Get your first look at Street Fighter V’s tutorial and story

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Street Fighter V is coming early next year, bringing the long-running fighting game in to the new generation. It’s a PlayStation 4 console exclusive, though it’s also coming to the PC – where, through black magic, players on either platform will be able to go head to head against each other.

Fighting games find most of their favour in their multiplayer, though as we’ve seen from Mortal Kombat’s rebirth and Injustice, a strong single player component is important in bringing newcomers in to the fray. To date, Street Fighter’s single player has been anything but strong; it’s usually followed the Arcade model, of just taking a single fighter through a ladder of others, with the action sometimes punctuated by a cutscene or bits of text.

Capcom’s promised that Street Fighter V will have a better story mode.

“I can’t reveal specifics exactly on our story,” Capcom’s Matt Dahlgren said to Hip Hop Gamer. “but I can say we are going to be doing things differently this time around. We’re definitely paying attention to what our competitors are doing and want to raise the bar, so our story content is going to unique, and different than any previous Street Fighter game.”

Here’s your first look of it, “leaked” out of beta. It’s an interesting look at the game’s early story mode, which is focused on the tutorial aspect.

It’s still very early, so it’s very, very likely that the static images will be replaced with proper animation in the final game. The tutorial bits aren’t particularly comprehensive and don’t seem to go in to FG fundamentals as Killer Instinct’s ones, but the more interesting part to me is that it goes well in to the past – with Ryu and Ken’s Character models looking like they’ve been plucked out of Street fighter Alpha. It’s a nice way of doing a tutorial, I suppose.

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We know that the bulk of the game takes place well after Street Fighter II, with characters looking gruffer, and older, so it’s interesting to see a flashback. I just really, really hope that’s placeholder art in those cut-scenes.

Last Updated: November 5, 2015

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Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I’m old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time – they were capable of being masterpieces. I’m here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

  • Hammersteyn

    Jump over the Hadoken, what a grand idea. XD

  • Hammersteyn

    I see what you guys are doing first in the steam article and now here. Remember remember the 5th of November

    • Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja

      I really enjoy it when you geek out on things like this, this and the upvote thing.

      It means all is right in the world

      • Hammersteyn

        XD

  • Fluffy the Dead Dinosaur

    Ryu, the most boring cliched fighting game protagonist of all time, and his best friend Ken, who wants to punch everything all the time for no reason because he’s an idiot with a glorified mullet, will save the world from dastardly villian [insert name] and his bed guy henchmen. Along the way they’ll meet vaguely interesting characters based on silly stereotypes who they’ll have to fight with, at least one will have her tits hanging out & Ken will drool over them & Ryu will tell him to respect them. And then Steven Seagal will save the world from from evil polluting corporations with more punching and everyone lives happily ever after.

    • Hammersteyn

      If it aint broke dont fix it? Steven Seagal though. all the game would need then is a furniture store level where Steven could throw people for glass doors and closest

    • He is not a particularly exciting archetype, no.

    • Nikola

      You clearly haven’t seen the Street Fighter 2 Animated movie.

  • Nikola

    I really hope they do like a story mode we see today in MK games would be brilliant:)

  • CypherGate

    Am I imagining that Ken and Ryu looks a lot younger than the previous footage of the character models?

    • “The tutorial bits aren’t particularly comprehensive and don’t seem to go in to FG fundamentals as Killer Instinct’s ones, but the more interesting part to me is that it goes well in to the past – with Ryu and Ken’s Character models looking like they’ve been plucked out of Street fighter Alpha. It’s a nice way of doing a tutorial, I suppose.”

      Yeah, it’s their SF Alpha looks

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