Capcom revealed F.A.N.G., the final character for Street Fighter V during PlayStation Experience 2015 keynote.
F.A.N.G “finally emerges from the shadows to take his self-proclaimed spot as the second in command of Shadaloo!
F.A.N.G is an assassin whose unique poison attacks leave him second only to M. Bison himself! Besides overseeing Shadaloo’s operations, his true passion comes from the evil experiments conducted within Shadaloo’s research facilities.
F.A.N.G introduces a series first mechanic; poison. Whenever his poison attacks connect, they continuously deal damage to the opponent’s life bar until he gets hit or the poison runs its course.
F.A.N.G’s sinister long range attacks and slippery movements, paired with his ability to poison, will leave his opponents feeling ill.”
F.A.N.G sends out a slow moving poison-filled projectile. If it makes contact with the opponent, it will begin to slowly deal damage.
The ultimate defense, F.A.N.G emits a poisonous cloud around his body that constantly deals damage to the opponent as long as they’re near him.
Capcom has a long term strategy to support Street Fighter V with new content over time, and the in-game currency allows everyone to choose how they get it. To recap, there are two types:
- Fight Money: Can only be obtained by playing the game. Can be used to earn new content for free.
- Zenny: Can be purchased with real money, and used to access new content immediately.
So when it comes to post-launch gameplay content, everyone has two choices:
- Accumulate Fight Money through gameplay, and use it to earn gameplay related content, such as new characters, for free.
- Purchase Zenny with real money, in order to gain access to the content immediately.
100 Zenny essentially equals $1. However, Zenny will be sold in several denominations, giving everyone choice and even bonus amounts depending on how much is purchased! Some of the options are listed below:
- 100 Zenny = Purchase for $0.99
550 Zenny = Purchase for $4.99 (receive a 50 Zenny bonus)
1200 Zenny = Purchase for $9.90 (receive a 200 Zenny bonus)
4000 Zenny = Purchase for $29.99 (receive a 1000 Zenny bonus)
Street Fighter V provides everyone with choices and options that never existed before, ensuring that the game has a healthy lifespan for years to come, with new content always on the horizon for fans to enjoy.
Post-Launch Characters and 2016 Season Pass
Capcom confirmed six additional characters that will be released post-launch in 2016 and they are Alex, Guile, Ibuki, Balrog, Juri, and Urien!
You can also earn these characters for free through gameplay and for people who need the characters during launch, can purchase the $29.99 Season Pass. The Season Pass will be up for pre-orders later today in North America & it will be available at launch in Europe.
The Season Pass gives you access to six additional characters, each with a premium costume, an exclusive PS4 Theme. Each character costs 600 Zenny individually, and each premium costume costs 400 Zenny.
If you pre-order the Season Pass before February 16, you’ll receive three PS4 avatars (Ryu, Chun-Li, and M. Bison) for free!
Street Fighter V is set to be released on February 16, 2016 for PC and PS4.
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