Yesterday, the Street Fighter V servers went down shortly to deliver some all new content to the pugilism focused title. Within the “A Shadow Falls” update are the previously teased characters Ibuki and Balrog marking the first update delivering two fighters at once. In addition, we got a legit story mode for casual and competitive players to sharpen their skills with some additional entertainment value.
The update actually contains a bit more than just that however. In a recent video, Maximilian Dood noticed that “Karin’s Kanzuki’s Family Private Beach” level featured two stars of the Rival Schools series. He noted that this confirms SF and RS take place in the same universe and hypothesized that there could be some Rival School characters incorporated into Street Fighter V in the future. I would usually say take this guess with a grain of salt, but he has acted as a consultant to Capcom on a number of titles so. Just saying.
Beyond the new fighters, story mode and cameos; here are the other changes you can expect when you log in to get hadouken spammed online today:
- New stages – Balrog’s Las Vegas stage and Karin’s Kanzuki Family Private Beach stage are brand new and will be available to purchase using Fight Money or real currency. Additionally, three new alternate stage options will become available.
- New costume options – Premium Battle Costumes for all 20 released characters, as well as Karin’s Premium Summer Costume, will be available to purchase using real currency. Balrog and Ibuki’s Story Costumes will be purchasable using either Fighter Money or real currency.
- In-game Currency Shop – The in-game store will be upgraded with the PlayStation Store and Steam real money purchase options, for their respective platform. For players who want to purchase content like new characters, stages and costumes outright without using Fight Money, the process will be familiar with purchases happening through the established first party infrastructures.
- Matchmaking improvements – Faster and smarter matching, resulting in higher quality matches and a better online experience overall.
Andron (or Ace as he likes to call himself) is the so called "Head Honcho" of Bombchu.com. He has a deep passion for video games primarily RPGs, Fighting or Adventure. When not gaming, he's furiously typing on his keyboard or coming up with new schemes.