Still undecided on pulling the trigger for the Season 3 Character Pass for Street Fighter V? Well, Capcom will be letting people try out Sakura for free during her launch week. During this free week, you’ll be able to play through her Story mode, complete her trials and play her online — but beware! Any XP or Fight Money that you earn with Sakura will disappear once the free trial ends on January 23rd. You can get this missing XP and FM back should you purchase Sakura, so don’t worry about it being lost in the ether forever.
Play Sakura, the first character of Season 3, for free in #SFVAE from 1/16-1/23!
— Street Fighter (@StreetFighter) January 11, 2018
Sakura can be purchased individually with either Fight Money or real world cash, or as part of the Season 3 Character Pass. Do note that buying Sakura with Fight Money does not get you access to her Battle Costume or extra colors.
Hopefully, Capcom will continue this trend and offer all new fighters a trial period so players can try before they buy!