New Details for the Cinematic Story Expansion and June Update in Street Fighter V

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Capcom has shared new details for the upcoming cinematic story mode, “A Shadow Falls,” and various other additions to Street Fighter V.

The new update, coming later this month, adds the much-requested story mode, the usual character balancing, and more.

Here’s the entire update:

Cinematic Story: “A Shadow Falls”

The Street Fighter V Story Expansion is a 3~4 hour experience titled “A Shadow Falls” and will be released at the end of this month as free DLC to all Street Fighter V players. The 5 chapter story takes place between Street Fighter IV and Street Fighter III and bridges the events that happen in between the two stories. This is the first time in franchise history that fans will be able to play through this type of cinematic experience in a Street Fighter game.

The Street Fighter V Cinematic Story Expansion, “A Shadow Falls,” depicts the ultimate battle between the evil Shadaloo organization and the heroic World Warriors who rise up against them. Seven “Black Moons” are deployed by Shadaloo, granting M. Bison unimaginable power and enveloping the earth in total darkness. Seeing the moons mysteriously appear in the sky, Ryu, Ken, and Chun-Li embark on an epic journey around the world to retrieve fragment pieces that are the key to stopping the “Black Moons” before it’s too late. Along the way, they encounter the rest of the World Warriors, each of whom have their own agendas and motivations in mind. The final battle between good and evil begins now… who will RISE UP?

The next related piece of awesome news: all six DLC characters are fully playable in the story mode. That’s right, in addition to Alex, Guile, and Ibuki, that means that Balrog, Urien, and Juri are also playable! The official release of these characters will not be until later in the year, which means everyone will get to play them in advance through this mode. For the DLC characters that haven’t been released at the time the story comes out, those characters shouldn’t be considered final or tournament ready, as they still need to be properly polished and balanced. So, think of this as a free preview of the characters and enjoy playing with them before they get officially released in the other competitive game modes.

Finally, you’ll be able to earn Fight Money from completing the story mode as well! A higher difficulty becomes unlocked after clearing the normal mode, which you can also earn extra Fight Money from:

  • Normal Mode = 30,000 Fight Money
  • Extra Mode* = 50,000 Fight Money
  • Total = 80,000 Fight Money

*Extra Mode (higher difficulty) unlocks after you complete Normal mode

In-Game Currency System Changes

We have an important announcement regarding the in-game currency system. We will no longer be introducing Zenny to Street Fighter V as a real money currency option. After extensive testing and development, we came to the conclusion that it was not necessary in order to carry out our original vision for the product. Instead, we will be utilizing the PlayStation Store and Steam stores to carry out real money transactions.

Our plan for the in-game economy of Street Fighter V was always to provide players with choice. Fight Money remains as the basic currency that players can earn for FREE through gameplay and utilize to purchase characters and other awesome downloadable content like stages and costumes. For players who want to just purchase the content outright, instead of introducing Zenny, the process will be much more familiar with purchases happening through the established first party infrastructures.

The in-game store will be upgraded with the PlayStation Store and Steam real money purchase options as part of the update in late June. At the same time, the free trial period for Alex and Guile will come to an end as we previously had stated. Players will need to either obtain the characters through Fight Money, real money, or the season pass to continue using them after the update. We hope that everyone has enjoyed throwing down with these fearsome fighters and feels inclined to pick them up after testing them out during the free trial period!

We know fans have also been wondering about how content will be priced, so we created this handy chart which breaks down the content in Fight Money and real money pricing:

Fight Money Real Currency
New Characters                              100,000  $  5.99 / € 5.99
New Stages                                 70,000  $  3.99 / € 3.99
Alternate Stages                                 40,000  $  1.99 / € 1.99
Story Costumes                                 40,000  $  1.99 / € 1.99
Premium Costumes


 $  3.99 / € 3.99

Additional Content in June Update

The premium Battle Costumes for every character released so far will go on sale this month, and will be available for purchase with real currency only. Now everyone will have access to this hunk of a man:

Story Mode costumes will also be available for purchase this month, meaning you will no longer need to complete the Character Stories to gain access to the content. Story mode costumes can be purchased with either Fight Money or real currency. We’ll be breaking down all of the costumes coming with the June update in another blog this month. There may be even more surprises in store, so stayed tuned!

