Capcom is offering the Arcade Edition of Street Fighter V for free for a two-week long trial. From April 23rd to May 5th (depending on your location), you can get a taste of what Street Fighter V has to offer, if you’ve been having trouble deciding whether to get it or not. And just in time for the launch of Mortal Kombat 11, what a coinky-dink!
If you’ve been on the fence about Street Fighter V for the past three or so years since it came out, and you want to try it for free, then mark April 23rd on your calendar. According to the official Street Fighter V Twitter and Capcom’s website, from April 23rd at 1 PM PT / April 24th 12 AM UTC till May 6th at 5 PM UTC, you’ll have the chance to play the Arcade Edition of the game on PlayStation 4 and PC. You don’t have to have a PlayStation Plus to download the game and play offline, but you will need it for online play.
What will be included in the free trial? Well, as you’d , all of the content that comes in the Arcade Edition. For one, you’ll get to play with 16 characters, including the favorite DLC characters, aka Akuma, Blanka, Juri and Menat. These will only be available in Ranked, Casual, Battle Lounge, Training, and Challenges. In terms of game modes, some of the stuff you can look forward to are Arcade Mode, Versus, Training, Challenges, and more. So, yeah, pretty good package, and you have about two weeks to see if you like it.
Now, what’s interesting to note, if you’re a cynic, is the starting date of this free trial. It just so happens to be the same as the launch date of Mortal Kombat 11. I’m not saying that Street Fighter V is trying to undercut Mortal Kombat 11 by hosting a free two-week trial, but I’m also not not saying it.