Capcom today announced that the Championship mode for Street Fighter IV will drop next Friday, April 24th and it won't cost you a penny. Championship mode gives players the chance to compete in tournaments and to watch replays of the best tournament matches.
"Championship Mode offers you the chance to compete in five different grades of tournaments, creating the right challenge for players of every skill level. You’ll score Grade Points (GP) for tournament wins, and as your GP total grows, you’ll become eligible to enter into more exclusive tournaments. Winning tournaments will also net you Championship Points (CP). CPs are like “prize money” up for grabs in the tournament. The higher the GP skill of the players in a particular tournament, the bigger the CP prize!"
"The Replay Mode allows you to select and watch the best Championship Mode tournament matches. On Xbox Live, you can choose to download and save your favourite replays to study the players’ techniques. You’ll also be able to turn on the input commands from both players to be able to review their button and joystick motions in precise detail."
Street Fighter IV's Championship mode will be available for download on April 24th.