Street Fighter V crowned its first ever EVO tournament winner last night in Korea’s Infiltration, which just so happened to be shown live on ESPN 2. On top of that historic feat, the crowd witnessed one of the most emotional moments in the fighting tournament’s history with Long Island Joe being America’s sole representative in the top 8.
If anything, Capcom gained a ton of momentum and fanfare for Street Fighter V last night, but for whatever reason, they’ve decided to toss a stick in their own spokes by releasing the Capcom Pro Tour DLC today for the ridiculous price of $24.99. Yes, roughly half of the game’s price tag for a minimal amount of additional content.
This DLC nets you three costumes, two titles, 1 new color for each fighters, and the Ring of Destiny stage used throughout last night’s EVO 2016 Top 8 brackets. Granted, the stage is pretty entertaining with its dancing bear, fireworks, and rad music, but no. Just no.
Last night it was revealed that sales of the DLC will increase the prize winnings of the Capcom Pro Tour, but spending more money for others to make more money isn’t exactly an incentive I can get behind.
It’s not that I don’t want to support the fighters on the pro-circuit (LI Joe is my new hero), but I wish there was a better way than overpaying for what seems like content that would otherwise be free.