Street Fighter 6 Year 2 announced, featuring guest characters for the first time in franchise history

Mai from an animated cutscene in the recent Street Fighter 6 trailer.
(Image credit: Capcom)

The second year of Street Fighter 6 content has been confirmed as part of Summer Game Fest 2024 with some surprising crossover characters. 

A lavish animated trailer has confirmed that Terry Bogard and Mai Shiranui are heading to the Capcom developed game. Both characters hail from the Fatal Fury series developed by SNK, marking the arrival of non-Capcom guest characters for the first time in franchise history.

In addition to Terry and Mai, Street Fighter 6 players can also expect the return of long-time series favorites M. Bison and Elena, who debuted in Street Fighter 2 and Street Fighter 3: New Generation respectively.

You may be thinking, 'what's the big deal?' And it's true, guest characters are nothing new for fighting games. But the Street Fighter franchise has never ventured beyond other Capcom properties when it comes to guest inclusions.

That said, Capcom has traditionally had a great working relationship with SNK. Classics like Capcom vs. SNK 2: Mark of the Millennium and SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighters Clash are beloved classics; the latter of which has recently received a fantastic port on Nintendo Switch.

Street Fighter 6 launched in June last year and is currently available for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and PC. In our glowing Street Fighter 6 review, we praised its accessible control scheme, excellent World Tour mode, seamless online play, and compelling base roster. It's one of the best fighting games available right now and with these new additions in the pipeline, it looks like it's only going to get better.

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Dashiell Wood
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Dash is a technology journalist who covers gaming hardware at TechRadar. Before joining the TechRadar team, he was a print journalist writing articles for some of the UK's biggest gaming magazines such as PLAY, Edge, PC Gamer, and SFX. Now, when he's not getting his greasy little mitts on the newest hardware or gaming gadget, he can be found feverishly devouring the latest Nintendo Switch otome.

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