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Showcased as it is today, Street Fighter 6 will be released in 2023. Experience a new era of Street Fighter with stylish mechanics to showcase your creativity, vibrant characters and new modes that will redefine the fighting game experience. Street Fighter 6 is packed with content and more ways for everyone to play, whether they are new to the fighting community or people who have been a part of Street Fighter since its launch in 1987.
In production for over 35 years, the Street Fighter franchise has opened doors to fans around the world with varied gaming experiences. Whether it’s Arcade Mode, Online Matches, Practice Mode, Local Versus and more (all found in Fighting Grounds), we’ve got to keep up with the modes from previous titles, as well as two brand new modes for Street Fighter 6 called World Tour and Battle Hub. are also included. With the aim of providing an unbeatable gaming experience.
A Classic Street Fighter Made for a Modern Age
After our preview trailer in February, we got a more realistic look for Street Fighter 6. We are proud to announce that this new game in the franchise is being developed on Capcom’s RE Engine, which is already used to create Resident Evil 7, Resident Evil Village and more. Devil May Cry 5. With the RE Engine, you’ll see better graphics in every aspect of the game. Sweat drops will run down the skin, muscles will tense when used, and cherry blossom petals will flutter and vessels will vibrate. Combine this graphic enhancement with bright colors and amazing graffiti outlines and the result is Street Fighter 6’s unique art style.
meet the first characters
And what is Street Fighter without its iconic characters? Ryu, Chun-Li and Luke return for Street Fighter 6, all revamped for this new era. Jamie is new to the list, adding his own style with a set of unexpected punches, otherwise known as the Drunk Fist style, that include breakdancing and key-releasing drinks.
Luke uses his experience as an employee of a private military company to teach mixed martial arts. He spends his days eating unhealthy food, playing video games, and challenging opponents to a good old-fashioned fight. Anyway, victory is always in their hands.
- DDT – A powerful throw that is activated after the first hit of an Overdrive (OD) Flash Knuckle. This is useful when you want to guarantee a little more damage.
- fatal shot – Attack with Shockwave after OD Sand Blast to inflict more damage when fired.
Jamie is a Chinatown peacemaker who wants to follow in the footsteps of Yun and Yang, the Twin Dragons. An expert dancer, Jamie puts justice and friendship above all, defending his city with martial arts.
- the devil Inside – Jamie takes a sip of his drink which he releases to increase his drink level. Higher levels unlock additional moves.
- Luminous Dive Kick (drink level 1+) – While jumping forward, Jamie spreads his leg and sharply falls to the ground. This is useful as a surprise attack or a way to close range.
Ryu continues his training in search of true strength. Well-mannered and honest, he travels the world in search of worthy opponents. After overcoming Satsui no Hado, he is now on a quest to do something bigger.
- Hashogeki – Ryu focuses the key in the palms of his hands and launches it as a short range strike. Useful after defending and using combos.
- Denjin Charge – Ryu concentrates the Power of Nothingness in his fist, enhancing special moves such as Hadoken and Hashogeki. Ryu is unsafe when using this move, so it’s important to use it at the right time.
Chun-Li is a former Interpol (International Criminal Police Organisation) agent. She now cares about Li Fein, the victim of the Dark Moon Incident from Street Fighter V. With Shadalu’s defeat, Chun-Li teaches Kung Fu and has become a favorite of the local community.
- Tensho Kicks – Chun-Li jumps into the air and takes out several kicks. This is useful for countering an opponent’s jumping attack or for finishing combos.
- peace stream – Chun-li switches to a fighting stance where she bends over and remains motionless. While in this position, Chun-Li’s normal attack buttons are replaced.
A Fighting System That Encourages Creativity
With each new Street Fighter, we introduce mechanics you can master to rise to the top. We present Drive, a bar that needs to be taken with care and full of possibilities. You can use the Drive Gauge to apply five different techniques that can easily improve your offense or defense.
Drive Impact is a powerful blow that can absorb an opponent’s attack and result in a wall throw. Use Drive Parry to repel enemy attacks and recharge your Drive Bar
drive gauge, Cancel a drive parry or normal attack with Drive Rush to shut down your opponent quickly. Overdrive arts are similar to the EX moves from the previous game that power up your special moves. Use Drive Reverser to counterattack and get out of difficult situations. One time, five techniques, endless possibilities. Use your creativity to choose what technology you want to use and when. You have control!
A modern control style for everyone
For those who find the fighting game gameplay too complicated and just want to release their inner fighter, we have a solution in the form of a new control style option. First, the Classic control style is one that experienced people can get used to with the six-button layout. New to Street Fighter 6 is the Modern control style, which allows for easy commands, where a special move can be invoked by combining the “Special Move” button with the arrow button. It’s perfect for new players or those who find classic commands a bit difficult. With the modern style of controls, your characters will be able to apply their most stylish (and powerful) attacks with just the press of a few buttons. The modern control style is optional, but we definitely recommend new players to give it a try!
Real-time match commentary
Finally, we are happy to announce a new feature that will add to all the excitement of a no-contest match. These are real-time comments. We’re working with well-known FGC (fighting games community) narrators and other familiar faces to bring their voices straight into the game! Enter a match and as the fight progresses, their voices will tell what’s happening on the screen as if it were a real tournament. In addition to extra adrenaline, this feature will also provide easy gameplay explanation. This will help anyone new to Street Fighter better understand the mechanics to use in future fights! There will be subtitles in 13 languages for greater access to real-time comments. The first amazing storytellers to participate are Vicious and Aru! We will announce the rest of the cast in the future.
a new world to know
Let’s talk about the two fundamentally new modes you’ll see in the latest trailer: World Tour and Battle Hub. World Tour is an immersive single-player story mode that pushes the boundaries of a fighting game and lets you leave your legacy in Street Fighter 6 alongside your gamer avatar. And while the Battle Hub (featured briefly at the end of the trailer) appears to be just a place for online play, it also offers new and unique ways to participate and communicate. Both the genres need more details in the future and we can’t wait to discuss them in more depth.
That’s what we mean by “your moment”. Your struggle”. Whether with new and detailed modes, exclusive options or drive system possibilities to enhance your experience, Street Fighter 6 is the future of the fighting genre. The game will be available for PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 in 2023! (Shhh, did you see anything on the Battle Hub screen at the end?)