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Dan kicks off fifth and final season pass for Street Fighter V

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One boring character to school them all.

Street Fighter V has been kicking around for a long time now, and everything good must eventually end. So it is that Capcom's fifth proper entry in the long-running series will receive only one more season of content--appropriately enough, its fifth--before heading out to the old fighting game pasture for some well-deserved R&R.

Dan Hibiki, the brawler I've never found even remotely interesting after first encountering him in Street Fighter Alpha, kicks off the final season today and is available for $5.99USD, 100,000 Fight Money, or as part of the Season 5 Pass. There actually are two separate versions of that pass, depending on how invested you want to be as Street Fighter V runs its final lap.

Coming to both passes are a total of five characters, including Dan. The remaining four are Rose (due Spring 2021), Oro (Summer 2021), Akira (also Summer), and a secret fifth character who has yet to be revealed. That's not a terrible list, even with Dan starting things off on the wrong foot.

But who is Dan? Basically, he was at one time a sparring partner for Ryu and Ken. He uses taunts and short-range attacks that make up the "Master of Saikyo" range of fighting techniques he so adores.

Even if you don't want to spend any money on more Street Fighter V content, you can get some stuff for free. Today's update includes a new "V-Shift" battle mechanic, a new training stage, and adjustments to battle balance across the entire character roster. That's absolutely free.

For those prepared to part with money, the two versions of the season pass referenced above include the following:

Season 5 Character Pass

  • All five Season 5 Characters and Costume Colors 3-10

  • Five Battle Costumes (one for each Season 5 Character)

  • Six Titles

  • Bonus Content: Eleven

  • Exclusive PS4 Themes and Steam wallpapers

Season 5 Premium Pass
  • All five Season 5 Characters and Costume Colors 3-10

  • 26 NEW Costumes

  • Two NEW Stages

  • All costume colors for all Season 5 characters

  • Eight Titles

  • Bonus Content: Eleven

  • 100,000 Fight Money

  • Exclusive PS4 Themes and Steam wallpapers
You might wonder what this "Eleven" bonus content is. According to the press release, it is a "mimic character who can randomly transform itself into any character currently owned." It will retain Eleven's color scheme, but will otherwise play precisely like whatever character it mimicked. Intriguing!

I haven't done a great job of selling Dan as a character you must have, but the rest of the season pass sounds good to me. Do you plan to invest in a final bit of Street Fighter V mayhem, or have you already moved onto other things?


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Staff article by Jason Venter (February 22, 2021)

Jason Venter has been playing games for 30 years, since discovering the Apple IIe version of Mario Bros. in his elementary school days. Now he writes about them, here at HonestGamers and also at other sites that agree to pay him for his words.

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