Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition Articles RSS Feed | Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition RSS Feed on en Launch Media Network Your Favorite Stree Fighter V Characters Are Invading Puzzle & Dragons Tue, 19 Feb 2019 15:04:35 -0500 QuintLyn

Today, GungHo Online Entertainment's match-3 RPG Puzzle & Dragons is adding combatants from one of the most popular fighting game franchises in the world. As part of a collaboration with Capcom, GungHo is introducing 17 characters from Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition to the mobile game for a limited time.

During the event, Puzzle & Dragons players will be able to explore three new Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition-themed dungeons: Street Fighter V: AE Quest Dungeon, Multiplayer! Street Fighter V: AE!, and Skill Leveling Dungeon SFV: AE. They'll also have the opportunity to add any of the 17 Street Fighter characters to their collection via the Street Fighter V: AE Memorial Egg Machine.

Every player will get one free pull on the Egg machine when they log in between February 18 and March 3. With each pull, players have a chance to gain a 5-star or 6-star character from the following list.

Six-Star Characters
  • Ryu
  • Chun-Li
  • M.Bioson
  • Guile
  • Akuma
  • Sakura Kasugano
  • Sagat
  • Karin Kanzuki
Five-Star Characters
  • Cammy
  • Ken
  • Vega
  • R. Mika
  • Zangief
  • Dhalsim
  • Balrog
  • Blanka
  • Alex

Players can also purchase bundles to get additional pulls, some guaranteeing a six-star character. The bundles range in price from $19.99 to $0.99 USD and include the following items:

$19.99 Bundles
  • Six-Star Street Fighter V: AE Egg machine guaranteeing a six-star character
  • 20 Magic Stones
$9.99 Bundle
  • Street Fighter V: AE Ken Egg Machine guaranteeing Ken
  • Street Fighter Orbs Skin
  • 10 Magic Stones
$0.99 Bundle
  • Street Fighter V: AE Egg machine
  • 1 Magic Stone

The event also includes eight items that Puzzle & Dragon players can use for Assist Evolutions. All of them signature accessories worn by Street Fighter characters, such as Chun-Li's Wristband, Guile's Sunglasses, and M. Bison's Military Cap.

Players can also obtain Evil Ryu's headband, although Evil Ryu is not a character in Street Fighter V

Will Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition Save It from Mediocrity? Thu, 18 Jan 2018 15:44:59 -0500 Kengaskhan

Street Fighter V had a pretty shaky release, with a rushed launch that really only included a competitive infrastructure -- many basic features were missing (most notably a story mode and a Versus CPU mode), giving the game a very unpolished, casual-unfriendly feel.

What’s more, a sizable portion of the competitive scene was dissatisfied with the gameplay that was there, with Street Fighter commentator James Chen stating, “There is some concern that Street Fighter V is boring or not as exciting as IV was.” Ultimately, this resulted in an overall lukewarm opinion of the sequel to one of the most popular fighting games worldwide.

While the Street Fighter V Steam store page has been updated to accommodate the release of the Arcade Edition, the game’s review score was not reset, still sitting at a very solid “Mixed.” Even with the slow drip of content from Capcom since initial release (content, most would argue, that should’ve been there at launch), nearly half of the game’s reviews remain negative.

However, with the release of Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition, that score will likely rise as time passes.

What’s New in Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition?

The official Capcom website covers the majority of what you need to know about Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition -- here are some of the highlights:

  • Arcade Mode. Street Fighter V finally gets an Arcade mode, featuring six separate paths that each represent a previous main title in the Street Fighter franchise.
  • Team Battle Format. A returning game mode from Street Fighter IV in which two teams can queue up as many as five fighters each in an Elimination or Best-of-Series mini tournament.
  • Extra Battle Format. A game mode featuring time-exclusive challenges where players can earn premium costumes.
  • Major balance update. In addition to the new V-Triggers for all existing characters, Arcade Edition comes with a large balance adjustment.
  • Free Arcade Edition Update. All of the above Arcade Edition improvements are included as part of a free update for all previous owners of the base edition of Street Fighter V.

At its core, Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition is still just Street Fighter V -- it addresses the lack of content that’s been a major issue since day one, but the fundamental gameplay remains the same.

If you were already satisfied with Street Fighter V’s fighting mechanics, then the Arcade Edition offers a whole lot more of the gameplay you want. If not, then it probably won’t do much to change your opinion of the game as a whole, with stuff like input delay still present in the game.

Still, if you’re the hopeful type, it’s possible that the revitalization of the Street Fighter V community could propel the game in a direction where the devs are willing to properly fix some of the game’s remaining issues in a more timely manner.


Regardless of which camp you’re in, there’s no reason not to give Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition a shot, as it’s provided as a free update for all owners of the base game. And if you’ve been looking to pick the game up, there’s no better time than now!