Street Fighter 6 was first revealed in February 2022. Fans of the iconic fighting game franchise are amped and ready to kick off another round of hard-hitting, combo-breaking action. Capcom showed more information at Sony’s 2022 State of Play event in early June. There are some big changes coming, but when will they be here?
When will Street Fighter 6 be released?
Capcom has not yet revealed a specific release date for Street Fighter 6. However, in the latest trailer for the game, Capcom did tease it will be coming in Summer 2023.
The game has been a known quantity following a Capcom hack in late 2020, suggesting the project should be fairly deep in development at this point. Dropping the latest installment of their signature fighting franchise could lead to 2023 being the summer of Street Fighter.
Is there a Street Fighter 6 trailer?
Yes! After teasing fans with a short 30-second teaser trailer in February the game finally has a full-length trailer. Check it out:
So much to see!
The trailer drops a lot of new information on players. More confirmed characters joining the roster and a look at some exciting gameplay mechanics that mark a departure for the long-running franchise. Players will have a lot in this trailer alone to look through in preparation for the game’s release.
Which characters are in the Street Fighter 6 roster?
The original teaser trailer only showed Ryu and Luke, but the new trailer confirms several new additions to the roster.
The first familiar face is that of Chun-Li. According to a blog post from Capcom, Chun-Li has become a beloved member of her community and even teaches kung fu lessons. In addition to her new occupation, she also will be gaining new moves such as “Serenity Stream” which will be a normal low attack that produces different attacks with each button press.
We also get a look at the first new character Street Fighter 6 will introduce, Jaimie. His fighting style is a mix of martial arts and dancing, with a special mechanic called the Drink Level. Jaimie will unlock additional moves as he raises his Drink Level.
Some eagle-eyed viewers are saying that the new trailer doesn't just show off these two new fighters but reveals the game's entire roster. Posters on Reddit combed through the trailer and found a series of flash frames that show art and name all the playable characters. This isn’t confirmed but based on the art for new characters like Jaimie, it seems likely Capcom just stealth announced no less than 22 fighters for Street Fighter 6.
And, if the initial roster doesn’t wow you, a 2020 data leak suggests Capcom plans to release two iterations of Street Fighter 6 in the coming years. Franchise convention is that these titles will likely be called Super Street Fighter 6 and Ultra Street Fighter 6 if and when they release, but we’ll have to wait for an official confirmation to be certain.
What will the Street Fighter 6 gameplay be like?
For the most part Street Fighter 6 looks like it will play like previous entries in the franchise. Fans can expect to see new moves added to characters, along with balancing changes that come with the addition of entirely new characters to the roster.
An interesting announcement in the Capcom blog is that SF6 will have two different control types. The classic control type will feature the traditional 6-button layout that most fighting games adhere to. There will also be a modern control type that aims to cut through some of the complex inputs of fighting games. The way this will work is that there will be a “Special Move” button that when pressed with another input will perform complex moves. In addition, players can press the “Assist” button to make button-mashing less of a necessity.
While this makes the game a little less complex for newcomers it is also an exciting way to make the game more accessible to players with disabilities that might make the intense button presses of a fighting game difficult to play.
What are the Street Fighter 6 platforms?
Capcom’s official Street Fighter 6 announcement revealed it would be coming to PS5, PS4, PC, and Xbox Series consoles. This will be good news to Xbox players who were left out of receiving a version of Street Fighter 5. As we are deeper into this console generation it is interesting to see the game will stay on last-gen consoles. But as most of the competitive community is on PS4 and with the continued difficulty in current-gen console supply, it might be to ensure the game is accessible to the fans.
Is Yoshinori Ono working on Street Fighter 6?
No. Shortly after the game was initially revealed, IGN erroneously reported that Ono would be producing the upcoming entry. This mistake was boiled down to a typo given that Ono left Capcom in April of last year. As of now it appears the project will be led by Game Designer Yusuke Hashimoto and Producer Kazuhiro Tsuchiya.
Under new leadership it’s possible that Street Fighter 6 will have a different feel compared to its recent predecessors, but Ono also probably had some hand in the game’s early vision even if he won’t be directly involved with the finished product.
Street Fighter 6 is coming to PS4, PS5, Xbox Series consoles, and PC in Summer 2023.
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