A post on social media claims Street Fighter V: Champion Edition is releasing for the Nintendo Switch. While not officially confirmed by Capcom, the tweet comes from retail store EB Games Canada and says preorders for the Switch version are available now.
As of now, the game is only officially releasing on the PlayStation 4 and Steam. The Nintendo Switch currently has the Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection, which includes more than a dozen games from the series. However, the original Street Fighter V is not among them.
This new version includes all content (excluding Fighting Chance costumes, brand collaboration costumes and Capcom Pro Tour DLC) from both the original release and Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition. Champion Edition adds each character, stage and other content that released after Arcade Edition and with the release of this new version. In total: 40 characters, 34 stages, over 200 costumes.”
Capcom has not said anything about the post from EB Games. Neither were there any immediate posts from either the Street Fighter or Capcom social media.
Of course, this could all be a mistake by an employee or the chain itself. EB Games’ website does not feature anywhere to preorder the game. Though the tweet in question does mention, preorders must be done in store.
Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition released on PC and PS4 back on January 16, 2018, in the United States. It hit shelves in Japan a year later on March 14, 2019.
Street Fighter V Champion Edition is heading to Nintendo Switch! Preorder now in-store!
Street Fighter V Champion Edition se rend à la Nintendo Switch! Précommandez maintenant en magasin! pic.twitter.com/QLRFYdhiNa
— EB Games Canada 👾 (@EBGamesCanada) January 25, 2020
Rule the ring with Street Fighter V: Champion Edition, the most robust version of the acclaimed fighting game! Choose from 40 diverse fighters, 34 dynamic stages and over 200 stylish costumes as you fight your way through a variety of exciting single-player and multi-player modes. READY? FIGHT!”
Street Fighter V: Champion Edition releases on PS4 and Steam February 14, 2020. As for the possible Switch version, it may be the same day if it turns out to be true.
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