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Street Fighter 5 getting six new characters within the first year of launch

Street Fighter 5's release date may have been leaked a few hours before Sony's conference at the start of Paris Games Week, but that doesn't mean that there aren't a few surprises. Like this doozy: Street Fighter 5 will receive six additional characters in the year following its release.

Street Fighter producer Yoshinori Ono took the stage to announce that Street Fighter 5 will continue to see free updates for at least a year after launch, including six new fighters to the roster. Who those characters will be are currently a mystery, but you'll be able to unlock them by spending 'fight money' - the in-game currency earned through playing matches or buying with real-world dollars.

Ono also announced the return of Dhalsim, as well as a release date of February 16, 2016.

David Roberts lives in Everett, WA with his wife and two kids. He once had to sell his full copy of EarthBound (complete with box and guide) to some dude in Austria for rent money. And no, he doesn't have an amiibo 'problem', thank you very much.