Today was the start of Street Fighter V season 5, the final season of the game. In celebration of the game’s fifth anniversary, Street Fighter V has added Dan Hibiki to the game, added a new battle mechanic, a new training stage, and more. Over the course of season 5, players can look forward to 4 more characters joining the roster as well as two new stages.
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Last seen in Street Fighter IV, Dan Hibiki is a mainstay from the Street Fighter Alpha series. He is a training partner of Ryu and Ken and considers himself well equipped to fight anyone who gets in his way. Dan Hibiki can be added to the roster with the Season 5 character pass or the season five premium pass. He can also be acquired for $5.99 or with 100,000 fight money.
The Season 5 character pass includes all five season five characters and costume colors 3-10, five battle costumes (one for each season five character), six titles, exclusive PS4 themes, Steam wallpapers, and a bonus named Eleven. Eleven is a mimic character who can randomly transform into any character currently owned in Street Fighter V. The mimicked character will retain Eleven’s color scheme, while still performing exactly like the character being copied. The premium pass includes all five season 5 characters and costume colors 3-10, 26 new costumes, two new stages, all costume colors for all season 5 characters, eight titles, Eleven, 100,000 fight money, and exclusive PS4 themes and Steam wallpapers.
The new battle mechanic will is free for all players is called “V-Shift.” It provides players with all-new defensive options and strategies. Using one bar of V-gauge, and when timed correctly, V-Shift allows players to execute a fully invincible backdash that slows down time for a short period.
The new characters joining the game will be Rose (Spring 2021), Oro (Summer 2021), Akira (Summer 2021), and a fifth unannounced character who will join the roster in Fall 2021. The two new stages coming will be a Rose stage and an Akira stage.