At today’s Street Fighter 6 Showcase hosted by rap legend Lil Wayne, Capcom released a flurry of new information regarding their latest title in the Street Fighter series, including a new location in World Tour, information about the game systems, and much much more! There’s a lot to unpack here, as the livestream was over an hour long, so let’s go through each of them!
The PlayStation 5 or PlayStation 4 demo officially drops today and will also be coming to Xbox Series X|S and PC on April 26.
The demo will allow players to learn basic battle mechanics from the Tutorial and practice Luke & Ryu’s moves and fighting style in the Character Guide. You can also dip your toes into the first few moments of World Tour where you can experiment with the deep avatar creation feature. And don’t worry — your saved data can be transferred to the full version of the game if you wish!
Several DLC characters were also revealed, including Rashid of the Turbulent Wind, who debuted in Street Fighter V and is coming in Summer 2023. A.K.I., who struts into the roster in Fall 2023, and Ed, the Young Commander from Street Fighter V, is coming in Winter 2024.
And finally, the legend himself, the beast, the transcendent Akuma will rage into Street Fighter 6 in Spring 2024! All four of these characters will be included as Masters in World Tour following their release and those who have the Deluxe and Ultimate Editions of Street Fighter 6 will be able to obtain those characters at no extra cost.
▍ Street Fighter 6 World Tour
The broadcast also introduced a town called Nayshall, a developing nation tucked away in a remote corner of Asia. You’ll meet iconic Masters and experience the world of Street Fighter with your own custom avatar as you hit the streets of Metro City, as well as several other locations around the world in this new single-player story mode.
Several RPG elements are also present. Players can consume items and food during battle or at eateries to recover Vitality, acquire buffs, or inflict debuffs. And, as you level up your avatar, you’ll earn Skill Points to spend on a Skill Tree to further customize your very own move set!
▍ Street Fighter 6 Avatar Battles
Build up your unique character in World Tour and then head into Battle Hub to join custom Avatar Battles against other players online! Use your avatar with various combinations. Your character can have moves such as Dhalsim’s fighting style, Zangief’s Screw Piledriver, Ken’s Hadoken, or any other combination of abilities you’ve learned in World Tour! The choice is yours!
▍ Street Fighter 6 Accessibility Features!
To make Street Fighter 6 a seamless experience for anyone to play, and yes, I do mean ANYONE, the game features accessibility with innovative sound design that tells you how far away you are from your opponent, the height level of attacks, whether an attack is a cross-up, how much Drive Gauge remains, and more.
Furthermore, there are also fleshed-out Tutorials, Character Guides, and Combo Trials, which provide a solid foundation for each character.
▍ Street Fighter 6 Arcade Mode!
In Arcade Mode, players will complete a series of fighters with their chosen character. By clearing all fights, you can unlock and view beautiful illustrations in the Gallery, as well as learn more about your fighter’s backstory. Your scores can also be uploaded to online leaderboards!
You can also create a team of up to 5 characters and customize the Match Format to your likings such as Single Elimination, Doubles, and Teams. Furthermore, if you’re looking for a challenge, you can also try Extreme Battle, which introduces rulesets you’ll need to follow!
▍ Street Fighter 6 Online Modes
Lastly, if you’re looking to hit the online mode, you can create your own Custom Room. The four virtual cabinets in the room can be set to One on One, Extreme Battle, or Training. Custom Rooms can now include up to 16 players at a time and makes Online Training and Match Spectating easier than ever before!
Ranked Matches also return but with a few changes. First, Capcom has added a one-time Rank-down protection feature for those in Diamond rank and below. Next, Rookies will no longer lose League Points upon defeat to encourage online play. And lastly, Iron-Gold and Master rank players will not incur League demotions. Each character also has their own individual Rank, so try out different characters at your own leisure, or stick to your favorites!
▍ Street Fighter 6 Features Realistic Effects!
Street Fighter 6 will feature beautiful realistic effects. During fights, characters will get sweatier, and develop cuts and bruises, along with other signs of heated battle appearing on their faces and clothing. Please note that is only available in certain offline modes due to the processing power required and can be turned off in Settings.