Fans Mod Mika’s Buttslap back into Street Fighter V

We’ve previously covered how Capcom has censored R. Mika’s buttslap (among other things) in Street Fighter V. Now that the game has fully launched, fans have been tireless working to mod the be-jesus out of the PC version.

One such mod has already arisen not even 24 hours after the game’s PC release – a mod that adds back R. Mika’s full buttslap. As with any mod, it’s worth mentioning this could seriously corrupt your game install, so back everything up – and use in good health.

The modding community also modded back in Cammy’s full intro sequence, which Capcom quietly cropped things out of view in the finished version of the game.

New Street Fighter V Game Modes Trailer

 

Capcom has published a new trailer for Street Fighter V.

Featured above, the new trailer showcases the various game modes in the upcoming fighting game. It’s worth mentioning that game modes and features will be added to the game post-launch.

Street Fighter V is launching for both PlayStation 4 and PC on February 16th.

Street Fighter V was Censored to Keep Franchise T-Rated

Capcom’s Yoshinori Ono issuing a statement regarding the changes made to Street Fighter V’s R.Mika (her finisher specifically) and the following uproar it cause within the community.

Well it seems as though we’ve gotten another explanation from Capcom, this time the reasoning behind it seems more related to the games rating.

A few days ago, Daily Dot Esports conducted an interview with senior product manager Matt “Mattdeezie” Dahlgren, he explains the reason behind the change to R.Mika (and by extension Cammie) was to ensure the games Teen rating.

From the interview:

[…]we are a Teen rated franchise, and we want to make sure we keep that appeal to a very wide audience. We thought maybe in those instances things could’ve been pushed just a little bit too far so we had to tone it down slightly. We want to make sure that Street Fighter remains a family friendly franchise and it’s that delicate balance that we play ensuring that we remain a teen game.

Matt Dahlgren does state the game is still undergoing changes, meaning that it could very well revert to the original form the fans wanted.

Street Fighter V is set to launch on PS4 and PC on February 16th, 2016.

Street Fighter V is Launching on the 16th of February 2016

Capcom has announced (via Eurogamer Portugal) the release date for Street Fighter V.

The latest in their ongoing fighting game series is launching for PC and PlayStation 4 on February 16th, 2016 in both North America and Europe. The news was confirmed at this year’s Paris Games Week.

Additionally, Capcom announced a new fighter, Dhalsim. If you’re at this year’s Paris Games Week, you can play him on the show floor.

Capcom Apologizes, Postpones Street Fighter V Beta

Capcom has issued a formal apology for the problems with the recent Street Fighter V beta. The post on Capcom Unity expresses the company’s regret for the issues with connectivity over the weekend for the Street Fighter V beta:

Capcom offers its sincerest apologies to everyone who participated in this first beta test.  While the purpose of a beta is to work out these type of issues, it was very clear that the issues we faced were more severe than we were prepared for.  After three days of testing, while we were making progress and collecting valuable data, we felt the majority of players were not having a good experience, and the best course of action would be to take the servers offline for extended maintenance.  We will be postponing our first beta phase until we believe the experience is going to be a positive one for players.

The server problems kept most players from even connecting to the Street Fighter V beta, and even those that were able to connect were experiencing connection problems. Capcom took the beta down for server maintenance and then opened them again solely for North America.

Capcom is offering an incentive to all players affected by the beta problems, although they haven’t stated what that incentive might be. They have also stated that this beta will not count towards players’ Street Fighter V beta allotments. At least three more Street Fighter V betas were scheduled after this one, as well as betas in Europe and Asia:

To all of the players that participated and supported us through this initial phase, we cannot thank you enough.  We understand how frustrating it is to be so close to playing the game you are excited for, and to not have it working.  The whole team here is very disappointed that we were unable to deliver a proper beta experience this time. Thank you so much for your continued support, and we promise that we will have a better experience for you with the future betas.

We’ll be updating this post as more information about the Street Fighter V beta is released by Capcom.

How do you feel about Capcom’s apology? Were any of you affected by the beta’s connectivity problems?

Full Details for Street Fighter V PS4 Beta are Revealed

Capcom has provided us with the entire breakdown of their upcoming Playstation 4 beta, for Street Fighter V.

The beta is going to kick off on July 23rd, for all Playstation 4 owners. A PC beta is coming some time this fall. In case you missed our previous report, you can find out how to opt in for the beta, here.

