The product description states that current players and future owners of the new edition will still be placed in the same player-pool. In addition, the support for cross-platform between PlayStation 4 and PC will continue as it is.
Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition does not seem to bundle all previously released content as the product description further states that all post-release content “is earnable completely free of charge through completing various in-game challenges and receiving earned in-game currency” in the game.
The highlighted features confirm the arrival of the long-awaited arcade mode, which will feature six different paths themed after classic installments in the franchise. Progress in the arcade mode will unlock “hundreds of illustrations” in the gallery for players to marvel. There will also be a new mode that rewards exclusive costumes through the completion of timed challenges.
The previously rumored new V-Triggers have also been confirmed. Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition will update every character on the roster to feature two V-Triggers. According to the developer, this will add “even more depth to the combat system” of the game.
Elsewhere, the fighting game community can expect a redesigned user interface and other improvements in the visual department.
Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition is slated for a launch on January 16 for PlayStation 4 and PC. This same release date was also mentioned by the previously reported listing, which means that it is probably not a placeholder.
Capcom will be attending New York Comic-Con 2017 this week. The developer has promised announcements for both Street Fighter V and Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite regarding upcoming content. It is possible that Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition will get an official nod over the weekend. We previously assumed that the announcement would be made at PlayStation Experience (PSX) in early December.
Update: It is really happening. Capcom has just released a reveal trailer.