Capcom’s New Characters; After almost three decades, Capcom’s Street Fighter keeps on reinvent itself.
Capcom throughout the weekend announced the first of four brand new characters, set to show up in the upcoming Street Fighter V.
Necalli, a tattooed, huge haired warrior uses what the game creator called “a wild, animalistic fighting style” to beat his opponents. A heat-of-the-battle kind of guy, Necalli expects to inflict the greatest harm to challengers.
Players who appreciate a straightforward, hard-hitting character will feel comfortable with Necalli, as he possesses a wide variety of savage, short proximity assaults, as well as a command grab, all with the goal of wrecking his foes.
Capcom’s Peter Rosas wrote in a blog entry.
Necalli is the first of four new warriors added to the long-standing universe; more post-launch characters will be included a continuous basis.
[W]e want to change the way that players interact with the series, and make an always advancing environment for players to enjoy, Rosas said in a different blog entry. By releasing new characters all the time, it will guarantee that there is constantly new content to anticipate in the short term, and it keeps the competitive environment from ever becoming stale.
But Street Fighter V will feature more than only a modest bunch of new faces. The title likewise comes with a new service-based approach, meaning players can earn all related content (counting characters) for nothing by simply playing the game.
This move allows Capcom to offer players a new sense of freedom—purchasing or winning just the content that appeals to them. Also, it wipes out the paid update of last year and means to make the more long-term engagement.
Players can take a break from the game, yet then return whenever and keep on playing with the characters they already own, with the newest gameplay balance.
Beginning at 9 p.m. ET on July 23, the first Street Fighter V online beta program will be available only for PlayStation 4 users. Initially featuring four playable characters—Ryu, Chun-Li, Nash, M. Bison—Capcom will include another two—Cammy and Birdie—on July 25.
North American fans who pre-order the game through select retailers or the PlayStation Store will be granted automatic access to the beta. Also, however sign ups are closed in Europe and Asia this time, people can look out for future programs.
Fans have been sitting tight for their opportunity to duck, dive, and dodge since the Street Fighter V trailer released online in early December, showing off a touch of actual gameplay.
Source: PC Magazine