Street Fighter V will launch for PlayStation 4 and PC in North America and Europe on February 16, 2016, Capcom announced.
Capcom also confirmed Dhalsim, the yoga-inspired fighter, will be making a return in Street Fighter V. So far, 15 of the game’s 16 launch fighters have been confirmed. Other characters incldude Ryu, Ken, Chun-Li, Cammy, Vega, M. Bison, Birdie, Charlie Nash, Necalli, R. Mika, Rashid, Karin, Zangief, and Laura.
Over the course of 2016, six new characters will be added to the title, bringing the total roster from 16 at launch to 22 by the end of 2016. Gameplay content, costumes, new challenges, and balance system updates will be continually made available throughout 2016 and beyond, as well.
All gameplay-related updates, including new characters, will be available for players to purchase for free by earning in-game reward currency called “Fight Money.” Players can earn Fight Money by participating in in-game activities such as undertaking daily goals and leveling up individual characters. Content can also be purchased instantly using real in-game money, called “Zenny.” All gameplay updates and balance changes will be made available to all players at the same time for free.
Here are details about Dhalsim, via Capcom Unity:
The return of Dhalsim in Street Fighter V marks the addition of the first true zoning character to join the initial roster. Using his long range limbs and slow projectiles to frustrate overly offensive opponents, Dhalsim’s style has historically been keep-away since his inception in Street Fighter II.
Although he’s a pacifist, Dhalsim steps into battle when it comes to saving others. From raising money for the poor to destroying dams that are forcefully keeping water from his village, Dhalsim takes up arms if the good outweighs the harm he can cause.
In Street Fighter V, Dhalsim once again joins the fray to help those in need. Not one to slack on his Yoga training, Dhalsim has mastered a few new Yoga skills for this upcoming battle, those being his V-Skill – Yoga Float and his V-Trigger – Yoga Burner.
V-Skill: Yoga Float
Upon activation Dhalsim hops into the air and floats for a few seconds. During this time, all airborne attacks and specials are accessible. This can also be activated in the air.
V-Trigger: Yoga Burner
Dhalsim shoots out a stream of flames that stays on the screen on the floor for an extended period of time. If the opponent stands in the flames, they will slowly lose life in the form of recoverable damage. Once they step out of the flames, their life will begin to recover.
Watch Dhalsim’s trailer below. View a set of screenshots at the gallery.