Street Fighter 5 was released back in February 2016 and since then has been criticized for its lack of an arcade mode, and a story mode. The standard best of three versus mode was also missing. However that will change in a few months.
The Street Fighter 5 Arcade Edition will be released early next year (January if Capcom is to be believed. The gaming giant described the Arcade Mode as:
In the upcoming Arcade Mode, players can reminisce in the Street Fighter series history as they celebrate the last 30 years of the multi-million selling franchise. Choose from six different paths and compete in matches against CPU opponents to reveal unique endings based on player performance. In Extra Battle Mode, a new series of time exclusive challenges will be available for players to use their Fight Money for the chance to receive an exclusive premium outfit each month. Complete all four challenges each month and receive a special premium costume exclusive to this mode. With extra challenges being added and more unannounced content on the way, Street Fighter V will continue to deliver new and refreshed content on a regular basis throughout 2018 and beyond.
Arcade Mode will allow players to battle the CPU along six different paths which will in turn lead to different and unique endings based on the player’s performance. A new battle mode called the Extra Battle Mode will also be introduced. In this mode players take part in time based challenges in which they can utilize in game money to unlock bonus features like new outfits.
To summarize, the update will include an arcade mode, new V trigger moves, a new user interface and DLC characters from Season 1 and Season 2 and a new Extra battle mode. The Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition will retail for $40 for both PS4 and Windows. Existing owners will get a free update albeit without the unlockable DLC characters.