With the ending of Capcom Cup and the beginning of a new season, Street Fighter Executive Producer Yoshinori Ono introduced a new World Warrior for Street fighter V: Arcade Edition: Kage, the manifestation of “Satsui” a spirit born out of humanity’s fixation with power. Kage is the first character coming to Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition so far for this upcoming season. It will be available for purchase for both PlayStation 4 and Steam, for MSRP $5.99 / €5.99 / £4.99 or 100,000 Fight Money.
Kage, meaning “shadow,” is the physical representation of the malevolent spirit, “Satsui no Hado,” that could theoretically overtake Ryu and turn him into Evil Ryu. Street Fighter V enthusiasts will recall Ryu defeated the “Satsui no Hado” in the General Story against Necalli, and overtook control of his former self. “Satsui no Hado” is now back, and instead of overtaking Ryu’s body has now found a way to manifest into its physical form.
To commemorate the release of the newest World Warrior, Capcom delivered a trailer showing off Kage’s moveset and background.
Also going live today, the downloadable update for Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition will bring balance adjustments for the remainder of the 32 characters. Five of the characters are F.A.N.G, Chun-Li, Vega, Abigail, and M. Bison – will get brand new moves to heighten their playstyle.
Additionally, Capcom announced that the Capcom Pro Tour (CPT), the company’s premier league for Street Fighter esports, will come back for a 2019 season, with the first premier programmed to take place at Final Round on March 15, 2019.
The complete schedule and final rules for the 2019 Capcom Pro Tour season are presumed to be released in early 2019.
Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition will be the official game for the Capcom Pro Tour 2019 season.