Street Fighter V Leaving Early Access, Showing Off Arcade Mode Next Week

The game isn't in an actual Early Access, but it certainly felt like it at launch. Get a peek at the definitive version of Street Fighter V via live stream in a few days.


It was revealed after launch in February of last year that Capcom was flirting with the idea of an Arcade mode for Street Fighter V. Yes, they were considering a feature that certainly should have been a part of the game's launch. Well over a year after launch, SFV: Arcade Edition was announced and fans will get their first look at Arcade Mode via live stream on December 4.

Thankfully, this edition of the game won't require an additional purchase as it typical with Capcom fighters. Arcade Edition will be a free update for all owners of Street Fighter V, but DLC characters will still need to be purchased with Fight Money or real money. The Arcade Edition update will include a new UI, Arcade Mode, Extra Battle Mode, a gallery, and new V-Trigger moves.

If you want to see what the all new Arcade Mode will bring to the table, check out the official Capcom Twitch channel at 3pm PT on December 4.

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    December 1, 2017 12:00 PM

    Charles Singletary posted a new article, Street Fighter V Leaving Early Access, Showing Off Arcade Mode Next Week

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      December 1, 2017 12:32 PM

      Cheeky cheeky

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      December 1, 2017 12:36 PM


      I still can't stand the new golden motif they barfed all over the interface. Looks so fucking gaudy.

      Worth pointing out while it is a free update to the current players, Arcade Edition will also be sold as a new version, and will include all the DLC characters release up to that point (but not the added stages and costumes and other dlc of course!). Probably $40-60 again I'm guessing.

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      December 1, 2017 5:32 PM

      Should note that the actual release date for this mode/edition is planned to release on January 16, 2018 for $39.99.

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      December 1, 2017 6:51 PM

      Dang, haha

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      December 1, 2017 7:01 PM

      No Sagat, no Street Fighter.

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