Street Fighter 6, the next game in the iconic series, will release in 2023! And while it’s still to early to talk about everything, here’s what Capcom has provided us in terms of info about the game.
- Brand New Game Modes: The Street Fighter franchise continues to hone its skills and redefine the fighting genre with the introduction of three new foundational modes – Fighting Ground, World Tour and Battle Hub.
- In-Game Commentating: The Real Time Commentary Feature incorporates the voices of popular Fighting Game Community (FGC) commentators like Jeremy “Vicious” Lopez and Ryutaro “Aru” Noda directly into the game! Players will have a choice of personalities to narrate matches as they happen with easy-to-understand gameplay explanations. This feature will also support subtitles in 13 languages for increased accessibility.
- New Control Scheme: The Classic Control Type is back alongside a new option. The Modern Control Type allows players to jump into the action with simplified inputs. Special moves are easier to execute with this scheme by combining one button press with a directional input.
- New Core Fighting Mechanics: Street Fighter 6 introduces the Drive System, a new gauge used to perform five distinct techniques to enhance a player’s offensive or defensive capabilities, including Drive Impact, Drive Parry, Overdrive Art, Drive Rush and Drive Reversal.
In addition to this, a new character, Jamie, as well as the return of Ryu and Chun-Li were also seen. Sadly, no word about my boy, Ken Masters. He better be in; you can’t have a Street Fighter without both Ryu and Ken being present.
Street Fighter 6 releases in 2023, for the PS4, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, and PC (Steam). There will be no Xbox One release.