Street Fighter 5 free trial live now through May 5

If you're aching to try out Street Fighter 5 for free, you can jump into a free trial from now through May 5.


Looking to try out Street Fighter 5 for free? Capcom has a deal for you. There's a Street Fighter 5 trial going on, and you can be a part of it.

From April 23 through May 5, you can hop online and test your might against fighters from around the world.

The Street Fighter 5 trial will be available on both PlayStation 4 and PC, and PlayStation Plus is not required to download and take part in the trial, but will be required to play online. For PC users, Steam is required to take part in the trial, but that's the only prerequisite. You'll get to access all content from the original Street Fighter 5 release as well as the modes in Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition, all added for free for the duration of the trial.

You also get the same 16 original characters that originally were included in the game in the trial, including Chun-Li, Ryu, Ken, and M. Bison as well as newer characters like Laura, Rashid, and F.A.N.G. You also get characters like Akuma, Meant, Blanka, and Juri to try out.

In terms of modes, you get Arcade, which was first brought to fruition in Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition and lets you defeat the computer-controlled opponents in a row to receive one of over 200 illustrations. You can opt for Versus to play against a local opponent or against the computer. Challenges offer Demonstrations and Trials to see how long you can fight within Survival Mode, and Training is pretty self-explanatory. You fight against a dummy AI while you test new combos and other moves without having to worry about being defeated in a regular match.

With all the fighting games either debuting or releasing new content recently, now is a great time to jump into Street Fighter 5 and give it a try, especially if you've never given it a go before. You've definitely been missing out. 

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