According to rumors circulating online, Street Fighter 5 might soon be getting an update that not only brings about a major portion of content that’s still absent from the title, but also the patch could end up renaming the game to Super Street Fighter 5. The foundation of this bit of hearsay comes from the Redditor known as Rikurikumore, who shared a bunch of notes and information about the game’s second and third season of content, in addition to the “Super” update.
As explained by Rikurikumore, the “Super” update is going to be a free expansion for existing owners of the original Street Fighter 5. These fans should expect Capcom to employ a UI overhaul to the brawler with the update, the addition of arcade mode, extra battle mode, as well as a PvE mode against the Illuminati. Moreover, the “Super” edition of SF 5 will also “expand on the game’s mechanics” and with the incorporation of new Critical Arts.
When it comes to the forthcoming DLC support by way of Street Fighter 5‘s next batch of content, the Redditor mentioned that Abigail, Menat, and Zeku are the remaining characters from Season 2 to be added. Season 3 will purportedly follow by featuring six new characters with the addition of Sagat, Sakura, Oro, C. Viper, Q, and Necro.
The rumors from Rikurikumore continued to state that Super Street Fighter 5 will be officially announced to the public at the end of Capcom Cup 2017 later this year and will be given a release date for 2018. If true, there will be a lot of truly dedicated fighting game fans in attendance, so it will be interesting to see the crowd’s reaction to what some might call an update that makes the title what it should have been from the start.
Before Street Fighter 5‘s launch, Capcom was adamant in saying that it wouldn’t fracture the fan base by releasing several editions of the game by updates over the course of every few months. Should this bit of hearsay be accurate, then the company has discovered a method to relaunch the game and potentially recover from lost sales in its own way by offering the “Super” version of Street Fighter 5 at no additional cost to those who own it, which would encourage newcomers to purchase it and join in with existing install base of fans. Naturally, though, with this being nothing more than a rumor at this point, it’s important to take the details with a grain of salt.
Street Fighter 5 is available now for PC and PlayStation 4.