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Street Fighter 5 Release Date and New Characters: Playable Demo Debuts this Summer

( [email protected] ) May 30, 2015 02:58 AM EDT
Street Fighter V will be available as a playable demo with the Capcom Pro Tour, which is scheduled to participate in events worldwide. The United States demonstration will be held at the 2015 Community Effort Orlando (CEO) conference in Orlando, Florida.
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Street Fighter V will be available as a playable demo with the Capcom Pro Tour, which is scheduled to participate in events worldwide. The United States demonstration will be held at the 2015 Community Effort Orlando (CEO) conference in Orlando, Florida. Participants will get the chance to trial the new Street Fighter when the event kicks on June 26 thru 28.

"Featuring the latest flagship title of the legendary Street Fighter series, the CPT brings together players and spectators from all over the world to share their love of gaming," the official CPT website boasted.

When Will "Street Fighter V" Be Released

The expected Street Fighter V release window is set for April 2016 on the PlayStation 4 and PC. However, the launch schedule can be changed at any time.

According to its earnings report, Capcom expects to sell 2 million copies by the end of the company's fiscal year. The upcoming demonstration at CE0 2015 will be the first public unveiling for Street Fighter V. Street Fighter V is scheduled to be released on PlayStation 4 and Windows PC.

Presently, the PS4 console edition is available for pre-order at Amazon. For now, the game's ESRB rating is pending. However, previous Street Fighter titles have been rate T for Teen for mildly suggestive themes and violence.

Street Fighter V was announced in December 2014. The following February, Capcom said it would run an ambitious online public beta. Only players who preordered the game would gain access to the content. Nonetheless, the online beta has yet to materialize. It remains unclear when or whether Capcom plans to release the trialware.

M. Bison Character Revealed

In the meantime, Capcom has announced four playable characters including fan-favorite villain M. Bison. The other confirmed fighters include Chun Li, Charlie Nash, and Ryu. These characters were featured in Capcom's latest M. Bison reveal trailer.


Introduced in Street Fighter 2, the telekinetic villain was better known as Vega in the original Japanese edition. For the U.S. release, he was renamed M. Bison - a name that has stuck ever since.

Previously, Hadoken.net reported on a character leak from an alleged Capcom insider. The roster included Elena, Dudley, Urien, Alex, Hugo, Poison, Abel, C. Viper, Akuma, Ryu, Chun Li, Nash, and M. Bison. New characters included Sherry and Kuan. Since then, the website recanted earlier statements by declaring the leak as "proven fake."