While at the New York Comic Convention (Comic-Con), Capcom announced the next Street Fighter V Beta. It will run from the 22nd of October to the 25th, with PC also getting in on the action starting the 24th. This will be the first time that cross-platform play will be introduced into the Beta program of Street Fighter V and should keep the fights rolling in.
This news comes off the back of a new character leak a few weeks ago, in which Laura Matsuda was announced. Laura is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu fighter, similar to Eddy from the Tekken series. Street Fighter V will also get a Brazilian based level, to go alongside Laura. Is she connected to fan-favorite World Warrior, Sean Matsuda? Perhaps but, far more interesting is the fact that she is the first grappler in the entire series to feature a projectile. Her Matsuda-styled Jiu-Jitsu appears to be a healthy dose of “up close and personal”, featuring interesting mix-ups and some real demoralizing holds that will do serious damage.
Beta access is still tied to pre-order of the game via Steam or one’s favorite retailer (Reminder: PS4 and PC are the only platforms). That will, undoubtedly, open up as we get further along in the testing process and closer to the 2016 release date of Street Fighter V. PC users might be a bit miffed this will be the first time they’ll be getting in on the action (and for a single weekend at that) but the hype train keeps on rolling, Internet. Stay free.
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