Capcom announces 'Street Fighter V: Champion Edition' and the return of Gill to the game's roster

Discussion in 'GBAtemp & Scene News' started by Prans, Nov 18, 2019.


    Street Fighter V Champion Edition.
    Released back in 2016, Street Fighter V is still getting new content from Capcom. The developer and publisher of the game announced that a new version of the game, Street Fighter V: Champion Edition, will launch early next year. Capcom is calling it "the most robust version" of the game which will come with all content (excluding Fighting Chance costumes, brand collaboration costumes and Capcom Pro Tour DLC) from both the original release and Street Fighter™ V: Arcade Edition. That's 40 characters, 34 stages and over 200 costumes for you to choose from!

    Also announced was the return of Gill, the leader of the Secret Society and the end boss of the Street Fighter III series. This fighter uses pyrokinesis and cryokinesis, allowing him to control fire and ice with perfect elemental balance during combat. While he will be part of Street Fighter V: Champion Edition when this version launches next year, he can also be acquired separately starting in December 2019 for MSRP $5.99 / £4.99 / €5.99 or 100,000 Fight Money. A new trailer was released for the announcement:

    Street Fighter V: Champion Edition releases on February 14th, 2020 for PS4 and PC at an MSRP of $29.99 / £24.99 / €29.99. Want to learn more about what to expect of this installment of the classic fighting game series? Check out our official review below!

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    Discussion (41 replies)
  1. Reploid

    Reploid GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Jan 20, 2010
    Serbia, Republic of
    Gill was always meh
  2. Daggot

    Daggot GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Aug 3, 2015
    United States
    Pretty sure this will be like arcade edition. If that's true then it means that every version of the game will be upgraded to champion edition via an update. The older versions just won't get Gil or the DLC,
  3. raxadian

    raxadian GBAtemp Maniac

    Nov 10, 2018
    Eh, save the Street Fighter Alpha series and the Capcom vs games, I most have played Street Fighter II. Heck I didn't even know there was a Street Fighter IV since the first version of III bombed so bad.
    Last edited by raxadian, Nov 18, 2019
  4. eyeliner

    eyeliner Has an itch needing to be scratched.

    Feb 17, 2006
    Maybe it's the game's swan song. Maybe a SFVI announcement a few months later.
  5. mightymuffy

    mightymuffy fatbaldpieeater

    Nov 6, 2002
    United Kingdom
    Wigan, land of the Pies
    We've already had a teaser for that, so yeah, you're right ;)
  6. yusuo

    yusuo GBAtemp Psycho!

    Oct 19, 2006
    United States
    I'll wait for the street fighter v super duper alpha edition mark ii
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  7. MasterJ360

    MasterJ360 GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Jan 10, 2016
    United States
    omg :( now I really feel dumb spending so much money for DLC...fml
    Last edited by MasterJ360, Nov 18, 2019 - Reason: can't spell
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  8. Bimmel

    Bimmel ~ Game Soundtrack Collector ~

    Jan 28, 2014
    Gambia, The
    Anyone remembers "This time there will be only one version. We promise!"

    What a sweet little lie that was.
  9. Silent_Gunner

    Silent_Gunner Mad Dog of Rambling and Insanity

    Feb 16, 2017
    United States
    As a fan of Guilty Gear, I really hate that this game has influenced the direction of fighting games ever since its inception with the changes coming for Strive. Hell, I just hate the idea of games being made with competitive eSports in mind first over your casual audience in the first place. Most of a game's sales are going to come from the casuals that people love to bash much like how 4chan and other parts of the Internet bash normies even though said normies, for better or for worse, are what determine how things play out in the market these days.

    If this was a game hypothetically made on PC before 2006, with all of the characters, stages, costumes, etc. being free updates, maybe it'd be more believable. Nowadays though?

