Capcom showed an extended gameplay trailer of Street Fighter V during the Capcom Cup Finals this evening teasing the return of Charlie Nash.
Nash first appeared in Street Fighter Alpha and was last seen in Street Fighter Alpha 3 in 1998. He’s Guile’s long lost best friend.
On stage, Capcom series executive producer Yoshinori Ono (dressed like Nash) said the upcoming PlayStation 4 and PC fighter wil have “lots of secrets” and that while more news about the battle system won’t be revealed until a later date, “every single character will be more unique than you’d ever expect.”
Ono also revealed a new benefit of its partnership with Sony on Street Fighter V.
“Last week when I was on stage at PlayStation Experience, we promised that the partnership between Capcom and Sony would lead to great things in the fighting game community,” Ono said. “Well, I’m very happy to announce one of the benefits from that partnership here today. We’re excited to confirm that there will be Capcom Pro Tour and Capcom Cup again next year and the total prize cup has been increased to half a million dollars.”
In comparison, this year’s prize pool is $50,000—one-tenth of next year’s.
Ono added that while the team is hard at work on developing Street Fighter V, it will still be supporting Ultra Street Fighter IV at large, especially with next year’s tournaments now confirmed.
The presentation ended with the first live gameplay demonstration of Street Fighter V, showing Ryu and Chun-Li going at it.
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