New Street Fighter V Thailand Stage Nods at the Dictator’s Classic Setting
A new Street Fighter V Thailand stage was announced by Capcom over the weekend at WonderCon 2017, held at the Anaheim Convention Center in California.
The fighting game community has for long been awaiting the inclusion of some of the franchise’s classic settings. Following hints and teasers several months ago, we were wondering whether Capcom would side with Sagat’s or M. Bison’s Thailand stage from the original Street Fighter II installment. As it turned out, it is the latter.
Thailand is making it's return with Street Fighter V at the end of April! pic.twitter.com/GCq9uKCtXy
— Street Fighter (@StreetFighter) April 1, 2017
In addition, a massive update planned for release at the end of the month will not only introduce the new Street Fighter V Thailand stage but also three new Premium outfits. More details and a better look at the stage will arrive in the coming weeks.
Last week, the Capcom Fighters Network (CFN) was announced to have been completely rebuilt from the ground up to address the “most pressing issues” faced by Street Fighter V. Currently, the overhauled online infrastructure is undergoing beta testing on PC. Capcom hopes to extract valuable data that will ultimately help it better its online service.
It should be noted that the “beta is entirely separate from the base PC client but players’ current CFN username, rank, standing and other details will carry over to the beta client.” Any progress made during the beta will not carry forward to the main game once testing concludes. All progress, data, replays, Fight Money earned will be deleted at the end.