Fighting games aren’t always known for their deep storylines. True, many characters in many franchises do have their own backstories and paths they take, but often, it’s not the focus of the game. Despite having an incredibly deep roster of memorable characters, Street Fighter hasn’t always had a deep story. With Street Fighter V though, Capcom is aiming to deliver a more deep experience both through the standard playthroughs, and through an expansion story that’ll be coming in June of this year. Capcom released a statement about the story both at launch and in the future:
“When the game releases on February 16, players will have the opportunity to play through individual character stories that provide important background information on each of the characters, their roles in the game, and their relationships with other fighters. The character stories have a recognizable throwback art style created by Bengus, a famous Japanese illustrator who has worked on a variety of past Street Fighter projects.
The character stories serve as a compelling prologue for the Street Fighter V cinematic story expansion, which will be released in June 2016 as a free update to all players. The story takes place between Street Fighter IV and Street Fighter III and bridges the events that happen in between the two stories. This is the first time in franchise history that fans will be able to play through this type of cinematic story experience in a Street Fighter game.”
Street Fighter V arrives February 16th on PS4 and PC.