Capcom has unleashed Street Fighter 6 information during PlayStations big State of Play Event. Street Fighter 6 will feature new ways to play. Introduced in Street Fighter 6 is the World Tour mode, which is the new single player mode that lets you roam the world of Street fighter. Also introduced is the Battle Hub which allows you to create your own player avatar and is a venue for online matches and will bring new ways for online engagement and communication. Each of those areas are new to the world of Street Fighter. Every other mode such as Arcade Mode, online matches, Training Mode, local versus battles and more will be featured in the Fighting Ground portion of Street Fighter 6.
So far, Street Fighter 6 will feature the veterans and all-time favorites Ryu and Chun-li with newcomer Luke, who was actually the final character in Street Fighter V. Jamie, the second newcomer reveled, is a character who looks up to veterans Yun and Yang and uses his fighting abilities to defend his hometown. Street Fighter 6 is looking to change things up with redesigning veteran characters but also bringing in a new fresh era. Colorful and stylish art style breathes new life into Street Fighter with a much greater focus on presentation. By using the RE Engine, Capcom is taking a semi-realistic approach.
Street Fighter 6 will incorporate a Modern Control Style for newcomers looking to get into Street Fighter. With the Modern Control Style, players can do special moves with the press of one button and a direction button. Each button combination does a special move instead of the more advanced Classic Control Style. Modern Control Style is optional, so you can switch between the two. The biggest change in Street Fighter 6 is the new Drive System. This system allows you to play the way you want to play as it combines plenty of offensive and defensive style options for you to create. The Drive System is tied to a meter that refills over time during the match, according to the official PlayStation Blog post, you can use it to perform:
“A Drive Impact is a powerful strike that can absorb an opponent’s incoming attack and can lead to a wall splat. Drive Parry to repel your opponent’s attack and refill your Drive Gauge. Cancel out of a Drive Parry or normal attack into a Drive Rush to quickly close in on your opponent. Overdrive Arts are similar to EX Moves from past games that power up your Special Moves. Drive Reversal to perform a counterattack to get you out of tight situations.”
Another feature revealed is the ability to enable Real Time Commentary. The Real Time Commentary allows players who want to know all the competitive know hows but also add on to the hype of being in a Street Fighter Tournament without actually going to one. Capcom is working to bring well-known Fight Game Community commentators and other voices to provide you with an easy-to-understand explanation about gameplay. The Real Time Commentary Feature will also support subtitles in 13 languages for more accessibility. The first commentators to join this feature are Vicious and Aru! More will be announced in the future.
Street Fighter 6 is releasing in 2023 on the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC. Check out the full reveal trailer below.