"Street Fighter V" Set to Premier

If you were a kid growing up in the 80’s, it’s likely you stepped foot in an arcade regularly, or at least once or twice. If you spent any quarters on upright arcade games during your childhood, there’s also a very good chance you played Street Fighter, Capcom’s second best-selling franchise and one of the most popular video games of all time, since the first title was released in 1987 to wide acceptance, instant popularity and high critical acclaim.

Your neighborhood arcade from a few decades ago might not be in business anymore, but the Street Fighter franchise is still alive and well. In fact, one of the most highly-anticipated games set to be released in the year 2016 is another installment in the franchise: Street Fighter V.

Another Street Fighter Classic in the Making

It might be only the fifth main numbered installment in the Street Fighter series, but Street Fighter V is simply a continuum of the Capcom franchise’s long-running success had since 1987, when the first title was released. But what’s different about this next title?

Street Fighter V will be released on February 16, 2016, and all the questions will have answers then, but Capcom has released a few pieces of information to excite fans in advance of the main release.

The game will have 16 different character choices, but four will be brand new additions to the franchise. It will be released to PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows and Linux, but players will be able to game cross-platform.

There will be a cinematic story mode designed to provide back story for each character, placing them in a larger narrative context. Other gaming modes will include “tutorial” mode, letting new Street Fighter fans acclimate to the game, “training” mode which takes this one step further, “survival” mode which lets gamers face many different opponents and more.

Capcom is decidedly optimistic about its potential sales figures for Street Fighter V, stating that they expect to sell about 2 million copies by the end of the fiscal year. Will you be purchasing and playing the new Street Fighter V? If so, you could be one of the first to experience Capcom’s newest take on the classic fighting game.