Street Fighter 6

Last Modified Apr 05, 2023 03:32 GMT
Street Fighter 6
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After a long gap between mainline games, Street Fighter 6 will be released later this year. So far, SF6 appears to be improving on its predecessor, with a strong visual identity and a slew of new fighters at launch. Capcom has largely removed the veil on Street Fighter 6, revealing a great deal about the sixth installment in the series.

Street Fighter 6 gameplay

Capcom has added a number of new features to Street Fighter 6, and Drive Gauge is one of them. It's a new battle system mechanic designed to encourage more "creativity." This gauge can be used to conduct five different defensive or offensive methods. Capcom revealed quite a bit in a PlayStation Blog post about Drive Impact as they wrote, "A Drive Impact is a powerful strike that can absorb an opponent’s incoming attack and can lead to a wall splat. 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." With the introduction of the Modern Control Type, Street Fighter 6 intends to make the game more accessible to novice players. While the Traditional Control Type will remain available, the new type will allow for "easier inputs" for Special moves, allowing you to unleash your extravagant fury by just pressing the Special Move button with a directional input.

Another new feature for Street Fighter 6 is the Real-Time Commentary feature, which allows actual combat game commentators (Jeremy 'Vicious' Lopex in English and Aru in Japanese are confirmed) to lend their voices to the game, commentating on your fights as they happen and providing gameplay explanations.

Street Fighter 6 Roster

Street Fighter 6 Roster
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Obviously, no one knows for certain at this moment, despite the fact that the only characters we've seen are Ryu, Luke, Jamie, Chun-Li, and Guile. Kimberly, the newbie, is also seen on a monitor near the end of the trailer. But, according to the Street Fighter 6 leaked roster, there are a total of 22 fighters on their way to the game at some point - although whether these are all slated for the launch roster is another story.

  • Ryu (confirmed)

  • Ken

  • Zangief

  • Dhalsim

  • E. Honda

  • Blanka

  • Guile (confirmed)

  • Chun-Li (confirmed)

  • Cammy

  • Dee Jay

  • Rashid

  • Juri

  • Ed

  • Akuma

  • Luke (confirmed)

  • Marisa

  • Jaime (confirmed)

  • Mimi

  • Lilly

  • JP

  • Kimberley (confirmed)

  • A.K.I

Street Fighter 6 Announcement Trailer


The first teaser trailer for Street Fighter 6 was launched in February 2021 after Capcom published a cryptic countdown a few days before. Because of the extended gameplay video, gamers got a more comprehensive look at the game in June 2022, including confirmation that it will be released in 2023.


What platforms will Street Fighter 6 release on?

According to Street Fighter 6's extensive official website, it will be a cross-platform and cross-generational release, starring on PS5, Xbox Series X and S, and PC, but also debuting in a less graphically appealing variant on PS4. It appears that the game will not be coming to the Xbox One, which is an unusual omission given that the PS4 will receive a version.

Not only that, Street Fighter 6 has crossplay and that has been confirmed by the devs. This is, of course, a key aspect in developing a sizable, steady player base, so the announcement is quite welcome.

When will Street Fighter 6 be released?

Street Fighter 6's release date was officially revealed at The Game Awards in December 2022 - it will be released on June 2, 2023. As a result, with the release date approaching, pre-orders are already available. Not only that, but Street Fighter 6 will include both a standard version and a Deluxe Edition, including an Ultimate Edition and Collector's Edition also in the mix.


Q. Is Street Fighter 6 confirmed?

A. Street Fighter 6 is in production for PC, PS5, PS4, and Xbox Series X|S, and will usher in a new era for Capcom's legendary fighting game series in 2023.

Q. Is Street Fighter 6 coming out soon?

A. Street Fighter 6's release date was officially revealed at The Game Awards in December 2022 - it will be released on June 2, 2023.

Q. Who is the main villain in Street Fighter 6?

A. Bison (also known as Vega in Japanese) is the Street Fighter franchise's main adversary.