X-COM cosplayer Guile arrived in Street Fighter V [official site] last night with the promised April update for Capcom’s fighting game. He’s leaping, he’s kicking, he’s flinging wind, he’s yelling his support for Sonic Boom as if it’s not the worst Sonic game in years. Guile is accompanied by a new stage, the Air Force base where he and his buddies hang around sitting on crates with a boombox. And hey, because Capcom still haven’t added the real-money microtransaction store, Guile is free to play with until they do. Oh, and rage quit punishment is finally in.
For now, Guile is free for everyone, like Alex is too. Once the real-money store is in, players will be need to pay either real money the the fake Fight Money earned by playing to keep him. His stage will cost you 70,000 Fight Money, though. Guile may be the big star of April’s update, but Capcom explain it has other meaty bits too:
“Also included in this Street Fighter V update is the first implementation of a system to punish players who frequently disconnect during matches (aka ‘rage quitters’). The system will continue to be refined over time and more enhancements will be implemented in the future. Additionally, a number of improvements to the matchmaking system have been made, which speeds up the time it takes to find an opponent and simplifies the process of creating and connecting to Battle Lounges.”
The patch notes also detail a number of fixes for individual characters’ hitboxes and moves and things, if you want to get technical. Which character now has a crouching state for the first three frames of their C. LP? Whose C. MK now has a throw box? You’ll never know if you don’t read ’em!
Hey, look, here’s Guile with the biff-bangs on his stage: