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‘Street Fighter V’ Possibly Coming In Early 2016

The next chapter of the Street Fighter franchise may have a tentative release window scheduled for early next year.

For over 25 years, Street Fighter has been one of the most popular fighting game franchises worldwide, ruling over both the consoles and arcades, and recently PC’s. Since its humble beginnings in the late 80’s, Capcom’s high-profile series is one of the most technical 2D fighters, and contains some of the most iconic fighting game characters in the genre- let alone the entire video game industry. Street Fighter has primarily remained a 2D series, however a few titles have strayed away from the traditional art style, with the Street Fighter EX series, the Street Fighter X Tekken cross-over (and presumably the future “Tekken X Street Fighter”), the Street Fighter IV update saga. and the upcoming Street Fighter V.

Earlier today, a blog post on Capcom Unity passively stated that Street Fighter V would arrive on PC and PS4 next Spring; the detail slipped out through a statement regarding Capcom’s PAX East merchandise. According to GameSpot, the unintentional announcement of a release window was not official, as Spring 2016 is not a “solid release date”. The original post on Capcom Unity has since been removed.

Prior to the official reveal of Street Fighter V, Capcom’s Yoshinori Ono stated during a Capcom Cup interview that the next Street Fighter wouldn’t release for several years- possibly 2018.

Regardless, Street Fighter V is still in-development for PC and PS4. The most recent trailer shows the return of fan-favorite character, Charlie Nash.

Source: Gamespot
Image courtesy of Capcom

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