle that will tell who won and lost each round, the win streak, and the win rate. From there, you can choose to play the same battle over again, switch characters, or start from scratch.

Despite the name of the mode, no set number of competitors is required to play Team Versus. One player can jump in by selecting CPU opponents, and you can even play as all five members of your own team, if you wish.

If you’re looking to learn multiple characters and want a quick way to use them all without having to return to the Character Select screen, this will certainly come in handy.

Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition is set for release on January 16th, 2018.

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