Street Fighter 5 (opens in new tab): Arcade Edition is basically one big do-over for dedicated fans and new players alike. Capcom revealed the new version of Street Fighter 5 today, promising fixes for many of the game's most-bemoaned oversights (namely, the eponymous addition of an actual Arcade Mode).
Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition is coming January 16! Features Arcade Mode, Extra Battle Mode, and more! Details: https://t.co/6naDglfqAc pic.twitter.com/IL6MQrnV5NOctober 5, 2017
For new players, Arcade Edition will be the easy all-in package that Street Fighter 5 has desperately needed. It includes all of the characters from the base game and both DLC seasons. It also introduces a second V-Trigger for all characters. Owners of the current game won't be left out; they'll receive access to all of Arcade Edition's new stuff via a free update. Existing content will stay the same, though, so they won't suddenly get all the DLC characters for free.
Capcom originally said it wouldn't do the upgrade routine for Street Fighter 5, the old song and dance that resulted in no less than four separate versions of Street Fighter 4 hitting store shelves. On the one hand, Arcade Edition clearly goes against the letter of that decree. But it doesn't really violate the spirit of it since owners of Street Fighter 5 Regular Edition won't need to pay extra to get the pertinent material. I wasn't really sure how folks would react to the news, so I did a quick trawl of Twitter and found some common themes...
Some players are hyped for a fresh start
SFV Arcade Edition sounds great, not least because of the whole "free update" part.October 5, 2017
So it looks like Street Fighter V Arcade Edition will get all characters (including Season 1 & 2 DLC). Great @ $40! https://t.co/fbwo0W5cSIOctober 5, 2017
Everyone bitching about Arcade Edition...Do y'all even read anymore? Pressing buttons can't be the only thing you're capable of doing... pic.twitter.com/22zfEIB3OlOctober 5, 2017
I need October, November, and December to fly so January can get here. I was excited solely for tax season but now Street Fighter V Arcade EditionOctober 5, 2017
Street Fighter 5 Arcade Edition, looks fantastic. A rising tide lifts all boats, fighting games are the best.October 5, 2017
Others think it's kinda asinine
what is shitty with the new Street Fighter 5 Arcade Edition is while old SF V players get all the modes free. Not so much the DLC fighrersOctober 5, 2017
SFV Arcade Edition pretty much explains where the rest of MvCI's budget wentOctober 5, 2017
Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition is coming in January....Remember when Capcom said no multiple versions? At least it's a free update...October 5, 2017
Capcom: There isn't going to be a Super Street Fighter VAlso Capcom: But we never said anything about no Arcade Edition #clever pic.twitter.com/AWKNjJPnYrOctober 5, 2017
Internet: Capcom just needs to rerelease SFV.Capcom: Heres Arcade Edition!Internet: Yeah but...not like this.October 5, 2017
And everybody wants a normal-looking Ken
i hope they fix how ken looks in arcade editionOctober 5, 2017
Street Fighter V Arcade Edition...predictable.Where's the original Ken @Capcom_Unity? The FunkyFace Banana-Hair Ken has had his time. pic.twitter.com/INEO4GraRVOctober 5, 2017
So we got Street Fighter V Arcade Edition right? New V skills, new menus, but WE STILL CAN'T GET A NEW KEN FACE???!!!! KISS MY ASSOctober 5, 2017
Street Fighter 5 has had a rough time ever since it came out, so here's hoping that Arcade Edition can manage to both placate the veterans and draw in some healthy new competition.