After a long gap between mainline installments, Street Fighter 6 will be released later this year. From what we’ve seen so far, SF6 is shaping up to be a significant upgrade over its predecessor, with a distinct visual identity and a wide array of new aircraft available at launch.
Capcom has shown almost everything about Street Fighter 6 so far. The single-player mode, the look of the game, and the great new announcer/commentator concept are all known to us, as is the full launch roster of combatants.
The latest updates, including teasers, will be posted here as we count down the days till launch. Information on the game’s mechanics and the playable characters can be found here. At the time being, this is all the information we have regarding Street Fighter 6.
When and Where Can We Expect to See Street Fighter 6?
The release date for Street Fighter 6 was announced on June 2, 2023, for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X|S during The Game Awards 2022, providing a first look at the game’s World Tour mode. Dee Jay, from Street Fighter 2, was among the newly revealed fighters.
Street Fighter 6 Trailers
In February of 2023, during an episode of Sony State of Play, the latest trailer for Street Fighter 6 was revealed. Some of the new playable characters and battlegrounds were highlighted.
More Street Fighter 6 trailers can be found embedded throughout this piece. Check out Capcom’s official YouTube account for all of the Street Fighter 6 trailers that have been published thus far.
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Street Fighter 6 Roster
Capcom has detailed the full launch roster for Street Fighter 6 in light of the latest release date reveal trailer. Players can look forward to the following playable characters right off the bat: Luke, Jamie, Manon, Kimberly, Marisa, Lily, JP, Juri, Dee Jay, Cammy, Ryu, E. Honda, Blanka, Guile, Ken, Chun-Li, Zangief, Dhalsim, Dee Jay, Manon, Marisa, and JP. Additional DLC characters will undoubtedly be added in the future.
Kimberly, Marisa, Manon, JP, and Jamie are the only original characters here. Jamie, a skilled dancer, brings highly acrobatic fighting talents to the table. The official SF6 blog gives the following description of him:
“This self-styled Chinatown peacekeeper aspires to the example set by Yun and Yang, the Twin Dragons. An expert dancer, Jamie places justice and friendship above all else, defending his town with martial skill.”
But Kimberly? She’s like a want-to-be ninja with a spray can. She has a lot of styles and a great 80s vibe. In the same weblog, she is described as follows:
“Uninvited student to Guy, the 39th successor to Bushinryu. Kimberly had an ordinary upbringing, but she’s a genuine prodigy who graduated college early…and now wants to be a ninja. Loves ’80s pop culture.”
Marisa is an upcoming Italian jewelry designer who says she has a Greek warrior lineage. She was initially motivated by a childhood dream of the Colosseum in its heyday.
Manon, on the other hand, has an eye for style. She practices catwalk street fighting to become the strongest model in the world.
Last but not least, JP is the leader of a global NGO that has led to several profitable investment endeavors. Cybele, his cat, is very special to him. JP enjoys chess problems and regional food, but he despises laundry stains and going to bed early.
Street Fighter 6 Modes
There will be two new game modes in Street Fighter 6, in addition to several returning ones. According to Capcom, Fighting Ground will feature the aforementioned Arcade Mode, online matches, a Training Mode, local versus clashes, and more, all of which pay homage to the genre’s roots.
New to Street Fighter 6 is the Battle Hub and World Tour modes, in addition to the aforementioned returning ones. A free-roaming 3D environment and “an immersive single-player story experience” are advertised for World Tour in the game’s reveal video. At The Game Awards 2022, we saw more of the World Tour. Avatars can be trained by their owners, who can then take them all around the world to study under the various Master Fighters that can be found there.
Conversely, Street Fighter 6’s Battle Hub is the game’s multiplayer mode, where players may meet up and challenge one another to battles or minigames.
Street Fighter 6 Gameplay
Capcom is adding more to Street Fighter 6 than just new game types. The new fighting system concept, “Drive Gauge,” attempts to promote more “creativity” among players. There are five ways to use this measure to strengthen your defense or offensive.
“A Drive Impact is a powerful strike that can absorb an opponent’s incoming attack and can lead to a wall splat,” Capcom writes in a PlayStation Blog post. “Use Drive Parry to repel your opponent’s attack and refill your Drive Gauge. Cancel out of a Drive Parry or normal attack into a Drive Rush to quickly close in on your opponent. Overdrive Arts are similar to EX Moves from past games that power up your Special Moves. Use Drive Reversal to perform a counterattack to get you out of tight situations. One gauge, five techniques, unlimited possibilities. Use your creativity to choose which technique to utilize and when.”
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The Modern Control Type was implemented in Street Fighter 6 to make the game friendlier to new players. To unleash your excessive wrath, you can still use the Traditional Control Type, but the new type will allow for “easier inputs” for Special moves, such as using the Special Move button in conjunction with a directional input.
Real-Time Commentary is another new feature in Street Fighter 6, and it has actual commentators from the world of fighting games (Jeremy ‘Vicious’ Lopex in English and Aru in Japanese are confirmed) delivering in-game commentary and explanations of the action as it unfolds.
Street Fighter 6 News
Zelina Vega added as a Street Fighter 6 commentator
Zelina Vega, a major figure in the WWE, will be a color commentator in Street Fighter 6. This already outstanding group of pundits will be even better with the addition of the actress/wrestler/gamer.
On January 29, 2023, WWE tweeted, “@ZelinaVegaWWE lends her voice and personality to the Real Time Commentary Feature as a Color Commentator. Listen to her hype up the crowd when @StreetFighter 6 launches on June 2, 2023!”
.@ZelinaVegaWWE lends her voice and personality to the Real Time Commentary Feature as a Color Commentator. Listen to her hype up the crowd when @StreetFighter 6 launches on June 2, 2023! pic.twitter.com/m5kqBalmW5
— WWE (@WWE) January 29, 2023