Street Fighter V: Champion Edition DLC character Dan Hibiki launches February 22; Rose, V-Shift, and Season V bonus character Eleven detailed

All the news from the Winter Update.

Street Fighter V: Champion Edition

Street Fighter V: Champion Edition Season V downloadable content character Dan Hibiki will launch on February 22 alongside the free stage “The Grid Alternative” and a battle balance update, Capcom announced in the Street Fighter V: Champion Edition Winter Update.

Capcom also shared first details on downloadable content character Rose due out this spring, her accompanying stage “Marina of Fortune,” the new “V-Shift” mechanic, and announced Eleven as a Season V bonus character.

The company also announced a new “Premium Pass” in addition to the previously announced Season V Character Pass. Here is what each includes:

Premium Pass ($39.99)

  • Five new characters: Dan, Rose, Oro, Akira, and ???
  • All five characters’ colors 3 to 10 (Default)
  • Bonus content “Eleven” and Fighter Profile theme
  • PlayStation 4 theme or Steam PC wallpapers
  • 26 costumes
  • Two stages
  • All five characters’ colors 3 to 10 (Story) and 11 to 15 (Default, Story, and Battle)
  • Eight titles
  • Five Fighter Profile themes
  • 100,000 Fight Money

Character Pass ($24.99)

  • Five new characters: Dan, Rose, Oro, Akira, and ???
  • All five characters’ colors 3 to 10 (Default)
  • Bonus content “Eleven” and Fighter Profile theme
  • PlayStation 4 theme or Steam PC wallpapers
  • Five Battle costumes
  • Six titles

Both the Premium Pass and Character Pass are available for pre-order starting today.

Get the latest details below, via Capcom Unity.

■ Dan Hibiki

Street Fighter V: Champion Edition

Dan taunts his way back in Street Fighter V to show who’s the strongest! No not me, Dan from the Capcom U.S.A. Community Team… I mean Dan Hibiki! This time around, Dan has been training harder than ever and has become even stronger than before, if that was even possible! Many of you will be surprised to find out how much of an offensive beast Dan has become. So let’s dive right in and learn all about the Master of Saikyo in Street Fighter V.

Both of Dan’s V-Skills allow him to cancel any of his moves to perform his signature Taunts. For V-Skill I, “Saikyo-Style Burairuten No Kamae,” this Taunt opens up many combo paths that would not normally be possible and can make many of Dan’s moves safe. With V-Skill II, “Saikyo-Style Otokoboe,” Dan can cancel almost any normal move (except crouching Heavy Kick) into another normal or special move, if properly timed. Watch out, though: these V-Skills will not only build Dan’s V-Gauge, but also the V-Gauge of his opponent! This will lead to some hectic fights as Dan’s new offensive powers also enable those he’s fighting.

—V-Skill I

—V-Skill II

When it comes to V-Triggers, Dan comes fully equipped in Street Fighter V. Dan’s “Haoh Gadoken” fireball makes a return from Street Fighter IV, and has become Dan’s V-Trigger I in Street Fighter V. This returning move is unique in that it is the only V-Trigger in the game that costs only one bar of V-Gauge, allowing you to use it more often in matches. You can even charge it up, which can lead to a guard crush or a wall bounce!

—Dan’s patented “Haoh Gadoken!”

Street Fighter V: Champion Edition

Dan’s V-Trigger II, “Tenchi Saikyo No Kata,” powers up his “Gadoken” fireball and “Koryuken” uppercut special moves. His fireball will gain more hits, while his uppercut gains complete invincibility. With proper timing, you can add extra hits and damage to each of these moves in combos!

—Dan’s Koryuken becomes “Goh Koryuken,” gains full invincibility, and hits multiple times!

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—His Gadoken becomes “Haten Gadoken” and hits multiple times as well!

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With all of these offensive tools at his disposal, Dan is looking to be full of flair and strength when he’s released on February 22!

■ Rose

I have seen the future, and in it Rose makes her return in Street Fighter V! This includes returning moves as well as brand new moves, so let me consult my crystal ball and show you what Rose has to offer when she releases this spring!

Rose’s “Soul Throw” has been replaced with her new anti-air move called “Soul Bind.” Instead of leaping towards her opponents, Rose now uses her Soul powered scarf to grab airborne opponents. Of course, Rose would not be Rose without her “Soul Spark” projectile. It seems in Street Fighter V she’s gained the ability to throw a “Soul Spark” in the air, as well! Each punch button will have her throw it at different angles.

—Rose’s new Soul Bind

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—Rose can now use Soul Spark in the air!

