Today Street Fighter EX series developer Arika partly revealed at EVO 2017 its new game that was teased on April 1st (leading many to believe that it was an April fool), as announced a few days ago.
The game doesn’t have an official title yet, but it includes characters from the Street Fighter EX series, and it will come in 2018 for PS4.
It will have a simultaneous release in Japan, North America and Europe, with a limited beta and server test at the end of this year. Pre-orders will be available at the same time in Japan, with bonuses yet to be announced, while details on that for other regions will come at a later date.
Interestingly, it appears that the game will feature characters from the Street Fighter EX series, including Shirase (known in Street Fighter EX as Hokuto. Apparently she takes her original name back), Skullomania, Garuda, Darun Mister and Kairi. The title itself is presented as the “newest entry in the EX series.”
The Street Fighter EX series was a spin-off of the Street Fighter franchise created by Arika in collaboration with Capcom during the golden age of fighting games. It debuted on arcade in 1996 and on the original PlayStation one year later. Street Fighter EX2 follwed in 1998 and 1999 respectively, while Street Fighter EX3 closed off the series (at least until now) on PS2 in 2000.
Apparently, Arika is sticking to its PlayStation roots with the announcement for PS4.
If you want to see what the game looks like, you can check the trailer out below.