With the community counting down to Capcom Cup 2018, Capcom has a special treat for any players looking to get started on Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition. The game will have a special free trial period from December 11 to 18 on both PlayStation 4 and Steam.
This free trial period starts on December 11 at 1:00 PM PT (though downloads will be available at 9:00 AM PT) and will end on December 19 at 9:59 AM PT. For PlayStation 4 users, PlayStation Plus is not required to download the game. It will however, still be required for online play. For PC, all players need is a Steam account.
Players who join in on the trial will be able to use the original 16 characters from when Street Fighter V initially released, as well as DLC characters Guile, Akuma, and Sagat. The latter three will only be available in online play, Training, and Challenges. In addition to this, the following modes will also be available.
- Online (Ranked, Casual, and Battle Lounge)
December 11 will also bring Sponsored Content to Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition. These are various ads related to the Capcom Pro Tour: specifically, they will come in the form of “Ad Style” costumes for each character, “Loading Ads” that’ll appear in the versus screen before each match, and “Stage Ads” which will have certain stages, such as the Ring of Power, feature a sponsor.
Sponsored Content however can be turned off. There will be a new “Sponsored Content Settings” sub-menu in the game’s options that allow players to turn these on or off. For those who keep them on, however, playing with Sponsored Content will allow them to earn additional Fight Money in-game.