For the better part of a week, CAPCOM has been teasing a countdown that was due to end at Midnight US-Eastern time, the same time that the CAPCOM Pro Tour 2021 Season Final was due to end. This countdown had people trying to work out if this means an announcement of Resident Evil 4 remake, Resident Evil Village DLC, a Dino Crisis remake, Pheonix Wright getting another game, and of course, the obvious Street Fighter 6 announcement.
Given that this was happening at the end of the CAPCOM Pro Tour 2021 Season Final tournament, in which Kawano beat “The Beast” Daigo in a 5-3 epic match which saw Kawano take a 4-1 lead early on, only to see Daigo come back with two straight unanswered wins before Kawano finished the fight with his Kolin over Diago’s Guile… This led to the announcement being delayed by over 20 minutes, sending fans and fighting game commentators into a fit as they just wanted the announcement…
CAPCOM did not disappoint.
Instead of announcing one game, CAPCOM announced 2 games one after another once the tournament had ended: CAPCOM Fighting Collection and Street Fighter 6.
CAPCOM Fighting Collection is a celebration of decades of CAPCOM fighting games all in one collection, including:
- Darkstalkers: The Night Warriors
- Night Warriors: Darkstalkers’ Revenge
- Vampire Savior: The Lord of Vampire
- Vampire Hunter 2: Darkstalkers’ Revenge (First official release in North America)
- Vampire Savior 2: The Lord of Vampire (First official release in North America)
- Red Earth (First release outside of arcades)
- Cyberbots: Fullmetal Madness
- Super Gem Fighter Mini Mix
- Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo
- Hyper Street Fighter II
Not only do you get all the games above, but there are a lot of features that are included with the CAPCOM Fighting Collection, including:
- Over 500 Gallery items
- Official Art
- Design Documents & Concept Art
- A Music player with over 400 tracks from all 10 titles
- EX Settings with every game (To be seen/announced)
- Training Mode
- Mid-Game saves
- Rollback Netcode (A personal favorite of several Outerhaven staff members)
- Ranked, Casual, and Lobby matches online
- All 10 games available for online play
And of course, the more predictable announcement was the reveal of Street Fighter 6 in a very short, but very detailed teaser trailer
The details on Street Fighter 6 are pretty much unknown at the time of writing, but rumors are that the game is being developed using the very popular RE Engine that was used for games like Resident Evil 2 remake, Resident Evil 3 remake, and Resident Evil Village. As you can see in the screenshots below, Ryu is looking very aged and battle-scarred after all his years of fighting, but the graphics engine shows so much in a small amount of time with muscle tension, sweat, steam, skin textures, and more being extremely detailed, matching other fighting games like Mortal Kombat 11 in its detail.
You can read the whole CAPCOM Fighting Collection and Street Fighter 6 announcement press release below:
Street Fighter 6™ and CAPCOM Fighting Collection™ revealed at CAPCOM Pro Tour 2021 Season Final
Get ready, another fight is coming your way! CAPCOM, the powerhouse behind 35 years of the video game industry’s most legendary fighting games, today delivered a one-two punch during the CAPCOM Pro Tour 2021 Season Final with a sneak peek at the highly-anticipated Street Fighter 6™ and the reveal of CAPCOM Fighting Collection™.
Street Fighter 6, the next evolution of the renowned Street Fighter™ series which has sold more than 47 million units since it charged onto the scene 35 years ago, is now in development. The teaser trailer showcased a glimpse of the future of Street Fighter™, as series mainstay Ryu locks horns with new challenger Luke. The 45th and final character in the Street Fighter V™ roster was teased to have a key role in the next Street Fighter project, which has now been confirmed. More details will be shared this summer. Stay tuned to the official Street Fighter 6 website for all the latest info.
While the excitement for the next chapter in the Street Fighter saga builds, fans can kick off celebrating 35 years of CAPCOM fighting games with CAPCOM Fighting Collection, an anthology of 10 classic titles – including the full Darkstalkers™ series together for the first time ever outside of Japan. Each of the 10 titles in the collection has been revitalized with online multiplayer, enhanced features, and quality of life updates.
CAPCOM Fighting Collection will be released digitally on June 24, 2022 for PlayStation® 4, Nintendo Switch™, Steam and Xbox One. CAPCOM Fighting Collection will also join forces with Street Fighter™ 30th Anniversary Collection and unleash a heavy-hitting combo in CAPCOM Fighting Bundle, launching digitally on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Steam and Xbox One.
While we thought we had the end of the Street Fighter hype for the day with the Magic: The Gathering Secret Lair X Street Fighter crossover news, it seems that CAPCOM wasn’t done.
The Outerhaven will be keeping a close eye on both CAPCOM Fighting Collection and Street Fighter 6 all the way through development into their eventual releases. CAPCOM Fighting Collection is due for release on June 24, 2022, on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and Steam. Street Fighter 6 has no release date or console lineup (Easy to predict that the PlayStation 5 and Steam will be a part of the ways you’ll play Street Fighter 6) at the date of writing, but we will learn more about the game come Summer 2022.