Capcom unveiled Street Fighter 6 with a brief teaser clip back in February. We learned more about the game at yesterday’s Playstation State of Play event, which leverages the RE engine from Resident Evil Village and includes commentary, fan-favorite characters, and an open world story option.
According to Capcom’s Andy Wong on the Playstation blog(opens in new tab), the final of them “pushes the boundaries of what a fighting game is and allows players to leave their own legacy with their player avatar.”
Although it’s hard to tell from the teaser, it appears that you’ll be training your warrior in various parts of the city in preparation for competing in tournaments.
In addition to the usual suspects like Ryu, Chun-Li, and Luke from Street Fighter V’s DLC, Capcom has also included a few newcomers to the series, including Ken, Raiden, and Guile.
The trailer also introduces us to Jamie, who Wong claims “will add his own flavour to the game with his unpredictable move set—based on inebriated boxing—that combines breakdancing and sipping a ki-unleashing cocktail.”
There’s also improved graphics, thanks to the same engine that powers Resident Evil Village and Devil May Cry 5. According to Wong, the RE Engine will “increase visuals in every facet of the game.”
Squirts of sweat will dribble down skin, muscles will tense up, and cherry blossom petals will fly and spin in time with a character’s actions.”
In the video below, you can see exactly what that entails.
A feature that isn’t shown in the trailer is a real-time commentary system with optional subtitles. While Capcom is reportedly working with well-known FGC (Fight Game Community) commentators and “other renowned personalities,” it is beginning with Vicious and Aru to offer in-match analysis.
The purpose of this is to assist novices learn from their mistakes and become better players by providing explanations of how the game works.
That’s not the only way to make it easier for newcomers to get into combat games. “Modern Control Type,” a new mode that allows gamers to perform special moves by combining a dedicated button with a directional input, will be accessible for those who prefer the six-button layout.
“With the Modern Control Type, your character will unleash some of their flashiest (and finest) attacks with just a few button pushes,” Wong says. Although Modern Control Type is not required, we strongly encourage novice players to do so.
There is no exclusivity for Street Fighter 6 despite its announcement at a Sony event. Come 2023, Street Fighter 6 will be available on all of the major consoles, including the PS4 and PS5, Xbox One, and PC.