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Street Fighter V is getting Guile this month

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Capcom has confirmed that Guile, he of the grim visage and car buffer coiffure, will leap into the Street Fighter V fray later this month. He'll come with his own Character Story and set of Trials, as well as an expanded repertoire of moves including a new ability called Faultless Move that enables him to advance in a “crouch walk state” while keeping his charge.

The arrival of Guile will also see the release of the first Street Fighter V DLC stage, which will very appropriately be Guile's Air Force Base. Owners of the season pass will be given the level at no charge, while everyone else will have the option of purchasing it for 70,000 FM [Fight Money].

A new “Rage Quit System” is also on the way, which will lock players “who have high disconnect rates during matches” out of matchmaking for a set period of time, although whether that will replace or reinforce the LP and rank drop penalties that were rolled out in March wasn't said. Improvements to the matchmaking system are coming as well that are meant to improve the process of creating and connecting to Battle Lounges, and should also make it easier to find opponents.

Guile will be free for all players until the real-money Zenny shop goes live, after which he'll be available for purchase for 100,000 FM or 600 Zenny, which works out to $6. A specific release date hasn't been announced.

Thanks, Polygon.

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Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.