Charlie Nash (left) in "Street Fighter 5." Courtesy/Capcom

Capcom will hold an online beta for the upcoming “Street Fighter V,” the Osaka, Japan-based publisher announced Tuesday. The beta will run on the PC and PlayStation 4, according to a post by Sony on its PlayStation blog.

Capcom and Sony will hold the largest online beta program in the history of the series, which will turn 18 years old in August. The beta will be “essential to collect your feedback and ensure that ‘Street Fighter V’ is the best iteration yet,” Sony said. Players who preorder “Street Fighter V” will automatically be enrolled in the program.

“Street Fighter” character Charlie Nash will return to the series. Nash was first mentioned in “Street Fighter II: The World Warrior” in 1991 by the character Guile. Nash was a lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force and one of Guile’s closest comrades. Nash also was featured in “Street Fighter Alpha II” in 1996.

“Street Fighter V” was unofficially revealed on Dec. 5, 2014, via a leaked YouTube video and is set to launch this year. The game will allow cross-platform play.