A teaser trailer revealing Capcom’s Street Fighter V, apparently meant to debut during the Video Game Awards tonight, was accidentally made public a bit early on Capcom’s YouTube channel this morning. A NeoGAF user caught the teaser and posted its link, which shortly led to Capcom setting the video to “private,” but not before others were able to copy the trailer and the word was officially out.
And the game is not for XBox! It will be exclusive to the PC and the PS4, at least for now (we know how long these “exclusive” deals last). The trailer’s narrator takes us through the past 25 years of Street Fighter history before hitting us with new, current-gen footage.
Capcom is currently striking down every upload of the trailer with the fury of a thousand Hadoukens, but for those who can’t get lucky and don’t want to wait, we can look at these GIFs from Kotaku:
Ryu preparing his fists.
Chun-Li back in spikes.
Ryu losing the ability to father children.
Curiously, there is no mention of an arcade version. Street Fighter has never missed the arcade in any form, even most recently with Street Fighter IV. You might think it’s because the arcade is dead, but that’s only the case in THIS country, not in Japan. Of course, just because it wasn’t announced in the trailer doesn’t mean it’s not coming. Given that modern arcade games run on PC hardware, it would be simple enough to convert if a PC version already exists.
There is no mention of a release window, but we can likely expect the fifth official iteration of Fighting Street sometime next year.