Street Fighter 6, a fighting game from Capcom, has received a good amount of new information via the company's own online program at Tokyo Game Show 2022. This new trailer alone contains more information, so let's examine what's been announced:
Four new characters have been announced to join the Street Figther 6 launch cast. E. Honda, yoga master Dhalsim, tour guide Blanka, and vagrant hobo Ken are all back with new moves to their kit. Blanka now can create traps with Blanka-chan dolls, for example.
All but one of the original World Warriors, the character roster from the original arcade release of Street Fighter II, has been confirmed for Street Fighter 6. Zangief is certainly on the way.
The teaser has confirmed another hint regarding the World Tour mode, which is a single-player campaign/story mode. You can create your own character with a powerful character creator with tons of sliders, and that can only mean one thing: huge freedom to make the prettiest/sickest/cursed characters to run across the street looking for a fight.
The fights aren't necessarily one-on-one. It can be one versus many, and sometimes looks like a side-scrolling beat-em-up in the Final Fight.
Every character will begin their World Tour at Buckler Security in Metro City, where you'll be guided by "Coach" Luke early in your adventure. Later on, you'll meet Masters who can teach your created character Master Actions, such as Ryu's Shoryuken and Chun-Li's Spinning Bird Kick.
Master Actions consumes Drive Gauge during fights with your character, as that's how the game balances out the weird moveset you can create.
As you progress in World Tour, opponents become stronger, and new drip (clothing) is available at the Drippin' Style shop. Clothing items also confer stat points, interestingly.
World Tour appears to be a great alternative for casual fighting game enthusiasts looking for fresh perspectives.
Extreme Battle is also available in Fighting Ground. Examples of custom Rules include being the first to score five knockdowns. Gimmicks include a stampeding bull and floating Tesla coils as part of the pure fighting experience that's also available in Street Fighter 6.
It's also possible to bring your character to the Battle Hub. It's essentially the online lobby for Street Fighter 6, except you navigate it as if you were visiting an arcade center.
Up to 100 players may sit down at the arcades to play some sets, or hang out in the Battle Hub. The characters will be seated back-to-back in the arcades, and other individuals may gather around to watch the fight.
You may participate in tournaments and scheduled events, as well as a Hub Goods Shop that has new gear and a DJ Floor to just chill out and dance.
Battle Hub is becoming more and more a MMO game's hub than a fighting game online lobby.
Street Fighter 6 will conduct a closed beta test for PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC (Steam) with cross-play capability from October 7 to October 10. You may register here.
Street Fighter 6 will be released in 2023 for PS4, PS5, PC (Steam) and Xbox Series X|S.