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The Fight Begins Next Years - Street Fighter V Gets A Release Date


Capcom took to the PlayStation stage overnight at Paris Games Week to announce a new fighter for Street Fighter V as well as its release date. Dhalsim is returning to the fight and players will get to use him and the previously announced fighters on February 16th 2016.


Also during the conference today, new details were shared regarding post launch support plans for Street Fighter V. Over the course of 2016, six new characters will be added to the title, bringing the total roster up from 16 at launch to 22 by the end of next year. Additionally, gameplay content, costumes, new challenges and balance system updates will be continually made available throughout 2016 and beyond.


All gameplay related updates, including the new characters, will be available for players to purchase for free by earning the in-game reward currency called Fight Money. Fight Money can be earned by players through in-game activities such as undertaking daily goals and leveling up individual characters. For those who just can't wait to unlock each piece of new content, content can also be purchased instantly using real in-game money, named Zenny. All gameplay updates and balance changes will be made available to all players at the same time for free. This new release strategy means that for the first time ever, the initial purchase of Street Fighter V is all that players will need to make in order to stay current with the game and enjoy all future content.