Street Fighter V Game Delays DLC Character Dan Due to COVID-19
posted on by Adriana Hazra
The official Twitter account for Capcom's Street Fighter V: Champion Edition game announced on Thursday that it is delaying the release of the DLC character Dan Hibiki to February 2021 due to development delays caused by the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. The character was previously slated to launch at the end of 2020. The game's producer Shuhei Matsumoto addressed fans in a video for the announcement.
A message from Street Fighter V Producer Shuhei Matsumoto: pic.twitter.com/aSqZMK3BRh— Street Fighter (@StreetFighter) December 18, 2020
Capcom announced in August that Dan will join the roster this winter. The character first appeared as a hidden character in Street Fighter Alpha.
The announcement did not specify if the release of other character's for the game's fifth season will be delayed. Capcom previously announced that it will add Rose to the game in spring 2021. The character originates from the Street Fighter Alpha series.
Oro is planned to join the roster as a DLC character in summer 2021. The character first appeared in Street Fighter III: New Generation.
Capcom previously stated it will add Akira to the game in summer 2021. This marks this Rival School character's first appearance in a Street Fighter game.
Capcom is planning to add an unannounced fifth DLC character to the game in fall 2021.
Street Fighter V: Champion Edition is a new version of the game that launched on February 14. The release includes all content from the original game release and Arcade Edition, including characters and costumes. The edition is also an upgrade DLC for previous editions for US$24.99.
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 shipped in February 2016 in North America and Europe for PlayStation 4 and PC (via Steam).
The Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition game is a free downloadable upgrade for the game that launched in January 2018. The updated game is also available to purchase separately. The upgrade includes Arcade Mode, Extra Battle Mode, more V-Trigger moves, Gallery, and a UI design overhaul.
The game launched with a core of 16 playable characters, including: Ryu, Ken, Chun-Li, Nash, M. Bison, Cammy, Birdie, Vega, Karin Kanzuki, Necalli, Rainbow Mika, Zangief, Laura, Rashid, Dhalsim, and F.A.N.G. CAPCOM also released Alex, Guile, Ibuki, Balrog, Juri, Urien, Akuma, Kolin, Ed, Abigail, Menat, Zeku, Blanka, Sakura, Falke, Cody, G, Sagat, Kage, E. Honda, Lucia, and Poison as post-release downloadable characters. Capcom released the game's free "A Shadow Falls" story expansion DLC in July 2016.