Street Fighter V Season 2 Character Pass Impressions
After 6 characters, a lot of new modes, and a ton of tweaking, Capcom got Street Fighter V to be the game that it should have been when it was released. Now, after the Capcom Pro Tour and Capcom Cup, Street Fighter V is entering what Capcom has dubbed “Season 2”.
The best part of this new update is that we can now use Akuma. He looks much more lion-like, but this is the same Akuma that we all know and love. My only complaint is that his voice in Story Mode is not at all what I would have imagined.
“The best part of this new update is that we can now use Akuma.”
There are holiday costumes for Ken, Karin, R. Mika, Zangief, Laura, and Juri, which cannot be purchased with fight money. They are $3.99 each or $29.99 for the set. These costumes basically make each character look like a Tokyo fashion Santa Clause. I knew about the holiday costumes, but I was not prepared for the B-Boy Ryu and B-Girl Chun-Li costumes, which are actually arguably less ridiculous than the holiday costumes.
There are three new stages: Skies Of Honor, Temple Of Ascension, and Frosty Boulevard. Skies Of Honor and Temple Of Ascension both look great, and cost 70000 fight monies. Frosty Boulevard is included in the Holiday Costume bundle, or can be purchased for 40000 fight monies.
Music can now be changed in Versus Mode, Training Mode, Ranked Online Matches, and Casual Online Matches. The theme of any stage or character can be chosen.
Rage quitters now lose LP, and have restrictions put on them when matchmaking. Players who frequently rage quit will get an icon on their profile, and players who never rage quit will also get an icon, so they can all find their own people.
There have been so many tweaks to each character that there is a 92 page pdf which can be found online, explaining them all. Many notes were obviously taken during last year’s tournaments.
There’s lots of exciting content coming for Street Fight V (please another Cinematic Story Mode!), so keep it locked to COGconnected for all the coverage you need.
***A season pass was provided by the publisher***