Hello, World Warriors! It has been an incredible year for Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition with six new characters, a plethora of new modes that were added for free, and enough quirky costumes to make your current wardrobe jealous. As we close in on 2018 with Capcom Cup on the horizon from December 14-16, we’d like to share with you all the modes added since Street Fighter V launched by hosting a free trial for the first time on PS4!
The free trial will begin on December 11 at 1pm PT (download begins at 9am PT) and will end on December 19 at 9:59am PT. Please note that a PlayStation Plus subscription is not required to download and take part in the free trial, but is required to play online. All the initial content from the original Street Fighter V and the modes introduced in Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition are included during this time.
Street Fighter has always been about the roster of vibrant personalities and styles. In this free trial, you’ll be able to play the original 16 characters that came with Street Fighter V.
Experience the latest version of the world-renowned characters Ryu, Chun-Li, Ken, Cammy, and M. Bison as their playstyles incorporate the V-System, a gameplay mechanic that gives each character unique ways to turn the tide of battle. If you’re looking for an adventure, try out some of the characters introduced in Street Fighter V like the spunky Rashid, who focuses on high mobility and wind attacks; Laura, an electrifying grappler; or F.A.N.G, a sinister villain specializing in the art of poison. For this trial, you can try out three fan-favorite characters for free: Guile, Akuma, and Sagat. These three characters are only available in Ranked, Casual, Battle Lounge, Training, and Challenges. In order to select them for a Ranked Match, please head to Battle Settings and select your Favorite Character from that menu.
When Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition launched in January 2018, it brought a bundle of new modes that were available to all Street Fighter V owners. During this free trial, you’ll have access to these exciting additions. Arcade Mode is a new spin on the classic mode that involves defeating a series of computer opponents. This time, there are multiple paths you can take that celebrate the previous games in the series. With over 200 ending illustrations to unlock, which path will you explore? If you’re looking for a challenge, look no further than the newly revamped Survival Mode, where you can now save your progress and use various items to aid in the onslaught of opponents you’ll face.
If you’re in need of some inspiration, the biggest Street Fighter event of the year will take place during the free trial: Capcom Cup 2018. 32 of the best players in the world will fight it out in the Esports Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, where one will become the next champion and take home over $250,000. The action starts on December 14 where a group of hopefuls will take part in the Last Chance Qualifiers in order to qualify for the final slot in the top 32. On Saturday, the top 32 will be whittled down to the top eight, and on Sunday, the champion will be crowned. Catch all the action on the official Capcom Fighters Twitch channel: twitch.tv/capcomfighters.
Whether you’re taking part in the free trial or watching Capcom Cup in the comfort of your own home, we hope to see you exploring what Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition has to offer and seeing how much this game has grown in 2018. Here’s to more adventures in 2019!