The wait is over as Street Fighter V finally receives its new update which gives players the cinematic story mode they’ve been waiting for as well the return Balrog and Ibuki. Check out some screenshots of the two returning below.


Here’s what fans can expect for the story mode titled A Shadow Falls:

The Street Fighter V cinematic story expansion is divided into five acts and takes place between Street Fight er IV and Street Fighter III, bridging the events that happen in between the two stories. “A Shadow Falls,” depicts the ultimate battle between the evil Shadaloo organization and the heroic World Warriors who rise up against them.  As the story unfolds, players will enter battles using each of the core 16 characters, in addition to the 6 (released and unreleased) 2016 DLC characters, each with their own unique contribution to the epic clash. “A Shadow Falls” is free downloadable content available to all players and it marks the first time in franchise history that consumers will be able to play through this type of cinematic experience in a Street Fighter game. The epic battle between good and evil begins soon… who will RISE UP?

Fans will not only get the story campaign and the two characters but some additional content as well including:

  •   New stages – Balrog’s Las Vegas stage and Karin’s Kanzuki Family Private Beach stage are brand new and will be available to purchase using Fight Money or real currency. Additionally, three new alternate stage options will become available.
  • New costume options – Premium Battle Costumes for all 20 released characters, as well as Karin’s Premium Summer Costume, will be available to purchase using real currency. Balrog and Ibuki’s Story Costumes will be purchasable using either Fighter Money or real currency.
  • In-game Currency Shop – The in-game store will be upgraded with the PlayStation Store and Steam real money purchase options, for their respective platform. For players who want to purchase content like new characters, stages, and costumes outright without using Fight Money, the process will be familiar with purchases happening through the established first party infrastructures.
  • Matchmaking improvements – Faster and smarter matching, resulting in higher quality matches and a better online experience overall.

The pricing for the extra Street Fighter V content is as follows:
Fight Money                 Real Currency

New Characters                           100,000 $ 5.99 / € 5.99 / £ 4.99
New Stages                             70,000 $ 3.99 / € 3.99 / £ 3.29
Alternate Stages                             40,000 $ 1.99 / € 1.99 / £ 1.69
Story Costumes                             40,000 $ 1.99 / € 1.99 / £ 1.69
Premium Costumes (Battle and Summer)                             ——— $ 3.99 / € 3.99 / £ 3.29


The update is live starting 7/1 so update your game and check out the story mode.