Street Fighter V Adds F.A.N.G to Roster, Details Season Pass

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Sony streams interview with Yoshinori Ono before game's February 16 launch

Sony announced at the PlayStation Experience event on Saturday that F.A.N.G is joining the lineup for CAPCOM's Street Fighter V PlayStation 4 and PC fighting game.

F.A.N.G is the final core playable character in the game's roster and the fourth who is new to the franchise. He is the self-proclaimed second-in-command of Shadaloo, and uses poison attacks. When his poison attacks connect, they will continuously deal damage to the opponent's life bar until F.A.N.G gets hit or the poison runs its course. His V-Skill is "Nishodoku," which is a slow-moving poison-filled projectile. His V-Trigger is "Dokunoumu," where he emits a poisonous cloud around his body that will deal damage as long as opponents are close to him.

Sony also revealed that the six additional characters that will be released post-launch in 2016 include: Alex, Guile, Ibuki, Balrog, Juri, and Urien. Players can earn the characters through gameplay for free, but players can also purchase the 2016 Season Pass that is on sale now in North America can get the new characters as soon as they are released. The 2016 Season Pass will be available for European players on the game's launch date.

Those who purchase the 2016 Season Pass in North America before February 16 will receive three PS4 avatars for free of Ryu, Chun-Li, and M. Bison. The 2016 Season Pass costs US$29.99, and includes all six additional characters each with premium costumes, as well as a PS4 theme.

Sony also began streaming a video interview with CAPCOM's Yoshinori Ono on Saturday.

The game will ship on February 16, 2016 in North America and Europe.

Playable characters thus far include Ryu, Ken, Chun-Li, Nash, M. Bison, Cammy, Birdie, Vega, Karin Kanzuki, Necalli, Rainbow Mika, Zangief, Laura, Rashid, and Dhalsim. The game will launch with a core of 16 playable characters — four of whom are brand new to the franchise — and will add six more that will be purchasable with in-game currency.

Street Fighter V is the latest entry in the Street Fighter fighting game franchise. The game contains new features, such as V-Reversal moves, and a special V-Trigger mode.

The game's initial release will be the only physical disc release that CAPCOM will make for the game. CAPCOM will make all post-launch balance and system updates free, and all future playable character roster updates can be earned either through an in-game currency called Fight Money, or by purchasing special premium Zenny currency with real money to acquire them immediately.

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