Street Fighter V Full Length CG Trailer

What’s up Street Fighter fans!

We’re about one week away from the release of Street Fighter V and to celebrate this new era of fighting we wanted to share the full length CG trailer for the game! This features gorgeous animated sequences for all 16 characters from the initial roster and even offers some hints as to what roles they will play in the upcoming story !

Street Fighter V releases on February 16th in North America on both PlayStation 4 and PC for $59.99. Pre-order today to receive an exclusive costume for Chun-Li, Cammy, M. Bison or Ryu! More details at streetfighter.com .

Street Fighter X G.I. Joe is a dream cross-over comic hitting stores this month

Comic aficionados out there might be familiar with both the Street Fighter and G.I. Joe series of comics that have been available for a while now. Well, we’ve got some cool news to share with you today - IDW has been working on a crossover comic that looks absolutely amazing, and brings the world’s most popular fighting game and the real world military action of America’s fighting elite together in the aptly named Street Fighter X G.I. Joe, which will start hitting stores this month. We’ve got a couple pages for you to sneak a peek at and more info on the six-issue series right after the jump!

Let’s get right into the plot:

On a hidden island in international waters, 16 combatants enter a secret tournament… one that pits Street Fighter vs. G.I. Joe! M. Bison and Destro have joined forces, and taking them down will require the world's finest warriors: Ryu, Snake Eyes, Guile, Scarlett, Chun-Li and Duke.

And the people working hard to bring this comic to you:

New challengers Aubrey Sitterson (Hulk, Superman, Tech Jacket, Worth) and Emilio Laiso (Hack/Slash: Son of Samhain) bring the visceral combat of the world's most popular fighting game series and the real world military action of America's fighting elite together for the first time!

You’ll see fiery fights between C. Viper and Snake Eyes, Rufus getting roughed up, and enough hadokens to make you wonder why anyone needs a gun that shoots blue lasers - and that’s just the first issue alone!

The first  issue of the six-part series drops later this month, with a trade paperback expected by the end of the year - so if you want in on the ground floor, now’s the perfect time to see just what M. Bison and Destro have planned for our heroes! Each issue will run for $3.99, and will be available at all comic book shops across the country, as well as IDW’s online shop , starting February 24 th!

Street Fighter V at Wizard World Gaming events throughout 2016

We’ve got some exciting news to share with you today – no, it’s not that you’re a wizard – Street Fighter V will be joining Wizard World Gaming events throughout all of 2016, with the first stop being at the Portland, Oregon Convention Center this coming February 19 th through 21 st ! Not only will SFV be playable at Wizard World events throughout the year, but they’ll be hosting one of the first post-launch tournaments for the game, with cash, prizes, pride, and maybe a little bit of salt riding on the outcome.

Tournaments aside, attendees can check out the Capcom free play area at the show for a more casual Street Fighter V experience, or watch the tournament unfold at the event’s main stage. Wizard World itself brings together thousands of fans to celebrate everything from pop culture, cosplay, sci-fi, anime, art, and more – but if you can’t make it to Portland for the event, don’t worry. It’s just the first stop of many throughout 2016, with additional stops in St. Louis, Minneapolis, Sacramento, Chicago, and beyond. Check out the Wizard World Gaming site for the full list of stops and admission information!

Reminder: Final SFV Beta is Live

Hey everyone, just wanted to shoot out a quick note that the final beta for SFV is now live and will last until January 31st, 7pm PT. 

Continue on for details on what to expect and also see what's new for this beta.

Characters

15 of the 16 characters will be available for play. We wanted to include F.A.N.G as well, but he's to busy plotting at the Shadaloo base to take on the Street Fighters. Guess we'll have to wait a few weeks to see him in action!

Improved Matchmaking

Player Connections

Players can set their connection preference from 1 to 5 in the connection settings option, which will ensure that optimal connections. Placing the setting to "1" will yield the widest range of opponents, yet may result in unstability, whereas placing the setting to "5" will give players the smallest range of opponents, yet will result in the best connection. Players should adjust this setting as they see fit for the best online experience.

Matchmaking

Players who successfully climb up the ranks during the beta will progressively be paired up with players closer to their skill level automatically. So keep doing your best to climb to the top of the leaderboards.

Updated Battle Balance

For our more seasoned players, take note that the characters have received a battle balance update. This means that they may or may not do the same things they were able to do in the previous betas. Experiment around and see what you can find.

Alright guys, that wraps this up. Have fun with the beta and we'll see you in a few weeks once Street Fighter V officially launches. Rise Up!!


Street Fighter V Game Modes Trailer

Just revealed on stage at the Taipei Game Show, take a look at all the different Game Modes you can expect at launch for Street Fighter V!

Remember, we’ll have tons of free content updates for the game post-launch as well, including the awesome looking Cinematic Story Expansion  that we just revealed on Monday!

Hope you enjoyed this quick update. Back to playing the online beta for me!

Ryu-themed ARCADESHOCK fight stick bag available now for pre-order

We’re all pretty familiar with Ryu at this point – the Shotokan student who always looks for the answer in the heart of battle. One of his best-known representations is in Street Fighter III, where his introduction had him holding his white bag (probably full of spare gis and gloves) on screen before setting it aside for the next fight. Now you, too, can imitate the Eternal Wanderer when you take your arcade stick to tournaments and more! ARCADESHOCK and SPLITFRAME LLC have teamed up to create a (very) limited edition Street Fighter V bag reminiscent of Ryu – the RYU FS Traveler Fight Stick Bag ! They’re offering pre-order special pricing of $84.98 (USD), and quantities are extremely limited, so grab one while you still can!

