Street Fighter V Launch Window Announced by Capcom
Ryu, Chun-Li, Charlie and the gang will be returning a little later than we hoped for, but at least we can save up for new arcade sticks until Street Fighter V's 2016 debut.
Polygon reports that Capcom have announced a launch window for Street Fighter V. While its spring 2016 launch seems far off, just remember that Ultra Street Fighter IV will be being re-released (again...) for the PlayStation 4 and is expected to launch within the next few months. Capcom announced this info at PAX East this past weekend. We have already revealed a few gameplay videos featuring Ryu fighting Chun-Li, and a recent character trailer revealed that Charlie Nash, the trainer and longtime friend of Guile, will be making his return to the series since Street Fighter Alpha 3. Surprisingly, Nash was revealed to have some sort of Frankenstein's monster-like makeover, with portions of his body being sewn together. He also showcased new teleport moves that he never had before.
"What was listed was just a tentative release time and no official announcements have been made," said a Capcom representative.
Street Fighter V will be debuting exclusively for PlayStation 4 and PC in spring 2016, featuring cross-platform play between the two. A lot of Xbox players were up-in-arms about Street Fighter V's console-exclusivity, but many consider it payback for Xbox claiming Rise of the Tomb Raider as a timed exclusive. Unfortunately, there have been no talks of timed-exclusivity for Street Fighter V, meaning that Xbox users may be out of luck when it comes to current-gen street fighting.