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Street Fighter V (ストリートファイターV Sutorīto Faitā Faibu?) is the latest main installment in the Street Fighter series. It was released exclusively on the PlayStation 4 and PC, on which cross-platform multiplayer is available. Yoshinori Ono has confirmed that there will be no arcade release as Capcom is gravitating towards crane and one-off games in the arcade business.  It was released on February 16, 2016.
Gameplay and Features
The overall gameplay appears to be toned down from Street Fighter IV: attack animations appear a bit more slower, and the character art and models are redesigned to feel more realistic. Revenge Gauges and Super Arts were features originally shown at the Capcom Cup; the former has been scrapped, while the Super Art appears to have been retooled in the form of the Critical Art.
The current features as shown at E3 place are closer in style to the Street Fighter Alpha series. EX Special moves return from the most recent games, along with a Guard Break meter like the one seen in the Alpha games. New features include the V-Gauge, a separate meter used for attacks such as the V-Skill, V-Trigger and V-Reversal, which are unique to each character. Another new addition to the series is the presence of destructible walls and other similarly interactive elements, such as a bus that characters can be knocked into in Bustling Side Street, or crashing into the loo wall in Union Station.
Unlike Street Fighter IV, gameplay expansions and changes will not come in new installments but rather gradually be added to the game over the long term. Players will have the choice of paying for new characters as they are added via in-game Fight Money or by purchasing Zenny currency.
There will be no on-disc DLC.
A cinematic story mode was released as free DLC in June, 2016. The game features some single-player, character-focused content that focusses on character backgrounds. The mode specifically fleshes out the gap between Street Fighter III and IV. Finishing singleplayer content will grant players fight money.
On June 10th 2016, the title of the cinematic story is called "A Shadow Falls,” which 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 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 is about to begin.
At launch, the game included 16 fighters, which consist of eight veterans that have appeared frequently in the series, four veterans that have not been playable since Street Fighter Alpha 3, and four new characters. Additional characters have been confirmed to be released at later dates. It was revealed that six characters were to be added throughout 2016 as DLC, bringing the roster count to 22 fighters. The 2016 DLC fighters include four more frequent veterans and two fighters that have not been playable since Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike. As of November 19, 2015, Ono confirmed to have a second wave of DLC characters after the first six. It was confirmed on December 3rd, 2016 that six more fighters, including frequent veteran Akuma and five new characters, would be added throughout 2017, bringing the total to 28 fighters. Ultimately, in 2020, Street Fighter V will have the largest roster the series has ever seen.
|Character||Japanese voice actor||English voice actor||Origin|
|Akuma **||Taketora||Richard Epcar||Super Street Fighter II Turbo|
|Alex *||Shintaro Asanuma||Mark Whitten||Street Fighter III: New Generation|
|Balrog *||Satoshi Tsuruoka||Bob Carter||Street Fighter II|
|Birdie||Hidenari Ugaki||T.J. Storm||Street Fighter|
|Cammy||Miyuki Sawashiro||Caitlin Glass||Super Street Fighter II|
|Charlie Nash||Kousuke Torumi||Mike McFarland||Street Fighter Alpha|
|Chun-Li||Fumiko Orikasa||Laura Bailey||Street Fighter II|
|Dhalsim||Daisuke Egawa||Christopher Bevins||Street Fighter II|
|F.A.N.G||Shigeru Chiba||Jesse Merlin||First appearance|
|Guile *||Hiroki Yasumoto||Travis Willingham||Street Fighter II|
|Ibuki *||Ayumi Fujimura||Kat Steel||Street Fighter III: New Generation|
|Juri *||Eri Kitamura||Jessica Straus||Super Street Fighter IV|
|Karin||Aya Endou||Lauren Landa||Street Fighter Alpha 3|
|Ken||Yuuji Kishi||Reuben Langdon||Street Fighter|
|Kolin **||Romi Park||Cindy Robinson|| Street Fighter III: New Generation (1st appearance, NPC)|
First appearance (playable debut)
|Laura||Youko Hikasa||G.K. Bowes||First appearance|
|M. Bison||Norio Wakamoto||Gerald C. Rivers||Street Fighter II|
|Necalli||Takashi Matsuyama||Marc Swint||First appearance|
|R. Mika||Hiromi Igarashi||Bonnie Gordon||Street Fighter Alpha 3|
|Rashid||Tarusuke Shingaki||Ian Sinclair||First appearance|
|Ryu||Hiroki Takahashi||Kyle Hebert||Street Fighter|
|Urien *||Masayuki Katou||Bill Rogers||Street Fighter III: 2nd Impact|
|Vega||Jun'ichi Suwabe||Doug Erholtz||Street Fighter II|
|Zangief||Kenta Miyake||Peter Beckman||Street Fighter II|
*: First Wave DLC Characters **: Second Wave DLC Characters
|Air Force Base *||N/A||U.S.A.|
|Apprentice Alley C||N/A||India|
|Bustling Side Street CSH||N/A||China|
|City in Chaos CSH||City in Chaos at Night M|
Frosty Blvd L **
|Forgotten Waterfall C||Mysterious Cove *||New Zealand|
|High Roller Casino *||N/A||U.S.A.|
|Hillside Plaza CH||N/A||Brazil|
|Kanzuki Beach *||N/A||Japan|
|Kanzuki Estate CH||Estate at Noon *||Japan|
|Lair of the Four Kings C||Lair of the Four Kings (Past) M|
Crumbling Ruins M
|Unknown (pinged in Himalayas on globe)|
|Shadaloo Base C||Shadaloo Base at Night *|
Artillery Field M
|Unknown (pinged in Himalayas on globe)|
|Ring of Destiny L *||N/A||Unknown (pinged in Japan on globe)|
|Skies of Honor *||N/A||United Arab Emirates|
|Temple of Ascension **||N/A||Unknown|
|The Grid||N/A||Unknown (pinged in Japan on globe)|
|Underground Arena CH||Spooky Arena L *||Russia|
|Union Station CH||N/A||England|
C Denotes stage has cinematic knockout zones.
