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Street Fighter V: Champion Edition brings back Gill ahead of Capcom Cup 2019

Three years after its initial release, Capcom has announced a major new update for Street Fighter V which brings back a classic character.
Street Fighter V: Champion Edition brings back Gill ahead of Capcom Cup 2019
Street Fighter V: Champion Edition is the latest version of the PlayStation 4 title which will release on 14 February 2020, featuring 40 characters, 34 stages and over 200 costumes from past versions of the game. 

The majority of past content will be included, although it won’t feature Fighting Chance costumes, brand collaboration costumes and Capcom Pro Tour DLC. 

They also announced Gill will be the 39th addition to the roster, who is the final boss in Street Fighter III. Considering the Champion Edition is promising 40 fighters, it’s expected another fighter will be revealed at next month’s Capcom Cup 2019 in Los Angeles ahead of release. 

For those who already own the game, Gill will be available to download separately in December, while game mode additions and balance updates, including a second V-Skill, will be made available for free. The free upgrade won’t apply to DLC fighters, stages, and costumes. 

Capcom has continued to support Street Fighter V after the original release in 2016 was criticised for poor replay value, offering few modes and only 16 characters at launch. 

Last year, Capcom released Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition which featured all the DLC released at that point, and has generally seemed to turn around negative perceptions around the title with incremental updates. 

Considering Capcom has previously stated they would support the title until 2020, the Champion Edition could be the last major update Street Fighter V will receive. 

Wrestling star Kenny Omega will host The Capcom Cup 2019, which sees the top 32 Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition players in the world compete for a $250,000 prize pool.

The Capcom Cup kicks off at the Novo Theater in Los Angeles, California from 13-15th December.