Future Content

Daily Challenges are currently being re-tooled and optimized for the game, and we will share the new timing of this feature as soon as we more details. The feature will now be called “Targets,” and they will still be daily goals for players to complete and generate Fight Money, which can be used to purchase in-game content like new characters and costumes. New single player modes including Extra Battle and Versus CPU are also in the works. We’ll share more details on these modes and features as soon as we can.

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  1. Mr0303
    June 9, 2016 at 8:38 pm

    Microtransactions – what everyone want in a “complete” game.

  2. Bananalint
    June 9, 2016 at 9:10 pm

    mmmm those thick cammy thighs…

  3. Dewey Defeats Truman
    Dewey Defeats Truman
    June 9, 2016 at 9:21 pm

    I feel like the ship’s basically sailed on this game aside from hardcore fighting game fans.

  4. Nagato
    June 9, 2016 at 9:28 pm

    You’re not mistaken; it definitely has. At this point it’s already way too late to get the casuals back on board.

    Hopefully the failure will teach Capcom several lessons; about putting out Early Access games for full price, about accepting exclusivity deals forcing such releases, and – together with DmC – about losing sight of who originally bought their games.

  5. Joe
    June 9, 2016 at 9:39 pm

    So you have to pay for this story DLC or is it free?? Either way, if I ever get this game someday, I’ll just wait for the inevitably complete version.

  6. LaserCatsAreAwesome
    June 9, 2016 at 9:49 pm

    Have they put anything to place to just stop you from grinding credits away in story mode, 3 completions of it is almost enough for a character.

  7. buddyluv324
    June 9, 2016 at 10:08 pm

    Goddamn what the fuck did Capcom do to Sean?!

  8. ScarredBushido
    June 9, 2016 at 10:21 pm

    did cammy’s boobs get bigger?

  9. Flamingfighter
    June 10, 2016 at 12:59 am

    “The Street Fighter V Story Expansion is a 3~4 hour experience
    titled “A Shadow Falls” and will be released at the end of this month as
    free DLC to all Street Fighter V players.”

  10. Galbador
    June 10, 2016 at 2:33 am

    A company falls… nuff said!

  11. 2501
    June 10, 2016 at 5:06 am

    That’s a pretty sick update for March…. oh wait.

  12. Luka ?( ▀ ͜͞ʖ▀?)
    Luka ?( ▀ ͜͞ʖ▀?)
    June 10, 2016 at 6:18 am

    no chun’s did

    Cammy could always get bigger imo

  13. Lezard Valeth
    Lezard Valeth
    June 10, 2016 at 6:30 am

    What a mess…just forget this game already.
    Personally i’m enjoying Guilty gear Xrd Revelator way more.because there more stuff to do inside the game, and a story already! since launch! and free! Unbelievable, right Capcom…?

  14. ScarredBushido
    June 10, 2016 at 6:38 am

    didn’t they also shrink chun-li’s thighs?

  15. Luka ?( ▀ ͜͞ʖ▀?)
    Luka ?( ▀ ͜͞ʖ▀?)
    June 10, 2016 at 6:39 am

    she looks ok to be ingame

  16. GamesGoodMeGood
    June 10, 2016 at 6:43 am

    Indeed. Mostly the FGC ‘frame-countIng, hitbox-analysing and who-got-nerfed/buffed’ fags will be playing this now.

  17. catazxy
    June 10, 2016 at 9:18 am

    Kind of too late….

  18. No_Good_Names_Ever
    June 10, 2016 at 12:52 pm

    $4 for costumes or “a” costume?

  19. No_Good_Names_Ever
    June 10, 2016 at 12:53 pm

    They borrowed the ugly branch Comcept used on Ray.

  20. ElKonsolero
    June 10, 2016 at 4:59 pm

    I know Capcom promised us that there won´t we any other Super/Ultra whatever editions but i think this time Capcom should really do one. Why you may ask? Basically to do what Square did with FF XIV, accept that you screwed up big time, give a bunch of free stuff to the people who bought the initial game and bring out a cheaper version of the game with all the current updates and an extented free roster.

    Capcom underestimated the casual SF fans and i use casual as in “everbody who only plays offline or to duke it out with his/her friends”.

    They fell 600k short of their 2 mil sales goal by the end of April and i don´t think a lot of casuals are going to jump to SF V even with the updates. Say what you will about all the different editions of SF IV (i only got Super SF IV and was very happy with it) but they managed to pull in sales, some from players who didn´t get the game prior. I really don´t see this happen here.

  21. DariusQ
    June 10, 2016 at 6:37 pm

    I don’t recall anyone asking for a Story mode. Arcade mode on the other hand…