Street Fighter 5 news: important announcement coming at Comic Con; Beta keys being distributed in July via game pre order

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Fans of Street Fighter have a lot to be excited about based on promos for the San Diego Comic Con.

According to a report from Polygon, fans waiting to hear about the latest installment Street Fighter 5, will be treated to a panel attended by “Capcom’s Street Fighter experts.” The panel is expected to include the executive producer Yoshinori Ono.

Fans are also expected to get tips and tricks to get ahead of the game even before its release in PlayStation 4 and PC next year. The panel is also expected to promote the Capcom Pro Tour which will culminate with the Capcom Cups finals towards the end of the year.

“Plus, get a first look at all the must-have Street Fighter and SF5-licensed products and promotions in store for the rest of the year!”

Capcom’s Francis Mao is reportedly taking on moderating duties for the panel, according to IGN.

Meanwhile, for those who just can’t wait to get their hands on the game, IGN UK reported that gamers in North America and Canada can get beta keys by pre ordering Street Fighter 5 from GameStop, Amazon, Best Buy, and the PlayStation Network.

The keys will be sent via email from the retailer which will be released starting July 20. For those ordering from the PSN, no beta keys are needed as they will be able to download the client on July 20. 

For those in Latin America, the beta can be accessed via pre order of the game through the PSN wherein gamers will also be able to download the client on July 20.

In Europe and several other countries, interested players should sign up for the beta via the PSN until July 15. Redemption emails will be released July 23.

Asian gamers on the other hand can apply for access by downloading the Street Fighter 5 closed beta test ticket on the Playstation Store from July 9-14. The application is only limited to PlayStation Plus members. Those who are granted access will receive an email starting July 21. The same process will be adapted for Japan except that applications start earlier by one day on July 8.