Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition announced

New V-Skills coming for all playable characters

Posted by Jonathan 'Catalyst' Grey • November 17, 2019 at 7:55 p.m. PST

At the North American Regional Finals on the Capcom Pro Tour, Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition was announced. It will be released on February 14, 2020, and pre-orders are set to open up at any time.

This game will have new V-Skills for the entire cast, and will round up a bunch of the game's content into one package.

The trailer mentions there will be 40 characters included in the package. With Gill's announcement, the game is up to 39 characters, which means there's a lock for one more fighter coming in the Champion Edition of the game.

This version of the game comes with all content from Street Fighter 5 vanilla and Arcade Edition, excluding Fighting Chance collectables, branded collaboration costumes and the CPT DLC.

It adds each character, stage and costume that released after Arcade Edition, and everything that will release for Champion Edition. That's 40 characters, 34 stages and over 200 costumes.

A balance update for the game was also confirmed, likely signaling a Season 5. "More depth to the combat system," is also an official quote that Capcom put out there, and whether this alludes to the existing things they've announced — like new V-Skills — or something else is unknown currently.

Champion Edition will retail for $29.99, but existing users can upgrade for $24.99. People who pre-order CE in North America (other territories vary) will receive a new color for each character, which will be redeemable at launch.

Also, if you pre-order, all of the available content that comes with CE will be unlocked at that time.

Essentially, this will be a way for new users to unlock a bunch of content in the game in a fresh package. For existing Street Fighter 5 players, if they wish to get a bunch of content they may have missed along the way, they can do so for about $25, or just keep playing the game like they have been previously, if having all of those extras do not interest them.

Capcom confirmed that the new V-Skills, balance changes and things of that nature will be available to existing players without upgrading, as they have been in the past.

The balance update and additional V-Skills were confirmed to be coming next month, December 2019, not on Champion Edition's release in February 2020.

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