Packed with fresh fighters and exciting features, Street Fighter 6 is set to take the fighting games scene to the next level. The build-up to the game’s release has been nothing short of exhilarating, with teasers and announcements steadily fueling the hype. While the return of legendary characters like Ryu and Chun-Li is practically a given at this point, the introduction of new faces has been a thrilling revelation.
Prepare yourselves for new modes, combat mechanics, and battlegrounds as Street Fighter 6 looks like one of the most promising games of 2023. Let’s take a deeper look at everything we know about SF6 so far.
Street Fighter 6: Release date, platforms, trailers, characters, and more
SF6 release date
Street Fighter 6 is set to launch on June 2, 2023. This exciting news was shared by Capcom during The Game Awards 2022. Now that the release date is locked in, pre-orders for the game are already live. Pre-ordering the game will get you access to Outfit 1 Color 10 for fan favorites like Chun-Li, Jamie, Manon, Dee Jay, Juri, and Ken.
Which platforms will Street Fighter 6 release on?
Street Fighter 6 will be available on the following platforms:
- PlayStation 4
- PlayStation 5
- Xbox One
- Xbox Series X|S
- Steam (PC/Handheld)
It’s great news that even last-gen consoles will get a taste of the action. While we can’t guarantee the game’s future on the Nintendo Switch or Steam Deck, things may change.
Latest Street Fighter 6 trailers
Before the full-blown announcement of the game’s development, Capcom treated us to a short but tantalizing teaser trailer, confirming the arrival of a fresh challenger in the franchise.
During PlayStation’s State of Play 2022 presentation, we were treated to a treasure trove of information about Capcom’s upcoming fighter. The gameplay footage showcased a visually stunning art style, and the bombshell revelation was that custom character creation will likely be available for the first time.
Fresh off the announcement, Capcom wasted no time in giving us a sneak peek at Guile’s triumphant return in Street Fighter 6. The new footage debuted during the Summer Game Fest 2022.
Game Awards 2022 brought us a glimpse of the pre-order incentives, coinciding with the official release date for the game.
With a rich history spanning decades, Street Fighter has no shortage of beloved characters that could make a comeback. Leading up to the game’s release, Capcom has already confirmed a significant portion of the roster for Street Fighter 6.
Here are the characters we know are in the game so far:
- Dee Jay
Official cover art
The official game cover for Street Fighter 6 perfectly captures the essence of the title. It is visually striking, featuring a captivating image of Luke with a smug look on his face.
Street Fighter 6 introduces a new Drive System, taking the series’ iconic meter mechanics to the next level.
The Drive System revolves around five unique special moves:
- Drive Impact
- Drive Parry
- Drive Rush
- Drive Reversal
- Overdrive Art.
Mastering these moves allows players to absorb attacks, close gaps, counter-attack when cornered, and repel incoming blows, all based on the meter available.
The Drive gauge consists of six bars, with each Drive action consuming one bar. If the meter runs out, players enter a Burnout mode, leaving them vulnerable to punishing attacks until their energy is restored. Even while blocking, chip damage can be inflicted in this state, emphasizing the importance of maintaining an offensive playstyle to refill the Drive Gauge quickly.
Street Fighter 6 introduces a groundbreaking feature that sets it apart from other fighting games: real-time commentary from renowned members of the fighting game community. Jeremy “Vicious” Lopez and Tasty Steve, two respected shoutcasters, provide easy-to-understand explanations about the gameplay mechanics, offering invaluable insights for both rookie fighters and seasoned veterans. This feature supports subtitles in 13 languages, enhancing accessibility and ensuring that players from all backgrounds can fully enjoy the game.