25 January 2016

Capcom Reveals Story Mode For Street Fighter V, But Will Not Be In For Launch

Continuing in the fine tradition of fighting games having the flimsiest of reasons for a roster of people to get together and punch each other in the face, or ripping out spinal cords,  if Mortal Kombat is more your thing, Street Fighter V will be getting a Story Mode post-launch.

Before we jump into the post-launch side of things, let’s take a look at the good stuff. Street Fighter V’s story mode will be coming in June 2016 as a free update for all SFV players. Somewhat confusingly, it’s set between the events of Street Fighter IV and Street Fighter III. So the chronological order will be 4 > 5 > 3. Right you are, Capcom.

Each of the characters will have an individual cinematic story which can be worked through, providing a bit of info on their backgrounds, how they’re somehow related to the other fighters, and no doubt a smattering of nonsense. However, one important thing to highlight is that this story element arrives in June 2016, around four months after Street Fighter V’s February 16th launch. It’s another example of an incomplete game, pushed out the door early to hit profitable launch windows. Long-time fans are unlikely to have a problem though, as the single-player is seen as an afterthought in comparison to online play.