Street Fighter 5’s First DLC Character Revealed, PS3 Controllers Work on PS4

Street Fighter V doesn’t launch for another week, but we’re already learning some specifics about the DLC characters to come after release. Capcom today confirmed that the character Alex will join the roster as Street Fighter V’s first DLC character when he launches sometime in March.

We can confirm that Alex will be the first DLC character and he will be available in March! #StreetFighterV #RiseUp

— Street Fighter (@StreetFighter) February 9, 2016

Alex, along with Guile, Ibuki, Balrog, Juri, and Urien, were officially announced as DLC characters for Street Fighter V back in December, but until now, we didn’t know which would come out first. Alex made his Street Fighter debut with Street Fighter III

All of these characters can be unlocked through gameplay for free. Alternatively, players can spend real-world money to unlock them, though pricing has not been announced yet.

In addition, Capcom today confirmed that Street Fighter V on PlayStation 4 will work with PlayStation 3 controllers you may already own.

Additionally, the final version of #StreetFighterV (on PS4) will be compatible with PS3 controllers.

— Street Fighter (@StreetFighter) February 9, 2016

In addition to DLC characters, Capcom will support Street Fighter V with a a free story mode this summer.

Street Fighter V launches February 16 for PS4 and PC, featuring cross-platform play between the two systems. The game is never coming to Xbox One, according to Capcom.

For lots more on the game and the Street Fighter franchise overall, check out GameSpot’s in-depth interview with executive producer Yoshinori Ono. You can also check out another interview we recently conducted with Ono, in which we asked him the tough questions like which Pokemon is his favorite and whether bread and eggs should be kept in the cupboard or refrigerator.

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