Perhaps Street Fighter V‘s biggest break from series tradition is the lack of a proper arcade release. While this has helped the West stay competitive in the game, there are more than a few traditionalists who’ve mourned this loss.
That said, it seems that Street Fighter V may still be getting a proper arcade release after all. Dataminer X-Kira has found what seems to be evidence of a “Taito arcade version” of Street Fighter V in the game’s code. The data points to it being worked on in cooperation with Taito and Namco, likely for the former’s Type X3 board, and possibly with their NESiCAxLive online service.
Of course, this is all just speculation at this point, albeit done with actual evidence in the game’s code. We’ll likely learn more about this in the future, either at TGS in September or at the JAEPO next year.
The build itself is in an early alpha state, with only an empty select screen showing when the code is run, as you can see in X-Kira’s video below.