Falke comes to Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition on April 24th

The 3rd DLC character in Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition, Falke, will be available to play on April 24th.

Heavily experimented on during her time at Shadaloo, Falke was forced to endlessly practice her unique use of Psycho Power.

Almost brought to the point of break, Ed eventually rescues her and they both escape from Shadaloo.

Much like Ed, Falke will have special moves that require only two buttons to be pressed instead of the normal motion input.

Hit the jump to find more information, including her gameplay trailer.

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Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition April 3rd Patch Notes

Capcom, for real this time, has released official patch notes coming to Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition on April 3rd, 2018.

The update will be live after the usual Tuesday server maintenance on April 3rd.

GENERAL

Crush Counters

Taking both rewards on hit and frequency into account, changed the combo scaling on crush counters.

Throw Escape

Changed so that a throw break cannot be performed after the move has been input, with the exception of normal and unique moves. This is to weaken the defensive technique of using certain special moves (primarily movement special moves) together with the throw break.

Note: Previously, throw escapes could not be performed only for moves that gave the character some kind of invincibility or armor.

Normal Throw Damage

Increased parameters for characters that have less reward on hit.

V-Reversals

Overall rebalancing for the moves’ start-up and performance.

Hit the jump to see the character specific changes.

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Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition April 1st Patch Notes

A new set of patch notes for Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition have been released today, April 1st, 2018. 

General Changes:

  • All current and future characters in the Street Fighter franchise are now canonically blonde.
  • Chun-Li will be the only character to receive costumes for the rest of Street Fighter V. In addition, all male characters will now have no costumes, including their base costume.

General Gameplay Changes:

  • All normal throws are now untechable.
  • All throws now heal for 100% of the damage done.
  • Damage has been increased by 40% across all characters
  • Normal match times are now 300 seconds
  • When a fireball is blocked, the blocker loses the ability to block for the rest of the entire set.
  • V-Reversals have been removed
  • Jumping now gives a full bar of meter
  • Getting hit with a crush counter now removes the ability to use one randomly chosen button for the rest of the round

To see specific character changes, hit the jump.

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Darkstalkers costumes coming to Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition

Capcom just announced a trio of Darkstalkers-themed costumes coming to Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition on April 3rd.

Juri will be getting a Lilith costume, Urien a Donovan costume, and Menat a Khaibit costume. Check out the costumes below.

 

As usual, each costume will be $3.99 USD.

Source: Capcom Unity

 

Capcom Pro Tour 2018 Bundle Announced

Just like the last two years, Capcom has announced a special bundle that coincides with the Capcom Pro Tour 2018.

This years bundle will include;

Capcom Pro Tour Costumes

Capcom Pro Tour 2018 Costume: Akuma – $5.99/€5.99/£4.99
Capcom Pro Tour 2018 Costume: Sakura – $5.99/€5.99/£4.99
Capcom Pro Tour 2018 Costume: Champion’s Choice Costume – $5.99/€5.99/£4.99

Capcom Pro Tour Stage

CPT Stage – $9.99/€9.99/£7.99

Capcom Pro Tour Bundle

Capcom Pro Tour 2018 Premier Pass – $19.99/€19.99/£15.99

  • Capcom Pro Tour 2018 Costume: Akuma
  • Capcom Pro Tour 2018 Costume: Sakura
  • Capcom Pro Tour 2018 Costume: Champion’s Choice Costume
  • Capcom Pro Tour 2018 Stage

The following items are available with the CPT 2018 Premier Pass only:

  • Exclusive CPT-themed color option for all characters (includes Season 1, 2, and 3 DLC)
  • 5 Exclusive Titles
  • 2 Exclusive Fighter Profile Themes
  • Access to Exclusive Special Targets
  • A bonus of 5,000 Fight Money

On April 3rd, the Akuma and Sakura costumes will be available while the new stage and Birdie’s Costume will be coming out later.

Anyone who purchases the bundle will also instantly receive 5,000 fm and access to monthly exclusive special challenges which will add up to 65,000 fm in total at the end of the year.

Hit the jump to see some preview images.

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Blanka’s Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition Character Intro suggests potential reasons for Blanka and Laura’s electricity

Capcom has recently released the character introduction video for the classic Street Fighter Blanka. It is pretty cool to see another original World Warrior back in SF5 and Blanka is looking as feral as ever.

One thing that had always interested me about Laura, a brazilian fighter who also uses electricity, was her relationship, if any, to Blanka. The main reason being to find a reason why and/or how Blanka emits electricity. I have always had this question on my mind since I first played Street Fighter and I think I just got a little closer.

Hit the jump to see the full video and my theory about Blanka and Laura’s electricity.

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