New details on Street Fighter V‘s Story Mode were released by Capcom and it’s potentially good news to have more background for the universe of fighters created. It can be argued that most fighting games lack the immersive storylines that make other video game genres what they are. Perhaps expectations are not as high. However, that recently changed.
Commonly, fighting games featured a few details about the characters, usually when the players went with every one through the Arcade Mode. In the past couple of years though, Mortal Kombat changed that, and it was a smashing success. In fact, the franchise was surely crawling to its death before Mortal Kombat 9 brought on Story Mode. It captured the player’s attention and helped them travel through an actual storyline across NetherRealm’s world.
It was a breath of fresh air that revitalized the entire series. Mortal Kombat X continued the legacy, and it’s likely to go on for all games to come. It seemed that they have found the right formula for a successful game.
In the beginning, Street Fighter V will reportedly follow the old pattern. Players will have various characters to learn, go through the Arcade Mode, along with several cut scenes that will tell them a bit more. Starting with the game’s official release on February 16th of this year, players are encouraged to finish the classic mode with all of them. They will pose as a simple teaser, in the appropriate art of Japanese illustrator, Bengus.
The “colorful, throwback style” will reportedly fit perfectly with the game’s theme.
The cut scenes through the Arcade Mode will answer questions about the character’s background, motivations, and life. Those who are curious to know the answers will also, hopefully, have time to master them all, pick their favorite, and earn enough Fight Money (or Zenny) to be ready to purchase items on the in-game store. That will open one month later, in March, so players will have enough time to gather some funds.
In the summer, things will get even better as far as the storyline is concerned. Players will have had around five months to finish and know all the characters’ backgrounds. In June of 2016, Street Fighter V will offer a free expansion that would delve much deeper, and apply the immersing Story Mode in a way that most have enjoyed. That means fighting between cut scenes, and playing with several characters as the journey progresses.
It has proven itself a popular mode, and Street Fighter V will be jumping on that bandwagon.
The game is less than a month away, but Capcom is giving its fans an opportunity to test out the beta one last time. Starting on January 30th and ending on January 31st, there will be a fourth and last chance to try out the game before official the launch on the PC and PlayStation 4.
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