SF5: Arcade Edition's Extra Battle Offers Viewtiful Joe and Captain Commando Costumes

SF5: Arcade Edition's Extra Battle Offers Viewtiful Joe and Captain Commando Costumes

Crossover costumes are the focus of Arcade Edition's new Extra Battle mode.

Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition is launching on January 16, 2018 for PlayStation 4 and PC. One of the new additions to Arcade Edition is the new Extra Battle mode. In a post on the Capcom Unity blog, Capcom outlined what that mode will entail.

Every month, Capcom will put up one Crossover Costume, featuring a Stret Fighter V character dressed as a character from another Capcom franchise. To win the costume, you have to complete four challenges. There's a twist though, as the entry fee for each attempt on the challenges is 2,500 Fight Money a piece in. Do them all in one go and the costume is only 10,000 Fight Money; fail and it could be more expensive. (Costumes are usually 40,000 Fight Money.)

The challenges are time exclusive, encouraging players to log in each week. Capcom showed off a few of the Crossover costumes, with Nash as Captain Commando, Rashid as Viewtiful Joe, and Chun-Li as June from Star Gladiator. Every Crossover Costume can be fawned over in the new Costume Preview mode, letting you see what a costume is like before you buy it.

Capcom is also changing how Fight Money is earned overall. First, Arcade Edition will offer the Golden Shadowloo soldier as an occasional Extra Battle challenge, and by taking them down, you'll earn a chunk of Fight Money. More importantly, modes that previously offered one-time Fight Money gain, including Character Stories, the General Story (A Shadow Falls), Trials, Survival, and Demonstrations, will no longer do so. Instead, players will receive Fight Money any time a character levels up, from online battles, or through missions.

Time will tell if SF5's community likes the new Fight Money changes and Extra Battle mode. We'll keep you updated when Arcade Edition launches in January.

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Mike Williams

Reviews Editor

M.H. Williams is new to the journalism game, but he's been a gamer since the NES first graced American shores. Third-person action-adventure games are his personal poison: Uncharted, Infamous, and Assassin's Creed just to name a few. If you see him around a convention, he's not hard to spot: Black guy, glasses, and a tie.

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