September 16 Update - Capcom has now confirmed the full Street Fighter 6 roster of characters as: Ryu, Ken, Zangief, Dhalsim, E. Honda, Blanka, Guile, Chun-Li, Cammy, Juri, Luke, Dee Jay, Kimberly, Jamie, Manon, Marisa, Lily, JP
Original Story Follows – Capcom has had a busy Tokyo Game Show, but arguably their stand-out announcement came for the hotly anticipated Street Fighter 6.
Unfortunately, we’ve still no release date beyond 2023, but we have got a brand new trailer showcasing a lot more of the game’s World Tour, Fighting Ground, and Battle Hub game modes.
On top of that, we also got confirmation of four new fighters for the game. We say new, they were all legacy fighters as opposed to the likes of Kimberly who are genuinely ‘new’ characters.
Either way, fans will be pleased to know they can once again play as Ken, Blanka, Dhalsim, and E. Honda.
Capcom also announced that they’ll hold a closed beta for the game lasting three days.
The Street Fighter 6 Closed Beta is set to start on October 7 until October 10, and is available on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and Steam with cross-play enabled.
The closed beta test will include Ranked Match, Casual Match, Battle Hub Match, Open Tournament, Extreme Battle, Game Center, and Training Mode; so plenty of content to appease fans.
Likewise, Capcom confirmed that Eight characters will be playable during the test including Ryu, Chun-Li, Luke, Jamie, Guile, Kimberly, Juri, and Ken.
If you’re still trying to wrap your head around precisely how World Tour and the new Battle Hub works in-game, here’s Capcom with the full explainer.
- World Tour – Players will be able to create their own avatars with a multitude of customization options to reflect their personal styles and flair. As players progress through the immersive story mode, they’ll hone their avatar’s strength through Street Fights with various NPCs and meet masters like Ryu and Chun-Li who will teach them special moves from their own repertoires. All inhabitants and opponents of World Tour never back down from a challenge, and will seamlessly transition from conversation to battle.
- Battle Hub – Players can take their customized avatars into the Battle Hub, which serves as the lobby area to find matches against other players from around the world including online tournaments. When two players sit down at one of the arcade cabinets placed back-to-back throughout the Battle Hub, they can kick-off a match with the whole Battle Hub as their audience. Players can also visit the Game Center to play retro Capcom classics like Street Fighter II and Final Fight.