'Street Fighter 5' release date: free story mode DLC to follow in June

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After revealing that the upcoming "Street Fighter 5" will come with a free story mode DLC, Capcom revealed that those who preordered the game from Amazon will also receive a free digital comic book.

According to a post on Capcom-Unity.com, a free digital copy of "Street Fighter Unlimited #1" will be released on comixology.com with all pre-orders of the regular and collector's edition of "Street Fighter 5" from Amazon.

The digital comics will feature the story of Ryu, as he tries to stop the Dark Hadou from taking over his body. If he does not prevent it, Ryu will become the Dark Ryu, seen in "Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition."

The "Street Fighter Unlimited #1" digital comics was written by Jim Zub and Ken Siu-Chong. They both worked on other Street Fighter comics in the past.

Meanwhile, the game studio also announced recently that the upcoming installment of the popular "Street Fighter" fighting game will get a free story mode DLC in June. The downloadable content will reportedly come with more than an hour of "cinematic content" that will complete the storyline that links "Street Fighter 5" with "Street Fighter 4."

In a recent conversation with GameSpot, "Street Fighter 5" executive producer Yoshinori Ono explained what makes the upcoming DLC different from the story that will be released upon the game's official launch in February.

"We have two approaches that we're actually taking," Ono said. "First and foremost, there are the character stories, which are really serving as a prologue in terms of getting people up to speed with what's happening in 'Street Fighter 5,' and it's very similar to what you see in other 'Street Fighter' titles--it has still screenshots, conversations, and banter between characters."

But for the coming DLC, Ono said that it will not be the usual illustrations. "This is going to have in-game models, everything will happen in real time, and it's also going to have an hour plus of cinematic content," the game's executive producer revealed.

"Street Fighter 5" will be released exclusively on the PlayStation 4 and Steam on Feb. 16.