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Watch Street Fighter 5's first live gameplay and a 30-minute breakdown of its secrets

Michael McWhertor is a journalist with more than 17 years of experience covering video games, technology, movies, TV, and entertainment.

As promised, Capcom gave fighting game fans a first look at live Street Fighter 5 gameplay during this weekend's Capcom Cup. The six-minute match between Street Fighter stalwarts Ryu and Chun-li, while initially very familiar-looking, offers some interesting insight into how Capcom is changing things up. For an in-depth look you can explore the demo's secrets in a 30-minute analysis video.

Fighting game community members Mike Ross and Peter "Combofiend" Rosas matched up in this weekend's Street Fighter 5 exhibition, which was commentated by James Chen and David "Ultradavid" Philip Graham. As you can see in the video above, Chen and Graham didn't have a chance to preview Street Fighter 5 before the live demo, so they're analyzing it on the fly.

Some of the changes coming in Street Fighter 5 appear obvious; Ryu and Chun-li show off a power stance that burns EX meter and modifies certain attacks. They also have some new moves, both in the standard attack and special move department. There's also the new Revenge meter, the bar that powers returning Ultra Combos.

But the rules that govern those new additions may not be immediately clear if you're watching the gameplay in real-time. Fortunately, Joe Ciaramelli offers a handy breakdown of what's happening in the Street Fighter 5 demonstration, revealing some intriguing subtleties while rewinding and reviewing the match frame-by-frame.

Watch Ciaramelli's 30-minute match analysis below, which explains how things like chip damage, EX stances, blocking and more might work in Street Fighter 5.

Capcom and Sony Computer Entertainment announced Street Fighter 5 at last week's PlayStation Experience. The game is exclusive to PlayStation 4 and Windows PC, and features cross-platform play.

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