Today Capcom announced a brand new edition of Street Fighter V called Street Fighter V: Champion Edition.
The Champion Edition is a massive package coming with all the content released for the original game and the Arcade Edition (with the exclusion of Fighting Chance costumes, collaboration costumes and Capcom Pro Tour DLC).
This means that it includes a whopping 40 characters, 34 stages, and over 200 costumes.
You can see a trailer below, alongside that of a new character, Gill.
If you’d like more details about the Champion Edition, you can read a description below directly from Capcom.
Rule the ring with Street Fighter V: Champion Edition, the most robust version of the acclaimed fighting game! This all-new knockout edition includes all content (excluding Fighting Chance costumes, brand collaboration costumes and Capcom Pro Tour DLC) from both Street Fighter V and Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition and adds each character, stage and costume that released after Arcade Edition and will release with Champion Edition.
In total: 40 characters, 34 stages and over 200 costumes! Fighters can battle their way through a variety of exciting single-player and multi-player modes designed for players of all skill levels, including Story Mode, Arcade Mode, Team Battle, Ranked Match, Casual Match and more. In addition to the main game and the included characters, stages and costumes, new V-Skills for each character and a balance update will be released, adding new gameplay improvements and more depth to the combat system. READY? FIGHT!
And here’s a brief blurb for Gill if you have missed Street Fighter III and aren’t familiar with him.
Gill, a master of both pyrokinesis and cryokinesis, is able to control fire and ice with perfect elemental balance (hence his outward appearance). Typically plotting behind the scenes, he is now ready to reveal himself to the world, as he sets out to fulfill the prophecy that the Secret Society has coveted since ancient times.
While Gill launches in December 2019, the Champion Edition will release on its own on February 14, 2020 for PS4 and PC for $29.99 / €29.99 / £24.99 depending on where you live.
That being said, an “upgrade kit” for your Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition should become available today for $24.99 / €24.99 / £19.99. The content of the Champion Edition will unlock as it becomes available if you pick this option.
I guess that’s not exactly what you would expect for Valentine’s Day, but I’ll take it.