Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition Free Trial, Breath of Fire II Content, Sales and More!

Apr 16, 2019 // Kellen Haney

Curious about Street Fighter V but haven’t gotten your feet wet yet? Well now is your chance as we’re hosting a free trial, beginning April 23 at 1pm PT (download begins at 9am PT) / April 24 at 12am UTC and running through May 5 PT / May 6 at 5pm UTC. For the free trial on PlayStation 4, a PlayStation Plus subscription is not required to download and play offline, but it is required to play online. For PC users, the Steam client is required for the trial. All the initial content from the original Street Fighter V and the modes introduced in Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition are included for free during this time.


Click the “Try Free Demo” button on the left.


Scroll down and click “Play Game”

DLC Characters Unlocked – All 16 original characters included with the game are playable in the free trial, including classics like Ryu, Ken, Chun-Li, M. Bison and more! As a bonus, four fan-favorite DLC characters will be available for free during this trial: Akuma, Blanka, Juri and Menat! These four characters will only be available in Ranked, Casual, Battle Lounge, Training, and Challenges.

For those of you who already own Street Fighter V and Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition but have not yet acquired Akuma, Blanka, Juri or Menat, these four characters will be unlocked to you during the free trial period as well. If you decide to purchase any of these characters during the trial, you keep any progress made with each character.

Arcade – Introduced in Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition, this mode allows you to relive the past main entries in the series. If you’re able to defeat all the computer-controlled opponents under various conditions, you can unlock over 200 unique illustrations from multiple artists which can be viewed in the Gallery.

Versus – Play against another local player or against the computer with different difficulty levels.

Challenges – Learn how to use each character in Demonstrations and Trials or see how long you can fight in Survival Mode.

Training – Practice against a dummy AI as you test out set-ups, combos and get used to a character without the pressure of a real match.

If you have friends or family who have always wanted to try Street Fighter V, let them know this is their chance!


In addition to the free trial, Capcom is offering discounts on popular Street Fighter V content, including all editions of the game, character passes and costume bundles at 30% to 70% off. Sale items include a 50% discount on Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition for $19.99, Character Passes from all three seasons are 50% off, the Original Characters Battle Costume Bundle is 70% for $8.99 and more!

Check out the PlayStation, Steam and Capcom stores for the full list of sale items! The sale in North America will run April 23 thru May 6 for PlayStation 4, and thru May 5 for Steam players.


What do Falke from Street Fighter V and Katt from Breath of Fire II have in common? From May 10 to June 7 in Extra Battle Mode, Capcom is teaming up these two heroines for a crossover costume featuring the beloved role-playing classic originally published in 1994. Both Falke and Katt expertly wield staves in battle, and both know guys named Ryu (different dudes) – what match could be more perfect?

Additionally, you can obtain the Breath of Fire II background music during this time in Extra Battle Mode, which will also be available May 10 through June 7!

M. Bison’s Classic costume returns to Fighting Chance

For those who missed out on M. Bison’s more traditional look last November, obtain a Fantasy Fortune Reading and pay Menat a visit – you might just unlock M. Bison’s Classic costume! Try your luck between April 23 and June 15 when M. Bison’s Classic costume returns to Fighting Chance.


In case you missed any of the 2016, 2017 or 2018 Capcom Pro Tour (CPT) DLC for Street Fighter V, don’t fret! The bundles return on April 23 for the following prices:

  • 2016 CPT DLC Bundle: $9.99
  • 2017 CPT DLC Bundle: $14.99 (previously $24.99)
  • 2018 CPT DLC Bundle: $14.99 (previously $19.99)


Capcom is also kicking off a sale of essential character bundles starting April 23 featuring some of Street Fighter V’s most iconic characters. All of these prices and bundles are for North America. For sales happening in other regions, please see their respective channels.

Ryu Bundle (8 costumes, $14.99)

  • Battle Outfit 1
  • Halloween
  • B-Boy
  • School Uniform
  • Capcom Pro Tour
  • Arthur
  • Mega Man
  • Jin Saotome
  • Costume Colors
    • Battle Outfit 1 (all colors)
    • Arthur (all colors)
    • Jin Saotome (all colors)

Chun-Li Bundle (9 costumes, $14.99)

  • Battle Outfit 1
  • Swimsuit
  • B-Girl
  • Capcom Pro Tour
  • School Uniform
  • Professional
  • Nostalgic
  • June
  • Morrigan
  • Costume Colors
    • Battle Outfit 1 (all colors)
    • June (all colors)

Capcom Costume Bundle (3 bundles, $19.99)

  • Monster Hunter Bundle
  • Devil May Cry and Ghosts ‘n Goblins Bundle
  • Darkstalkers Bundle

The free trial for Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition is just ONE WEEK away, so plan accordingly and we’ll meet you in the streets from April 23 thru May 5!