The Street Fighter V update for April 2016 will be bringingback a fan favorite character, a stage to go with him and means to punish that most pernicious group of fighting game aficionados: Rage Quitters.
Yesterday, on the Capcom Blog we learned whats coming in the next update to Capcom’s beleaguered fighting game. The update brings Guile back into the roster free for all players until the Street Fighter V Zenny shop launches. This means that they likely aren’t expecting it to be ready in time for the April update later this month. Guile will be receiving his own set of trials and a unique character story, and Season Pass holders will get his battle costume for free. His Street Fighter V overview is highlighted on the Capcom Blog;
In Street Fighter V, Guile retains his ability to dominate both the ground and air with his solid normal attacks and special moves, such as Sonic Boom and Somersault Kick. He also now has the ability to enter a crouch walk state called Faultless Move which allows him to keep his charge while moving forward, giving him even more options in his kit to keep his opponents in line.
Guile is a great choice for those of you who are looking for a charge character who can easily control the pace of the match.
Along with Street Fighter’s impossibly coiffed soldier, this update adds the first DLC stage for Street Fighter V in the form of Guile’s Air Force Base. To thank Season Pass holders who bought the game early, Capcom is giving them access to the Air Force Base stage for free. It is unclear how the Season Pass affects future stage releases, as the Season Pass page makes no mention of DLC stages being included. The 70,000 FM cost puts it in the mid price tier for SFV DLC, between 40,000 for new skins and 100,000 for DLC characters.
Finally the update also builds in a punishment system for Rage Quits in online play. The system will detect players with high disconnect rates and lock them out of matchmaking for an unspecified period. A small touch that may incentivize more players to just sit back and eat their loss like a lady or gentleman.
Most importantly however, Shoryuken have found a sample of Guile’s Street Fighter V theme. It’s up to you to decide if this iteration goes with everything, or only some things.
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