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Reader Discussion: Are You Revisiting Street Fighter V?

by Brian Shea on Jul 03, 2016 at 09:00 AM

Last week, Street Fighter V received its most significant content update yet. In addition to the DLC characters Ibuki (delayed from May) and Balrog (June's character), it received improvements to its online matchmaking system. The meat of the update, however, lies in the promised story mode, which greatly expands on the events that happen between Street Fighter IV and Street Fighter III.

The new story mode, A Shadow Falls, is the first time in Street Fighter's history that a cinematic story mode has been made available. The update also brings new premium DLC stages including Balrog's Las Vegas stage, Karin's Kanzuki Family Private Beach stage, as well alternate stage options. Players can use earned fight money or real currency to purchase those, as well as the new costume options and the four DLC characters (Alex, Guile, Ibuki, and Balrog), as the in-game currency shop is finally open.

If you were among the disappointed with what was on offer when the game launched in February, is the content released to this point enough motivation for you to give Street Fighter V another look? If you do, what are your thoughts on the content delivery method Capcom has opted for? Finally, give us your thoughts on the new story mode.