This is basically the real launch for this game.
When Street Fighter 5 launched in February, it was a shell of a game, with a very competent fighting game engine, but very few characters, very little modes, and problems with the few modes that were included. There was outrage, there was pushback, but Capcom had a road map for future content planned, via which the game would be iterated upon.
So far, they have done a good job of sticking to their word, and bringing more new content to the game for free. And with this new update for the title, Capcom will be delivering the most significant expansion of the game yet, adding the promised cinematic Story mode, four new characters, advanced tutorials, new costumes, new stages, and more.
The full list of what Capcom plans to add follow:
New modes (available for free):
New characters and costumes (available for purchase):
New stages (available for purchase):
More free updates (available for free):
So yeah, this update seems to almost be like the proper launch for the game, adding features that really should have been in the game right at launch. But hey, better late than never, and I am sure that this update will make a lot of people who had given up on the game by now take a second look at it.
Street Fighter 5 is available now on PC and PS4.