Capcom has revealed four more fighters joining the Street Fighter 6 roster along with new details on the upcoming fighting game’s World Tour, Battle Hub, etc.
All this Street Fighter 6 news comes during the Tokyo Games Show, which officially begins today, and if you’re a fan of Capcom’s long-running fighting game series, stay tuned as there’s a lot to come.
Let’s start with the fighters.
Joining Street Fighter’s six-fighter squad is Ken Masters, former US National Fighting Champion and former Vice President of the Masters Foundation, Blanka, a kind nature preserver and adventure tour guide dangerous, Dhalsim, a monk and yoga master, and E. Honda, a global sumo wrestling phenomenon.
Here’s what Capcom’s senior manager of social media and community Andy Wong had to say about each Posts on PlayStation Blog.
“We know the community has been waiting for this (yes, we’ve seen the memes). Ken Masters is a former US National Champion and former Vice President of the Masters Foundation. The allegations staged a sounding tone. Criminal intrigue forced Ken to give up his family and business to go into hiding.
As a legend in the Street Fighter series, Ken’s core move set remains similar to his previous iterations. Hadoken, Shoryuken and Tatsumaki Senpu-kyaku? Test, test and test. His Dragonlash Kick and Sprint from Street Fighter V are now also special moves rather than V-Skills. New to Ken is the Jinrai Kick, a forward circular kick that can be performed with three different picks to reflect Ken’s quest to clear his name. “
“A kind guardian of nature, Blanka has become an adventure tour guide, confident that his deep knowledge of the jungle will serve as a springboard to fame — and a comfortable life for his dear mother You can tour Blanka during his Ranger leg by the river where village life is set against a verdant landscape.
Blanka wouldn’t be the sane beast he is without his regular Electric Thunder and various rolling attacks. But his time trying to sell Blanka-chan dolls in Street Fighter V changed his move due to an abundance of adorable rings. He can now use Blanka-chan Bomb to throw a doll on the ground. When Blanka touches it with a special electric move, the cute little thing will run towards the opponent in a frenzied rage and explode. “
“Dhalsim is a monk and yoga master who has been a guide to countless suffering souls. He prefers to avoid conflict when possible, but an innate hatred of evil forces him to execute. The elephants return to the stage of the Dhalsimer Temple, where monks learn yoga amid candles in a peaceful setting.
Dhalsim uses his familiar shooting techniques from previous games, but has also mastered alternative ways to release fire that covers all angles. His Yoga Fire moves horizontally again, Yoga Arch shoots fireballs in the same arc as in Street Fighter V, and Yoga Comets are fired at a downward angle while Dhalsim is in the air. Yoga Flame made a comeback as Dhalsim blew a large fireball in front of him while Yoga Blast blew at an upward angle as a good counterattack. In addition, Dhalsim can still teleport and dispel his worries. “
“A sumo wrestler looking to bring the sport to a worldwide audience, E. Honda has the skills of a Yokozuna, but his constant diving has prevented him from climbing the ladder. He’s also a seasoned chef known for his mouthwatering chanko stew.
Like the three World Warriors before it, fans of E. Honda will feel at home with his moves. His trademarks Hundred Slaps, Headbutt Sumo, Smash Sumo and Throw Oicho. His two V skills from Street Fighter V, Neko Damashi and Sumo Spirit, are now special moves. E. Honda’s new take is Sumo Dash, where he moves forward with a traditional sumo swing and can be tracked with more pressure or a launch pad. “
Capcom unveiled the World Tour in June, calling it “what is an immersive single-player story mode that will push the boundaries of a fighting game.” Now, the company has provided some more details on the mode that will be available in Street Fighter 6. You start at Buckler Security, located in Metro City. Here, Luke acts as your coach and this is where your story really begins.
“The World Tour offers the most powerful Avatar Creation features, stretching the limits of what a character generator can do,” writes Wong. “There are tons of customization options to reflect your personal style and flair. That avatar creation menu contains several pages of options that you can tweak.”
You can choose your avatar’s body type, height, proportions, upper body, lower body, muscle definition, skin color, and body hair. You can make your avatar look chopped up, built up, soft, or anywhere in between. There are also customization options for hair, eye shape, iris, eyebrows, nose, mouth, ears, facial hair, cheek depth, jaw length, ombre hair effect, etc.
You can freely change your avatar gear in Street Fighter 6 by buying new gear at the shops or earning it by progressing through the story mode. Categories for gears include head, upper body, lower body, foot and entire gear set. Plus, gear isn’t just cosmetic – it affects your strength and other stats.
“Luke (call him ‘Coach’) will be your World Tour Guide as you begin your adventure in Metro City,” Wong wrote. “As you progress through the story, you will meet Masters who will lead you under their wing and teach you their style and attacks. As your relationship with them grows stronger, you can also learn Mastery Actions from their repertoire, such as the Shoryuken from Ryu and the Spinning Bird Kick from Chun-Li. Use them to open a battle and you’ll start things off with an advantage or some of them can even be used to destroy boxes and crates, or jump to distant platforms. Master Actions, while convenient, do consume Drive Gauge, so always keep an eye on how much you have left in the tank. “
The avatars you create and build during the World Tour can be easily included in Battle Hub, another core Street Fighter 6 mode, according to Wong. Looks like this is the hub for all things Street Fighter 6 online.
Wong wrote: “One Battle Hub can hold up to 100 players at the same time. “Players can use emojis or chat to communicate with each other. Of course, make sure you check out the Hub Good Shop to show off your fashion on the floor. There is a wide range of Arcade Cabinets that you will find in the Battle Hub. Take part in video game-like Battle Hub matches on cabinets that are placed across from each other. A match will begin when two players sit on either side. Having an audience changes everything… and turns a mere fight into a thrilling spectacle. Watch the Battle through the Battle Center and testify to the glory. ”
You can play various classic Capcom arcade games at Game Center cabinets, such as Street Fighter II and Final Fight. There’s also the Event Counter, where scheduled tournaments will be held, and finally, there’s the DJ Booth, where you can choose your favorite tracks to listen to in the Battle Hub.
Extreme Battle is a new addition to Street Fighter 6’s Battlegrounds, and each of these battles contains a “Rules” and a “Trick”. “Rules” are conditions that must be met in order to win the match. For example, a rule might be “first win five kills.” A “gimmick” is different. For example, a bull can run through a level, dealing damage to anyone who can’t jump over it. Capcom says the mode is for those looking to change things up from the traditional Street Fighter 6 combat experience.
Beta is closed
Capcom has announced a closed beta for Street Fighter 6 that will run from October 7 to October 10. It will feature cross-play for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and Steam, and it will include battles. Ranked match, casual battle, center match battle, open tournaments, extreme battles, game center and training mode of Street Fighter 6. For playable characters , the list will have eight: Ryu, Chun-Li, Luke, Jamie, Guile, Kimberly, Juri and Ken.
Last but not least, two other real-time commentators were announced: Kosuke Hiraiwa and HEDemon Kakka.
While waiting for more on the game, read why a Game informant Trusted editor Street Fighter 6’s modern controls make fighting rookies funand then check this Exclusive interview with the producer and director of Street Fighter 6Shuhei Matsumoto and Takayuki Nakayama.
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