Capcom rolled out the big guns for Sony’s state-of-play presentation, initially announcing that a Resident Evil 4 remake would be coming next year, but Street Fighter 6 is also confirmed for 2023. Not only did the next installment in the iconic fighting game franchise make its appearance, but plenty of in-game footage was revealed, along with a second trailer showing off a revolutionary new feature.
First, the footage shown in the State of Play introduced a new single player mode for SF6 called World Tour, in which players roam the streets in an open world and engage in battles with other world warriors. The other is Battle Hub where players can play in matches online. Capcom states that the mode will “further expand the scope of player communication and engagement.”
As for the characters featured, Luke was the centerpiece of the trailer, showing off his powerful punches at a gym, and he appears to be teaming up with newcomer Jamie, who uses a form of drunken boxing. Redesigns were shown for Ryu and Chun-Li, both of whom are slightly older models than they were in SF5, with Ryu sporting his new beard and clothes. Chun-Li also competes with a woman who may be Li-Fen and would also debut in Street Fighter 6.
Street Fighter 6 has more realistic and vivid art style with ink and paint splatter emanating from special attacks. Whether this is due to new mechanics or simply EX moves is unknown at this time, but each character seems to have their own visual shine. There’s even a hint that tag team matches might play a role in SF6, with VS screens showing Ryu and Chun-Li together.
Also coming to Street Fighter 6 is a new real-time commentary track featuring the voices of popular commentators from the fighting game community. The trailer above shows off the new feature and gives a taste of what it sounds like during a game. Jeremy “Vicious” Lopez and Aru can be heard delivering their AI-generated calls to the games in English and Japanese, respectively. SF6 also supports subtitles in 13 languages, so you can enjoy any commentary track you prefer, regardless of whether you understand it by ear.
Street Fighter 6 will be released sometime in 2023 and as an added surprise will not be exclusive to PlayStation and PC. It is developed for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4 and PC.
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