‘Street Fighter V’ Will Have An Ambitious Cinematic Story Mode, But It Won’t Be Available At Launch

Street Fighter V will deliver easily the most elaborate, detailed story mode in franchise history. Street Fighter V‘s story will feature dramatic, RPG-like cutscenes, which will mash the game’s characters together in interesting, unexpected ways. Some other fighting series, like Mortal Kombat, have been experimenting with this kind of stuff for a while, but this is a first for Street Fighter. You can check out a trailer above.

Just one catch – you won’t be able to play this kickass cinematic story mode at launch.

According to Capcom, the full Street Fighter V story mode will be delivered as free DLC in June. Until the full cinematic experience arrives, players will have to be content with traditional Street Fighter “character stories.” You know the drill — play through a series of fights as a character, then get a short comic book-style ending.

It’s certainly disappointing Street Fighter V will be shipping without a major feature, but I suppose a full cinematic story mode is something new to Street Fighter. Can’t miss what you’ve never had before, right? And again, the story mode will be free once it comes out, so I can’t be too irked. What are your thoughts on Capcom’s unique roll-out plan for Street Fighter V?