S Denotes stage has secondary areas.
L Denotes stage that is only available for a limited time.
M Denotes stage that is only available in Story Mode.
H Denotes stage has hat.
*: First Wave DLC Stage. **: Second Wave DLC Stage
Years after he sacrificed himself to stop M. Bison, Charlie Nash awakens in a tomb and is instructed by a woman called Helen to retrieve an item from his old friend Guile that will help him destroy Bison. Meanwhile, the Shadaloo organization starts their secret plan called "Operation C.H.A.I.N.S" by launching seven artificial satellites in orbit known as the "Black Moons". Rashid infiltrates the Shadaloo main base looking for a friend who was kidnapped by them but is discovered and defeated by F.A.N.G, who steals a chess piece-like item in his possession and uses it to detonate one of the Black Moons, triggering a high altitude electromagnetic pulse that strikes New York City into chaos.
After attempting to stop M. Bison and his subordinates in New York with no success, Guile and Chun-Li are attacked by Charlie, who attempts to take the pieces that were sent to them, and he flees soon after. Charlie then reunites with Helen, who also convinces Rashid and Juri to form and alliance with them to retrieve the pieces in order to stop Operation C.H.A.I.N.S after revealing that they contain the keys to control the Black Moons, and were sent to certain individuals in order to prevent them from being used, while Shadaloo's objective is to use the Moons to spread fear and despair around the world's populace, which is the source of Bison's Psycho Power, and they intend to siphon this energy in order to render him and his forces invincible. In possession of the same information, Karin Kanzuki summons warriors from around the globe to help gather the pieces before Shadaloo as well. All of them answer to Karin's call, except Ryu, who stays behind for a while to train further in order to keep his Satsui no Hadou at bay by Ken's suggestion.
As the warriors travel the world in search for the pieces, they are time and again attacked by Necalli, an ancient Aztec fighting god that appears in times of crisis to challenge the strongest living fighters in order to devour their souls, as well as by Shadaloo's minions and dolls. In one of those fights, Cammy manages to defeat and capture her sister Decapre, but knowing that she was just being brainwashed by Shadaloo, she refuses to surrender her to the police and flees with her with Juri's help instead. Once gathering all remaining pieces and more allies along the way, the warriors storm Shadaloo's base and successfully manage to deactivate the Black Moons, but fail to defeat M.Bison and their forces, having no option but to retreat. However, F.A.N.G threatens a young girl among the programmers that were kidnapped and forced to create the Black Moons to alter their course to have them fall on Earth instead, striking six main cities around the globe in 24 hours, in order to cause enough havoc to gather the Psycho Power they need nonetheless.
As the world is in chaos with the imminent fall of the Black Moons, Ryu returns from his training and defeats Necalli in combat, forcing the ancient god to retreat definitely. He then joins his companions in a second attack on the Shadaloo base. In the occasion, Rashid manages to stop the Black Moons completely using a hint that was meant for him, sent by his missing friend, but also discovers that she was killed by F.A.N.G long ago, much to his grief. Meanwhile, Charlie confronts M.Bison and fails to defeat him, but sacrifices himself to drain part of Bison's Psycho Power to weaken him and Ryu destroys him once and for all. As Chun-Li rescues the girl, the warriors evacuate the Shadaloo base as it collapses and the brainwashed Dolls recover their senses, while Rashid receives a pre-recorded message from his now deceased friend, thanking him for helping to save the world and telling him to move on with his life.
During the credits, Helen, whose true name is revealed as Kolin, confides with her master, who claims that despite Bison was not destroyed the way they wanted, the time has come for their group to lead the world in order to restore its balance. In the post credits, after having a sparring match, Ken and Ryu ponder that their road to self-improvement will never have an end.
