In hopes of keeping the Street Fighter V appeal alive, Capcom has announced an updated version of the popular fighter in the form of Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition coming exclusively for the PS4 and PC on January 16, 2018. This new version will include everything from the original game, along with the addition of brand new gameplay-related content including Arcade Mode, Extra Battle Mode, new V-Trigger moves, Gallery, a completely redesigned UI and more. Current Street Fighter V players will also receive all of this new content for free via an in-game update when Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition releases.
In the US and Europe, the new version will be available physically and digitally from the PlayStation Store and as a digital download on PC for $39.99.
In the upcoming Arcade Mode, players can reminisce in the Street Fighter series history while choosing from six different paths and compete in matches against CPU opponents to reveal unique endings based on player performance. In Extra Battle Mode, a new series of time exclusive challenges will be available for players to use their Fight Money for the chance to receive an exclusive premium outfit each month. Complete all four challenges each month and receive a special premium costume exclusive to this mode. More details on the new modes and features, including the new User Interface, will be shared at a later date.
Current players of Street Fighter V and future owners of Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition will be placed into the same player pool, with PS4 and PC cross-platform play continuing to unite fans into a unified player base. Season 2 of the 2017 Character Pass and DLC content for Street Fighter V continues until the end of the year, with one final character still to be announced and released, along with a host of additional costumes.