Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition Announced, Featuring 40 Fighters And New V-Skills

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Capcom has announced that it's releasing yet another version of Street Fighter V. This latest one, Street Fighter V: Champion Edition, will be released on February 14, 2020. This new version of the game will include every single piece of DLC released previously--with the exception of the Fighting Chance, Capcom Pro Tour, and brand collaboration costumes that have released so far--plus some new content. This edition will be available for $29.99, or current owners of Street Fighter V can buy an upgrade kit, available on PS4 and PC for $24.99, at an earlier date.

Street Fighter V: Champion Edition will include all 34 stages and over 200 costumes that have been introduced since Street Fighter V launched in 2016, as well as new V-Skills for every single character (which will be made available for owners of any version of the game.) A balance update and new "gameplay improvements" have also been promised.

Champion Edition boosts the fighter count up to 40, with the addition of a new fighter: Gill, the antagonist of Street Fighter III. A character trailer has been released to show off his iconic red-and-blue design (to represent fire and ice,) and how his attacks translate to the latest Street Fighter. "Typically plotting behind the scenes, he is now ready to reveal himself to the world, as he sets out to fulfill the prophecy that the Secret Society has coveted since ancient times," the description on the trailer reads. You'll be able to nab him through the upgrade kit from December, and he'll bring the "Sun Chase Moon" stage with him.

Anyone who preorders Champion Edition in the US will unlock a new choice of costume color for each fighter. Gill, like previous DLC fighters, can be purchased or earned in-game. New Christmas themed DLC is also heading to the game from today, bringing new costumes for G, Lucia and Poison, and later this month a new stage called Holly Jolly Beatdown will be made available as well--it's Abigail's auto shop, but snowed in.

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We gave the Arcade Edition of Street Fighter V a 9/10 in our review, with critic Tamoor Hussain writing that "two years after its launch, Street Fighter V is finally fighting fit."

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