In 2011, former Capcom employee Seth Killian suggested that Street Fighter V would arrive before 2019, saying "If I have anything to say about it, and I do, you will not have to wait ten years for Street Fighter 5". In July 2013, Street Fighter producer Yoshinori Ono commented that while he desired to make a Street Fighter V for an eighth-generation console, such as the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, a next-generation game would require a large staff and a large budget. He also stated that making the game a free-to-play title was an option, though he was not fully open to it, and confirmed that the game was currently not in development. In June 2014, Ono refuted claims that Street Fighter V would include a "pay to win option", citing that Street Fighter V is still in the early planning stages.
On December 5, 2014, a teaser trailer for Street Fighter V was unintentionally released by Capcom to the public before being taken down again. The official announcement was made at Sony's PlayStation Experience event on December 6.
The first gameplay demonstration of Street Fighter V took place at the Capcom Cup grand finals tournament on Saturday, December 13 2014 in San Francisco, CA. In the gameplay trailer presented at the end of the Cup, Street Fighter Alpha character Charlie was hinted at during a quick sequence, appearing at the trailer's end. Yoshinori Ono also dressed up as Charlie to further promote his appearance in the game.
On February 24, 2015, Capcom released a new gameplay trailer that demonstrated Charlie's moveset for the first time. It also announced the forthcoming beta test for the game's online function, as well as teasing M. Bison as a future character.
M. Bison's official reveal occurred on May 19, 2015. There was not a new character teased at the end of M. Bison's trailer, but at E3 2015 on June 15, Capcom revealed two characters simultaneously: Cammy and Birdie, who is making his first appearance since 1998's Street Fighter Alpha 3.
On July 9, 2015 at the San Diego Comic-Con, Capcom revealed Ken as the seventh returning character. Featuring a changed playstyle from his traditional "Shoto" roots, Ken plays faster and more aggressively than past iterations of the character. His appearance appears to have undergone a change as well. At the end of his reveal trailer, the first new character for Street Fighter V was teased (a gruff-looking Aztec man with gray skin and markings on his face). This character would be officially unveiled at the Evo 2015 tournament and goes by the name "Necalli". Vega would be revealed as the next character on the inital roster on August 3, 2015. R. Mika was officaly revealed as the next character in August 27th. On September 11, 2015 at Dubai Game 15, the second new character, Rashid got revealed. Karin got revealed in the Tokyo Game Show 2015 on September 16. On October 1, Ono posted two screenshots, which reveals a new stage based on wrestling, you can see R. Mika in the background in the first screenshot. The second screenshot shows a golden wristband or a belt very similar to Zangief's, the character will be revealed in Electronic Game Show in Mexico on friday. Zangief was indeed officialy revealed in his trailer. A new third character named Laura was leaked by Famitsu and later formely confirmed in her trailer. During the Paris Game Week the launch of the entire game between both PC and its consoles will release at February 16, 2016 and Dhalsim is also confirmed as the final returning character and being revealed in his trailer in Paris Game Event. F.A.N.G., the last new character was confirmed in the Playstation Experience.
The 2016 Season for SFV included the return of Alex, Guile, Ibuki, Balrog, Juri, and Urien, in that order. The very next season began with the return of Akuma in December. Five more fighters will be added in 2017. Each character costs 600 Zenny.
|May & June 2016||Ibuki and Balrog|
|August & September 2016||Urien|
Leaked Videos or Picture
The original poster on NeoGaf also posts some more screenshots of what the Street Fighter V code has, which includes Urien, Alex, Guile, Dhalsim and confirms F.A.N.G to be a character. The poster points out that FAN has a lot of rigging meaning there could be a lot of tentacles so this character could be a boss.
Ibuki and Juri were also found but with a lot of rigging so that makes them more than just background characters. The poster states that their code is in the same folder structure as playable characters, but it should be noted that Yamato Nadeshiko, who is R. Mika’s V-Trigger is also in this folder.
Brazilian fighter Laura has been revealed slightly earlier than intended — images of the character leaked via Famitsu accidentally, so there might be an accompanying trailer on the horizon imminently. However, for now there’s plenty for fans to speculate about based on the glimpse of the character that’s been made available.
The character is seen going one on one with Ryu, performing kicks and what seems to be multiple variants of an armbar. These techniques seem to suggest that Laura’s speciality is Brazilian jiu-jitsu, a martial art that has become rather popular in recent years thanks to the Gracie family’s efforts to integrate it into MMA.
- The "finishing move" in which the character kicks throws his/her opponent against the interior of a bus and ends up narrowed jammed between two seats may quite possibly be a homage towards the final scene of the fight between Billy Lo and Carl Miller in the 1978 produced version of the renowned last Bruce Lee's film Game of Death. It is also similar to Rocky's final blow against his betrayed pupil Tommy "The Machine" Gunn in Rocky V.
- In one scene where Sean is seen playing video games on his handheld game device, sound effects from Mega Man 2 can he heard.