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Brand new to Rose’s moveset, “Soul Fortune” (her V-Skill I) allows her to summon tarot cards that will provide different buffs to herself and debuffs to her victims.

—Using Soul Fortune lets Rose summon Tarot cards!

Street Fighter V: Champion Edition

You may recognize her tarot cards from her Street Fighter Alpha 3 battle intro where she throws one at M. Bison. Back then, this was only a special intro, but it has now been fully realized in Street Fighter V as one of her moves!

As mentioned in the Summer Update in August of last year, the Street Fighter V development team knew how popular “Soul Satellite” was. Thus, the move returns as her V-Skill II in Street Fighter V, allowing her to keep on the offensive.

—Soul Satellite makes its foretold return to Street Fighter V!

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V-Trigger I is called “Soul Dimension,” a teleportation move that gives Rose new mix-up opportunities, and V-Trigger II is her popular “Soul Illusion” from the Street Fighter Alpha series, in which Rose creates shadow illusions of herself giving her access to potentially long combos that deal heavy damage.

These new attacks and abilities for Rose give you a choice of a more mix-up and combo-heavy approach, or a more defensive “zoning” style of play!

With new zoning and offensive tools as well as her “Soul Power” and tarot cards in hand, my prediction is that Rose will be released this spring!

■ New Stage: Marina of Fortune

Street Fighter V: Champion Edition

■ V-Shift

Need more defensive options? We got you covered with the powerful new V-System mechanic in Street Fighter V, called “V-Shift.” This new defensive mechanic will be available for all players for free, along with the next Battle Balance update, and will help you get out of tough situations at the cost of one bar of V-Gauge. Unlike V-Reversal, V-Shift can be executed at nearly any moment in a match, and will make you fully invincible to attacks, throws, and projectiles for a short time. A successful V-Shift triggers a slow-motion effect, allowing you to react to your opponent and punish them! But be careful: if you use it openly with no attacks coming at you, you’ll lose a full bar of V-Gauge.

—V-Shift will give you more defensive options.

Street Fighter V: Champion Edition

You can also follow V-Shift up with an attack called a “V-Shift Break.” This will cause your character to do a forward moving attack. If the attack connects, it can knock your opponent down.

—A V-Shift Break attack will put a stop to your opponent!

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V-Shift adds one more way to utilize your V-Gauge in a match. Now with V-Shift, V-Reversal, and V-Trigger, that makes a total of three different uses for your V-Gauge! We can’t wait to see the intensity this will bring to matches in Street Fighter V!

■ Bonus Season V Pass Content: Eleven

Street Fighter V: Champion Edition

Didn’t expect this reveal, did you? Arriving along with Dan on February 22, Eleven will be released as a FREE bonus with a purchase of the Season V pass! As long time fans and Street Fighter lore experts may have surmised, Eleven is a prototype version of Street Fighter III’s Twelve. Eleven, who is able to shape-shift into other life-forms, was created by Gill’s secret organization.

Street Fighter V: Champion Edition

You might have noticed Eleven also made an appearance in Urien’s Story mode as a duplicate version of Urien.

Street Fighter V: Champion Edition

Much like Eleven’s appearance in Urien’s Story, Eleven acts as a mimic of sorts, and will transform itself into any character that you currently own in Street Fighter V. In addition, a random V-Skill and V-Trigger will also be selected for you.

Street Fighter V: Champion Edition

Street Fighter V: Champion Edition

The randomly selected character will retain Eleven’s color scheme, while still performing exactly like the character being duplicated! You’ll also notice that the characters sound a bit different as well—another interesting little side effect of Eleven’s mimicry.

We hope you enjoy the extra bit of excitement that comes with playing as Eleven in Street Fighter V! Eleven will be released as a FREE bonus if you purchase one of the Street Fighter V Season V Passes (more details further below)!

■ New Free Stage: The Grid Alternative

Wait a second… did you notice anything different about the training stage in the V-Shift screenshots? This new training stage is called “The Grid Alternative” and will be free for all players with the Season V update on February 22! Now you can train even harder a darker shade of blue that’s easier on the eyes!

Street Fighter V: Champion Edition

■ New Battle Balance for the Entire Roster!

Also arriving on February 22 is the new Battle Balance update! This extensive list of changes to previous characters will be available to all players for free! The update will take into account the new V-Shift mechanic, as well as the inclusion of Dan. We’ll have more detailed info to share on the Battle Balance update once Season V begins, so stay tuned for more info coming soon!

Street Fighter V: Champion Edition is available now for PlayStation 4 and PC via Steam.

Watch the full Street Fighter V: Champion Edition Winter Update below. View a new set of screenshots at the gallery.

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