When Does Street Fighter 6 Come Out And What Can We Expect From It?

In February 2022, STREET FIGHTER 6 was initially shown. Fans of the venerable fighting game series are pumped and ready for another round of hard-hitting, combo-breaking action. The series’ 35th installment will mark the franchise’s 35th anniversary. After a long period of silence, Capcom has begun to reveal more details, beginning with Sony’s 2022 State of Play event in early June. There will be significant changes, but when will they occur?

WHEN IS STREET FIGHTER 6 COMING OUT?

Capcom has not yet specified a release date for Street Fighter 6. However, near the end of the game’s State of Play teaser, Capcom teases that it will be released in SUMMER 2023. The game has been a known quantity since a Capcom hack in late 2020, implying that the project is very far along at this point. The release of the latest iteration of their famous fighting franchise might make 2023 the Summer of Street Fighter.

IS THERE A TRAILER FOR STREET FIGHTER 6?

Yes! Following a short 30-second teaser trailer in February, the game now gets a full-length trailer. Look at this:

The trailer provides players with a wealth of new information. More confirmed characters are joining the roster, as well as a glimpse at some exciting new gameplay features for the long-running brand. In anticipation of the game’s debut, players will have a lot to browse through in this trailer alone. Capcom offered much more to the fans at Evo 2022, unveiling two new characters in the latest gameplay footage. Enjoy the following:

WHAT ARE THE CHARACTERS IN STREET FIGHTER 6?

The original teaser clip just featured Ryu and Luke, but as more information from Capcom has been disclosed, the roster has grown. The roster has grown to seven fighters between the first announcement, State of Play, and Evo 2022. Here is a list of all the confirmed characters.

Returning:

Ryu

Chun-Li

Gaile

Luke

Juri

Newcomers:

Jamie

Kimberly

6th Street Fighter Jaimie

Some viewers claim that the State of Play trailer not only shows off these two new fighters but also unveils the whole roster of the game. Reddit users dug through the trailer and discovered a number of flash frames that feature artwork and name all of the playable characters. This isn’t official, but based on the artwork for new characters like Jaimie, it appears Capcom has secretly introduced at least 22 combatants for Street Fighter 6.

If the initial lineup isn’t enough to pique your interest, a 2020 data leak indicates Capcom plans to release two incarnations of Street Fighter 6 in the coming years. According to the franchise convention, these games will most likely be dubbed Super Street Fighter 6 and Ultra Street Fighter 6 when they arrive, but we’ll have to wait for an official announcement to be sure.

WHAT WILL THE GAMEPLAY BE LIKE IN STREET FIGHTER 6?

For the most part, Street Fighter 6 appears to play similarly to previous entries in the series. Fans may expect new moves to be added to characters, as well as balancing modifications brought on by the inclusion of totally new characters to the roster.

According to an interesting announcement on the Capcom site, SF6 will offer two alternative control modes. The classic control scheme will use the standard 6-button layout found in most fighting games. There will also be a new control scheme that seeks to simplify some of the more complex inputs found in combat games. This will be accomplished by including a “Special Move” button that, when combined with another input, will perform complex motions. In addition, players can use the “Assist” button to reduce the need for button-mashing.

While this simplifies the game for newbies, it is also an interesting approach to make it more accessible to players with impairments who may find the hard button presses of a fighting game difficult to play.

WHAT ARE THE PLATFORMS OF STREET FIGHTER 6?

Capcom’s official Street Fighter 6 announcement indicated that it would be available for the PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox Series consoles. This is great news for Xbox players who have yet to receive a Street Fighter 5 version. As we progress through this console generation, it is intriguing to note that the game will remain on last-gen systems. However, given that the majority of the competitive scene is on PS4, and given the continuous difficulty in current-gen console supply, it may be to ensure that the game is accessible to fans.

IS YOSHINORI ONO CURRENTLY WORKING ON STREET FIGHTER 6?

No. IGN incorrectly reported that Ono would be producing the upcoming entry shortly after it was first disclosed. Given that Ono left Capcom in April of last year, this error was reduced to a typo. As of now, it appears like Game Designer Yusuke Hashimoto and Producer Kazuhiro Tsuchiya will be in charge of the project. Street Fighter 6 may have a different vibe than its previous predecessors under new leadership, but Ono was certainly involved in the game’s early vision even if he won’t be directly involved with the finished product.