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What To Expect From Street Fighter V's Upcoming Story Mode

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Though multiplayer is the main draw for games like Street Fighter V, people have come to expect those games to have story modes for solo players. At the end of the month, Street Fighter V gets one for free.


Capcom has been teasing Street Fighter V’s story mode for a while now, but as development wraps up, the company’s released a bunch of details.

Dubbed the “Cinematic Story Expansion,” here are the highlights:

  • It’s roughly 3-4 hours long, set over five chapters
  • The story is set between Street Fighter III and Street Fighter IV, bridging the two games narratively
  • All six DLC characters are playable in story mode, too, which means players can check out characters before they’re released

(Quick note on that last one: Capcom is describing the early access to DLC characters as a “preview,” which means they could change before they’re released widely and made available for tournament play.)

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And here’s how they’re describing the plot:

“A Shadow Falls,” depicts the ultimate battle between the evil Shadaloo organization and the heroic World Warriors who rise up against them. Seven “Black Moons” are deployed by Shadaloo, granting M. Bison unimaginable power and enveloping the earth in total darkness. Seeing the moons mysteriously appear in the sky, Ryu, Ken, and Chun-Li embark on an epic journey around the world to retrieve fragment pieces that are the key to stopping the “Black Moons” before it’s too late. Along the way, they encounter the rest of the World Warriors, each of whom have their own agendas and motivations in mind. The final battle between good and evil begins now… who will RISE UP?


Capcom’s also ditching its proposed “zenny” currency for purchasing additional content, if you want to avoid grinding it out with the exiting in-game economy. Instead, you’ll just buy it through PSN and Steam.

Here’s how that currency exchange works out:

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The full update on June’s content, which includes details about how daily challenges are getting tweaked, are available at Capcom’s official blog.

The story update is scheduled for release later this month.

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UGH Street Fighter’s order is such a mess. 1 -2 - 4- 5 -3

And that doesn’t even bring in the Alphas. I guess the new running joke is that they’ll keep trying to squeeze stuff into the gap between 2 and 3.

I think only MGS has a more confusing timeline: 3 - 5 - 1 - 2 - 4