The Inevitable Street Fighter V Story Thread: ARCADE EDITION!



However in this picture, the path description is in japanese.


Man it’s kinda weird how the thing I’m excited the most about in regards to Arcade mode is how many retcons Capcom is planning for the endings. Poor @bakfromon will probably have to rewrite like half of the plot guide once we discover all of them lmao




I, for one, am LOVING that they’ve got “Story Chronological Order:” on each section. They’re really caring about the canon now and it’ll make moving forward easier. <3


Hopefully we get Gill/Seth NPCs and a “Boss Gauntlet” extra battle


Origin Order:

  • Sagat
  • Balrog
  • Vega
  • Bison
  • Akuma
  • Gill
  • Seth
  • FANG
  • Necalli

“Presentation” Order:

  • Balrog
  • Vega
  • FANG
  • Seth
  • Sagat
  • Necalli
  • Gill
  • Bison
  • Akuma


Maybe this is a “dumb” question, but what does “Story Chronological Order” mean once we get into the story? Are we gonna get a play by play view of what happened in each game?


I think Capcom is giving people who play Arcade Mode an option: You can play the game in Chronological Order in regards to the story canon, so you can see the lore progress game-by-game. Or you can choose to play the game in Chronological Order in regards to release date.


So I guess any hope of seeing Rose pushing baby Ed in a stroller is out of the window. My disappointment is immense.

Looking forward to Arcade Mode. Not much longer to go.


Footage of new v-triggers

More stuff here:

(really bad quality, though)


They write it so that even though the games are sorted by release date players may know that the correct chronological order in canon is I, α, II, IV, V, III.


Thanks @Raccon

Some observations

Zangief- look like he’s flexing (iirc VT2= Cossack Muscle), i guess/hope some kind of power up for throws

Urien- look like is shoulder tackle related, imho he will be able to do one or more mini

Cammy- look like some kind of aerial dive super spiral arrow

Necalli- still transform into red hair version

Akuma- seem aerial hado related, maybe VT2 buff it as VT1 buff his SRK?


Quotes from the AE stream @ 18:49…

Brett: “there is one (ending) that we released that’s a… piece of Bengus artwork… that has Sagat’s head with Ryu and Ken. So there’s a lot of… artists that you’ll be familiar with popping up in those endings. It’s pretty cool.”

Andy: “Udon’s in there too.”

I won’t be bitter about the DC-elous. But yeah, that’s what I was talking about in the first place.


Hopefully it’s not just Udon lol, i will like at least SFV path to get attention it deserve and be covered by Bengus, who’s the official artist of the game

Also dafuq peoples thinking they will use 200 endings as canon source, when even capcom ones are mostly non canonical what-if… let alone leave SF canon in Udon fucking hands lol


2 days until Sagat Sakura Sodom reveal boys!


Brett said that Bengus was one of the ending artists, so it must be true.


I think it’s time for SF1 to take a major retcon while keeping up the essentials like Sagat and Ryu.

A lot of it’s story and significant participant never met each other.

Lee, Retsu, Gen, Birdie and Adon…

The only throw away now are Joe, Mike and Geki.

So they can also completely ignored sick white Birdie and the questionable encounters.

My Fanmade SF game plots, lore, continuity fixes, suggestions and re-interpretation

It means that the SFV endings override their counterparts from previous games if the two conflict.


I still hope SF2 tournament never happened.


Well it did happen, just not the way SF2 as we know it portrayed it, rather as SF4 remembers it. I doubt Arcade Mode will retcon SF2’s endings because they are considered classics and will be kept the same for their nostalgia value. I would prefer if Capcom actually used this opportunity to streamline the endings so that they form one seamless storyline if you play arcade mode in chronological order. It’s an incredible and rare opportunity that they have that involves a lot of retcons, but I doubt they will take it.

At least for the Alpha arcade mode, they seem to be choosing one ending to end them all for each character to represent their fate during that period.


Accept it.