Capcom have announced plans to add a Cinematic Story Mode to Street Fighter V with a free post-launch update due out in June, which will expand on the individual character stories included in the game at launch.
Character Stories are reminiscent of the narrative content in previous Street Fighter games: introductions to each character, told through still artworks. In Street Fighter V's case, the stills are drawn by Japanese illustrator Bengus, who has worked extensively with Capcom in the past on games like Street Fighter II, Street Fighter Alpha, and Darkstalkers.
Those Character Stories serve as something of a prologue to the Cinematic Story Expansion, and "takes players deep into the Street Fighter action and mythology through beautifully rendered cutscenes." Chronologically, Street Fighter V takes place between the events of Street Fighter IV and Street Fighter III, bridging the two games. A teaser trailer for the Cinematic Story Expansion can be seen above.
Finally, Capcom announced one last beta test for Street Fighter V ahead of the game's launch next month; it'll run from 9.01pm on Saturday, January 30, until 4pm on Monday, February 1, NZT.
Street Fighter V comes out on February 16 for PlayStation 4 and PC.