MGG / Video Games Articles and stories / FGC /

Street Fighter V Summer Update unveils Dan, Rose, Oro & Rival Schools' Akira

Street Fighter V Summer Update unveils Dan, Rose, Oro & Rival Schools' Akira
0

In lieu of the traditional Evo reveal, Capcom took to a live stream to unveil its roadmap for Season 5 of Street Fighter V: Champion Edition. This included four new character reveals, a plug for Street Fighter League Season 3, and that man Kenny Omega.

Street Fighter V Summer Update unveils Dan, Rose, Oro & Rival Schools' Akira

Street Fighter V heads into fifth season with all new content on the way!

What FGC fans were most anticipating were the reveals of new fighters, with the likes of Decapre and Makoto tipped, but in the end the first fighter announced was a bit of a surprise — everyone's favourite (heh) taunter, Dan.

FGC

The permanent parody was first introduced in Street Fighter Alpha, and was most recently seen in Street Fighter IV. Now he's back, and sure to annoy.

The next reveal was Rose, another Alpha debutante. The third female introduced into the series, she's now bringing her deadly grudge against Bison to SFV.

At least one pro player is happy at this reveal...

The next character revealed were Oro, the ancient hermit who has only been seen in the Street Fighter III series so far. However, he has already appeared in SFV — being seen in the stories of both Dhalsim and Menat.

The final fighter shown is not from Street Fighter at all. Instead, Akira Kazama is from Rival Schools, a Capcom-developed title that originally appeared on the original PlayStation.

FGC
FGC

Street Fighter League goes bigger for S3

The Street Fighter League has proven to be a big success so far, with the team-based competition seeing three-man squads of top players go head to head.

Starting with NA for Season 1, it has since expanded to Japan — and with players like Punk, iDom, Problem X, Daigo, Bonchan and Tokido involved, some S-tier action was inevitable!

Now, Season 3 is coming in early 2021, and it's promising to go global. All new teams will compete for a place in the finals, which will take place at Capcom Cup 2021.

There was also a bit of a plug from AEW wrestling star Kenny Omega.

Following his cosplaying antics at CEO 2019, he made an appearance to show off a couple of awesome collaboration shirts between AEW and Street Fighter, which can be picked up from Nerds Clothing.

FGC

There will also be at least four new stages, including the usual CPT annual release, while Capcom teased new mechanics and a battle balance due by the end of 2020.

The rest of the content will roll out gradually over 2021. The full content roadmap can be seen below.

FGC

Starting today, players who would like to try Street Fighter V: Champion Edition can download a free trial, which gives access to all 40 characters until August 20.

FGC

Finally, Capcom plugged a sale, where you can pick up Street Fighter V: Champion Edition — which includes all content from Seasons 1-4 except for Fighting Chance, CPT and brand collab costumes — for just $29.99.

If you already own an earlier version (vanilla or Arcade Edition), the Upgrade Kit can be had for $24.99.

FGC
0
David Duffy
David W. Duffy

Editor in Chief, MGG EN | Repatriated Geordie, former teacher, grammarian. Editor of many things for a decade and a half, most of which you've probably never heard of.

More Stories

10:36 The Game Awards: King of Fighters 15 gets second beta on PlayStation
04:18 Mister Crimson wins SFV Red Bull Kumite 2021
04:02 Project L won't have a playable beta in 2021
04:16 Red Bull Kumite reveals first eight invited players, Shaquille wins Last Chance Qualifier
10:39 Street Fighter V Spring Update event in April
03:45 SonicFox wins WePlay Ultimate Fighting League Mortal Kombat 11
12:15 Lidia Sobieska has joined the Tekken 7 roster
03:58 Sony acquires Evolution Championship Series, shares plans for 2021
04:51 Capcom announces return of Street Fighter's Capcom Pro Tour
06:46 The King of Fighters XV shows Yuri Sakazaki with a new trailer

Recommended

Daigo Umehara to receive Esports Awards Lifetime Achievement award
Street Fighter League Season 3 revealed during SFV Summer Update
SoulCalibur Online Challenge: Schedule for the upcoming year

Discover guides

Build Tang Xuan Dislyte: Which relic to equip and how to optimize it?
Tier list Dislyte: Who are the best PvP and PvE characters in the game?
Build Li Ling Dislyte: Which relic to equip and how to optimize it?