Get a copy of SF Unlimited #1 with Amazon pre-orders of SFV

Hot on the heels of today’s Street Fighter V story mode announcement, we’ve got a different kind of story to share with you – Amazon is offering a free digital copy of Street Fighter Unlimited #1 on comixology.com with all pre-orders of both the Collector’s and regular edition of SFV (in North America), a $3.99 value. This offer is only available through Amazon, so if you want in, head over to the Amazon pre-order page ! If you’ve already pre-ordered through them, don’t worry – this offer extends to existing Amazon pre-orders, too. We've got the cover and a few pages for you to check out after the jump!

Street Fighter V Story Details and Final Beta

Hey everyone!

I’ve been itching to tell you all about this for the longest time and now I finally can! We are happy to reveal the single player story details for Street Fighter V! There are two main components to the story experience: Character Stories and the Cinematic Story Expansion. Details below!

  • Character Stories

 

  • We knew there would be a lot of new players who are jumping into the franchise for the very first time so we wanted to provide a way for everyone to become familiar with the eclectic personalities of each fighter. Each character has their own storyline that provides background information on what drives them to fight, and what their relationships are to the other characters.

 

  • Each story has been illustrated by renowned Japanese illustrator, Bengus, who worked on a variety of Capcom titles in the past. I think you’ll find his colorful, throwback style fits perfectly with the background tales we want to tell about each character. What answers does Ryu seek in his never-ending journey? What happened to Charlie Nash after his apparent demise in Street Fighter Alpha? Who is Necalli and what does he want? Play the Character Stories to find out all these answers and more! Once you complete all of them you’ll be ready for the next part of the story experience, which is…

 

  • Cinematic Story Expansion

  • For the first time in franchise history, we are creating a cinematic story experience that takes players deep into the Street Fighter action and mythology through beautifully rendered cutscenes. The Story Expansion will be available to all players as a FREE content update, releasing in June 2016. Chronologically in the Street Fighter storyline, it takes place between the events of Street Fighter IV and Street Fighter III, and fully explains everything that transpired in that electrifying time period.
  • If you got goosebumps from watching the trailer, know that you are definitely NOT alone. As you can see from the trailer, M. Bison and Shadaloo will be a main focus of the story…and I can’t say much more than that right now, but if you watch closely you’ll see a multitude of hints that we dropped in the footage. We’ll have more details to share about this FREE update in the coming months so stay tuned!

Finally, as a big THANK YOU to all the fans who have supported us throughout the year, we are holding one final beta starting January 30 at 12:01 AM PT (8:01 AM GMT), and ending January 31 at 7 PM PT (February 1 at 3 AM GMT). If you have been on the fence about getting the game, this will be your last chance to try it out before release so be sure to pre-order at streetfighter.com/purchase for beta access, as well as exclusive costumes! I mean, just look at this guy!

That’s all for now. Till’ next time!

Street Fighter V Collector's Edition Ryu statue and package breakdown

For you, Feburary 16 th , 2016 will be the most important day of your life. For me, it will… well, you know where I’m going with this. Street Fighter V is just a few weeks away, and a Collector’s Edition is available for pre-order right now that’s down-right – wait for it – fierce. If you’re already throwing money at the screen, head to the GameStop pre-order page now to lock in your own copy – Hot Ryu costume included with GameStop pre-orders – for $99.99 USD! This Collector's Edition is for North America only. If you want a closer look at what’s in the box, we’ve got you covered right after the break.

Ryu, the Eternal Wanderer, stands tall in this figure – ten inches tall, to be exact, with the same pose as seen on the Street Fighter V cover. The figure itself is pre-painted and easy to assemble, and is sure to make a great part of any Street Fighter collection!

Other goodies are also included – a 48-page hard-cover art book helps you get to know each of the 16 characters, including design art you won’t find anywhere else, a one-month Twitch.tv subscription to the Capcom Fighters channel, a selection of digital Street Fighter comics from UDON, a digital SFV Soundtrack Sampler, and more!

If you’re a fan or a collector, you don’t want to miss out on this awesome package – it’s worth it for that statue alone! Hit the link above to secure your own today.

Big Boys Toys T.N.C. 03 Chun-Li pre-orders kick off

Hyakuretsukyaku! Though it’s gone by many names over the years (I called it “Lightning Legs” as a kid), Chun-Li has always been known for her speed and her powerful kicks, represented best in her signature move. Big Boys Toys has made the iconic World Warrior into the newest challenger in their “T.N.C.” line - which has showcased Ryu and Ken in the past - and now adds Chun-Li to the roster. Pre-orders are available at Play-Asia’s Street Fighter T.N.C. 03: Chun-Li store page right now for $89.99 (USD), with expected shipping in February! Hit the jump for more info, including a video of the figure’s light-up features.

If you aren’t able to check out the video above (or if you just really like text descriptions), this Chun-Li figure is battery powered, and the energy from her kicks light up in succession when you press the button on the base. Sure, you can press it once to light up a single kick, but you can hold the button – or mash it out 1991 style – to light up each kick in rapid succession, bringing the hyakuretsukyaku to life! You don’t want to kick yourself for missing this one, so head on over to the order page and get your pre-order in while there’s still time!

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