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Street Fighter 5 Balrog gets new Street Fighter 1 'Mike' costume in Fighting Chance

You can grab it until September 24th

Posted by Steven 'Dreamking23' Chavez • August 28, 2018 at 10:48 a.m. PDT • Comments: 87

The official Street Fighter Twitter account has revealed another new costume. Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition's Balrog is getting an alternate look that transforms him into Mike from Street Fighter 1.

This costume will be mapped to Street Fighter 5's "Fighting Chance" mode — the game's lootbox feature. Players will be able to unlock this costume until September 24th.

Mike is one of the opponents you encounter in Street Fighter 1's Arcade Mode. Some believe that Balrog is an evolution of Mike, especially considering Balrog's name in Japan is M(ike) Bison.

In Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition's Arcade Mode for Street Fighter 1, Balrog is playable as he represents Mike.

Fighting Chance allows players to spend Fight Money to randomly acquire special items such as artwork, alternate colors, and even costumes. Players can purchase one ticket (item) for 500 Fight Money or 10 for 4,500 FM.

We recently ran a Street Fighter character unpopularity poll to judge which fighters our fans don't want to see in Street Fighter 5. Mike placed 16th in the results.

Check out the costume below.

Click image for animated version

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