Doh! Valve Apologizes After E. Honda Street Fighter DLC Leaks On Steam
Valve accidentally posted a trailer for the new Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition DLC on Steam this past Wednesday. They noted that there was a “mix-up in the publishing process” that “caused a trailer to go live on Steam ahead of schedule”. Valve has since apologized and remarked that they have “implemented measures to prevent this error from happening again.” Capcom, the video game developers behind Street Fighter, released the official trailer soon after the leak.
Many believe that Capcom was going to reveal the additional characters at the Evolution Championship Series 2019 (Evo). Evo is the longest-running fighting game tournament and includes events that feature games such as Street Fighter, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and Mortal Kombat. The tournament runs for three days, and the DLC was supposed to be available on the final day of Evo 2019. Valve leaked the trailer two days before the tournament started.
The leak has been met with mixed emotions. Capcom and Evo 2019 representatives were quite upset that the leak occurred. Some fans are excited to see the addition of Lucia, Poison, and E. Honda. However, many others are disappointed with the reveal or upset that the surprise was ruined.
Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition was released in January 2018. It includes codes for all of the DLC characters from seasons 1 and 2, updated graphics, new gameplay modes, and other updated features. Gamers who already own Street Fighter V can dab the Arcade Edition for free and others can purchase the standalone game. Arcade Edition was well received when it was released and even received a few award nominations.
Street Fighter V is currently free to play on Steam until August 11th in honor of Evo 2019 and the new DLC. You can also purchase the game for $7.99 or 60% off. Both Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition and Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition Deluxe are also 50% off.