Street Fighter V will be launching a free trial mode starting August 5th, featuring all 40 fighters released as of the Champion Edition.
The Japan Fighting Game Publisher’s Roundtable livestream that premiered last night dropped tons of news, including a brand new announcement for Street Fighter V. According to the stream, there will be a two week free trial starting on August 5th. The trial will feature all 40 playable fighters from the Champion Edition:
Street Fighter V will have a two-week trial starting August 5th, all 40 characters pic.twitter.com/wXK8EFqPRn
— Wario64 (@Wario64) August 1, 2020
And just to reiterate, a new Street Fighter V stream will premiere this coming Wednesday (Aug. 5th) at 10 AM PT. The livestream, according to the previous Twitter status update, will reveal the future of SFV. This includes esports news, Season V character reveals and news, and more. Hopefully we’ll get some really juicy news.
Street Fighter V: Champion Edition launched earlier this year on February 14th. The Champion Edition included 40 characters, 34 stages, over 200 costumes, and all the modes released so far for the title. In addition, Gill — the main villain of Street Fighter 3 — was added to the roster either through the Champion Edition in February 2020. Seth from Street Fighter IV also made his debut with a complete redesign.
However, poor netcode continues to be a long running issue among players. Back in January a subredditor by the name of Altimor took to fixing it on the PC side, showing that it could be done in two days. Unfortunately the code did not work for PS4 and broke crossplay between the console and PC. Then on February 12th, Street Fighter V Executive Producer Yoshinori Ono announced on Twitter that Capcom was working on a netcode adjustment for a later release. Six days later, that patch came out and the results have been muddled, to say the least.
The last big announcement for Street Fighter V involved three new fighters being added to the game: E. Honda, Lucia, and Poison. The same news also involved an apology from Valve as they accidentally leaked said characters before they could be revealed properly at EVO 2019.