What To Expect From Tomorrow’s ‘Street Fighter 5’ PS4, PC Update Besides Urien
Capcom is ready for the Street Fighter 5 update slated for release tomorrow, September 22 on PC and PS4. One of the highlights of the upcoming game patch is Urien, the last of six post-launch Season 1 DLC characters announced for the game.
— Street Fighter (@StreetFighter) September 17, 2016
Urien’s very first appearance was almost 20 years ago, according to Polygon, in Street Fighter 3: Second Impact. He holds the vice presidency position in the Illuminati, but Urien wants to take over the secret cult-like organization from his older brother Gill and to destroy Shadaloo.
“Urien has complete confidence in his own physicality and this elitism shows itself through his sadistic and tyrannical tendencies,” Capcom-Unity described. “He gains joy only from dominating others and having them crumble in the face of his incredible power.”
“Urien returns to Street Fighter V, donning a pinstriped suit and is often seen with a sinister smile when he hits opponents with his powerful limbs and violent combos. He uses his slow moving projectiles to pressure opponents and get them to do his bidding. A master of manipulating ki, his signature Aegis Reflector, one of the 66 Illuminati secret arts, is back and allows him to control the pace of the match.”
After the update, SFV gamers can immediately purchase the “Dominating Light” through Steam or the PlayStation Store or with the use of Fight Money. Meanwhile, those with the Street Fighter 5 Season Pass should automatically have access to the newest playable character once the game update becomes available.
But the upcoming Street Fighter 5 update is not only limited to Urien’s arrival. A good amount of new content for the fighting game will also be available tomorrow when the patch goes live. For instance, gamers will have more chances to earn Fight Money, and they can cash in as much as 5000 Fight Money right after tomorrow’s SFV update via new Daily Targets, Capcom Unity revealed in a separate blog post. Players can earn rewards by fighting in ranked matches, play in training mode, and more. Take note that every Daily Target has a time limit.
— Street Fighter (@StreetFighter) September 9, 2016
Gamers can use the Fight Money they earned to buy color bundles as listed below, or they can opt to purchase them through Steam or the PlayStation Store.
All 16 Original Character Default Color Pack (3-10) – 85k FM/$4.99
All 16 Original Character Story Color Pack (3-10) – 85k FM/$4.99
All 6 DLC Character Default Color Pack (3-10) – 40k FM/$1.99
All 6 DLC Character Story Color Pack (3-10) – 40k FM/$1.99
In addition, premium costumes, applicable both to the current and the forthcoming ones, will include colors 3-10 when bought. And as a treat for Season Pass holders, Capcom will make Colors 3-10 by default, and battle costumes for official DLC characters accessible for them.
The newest update for Street Fighter 5 will also bring in new environmental stage KO’s for an assortment of stages including the Shadaloo Base, Underground Arena, Kanzuki Estate, City in Chaos, Forgotten Wall, and Lair of Four Kings. Moreover, Capcom is also making an update to the Fighter Profiles and will activate live stat tracking, allowing you to “dissect your gameplay to find and eliminate bad habits or simply show off your skills to friends.”
— Street Fighter (@StreetFighter) September 7, 2016
There’s also going to be a new game mode coming to Street Fighter 5 via tomorrow’s update. The Versus CPU function will be available as an additional choice to the standard versus mode.
“Now you can slug it out with the AI of varying difficulty and sharpen your skills before challenging friends or others online,” the post read.
If you think those are all you can expect from the upcoming Street Fighter 5 update, then you’re wrong. This apparently huge SFV update is also set to fix a boatload of bugs and issues. Check out the full list of these bug fixes in the linked Capcom post above.
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