Street Fighter V is a 2D arcade fighting game that is the fifth episode in the Street Fighter series. The new part of the series offers the player updated graphics, enhanced gameplay and cross-platform multiplayer between Windows and PlayStation 4. In the fifth part, the player will be able to try out 16 characters, 4 of which are newcomers to the series.
Street Fighter V was developed and published by the creators of the series, Capcom.
Street Fighter V Development history & release dates
The unofficial announcement of Street Fighter V took place on December 8, 2014, when the first video with the game was published on YouTube. After a few hours, the video was deleted. The next day, as part of the PlayStation Experience game conference, the official announcement of the fifth part of Street Fighter took place. The developers announced that the game would be released only on Windows and PlayStation 4 platforms.
On July 15, 2015, Capcom started beta testing the game. But due to server problems, it had to be postponed to the end of August.
At the end of October 2015, Capcom announced that the game would go on sale on February 16, 2016. In early November, the developers shared several gameplay videos. And on December 17th the last beta testing of the game began.
Street Fighter V was officially released on Windows and PlayStation 4 on February 16, 2016. The arcade edition was released on January 16, 2018. Champion Edition of Street Fighter V was released on February 14, 2020.
Street Fighter V takes place between the events of the third and fourth installments of the series. Throughout the game, the main characters will visit updated locations from the old parts of the game, as well as many new places and arenas that are scattered around the world, from Japan to cities in the United States.
Street Fighter V Gameplay
Street Fighter V is a 2D fighting game with 3D graphics in which players need to combine different fighting techniques and fight against each other, or against artificial intelligence.
Each of the 16 characters available in the base game has a unique fighting style and techniques. By performing various techniques, the player refills the character's energy scale. It has 3 divisions. Filling in each division has a specific effect. For example, having filled in only one space, the player can conduct an EX-reception, and having filled the scale completely, he has the opportunity to conduct a special move - Critical Art.
A key feature that only appeared in this part of the series is the V-scale. The V-skill is located above the energy scale. It fills up only after taking damage from the enemy, or after using the V-skills, which is unique for each character. Filling this gauge completely opens up access to the V-trigger, which is also unique for each hero.
Street Fighter V Game modes
The game has several main game modes: Arcade mode, Team Battle mode, Extra Battle, and Story Mode. In arcade mode, the player will be able to take part in battles with the iconic characters of the first four parts of the series and learn a short story of all Street Fighter games.
In the "Team Battle" mode, you can choose up to ten different characters and fight in turns, both against friends and against bots. "Extra battle" allows you to fight opponents according to "dishonest" rules. For example, one of the first was available to fight with Akuma, which caused colossal damage and had full energy and V-skills.
For a victory, a player can receive unique rewards and a lot of experience points. Like any other fighting game, even in Street Fighter V, there is a "Story" mode in single-player, which allows the gamer to experience different storylines, as many as there are playable characters within the title.
Street Fighter V esports
Street Fighter is one of the oldest and most respected fighting game franchises in the history of industry players. It has a long history and a large loyal fan base from all over the world. Which allows the game to remain popular even during the stagnation of the fighting game genre. Street Fighter V is actively developing as an esports discipline. The developers of the game Capcom help organize Street Fighter V esports tournaments all over the world in every possible way. Also, at the end of the year, the company holds the so-called Capcom Cup. Where the best players from around the world compete for the largest prize pool of the entire season.
Street Fighter V Conclusion
Street Fighter V is easily one of the best fighting games you can find on the market today. Thanks to constant support, which has led to four years of improvements, the Champion Edition comes to offer a complete and fulfilling experience with forty playable characters, a story mode, team battle modes, an Arcade mode, thirty-four arenas and over two hundred elements cosmetics for the personalization of our fighters. Its price is very competitive, $29.99.