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Street Fighter V Story Details and Free Cinematic Expansion Revealed

Peter Rosas's Avatar Posted by Capcom, Associate Producer

Hey everyone! I’ve been itching to tell you about this for the longest time, and now I finally can! We’re happy to reveal the single-player story details for Street Fighter V. There are two main components to the story experience: Character Stories and the Cinematic Story Expansion.

Character Stories

We knew there would be a lot of new players who are jumping into the franchise for the very first time, so we wanted to provide a way for everyone to become familiar with the eclectic personalities of each fighter. Each character has his or her own storyline that provides background information on what drives him or her to fight, and what that fighter’s relationships are to the other characters.

Street Fighter V on PS4Street Fighter V on PS4

Each story has been illustrated by renowned Japanese illustrator Bengus who worked on a variety of Capcom titles in the past. I think you’ll find his colorful, throwback style fits perfectly with the background tales we want to tell about each character. What answers does Ryu seek in his never-ending journey? What happened to Charlie Nash after his apparent demise in Street Fighter Alpha? Who is Necalli and what does he want? Play the Character Stories to find out all these answers and more! Once you complete all of them you’ll be ready for the next part of the story experience, which is…

Cinematic Story Expansion

For the first time in franchise history, we are creating a cinematic story experience that takes players deep into the Street Fighter action and mythology through beautifully rendered cutscenes. The Story Expansion will be available to all players as a free content update, releasing in June 2016. Chronologically in the Street Fighter storyline, it takes place between the events of Street Fighter IV and Street Fighter III, and fully explains everything that transpired in that electrifying time period.

Street Fighter V on PS4

If you got goosebumps from watching our latest story trailer, know that you are definitely not alone. M. Bison and Shadaloo will be a main focus of the story… and I can’t say much more than that right now. We’ll have more details to share about this free update in the coming months, so stay tuned!

Finally, as a big thank you to all the fans who have supported us throughout the year, we are holding one final beta starting January 30th at 12:01 AM Pacific and ending January 31th at 7:00 PM Pacific. If you have been on the fence about getting the game, this will be your last chance to try it out before release so be sure to pre-order for beta access, as well as exclusive costumes! I mean, just look at this guy!

Street Fighter V on PS4

That’s all for now. Until next time!

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Angelosidad said:

January 25th, 8:18 am

I love that you are doing this, I really liked the story telling style of the recent mortal kombat games, so I’m looking forward to what you’ll do with this :)

    Tigerriot said:

    January 25th, 8:27 am

    I’ll buy the game when it’s actually finished. Story mode should be on the disc.

    drew327 said:

    January 25th, 8:37 am


    Then you will never buy the game, as they are going to be adding to it every year!

    al2009man said:

    January 25th, 1:44 pm

    Sorry @Tigerriot, but Street Fighter V is a long-term Service. (similar to popular MMOs, DRIVECLUB and others)

silphs said:

January 25th, 8:27 am

Sounds awersome to me, can’t wait for 16 february, but is great to know that will be one final beta test.

MGN1990 said:

January 25th, 9:07 am

I love that it’s taking a page from the Mortal Kombat playbook, especially MK9. It really embraced it’s mythos. I like it. I hope it turns out well. Day 1 for me.

Avalanche said:

January 25th, 9:25 am

anyone know whats the deal on the pre order costumes? i shouldnt have to buy 3 copies from 3 different retailers if i want all of the pre order costumes.

    Sub-Zero said:

    January 26th, 1:49 am

    Dont feel bad …you dont even get any pre-order costumes for PSN purchase. Sure they will all be avail at some point. But its a terrible practice, that players lose to make retailers happy.

capitolc said:

January 25th, 10:33 am

So basically, its a mini small movie about the end of the world. Dag you Bison for going so far. I hope you get out in time or else …

SilentNova said:

January 25th, 10:58 am

First going to be the guy and correct that it is January 31st and not 31th. Minor typo I know, but just one of those things.

Other than that I so freaking excited about this game and cannot wait for its release. Going to jump onto that final beta for certain. Still not as thrilled with V as I was IV, but I love Street Fighter and this looks great and plays smooth. Fight or die!

D-Squad3 said:

January 25th, 11:18 am

NOOO!!! Why does the last beta have to be at the same as the Division beta? You guys are monsters!

Tjoeb123 said:

January 25th, 11:24 am

Is this gonna be separate from Arcade Mode, or what…?

But I’m real glad they’re finally doing this! :D

gameman15 said:

January 25th, 11:26 am

At least the story mode in this game will be for free, instead of doing what EA is doing with Star Wars Battlefront where you can only get the campaign mode if you buy the $50 season pass.

Caio_Shadowman said:

January 25th, 12:13 pm


Please add Ingrid and Haggar

Vaughn21 said:

January 25th, 12:27 pm

Sean. Where is Sean! That’s who I hoped would show up in this one.

KazeEternal said:

January 25th, 12:34 pm

Hopefully the games music is as epic as that trailers O.O

WolfyHopeless said:

January 25th, 12:56 pm


shadysaiyanz said:

January 25th, 1:21 pm

@47 second – look in Cammy’s eye, it looks like that other Cammy woman.

Also, who is that woman at 44 seconds? is that cammy too? with her hair down?

vstarwow said:

January 25th, 7:57 pm

A LOT of DLC incoming…
EX, Alpha, Turbo, Arcade, Remix, Super, Ultra edition…
wanna play the full game? get $200 ready!

IcedDice777 said:

January 25th, 8:09 pm

Collector’s edition preordered long ago! That Ryu statue will be standing next to my Akuma statue on my mancave, No Mancave would be complete without them :)

Mr. Rosas, pass the word to the Sony and Capcom overlords that Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 Needs to be Remastered for the PS4. Trust us… IT WILL PRINT MONEY!

    Sub-Zero said:

    January 26th, 1:51 am

    Capcom no longer has the rights to use the Marvel licence. Well will prob get another Vs down the line just not Marvel

longevity said:

January 25th, 10:15 pm

story mode is definitely value added content

now they need to add an easy input mode for casual players. I can never get hardly anyone to play street fighter because dragon punch, fireball and half circle motions are way too much work for them to learn for a video game.

Taiko_us1983 said:

January 26th, 3:15 am

Not keen to get it on day one unless it is the post-thought Vita version.

SilentNova said:

January 27th, 12:56 pm

I wisj Capcom would respond on here more. At least the game is just barely more than two weeks away at this point. Would be nice to know if there is anything special about this last Beta weekend. Also I am still curious what exactly my bonus DLC goodies will be in my CE version.

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