Street Fighter 5's March update will offer Alex for free

Capcom doesn't have all of its ducks in a row, but that means you get to play as Alex for free when he's released today.

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Capcom is releasing the second part of Street Fighter 5’s March update today that will allow players to fight as Alex from Street Fighter III. While Alex will soon be available, the In-Game Shop won’t be completely available as players will only be able to spend Fight Money, which is the game’s currency earned in-game. That means players won’t be able to purchase real currency, aka Zenny, which also means you can’t throw real money at Alex or any other piece of additional content.

Since the In-Game Shop for Zenny isn’t available, Capcom will offer Alex as a free trial period for all players until the Zenny shop launches. If future DLC characters release prior to the launch of the Zenny Shop, they’ll also be made available for free under a trial period. Once the Zenny shop launches, the free trials for DLC characters released prior to the shop’s availability will end, with players needing to spend Fight Money, Zenny, or purchase a Season Pass to access those characters.

Capcom will also be giving away both Story Mode costumes for Ryu and Chun-Li to thank fans for their patience and understanding considering Street Fighter 5's rocky launch.

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    March 30, 2016 8:46 AM

    Daniel Perez posted a new article, Street Fighter 5's March update will offer Alex for free

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      March 30, 2016 9:31 AM

      Since the In-Game Shop for Zenny isn’t available, Capcom will offer Alex as a free trial period for all players until the Zenny shop launches

      does this mean I have to buy alex after the shop opens?

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        March 30, 2016 2:12 PM

        Yep. Once the Zenny shop launches, Alex, and all other characters available via DLC, will need to be purchased with 1) in-game Fight Money, 2) real-world Zenny, or 3) with a Season Pass.

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      March 30, 2016 3:26 PM

      Having more and more fun with this game as I get better. Playing Silver and Gold players, you barely get a chance to blink.