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Capcom reveals Street Fighter 5's final launch character, FANG

And the first six DLC characters too

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Capcom unveiled the final launch character coming to Street Fighter 5 next year: FANG.

FANG, a totally new character whose name is an acronym, is part of the evil Shadaloo organization, producer Yoshinori Ono announced at PlayStation Experience 2015 today.

On the official Capcom Unity blog, Capcom reveals that FANG will utilize poison as part of his fighting style.

"Whenever his poison attacks connect, they continuously deal damage to the opponent's life bar until he gets hit or the poison runs its course," Capcom said. "F.A.N.G's sinister long range attacks and slippery movements, paired with his ability to poison, will leave his opponents feeling ill."

In addition, Ono confirmed the first six downloadable characters coming to Street Fighter 5 post-launch: Balrog and Guile from Street Fighter 2; Alex, Ibuki and Urien from Street Fighter 3; and Juri from Street Fighter 4. While those characters can be earned for free, Capcom will also sell a season pass for Street Fighter 5 for that first batch of DLC fighters. That season pass goes on sale today for $29.99.

Capcom also revealed some of the DLC pricing for individual characters and costumes. Capcom will sell an in-game currency called Zenny, which players can use to purchase new content for Street Fighter 5. Individual characters will cost 600 Zenny, while "premium" costumes cost 400 Zenny. And here's how much Zenny will cost, in real-world currencies:

  • 100 Zenny = Purchase for $0.99 / €0.99 / £0.79
  • 550 Zenny = Purchase for $4.99/€4.99/£3.99 (receive a 50 Zenny bonus)
  • 1200 Zenny = Purchase for $9.99/€9.99/£7.99 (receive a 200 Zenny bonus)
  • 4000 Zenny = Purchase for $29.99/ €29.99/£24.99 (receive a 1000 Zenny bonus)

Pricing for characters and costumes in terms of Fight Money, the currency players can earn for free in Street Fighter 5, wasn't detailed.

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