Street Fighter V’s DLC characters and ranking system revealed

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It’s not Tuesday dammit, but I’ll take any Street Fighter V news that I can get my hands on. And this snippet of info is juicy. Oh yeah, juicier than my attempt to grill a steak at medium rare for some friends of mine, which ended up with a slab of meat that mooed whenever someone stuck a fork in it.

Anyway, thanks to the recent PC beta, more industrious Street Fighter fans have managed to get their hands on data files for the game. That data-mining divulged that a Balrog reveal is coming, but there’s more than just that fella on the way. There’re five other fighters on the way.

Here’s the full list from Shoryuken:

  • Guile – Street Fighter 2’s iconic military man. SONIC BOOM!
  • Balrog  – Not to be confused with Mike Tyson
  • Ibuki – Ninja girl with some surprisingly agile attacks, from ye olde Street Fighter 3 days
  • Juri – Street Fighter 4 kicking machine
  • Alex – Back from the dead, this grappler was last seen Suplexing his way through Street Fighter 3
  • Urien – Street Fighter 3 combo master who will simply CRUSH you

You can’t have a Street Fighter game without Guile. You just can’t. Guile and the others will most likely be using some of that in-game currency to be purchased, a system that pretty much works for everyone. It’s the inclusion of Juri however, that has me posting heart emoticons all over the place.

Easily one of my favourite new additions to the franchise, Juri was simply a phenomenal character to use for beginners, and with a great design to boot. Also, the fact that Capcom hasn’t resurrected El F***ing Fuerte for Street Fighter V, makes me far too happy.

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Other info gleaned from the data-mining via PcgamesN revealed a new ranking system, which will have players starting at the bottom and working their way up through various levels. There’s also what appears to be an in-game channel for Capcom Pro Tour Premier Tournaments, so similar to DotaTV then.

Street Fighter V finally got a release date last week at the Paris Games Week Sony press conference. Fisticuffs will commence on February 16. And yes, that date happens to fall on a…Tuesday.

Last Updated: November 4, 2015

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