Street Fighter V’s F.A.N.G. is the latest addition to the cast


F.A.N.G. completes Street Fighter V’s starting roster as Capcom announced his addition to the cast, and position as the second in command of Shadaloo during the keynote presentation at PlayStation Experience.

Wielding poison attacks that deal damage over time to the opponent’s life bar, F.A.N.G. oversees Shadaloo’s operations, particularly the evil experiments done by the organization’s research facilities. His V-Skill, Nishidoku dishes out long range poison projectiles, while his V-Trigger, Dokunomu provides a poison cloud defense. These and the other tricks in his sleeve will be available to players once Street Fighter V hits the market on February 16.

Aside from F.A.N.G., other characters announced that will be released post-launch in 2016 include: Alex, Guile, Ibuki, Balrog, Juri, and Urien. While these characters are earnable through gameplay for free using the in-game currency called Fight Money, players may also get them via Zenny, which can be purchased with real money. The 2016 Season Pass is currently on sale for pre-purchase in North America while European consumers may get them on launch day.

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Purchasing Zenny allows players to gain access to new content immediately. For $1, people will get 100 Zenny, while higher denominations and bonus amounts are as follows:

  • 100 Zenny = Purchase for $0.99 / €0.99 / £0.79
  • 550 Zenny = Purchase for $4.99/€4.99/£3.99 (receive a 50 Zenny bonus)
  • 1200 Zenny = Purchase for $9.99/€9.99/£7.99 (receive a 200 Zenny bonus)
  • 4000 Zenny = Purchase for $29.99/ €29.99/£24.99 (receive a 1000 Zenny bonus)

SFV players get all six additional characters, each with a premium costume, plus an exclusive PS4 theme for only $29.99 / €29.99 / £24.99. Individually the characters cost 600 Zenny while each premium costume are at 400 Zenny, making the sale a $60 value for half the price. Also, those in North America that purchase the 2016 Season Pass before launch will receive Ryu, Chun-Li and M.Bison PS4 avatars for free.

For European consumers, Street Fighter V Deluxe Edition is available for pre-order. The Deluxe Edition contains the full game and the 2016 Season Pass at a 10% discount until launch, amounting to £71.99 / €89.99 instead of the launch price of £79.99 / €99.99.

SOURCE: Official press release via Capcom