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Street Fighter V’s story mode detailed

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Street Fighter V story

Mortal Kombat X may not be the very best 1-on-1 fighting game in existence, but it – and its predecessor – did one thing very right. They gave players a single player story mode worth playing, which isn’t something most fighting games do.

Generally, fighting games still follow the tried-and-tested Arcade mode when it comes to delivering some sort of half-arsed narrative; pick a character, play through some fights and get a little exposition at the beginning, end and middle. It’s the way things have always been done, and it’s the way Street Fighter V will work too.

Says Capcom:

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 their own storyline that provides background information on what drives them to fight, and what their relationships are to the other characters.

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!

But wait! Before you roll your eyeballs right out of your head, remembering that Capcom said they’d be doing something new with the story, there is more to come.

“Once you complete all of them you’ll be ready for the next part of the story experience, which is…

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.”

Here’s a trailer:

The cinematic story content will be available as a free download in June, once you’ve got to grips with the game and its characters. Taking a page out of Mortal Kombat’s book, it’ll run through a gamut of characters, telling the story from different angles, I suppose. I am very, very glad that there’s more to the single-player component than those anime stills.

Street Fighter V is out on February 16 on PS4 and PC, with cross-platform compatibility betwixt the two.

Last Updated: January 26, 2016

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  1. Alien Emperor Trevor

    January 26, 2016 at 08:24

    How much story do you need for a fighting game?

    Protag: “You are catnapped my girlfriend! I will klap you stukkend!”
    Evil Boss: “No, if you do I will kill her, you must enter my tournament and fight for her freedom!”
    Protag: “Okay”
    *biff*pow*whack*
    Evil Boss: “You’ve made it this far, Kevin. But now you will face my unbeatable champion!”
    Champion: “I will break you like a KFC crusher straw!”
    Protag: “No, I will break YOU like a KFC crusher straw!!!”
    Evil Boss: “Think of your own taunts!”
    Protag: “Kannie. I have traumatic brain injury brought about by constant concussions.”
    Evil Boss: “Shame. Fight!”
    *biff*kapow*zop*klap*PK*
    Evil Boss: “Oh, I am undone. How? How did you win?”
    Protag: “I have serious nerve damage and can’t feel anything. Come baby, let’s have a family while I still can.”

    The end.

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    • Original Heretic

      January 26, 2016 at 08:29

      You should sell this to Capcom. King of KFC Crusher Straws. It’ll be the next big thing. The Colonel can be the Evil Boss. One character is going to have to be a chicken, though. “You killed my father, now prepare to fry!”

      Reply

    • The Grand Admiral Chief Prime

      January 26, 2016 at 08:31

      This is a better story than Twilight

      Reply

      • Loftus

        January 26, 2016 at 08:57

        Or 50 shades of garbage. Seriously it’s written like a teen novel.

        Reply

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          January 26, 2016 at 09:09

          Well that’s not surprising seeing is it started out as Twilight fan-fiction.

          Reply

          • Loftus

            January 26, 2016 at 09:12

            Always said a book is something your read while holding it with both hands.

    • Geoffrey Tim

      January 26, 2016 at 08:36

      …I would play this.

      Reply

      • The Grand Admiral Chief Prime

        January 26, 2016 at 08:46

        You’d play with Trevor?

        Awwww, so cute

        Reply

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          January 26, 2016 at 08:54

          We’ve played together!

          Reply

          • Loftus

            January 26, 2016 at 08:56

            And i’ll watch 😉

            someone has to be the creepy uncle here 😛

          • The Grand Admiral Chief Prime

            January 26, 2016 at 09:00

            Me and you, or you and Geoff?

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            January 26, 2016 at 09:01

            Me and you, sometimes even Otto & Vamps joined in.

          • The Grand Admiral Chief Prime

            January 26, 2016 at 09:12

            I have to do charity work, you know, for light side force points

            😛

  2. Hammersteyn

    January 26, 2016 at 08:31

    So we should buy the game in June then?

    Reply

    • Geoffrey Tim

      January 26, 2016 at 08:36

      no. grab it in Feb, and GIT GUD SUCKA.

      Reply

    • Loftus

      January 26, 2016 at 08:55

      Wait till Street Fighter Vinal edition or something.

      Reply

  3. Loftus

    January 26, 2016 at 08:59

    As someone who hasn’t played Street Fighter since the days of arcades and 20c games. I do hope the hype is well founded, still not going to buy this one till i know all dlc is released and packaged.

    Reply

  4. CypherGate

    January 26, 2016 at 14:31

    Is it me or does Ryu look like a grumpy old man who was woken up from a pornhub dream?

    Reply

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