    I know, fighting games always have had a reputation of being glorified updates of what came before, but it gets kind of ridiculous when Under Night in-Birth (what a title, btw) has so many different versions that are, if you can believe it, just as hard to follow as Guilty Gear X2's various update subtitles (at least some of those made sense, what the fuck is Under Night in Birth: ExE Late[st]: cl-r?). I get that making new content takes time and money, and in the case of Street Fighter, the various major versions seemed to be tied to console generations for when they're introduced (SFII being primarily 16-bit systems, Super Street Fighter II Turbo and the Alpha games being most of the 90's with the PS1/DC/SAT and Street Fighter III being late 90's-early 00's on every system DC and afterwards in some form), but it becomes a question of whether to buy the next update now, or wait until the last version to buy the game? That's what I did with Blazblue Central Fiction, as I read that it was essentially the finale (supposedly, Mori is supposed to have a fifth game planned where it's gonna be the MOTW/SF3 Next-Generation-esque game, but this was supposed to be Ragna the Totally-Not-Dante Bloodedge's swan song in the Blazblue storyline, so it's final enough for yours truly, anyways), and it had all of the stages and music from the previous games as well.

    What worries yours truly personally is, with how much games-as-a-service seems to be getting more traction among various game devs/publishers, they may get the idea to ditch iterative releases and try to have competing services. For example, you'll have the Street Fighter service competing with the Tekken service which will also be running the Soul Calibur service or something along those lines. I almost wonder why a franchise like Call of Duty hasn't adopted something like this, with having different war modes for those of varying tastes, such as a Modern Warfare theme, alongside WWII and the futuristic shit from the mid-2010's!
  10. codezer0

    codezer0 Gaming keeps me sane

    Jul 14, 2009
    United States
    The Magic School Bus
    Capcom: "with street fighter 5, we'll be able to not need multiple editions."
    Also capcom:
    • SF 5 Arcade edition
    • SF 5 PS4 edition
    • SF 5 PS4 Pro Edition
    • SF 5 championship edition
    • SF 5 Turbo
    • SF 5 Turbo Remix
    • SF 5 Ultra
    • SF 5 extreme volleyball
    • SF 5 ultimate dodge ball
    • SF 5 Kart
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  11. 64bitmodels

    64bitmodels Advanced Member

    Aug 1, 2019
    United States
    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAnd of course those sony huggin scumbags have to make it a PS4 and PC exclusive
    Where's the love for the Switch Capcom?!!
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  12. lordelan

    lordelan GBAtemp Psycho!

    Jan 4, 2015
    Thanks. Exactly this is what they said back then.
    "There won't be more versions. Only updates and DLCs."
    Nice move, Capcom. As usual.
    Don't know why the hell the can't release it on Switch btw. We only get SF II there. And the Anni edition, okay. Thank you so much.
    It's nor freakin' Red Dead Redemption, it's just a fighting game. Release it on Switch already, Capcom, instead of giving us thousands of old ports.
  13. Xalusc

    Xalusc Advanced Member

    Apr 7, 2013
    Ffs, just let SF5 die already. No one likes SF5.
  14. raxadian

    raxadian GBAtemp Maniac

    Nov 10, 2018
    The same, actually worse, was said about SF III. Heck that game almost killed the Franchise.

    And no one ever talks about SF IV, unless they have a PS3.
  15. DKB

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    May 29, 2015
    United States
    New York City, Manhattan
    SF IV was one of the better ones. This SF III: 3rd Strike is considered one of the best ones. Not too sure about stock III though..
  16. Sonic Angel Knight

    Sonic Angel Knight GBAtemp Legend

    May 27, 2016
    United States
    New York
    When is street fighter V fight money edition? :ninja:
  17. MorningBlunt

    MorningBlunt Member

    Jun 11, 2017
    Announce it for Xbox you cowards.
  18. Imparasite

    Imparasite GBAtemp Regular

    Oct 6, 2008
    as expected from crapcom lol next super ultra duper mega duper street fighter V platinum edition
  19. Dodain47

    Dodain47 GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Jan 1, 2017
    No Switch release? Come on Capcom!?