Four years after launch, Street Fighter 5 is getting a definitive version. Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition will contain almost every piece of DLC, including 40 fighters, and launch for both PlayStation 4 and PC on February 14, 2020.
While Street Fighter 5 has already had one major update in the form of its Arcade Edition, this new version looks to collect all the disparate bits of the latest Street Fighter into one discrete package. From the recently released fighters like E. Honda and Poison to the original lineup, everyone's here. That tagline is still fair game, right?
The only pieces of DLC missing seem to be the Fighting Chance costumes, as well as any DLC that was either part of a brand collaboration or the Capcom Pro Tour. But considering you're probably most keen on having every fighter available, that's not a huge blow.
Capcom also debuted its 39th fighter for Street Fighter 5, and it's another returning face: Gill. Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike fans will remember Gill as the dual-element buff guy who fights while wearing pretty much nothing. Considering the Champion Edition advertises 40 characters, it's likely we've got one more to go between now and February-here's hoping for another 3rd Strike fighter like Makoto or Yun.
This release feels a little like Street Fighter 5's swan song. While series producer Yoshinori Ono has been cagey about next-gen talk or even whether another Street Fighter might be on the horizon, we are about a year out from a new set of consoles. Street Fighter 5 has been the platform of choice for the larger part of the PlayStation 4's lifespan, and it'll be interesting to see what direction it takes when faced with new hardware.
For more Street Fighter tidbits, check out our feature on how the parry saved the series in one of its best installments, 3rd Strike.