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Street Fighter 6 Everything We Know

It's official, the beloved fighting and arcade game Street Fighter is coming to consoles. The sequel to the 2016 Street Fighter 5, Street Fighter 6, returns with a revamp of its old characters, an amped art style, and a fresh lineup of new characters. Early in the year, Capcom shared a short, exciting trailer that sharpened our desire for the upcoming release. Bursting rays of color and immersive action are how we can describe it best. Aside from that, we can expect an overabundance of aggressive knockouts.

The Street Fighter franchise is Capcom's forerunner and the highest-grossing fighting game. It's no surprise here since the game achieves more than any other fighting game desires to. Are you interested in learning more about the upcoming title? Well, sit back as we delve into the details that have reached our grapevine.

What is Street Fighter 6?

Street Fighter 6: Everything We Know

Street Fighter 6 is the upcoming sixth outstanding entry in the Street Fighter franchise by Capcom. The game will be available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and Windows. The Taito Corporation will oversee an exclusive launch of the arcade version in Japan in 2023. 

With the franchise releasing tons of trailers this year, it is only fitting to assume its launch will take place early next year. We speculate the release may happen on March 31st, 2023, during the EVO Japan Tournament. 


Street Fighter 6: Everything We Know

Although Street Fighter 5 was criticized for its dull and lengthy story mode, Capcom revamped the tale with the release of Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition. We can only anticipate a further compelling story with Street Fighter 6. 

As with all other titles, the game's plot centers on playing as either Ryu or Ken. However, in the sixth installment, Ken Master's story gets a dramatic shift, which gives us the impression the previous titles downplayed his role. 

After making his debut in the original Street Fighter, Ken Master's narrative progressed with every new title release. From taking on Sean Matsuda as his new protege to winning several championships for the United States and becoming a father. His coming-of-age story featured a bunch of emotional and triumphant twists and turns. 

In Street Fighter 6, it gets more intense. We see Ken Masters attempt to rebuild his reputation after being accused of engaging in a criminal endeavor. This forces him to relinquish all he has, including his family and his executive role at his Masters Foundation. While placing Ken in the limelight may seem rushed, the game's predecessor DLC sheds more light on the turn of events in Street Fighter 6. Moreover, to help piece the events together, two characters from the Street Fighter V DLC make a return in the upcoming title. 


The game will feature three modes; World Tour, Fighting Ground, and Battle Hub. In addition, Capcom is introducing a fresh battle system mechanic known as Drive Gauge. The system is meant to inspire players' creativity with five techniques that will boost your offense or defense. The drive's mechanics are based on the franchise's existing mechanics, including focus attack, parry, or rush. From the horse's mouth (Capcom), “the Drive Impact will help players launch a powerful strike that absorbs an incoming attack, leading to a wall splat.”

Moreover, the game introduces two control schemes; classic and modern. While the former is a six-button layout witnessed in previous titles, the latter improves a player's accessibility. You can launch special moves using a single button that combines directional input. 

Also, multiple super combos will feature in Street Fighter 6. However, as you may know, this only applies to players at certain levels. 


Capcom has been generous with giving fans a glimpse of the upcoming game. In September, the developer launched a trailer for its “World Tour Opening Movie,” dubbed “The Meaning of Strength.” The trailer gives a glimpse of the full roster of characters and an exciting, subtle glimpse of what Street Fighter 6 will center on. You can check it out below:

Street Fighter 6 - World Tour Opening Movie: The Meaning of Strength

Moreover, the game's official announcement trailer during the State of Play in June 2022 introduced the upcoming title and gave fans a first look at the characters. The trailer also showcased Capcom's new art style and introduced a new character, Jamie. 

Street Fighter 6 - World Tour Opening Movie: The Meaning of Strength

The pre-order trailer debuted during The Game Awards 2022 and revealed an exciting line of new characters, with some old ones also making a comeback. You can view it below.

Additionally, during the Summer Game Fest, Capcom showcased the return of Guile. The trailer depicts the all-American World Warrior having a revamped look and a seamless integration of his V-Trigger skillset. The trailer also showcases some of his legendary moves, including the flash kick and sonic boom. 

Street Fighter 6 - Guile Gameplay Trailer

The Summer Game Fest also gave more insight into the game's FGC gameplay. The 25-minute playable video gives a detailed look into the Drive Impact Mechanics. You can view it below:

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Moreover, Capcom also released a real-time commentary trailer for the upcoming game. The trailer made its debut during Sony's State of Play showcase.

Street Fighter 6 - State of Play June 2022 Real-Time Commentary Trailer | PS5 & PS4 Games

Furthermore, Capcom released a pre-order trailer during The Game Awards 2022. The trailer reveals the game's launch date alongside a lineup of new characters. The trailer showcases Dee Jay making a comeback with fresh faces, Manon, JP, and Marisa, featuring in the upcoming title. 

Street Fighter 6 - Pre-Order Trailer

Street Fighter 6 Release Date, Platforms & Editions

Street Fighter 6 will launch on June 2, 2023, for PS4, PS5, PC, and Xbox Series X/S. Capcom made the official announcement during the Game Awards 2022. For fans of the franchise, the new lineup of fighters and the amplified fighting mechanics will definitely drive their eagerness to heightened levels. 

Lastly, Capcom doesn't shy away from giving fans a glimpse into the upcoming title. As your avid grapevine gaming site, we'll update you with any additional details as soon as they hit the ground. Also, you can follow our official social feed here for timely updates.

So, what's your take? Will you be picking up a copy of Street Fighter 6? Let us know over on our socials here or down in the comments below.

Evans I. Karanja is a freelance writer who loves to write about anything technology. He is always on the lookout for interesting topics, and enjoys writing about video games, cryptocurrency and blockchain and more. When not writing, he can be found playing video games or watching F1.