Capcom has released the first post launch character to its Street Fighter V lineup. Today we see the return of Alex, who fans haven’t seen since Street Fighter III. Alex is a grappler who was raised and trained by his his father’s friend after the untimely death of his parents when he was a youth.
The In-game shop also launches today, where players can use their “Fight Money” earned to purchase new characters and costumes and any extra game content available.
Since the In-Game Shop for real currency (aka Zenny) is not available just yet, Capcom is offering Alex as a free trial period to all players, until the Zenny shop launches. This also applies to any future DLC character that releases prior to the Zenny shop launching. Once the Zenny shop launches, the free trial for DLC characters that released prior to the Zenny shop opening will end, and players will need to use Fight Money, Zenny, or the Season Pass to access those characters.