Before the Grand Finals of this year’s Capcom Cup, Capcom detailed their plans for their near-future plans for the future of Street Fighter V.
First, they announced that Akuma is the start of the Season 2 lineup, the Season Pass for which will be available on December 20. The other five characters, Capcom revealed will be all-new to the Street Fighter universe. This could mean, of course, that characters from Street Fighter V’s story mode could enter the ring, such as Ed, a new character currently under Balrog’s wing.
Capcom also announced that the game would receive a balance update after Capcom Cup, the details of which will be available on the Capcom Unity blog tomorrow morning.
I’m really surprised that we’re getting five brand-new characters in the Street Fighter universe next year. Consider the game is currently got a bit of a reputation of alienating some of its fans, I would have expected a slew of characters from older games, like Sagat or Sakura. Here’s hoping they’re good!