First Details For Street Fighter V’s March Update Revealed


Concrete details concerning Street Fighter V‘s free March update have finally been released by Capcom on their Capcom Unity blog. First DLC character Alex (last seen in the Street Fighter III series), a new challenge mode, eight-player lobbies, an in-game shop and more have all been detailed in the post, but still no release date other than the general ‘March’ date mentioned previously.

Anyway, on to the specifics. Alex is obviously the headline content on the way this month, and here are the details concerning his, V-Skill, V-Trigger and Critical Art abilities:

V-Skill: Overhaul

Alex stretches and gets ready to land the next killer blow. Once Alex finishes his animation, the very next attack he pulls off will count as a hard hit and damage the opponent as if they were counter attacked. If that attack misses or is blocked however, he loses the hard hit bonus.

V-Trigger: Rage Shift

Alex channels his wrestling training and gains access to a brand new clothesline attack. This attack can be charged and during that time, it can parry an attack. Upon full charge, if Alex makes contact with a blocking opponent, he will break their guard, leaving them open to an immediate attack.

Critical Art: Heavy Hammer

Alex hits the opponent with a thunderous chop that knocks the opponent around. He then grabs them and takes them up to the highest of heights in a crucifix hold, only to viciously drop them down on their heads at the fastest of speeds.

Alex will become available when the update is scheduled to go live later this month. Remember, by playing through all Character Story Mode content, you will earn more than enough Fight Money to buy Alex for free!

The update also comes with a slew of new modes and content, as well as bug fixes that are designed to improve the overall gameplay experience. Check out all the new modes and content below!

So, it looks like Alex is set to be a close-range grappler once again, with mid-range reach to maintain threat regardless of his position on-screen and some interesting abilities to boot. As confirmed previously, Alex will be purchasable with Street Fighter V‘s in-game Fight Money currency, or with real cash.

But what about the much-needed release of more game modes? Well, first of all, eight-player Battle Lounges are finally on their way, as well as a new challenge mode that provides players with tools to better learn the ins and outs of their favourite characters with increasing levels of difficulty. Add to this the opening of the in-game shop – characters, costumes and more will be purchasable – and the addition of a rematch option in Ranked play, and we’ve got a lot of new stuff to look forward too.

The post stops short of announcing a firm release date, but promises more details soon. Expect a gameplay trailer for Alex to follow shortly after that.