By Bryan Smith on June 10, 2016 at 1:26pm
Capcom announced some important details for the upcoming Story Mode for "Street Fighter V."
The SFV 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 SFV 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?
With "A Shadow Falls" releasing, all of the first six DLC characters will be playable in the Story Mode without needing to pay for them. However, for the characters that won't be available with the upcoming update, Juri, Balrog, and Urien, they aren't quite complete yet. They'll be more along the lines of previews of what their characters will be.
There's also going to be a change in the currency. The Zenny option is being dropped all together in favor of PlayStation Network/Steam's store model.
The last bit of news, other than Ibuki releasing sometime late in June along with the big update, is that minor changes and tweaks are being applied, such as the Daily Challenges being modified and called "Targets." New single-player modes like Extra Battle and Versus CPU are also being added as well.