Street Fighter 6

PREVIEW:  Capcom will usher in a new era of Street Fighter with the latest installment coming in 2023, Street Fighter 6. The hyper-realistic graphics engine from Capcom's Resident Evil 7, Resident Evil Village and Devil May Cry 5 titles will refresh the Street Fighter series with new and vibrant graphics. The visual overhaul will mesh with explosive splashes of paint and striking graffiti art, giving Street Fighter 6 its own distinct art style. "The world of SF6 is all about the street culture. From the graffiti, to the music that beats while you hustle, and to the fight itself," said Capcom. During TGS '22, Capcom confirmed Street Fighter 6 will launch with 18 characters.

Street Fighter 6 launch character selection screen.

Addressing a common complaint among fans about SFV, Capcom is introducing an all new single-player story mode experience called World Tour (the name inspired by SFA3's single-player mode). In Capcom's words, "World Tour is a single-player immersive story mode that pushes the boundaries of what a fighting game is and allows you to leave your own legacy within SF6 with your player avatar". Battle Hub and player avatars will extend the world of Street Fighter 6 even further, offering the most robust single-player experience to date. Rollback Netcode and Crossplay between all platforms have also been confirmed for Street Fighter 6.

Blanka's classic Street Fighter 2 stage reimagined!

DRIVE SYSTEMThe Drive System is a gauge you'll need to manage wisely and one that is ripe with creativity. You can utilize the Drive Gauge to perform five different techniques that can easily enhance your offense or defense. A Drive Impact is a powerful strike similar to Focus Attack that can absorb an opponent's incoming attack and can lead to a wall splat. Use 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. Use Drive Reversal to perform a counterattack to get you out of tight situations. One gauge, five techniques, unlimited possibilities. Use your creativity to choose which tech to utilize and when.

Paint splashes and particle effects taken to another level.

GRAPHICS ENGINECapcom's Teaser Trailer back in February hinted at a more hyper-realistic look for Street Fighter 6. The game is being developed on Capcom's own RE Engine – previously used to create Resident Evil 7, Resident Evil Village, and Devil May Cry 5. With the RE Engine, you'll notice enhanced visuals in every aspect of the game. Beads of sweat will roll down across skin, muscles will tense up when used, and cherry blossom petals will flitter and twirl in line with a character’s movement. Pair this graphics upgrade with the explosive splashes of paint and the striking graffiti treatment, and you’ll end up with an art style distinct to Street Fighter 6.

  The standard 6-button control type for the series remains intact. Effective at high level play where complete control over your character is a must. Players can freely customize their button layout, allowing for a wide range of fighting styles. There will also be a simplified controls mode available for beginners called "Modern Controls". This allows single directional and button inputs for special moves, but sacrifices the amount of normal attacks a player has access to.


Street Fighter 6 ushers in a new generation in 2023.

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Never forget your humble beginnings...


Page Updated: May 31st, 2023
Developer(s): Capcom
Publisher(s): Capcom
Designer(s): Shuhei Matsumoto         Producer
Kazuhiro Tsuchiya            Producer
Takayuki Nakayama
Yusuke Hashimoto           Designer
Kaname Fujioka                 Art Director
Artwork By: Bengus, Tamio, Hiroaki
Platform(s): PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Steam
Release Date(s): June 2nd, 2023
Characters Ryu, Chun-Li, Luke, Jamie, Guile, Juri Han, Kimberly, Ken Masters, Blanka, Dhalsim, Edmond Honda, Cammy White, Dee Jay, Zangief, Marisa, Manon, JP, Lily, Rashid, Ed, Akuma, A.K.I.
News Links May 2023: SF6 Benchmark Tool / Pre-Load Live
May 2023: Famitsu Issue 1800 Celebrate Street Fighter 6

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First Impression: Street Fighter 6 is stunning... simply stunning! Following the expected healthy skepticism from a returning player of 30+ years, I'm pleased to say SF6 far exceeded my expectations. The game feels good and looks spectacular and special. From the breathtaking character models showing personality on a new level thanks to the RE Engine, to the attention to detail of stances and burnout animations. And don't get me started on modes! Let's face the facts... Street Fighter 6 is revolutionary and is poised to take the series and fighting games to new heights!

The vibrant new graphics engine, realistic art direction, and street / graffiti vibe are fitting and refreshing following the last few 3D iterations of Street Fighter — immediately giving SF6 its own identity over SFV and SF4. I've been waiting a long time for fighting games to finally step into the "open world" realm for story mode and/or online, creating a great new experience and way to connect players and the community. World Tour mode looks promising. If done right, it could potentially lead the fighting genre into better online modes and features in the future.

Parrying as a universal mechanic? Glad to have it back! Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike is still one of my TOP 2 favorite games of the entire series, so I'm happy to see the return of parrying for all characters... even if it functions quite a bit differently in SF6. Parrying feels slower and more intentional in SF6, but it's growing on me. The Drive system mechanics are compelling and promote you to do cool and powerful things with your character, all while managing meter to avoid Burnout. It's a great system! Drive Impacts don't feel too overpowered (and look pretty cool), while Drive Rush opens the door to creative and damaging combos.

Street Fighter 6 is doing many things right and the overall positive reception from fans and beta participants is unprecedented for the series. From the robust modes to the incredibly nuanced animation and fan service, everything about SF6 feels "new" and is shooting for the stars! It seems like Capcom really wants to hit it out of the park this time... and possibly even go for a Grand Slam a few years from now.

It's clear that Capcom listened to fan criticisms about SFV, which had a notoriously rocky launch. Capcom finally focusing on the 1-player experience, all while keeping the competitive side solid, should do a ton for game's overall quality and mainstream success. If the gameplay is as competitive, sharp, and open-ended as usual... Capcom will have another hit on their hands and a game that the community will support for years to come. It's no doubt a great time to be a Street Fighter player! Perhaps the greatest time ever? Stay tuned for my full review and thanks for reading.
~TFG Webmaster | @Fighters_Gen
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