Announced via the Capcom Unity Blog, after originally leaking, E. Honda, Poison, and Lucia will be added to Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition on August 4. The three characters will be available to purchase for $5.99 or 100,000 Fight Money individually or as a bundle beginning on August 5 for $14.99. The bundle will include the three new characters, each character’s battle costume, and their default colors 3-10.
Players of the Street Fighter franchise may be familiar with E. Honda who first appeared in Street Fighter II and Poison who first appeared as an antagonist in Final Fight, but has since had a various number of appearance in Street Fighter games. Who players may not be familiar with though is Lucia, who before now has only appeared once in Final Fight 3. She is an officer from Metro City who hits the streets in when finding out about a possible plot to take out Mayor Cody. With the addition of E. Honda, Poison, and Lucia the number of playable characters in Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition has raised to 38.
Another new addition being added to the game is the inclusion of the new level “Honda Sento.” This level is a modern remake of E. Honda’s bathtub stage from Street Fighter II. This new level can be purchased for $3.99 or 70,000 Fight Money beginning August 4.
If you’ve yet to try out Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition, you can do so for free as there is a free trial on both the PS4 and PC from now until August 11. As this weekend is also the weekend of EVO, we will have updates on all the winners and losers at this Sunday’s Street Fighter V Finals.