You can get the entire outline of details, below:

Characters

Throughout the course of the beta, all six characters will be available. This means that players will be able try out all the characters that were present on the E3 build. To set expectations clearly, the beta will roll out with four characters playable immediately, with Birdie and Cammy becoming playable on Saturday, July 25. The reason for their delayed release is that in addition to testing out the net code, we’re also testing out our new content delivery system.

Gameplay Flow

When players boot the game up and go past the start screen, they’ll be taken to the character select screen.

Players should choose the character they would like to fight others with, as they will not be able to select a different character before heading into battle.

Once they select their character, players will be placed into training mode while an opponent is found. Upon finding an opponent, players will be transported back to the versus screen and begin their match shortly thereafter.

After the match is complete, players will then be brought back to the Grid where they will go back into queue for the next match.

Unfortunately there will be no local versus mode during this beta. Once again, the primary purpose of this beta is to test the online functionality.

Stages

While players are awaiting their match, they’ll be training in the Grid. Versus matches will take place in either the Bustling Side Street (China), Terminal Station (London) or in the brand new stage the Forgotten Waterfall. Here’s a look at what the Forgotten Waterfall looks like.

Look familiar? Maybe you’ve seen the top of it in a previous Street Fighter. Each of the stages has been inspired by various locales throughout the world with the Forgotten Waterfall’s inspiration being directly pulled from New Zealand.

PlayStation 3 Stick Functionality

At this moment in time we’re currently evaluating PS3 joystick and controller functionality for the final product. That said, PS3 joysticks and controllers will not work for this beta.

Now that you know what to expect, players should read up on how the new battle systems work to get ready for battle. For those interested in signing up for the beta, please read the instructions below and follow those which pertain to your region.

Street Fighter V is launching across PlayStation 4 and PC some time next spring.

How to Get Into the Street Fighter V PS4 Beta

Capcom has revealed the full details for the upcoming beta for Street Fighter V.

The first beta is kicking off on July 23rd, exclusively for PlayStation 4 owners. The PC beta is coming some time later, this fall.

You can get your regional information for the PS4 beta, below:

 

North America

Supported Countries:  United States, Canada

Users can get guaranteed Beta access by pre-ordering the product from the following retailers: GameStop / Amazon / Best Buy / PSN

Beta redemption keys will be e-mailed from the retailer you pre-ordered at starting on 7/20.  Once you get your Beta key, you can input immediately into PSN to download the Street Fighter V Beta client.

Users who pre-order digitally through PSN will not need to redeem a Beta key, but will need to manually download the Street Fighter V Beta client from the PSN store starting on 7/20.

LATAM

Supported Countries: Mexico, Chile, Brazil, Argentina, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Uruguay

Users can get guaranteed Beta access by pre-ordering Street Fighter V on PSN.

Users who pre-order digitally through PSN will not need to redeem a Beta key, but will need to manually download the Street Fighter V Beta client from the PSN store starting on 7/20.

Europe & Rest of World

Supported Countries: Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus , Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, German, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kuwait, Luxembourg , Malta,  Netherland, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania , Russia, Saudi Arabia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, UAE, United Kingdom, Ukraine

Users can sign-up via PSN for a chance at being selected to participate in the Beta program.

You can sign-up at the following link: Street Fighter V Beta Enroll

Sign-ups will close on 7/15. Users who are selected to participate in the Beta will receive an email on 7/23 with instructions on how to access their Beta redemption key.

Asia:

Supported Countries: Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Hong Kong

PlayStation Plus members can apply for Beta access by downloading the “Street Fighter V Closed Beta Test Ticket” at the PlayStation Store from 7/9-7/14 (Asia time zones).  Notifications will be sent out to selected users starting on 7/21.

Japan:

PlayStation Plus members can apply for Beta access by downloading the “Street Fighter V Closed Beta Test Ticket” at the PlayStation Store from 7/8-7/13 (Asia time zones).  Notifications will be sent out to selected users starting on 7/21.

Sony E3 2015 – Street Fighter V

In a rather sparse trailer, Capcom showed new characters, as well as the date of the public beta for Street Fighter 5.

A new character shown, called Birdie, was the main feature of the trailer. He originally appeared in Street Fighter Alpha 3 and is back with a new design. Cammy was also in the trailer and is confirmed to be in the game. Her design looked very similar to Street Fighter 4, but hey, she’s in the game, so that’s good. The end of the trailer shows what appears to be her new ultra move. M.Bison, Ryu, and Chun-li were also briefly shown.

The public beta is set to release on PS4 on July 23rd.