Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition’s big mechanical change gets a little more detail in trailer form.
Back when Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition was announced Capcom didn’t give too much information on how it’d change the game beyond telling fans it’d include a wide variety of new modes including multiple Arcade Modes, Bonus Stages and a new Special Battle mode, but one major new mechanic had fans intrigued: the addition of a second V-Trigger for every character in the game.
If you’re unaware, the V-Trigger is a special skill unique to each character in SF5 that can be used when a meter fills. Sometimes this powers characters up or gives them special skills – and by giving players a choice between two of them, every character in the game should be able to be played in some significantly different ways to how they were before. It’s exciting for hardcore players, while those casual players or those yet to try SF5 will also find more to experiment with on a casual level. It’s good stuff. Here’s the new trailer:
This trailer might look like a lot of flashing lights and the like, but if you play SF5 you’ll notice some pretty significant stuff in there. It looks like Ryu has a powered-up parry move as his second V-Trigger, while we clearly see M. Bison (Dictator) do his Psycho Crusher in the trailer – that’s a move he hasn’t had in SF5 up until this point. A few characters seem to have gained power bombs with ground bounce properties, which should open up a lot of combo potential.
Anyway – it all looks pretty cool. It very much looks like Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition is going to be everything vanilla SF5 should’ve been – and mercifully, it’s a free update for existing owners of the game, with all gameplay updates free and all the new characters earnable with in-game currency. The game will also get a full relaunch including all Season 1 and Season 2 DLC characters on both PC and PS4 for those among you who never picked it up. Both land in January.