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Street Fighter V Videos Highlight Launch Characters, Alternate Costumes

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PS4/PC fighting game with 16 playable launch characters ships on February 16

Capcom began streaming a video on Sunday highlighting all 16 characters that will be playable at the launch of its Street Fighter V PlayStation 4 and PC fighting game.

Capcom also began streaming a video on Sunday that previews alternate costumes for Ryu, Chun-Li, Cammy, and M. Bison.

Playable characters include Ryu, Ken, Chun-Li, Nash, M. Bison, Cammy, Birdie, Vega, Karin Kanzuki, Necalli, Rainbow Mika, Zangief, Laura, Rashid, Dhalsim, and F.A.N.G. 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.

Sony revealed at the PlayStation Experience event on Saturday 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 to 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.

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

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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