During today’s Sony press conference at Paris Games Week, Yoshinori Ono took to the stage to confirm that the title will be launching across Europe and North America on February 16th, 2016.
Additionally, Ono confirmed that Dhalsim will make his return in the Street Fighter V roster. Attendees at Paris Games Week will have the opportunity to play an updated build, which includes every character announced thus far; which almost sounds like the final product.
Ono and Capcom also shared new details regarding post launch support plans. Throughout 2016, six new characters will be added by the end of next year. Additionally, gameplay content, costumes, new challenges and balance system updates will be continually made available throughout 2016 and beyond.
All gameplay related updates, including the new characters, will be available for players to purchase for free by earning the in-game reward currency called Fight Money. Fight Money can be earned by players through in-game activities such as undertaking daily goals and leveling up individual characters. For the impatient gamers, content can also be purchased instantly using real in-game money, named Zenny. All gameplay updates and balance changes will be made available to all players at the same time for free.