Street Fighter 6 release date, gameplay, roster and news

Street Fighter 6 key art
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Street Fighter 6 is now well within reach, and looks set to kick off a whole new era for the long-running fighting game franchise. The game's roster has been revealed, though there's likely to be more fighters added post-launch. At present, it's a great collection of brand new faces, alongside fan favorites from previous games.

Capcom had been keeping pretty quiet about Street Fighter 6 for many years, until it finally lifted the lid properly last year. Since then we've seen new gameplay, gotten detailed breakdowns of the new characters, and even a look at the new single player campaign and what it will entail.

To help keep you in the loop with all things Street Fighter 6, this page will be regularly updated with all of the latest news on the game. You'll also find trailers, and details on gameplay as more details are revealed by Capcom. For now, here's what we know about Street Fighter 6 so far.

Street Fighter 6: cut to the chase

  • What is it? Capcom's sixth mainline entry in the Street Fighter franchise
  • When can I play it? June 2, 2023
  • What can I play it on? PC, PS4, PS5, and Xbox Series X|S

Street Fighter 6 release date and platforms

Ryu from Street Fighter 6

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Street Fighter 6 will release on June 2, 2023 for PC, PS4, PS5, and Xbox Series X|S. This release date was revealed during The Game Awards 2022, alongside a brand new look at the World Tour mode. New fighters were also announced, including Street Fighter 2's Dee Jay.

Street Fighter 6 trailers

Latest trailer

The latest trailer for Street Fighter 6 was shown off during a Sony State of Play that aired in February 2023. It showed off some of the new characters and fighting locations.

More trailers

We've included some more Street Fighter 6 trailers throughout this article. For a look at every Street Fighter 6 trailer released so far, be sure to visit Capcom's official YouTube channel. (opens in new tab)

Street Fighter 6 roster

Thanks to the recent release date reveal trailer, Capcom has now outlined the full launch roster for Street Fighter 6. While DLC characters are inevitable additions, here's who players can expect off the bat:  Luke, Jamie, Manon, Kimberly, Marisa, Lily, JP, Juri, Dee Jay, Cammy, Ryu, E. Honda, Blanka, Guile, Ken, Chun-Li, Zangief, Dhalsim, Dee Jay, Manon, Marisa and JP.

Of these characters, Kimberly, Marisa, Manon, JP, and Jamie are brand new. In terms of fighting styles, Jamie is a professional dancer, so has extremely acrobatic moves and skills. He is described on the official SF6 blog (opens in new tab) as follows: 

"This self-styled Chinatown peacekeeper aspires to the example set by Yun and Yang, the Twin Dragons. An expert dancer, Jamie places justice and friendship above all else, defending his town with martial skill."

Kimberly on the other hand, is basically an aspiring ninja with a spray can. She has heaps of visual flair, and a fun 80s aesthetic. Here's how she's described on the same blog:

"Uninvited student to Guy, the 39th successor to Bushinryu. Kimberly had an ordinary upbringing, but she's a genuine prodigy who graduated college early...and now wants to be a ninja. Loves '80s pop culture."

Marisa is an up-and-coming jewelry designer from Italy who claims ancestry to ancient Greek warriors. As a child, she was inspired by a vision of the Colosseum in its prime.

Manon on the other hand, is something of a fashionista. She struts the catwalk of street fighting to become the world's strongest model.

Finally, JP is head of an international NGO responsible for many successful investment projects. He also has a beloved cat named Cybele. JP loves chess puzzles and local cuisine, but hates stains on his clothes, and sleep.

Street Fighter 6 modes

Street Fighter 6 is set to bring back several returning modes alongside two new modes. Fighting Ground offers a classic fighting game experience and will include Arcade Mode, online matches, Training Mode, local versus battles, and more, according to Capcom.

In addition to these returning modes, Street Fighter 6 will introduce the Battle Hub and World Tour modes. World Tour offers “an immersive single-player story experience” and, from the announcement trailer, appears to allow for free-roaming 3D gameplay. Some more on World Tour was shown off during The Game Awards 2022. Players can train their own avatar, taking them across the world to learn new abilities from Master fighters found in each location.

Battle Hub, on the other hand, is Street Fighter 6's multiplayer segment, and essentially serves as a social hub where players can hang out and challenge each other to fights or mini games.

Street Fighter 6 gameplay

It's not just new modes that Capcom is introducing in Street Fighter 6. Drive Gauge is a new battle system mechanic that aims to allow for more "creativity". This gauge can be used to perform five different techniques that will improve your defense or offense.

"A Drive Impact is a powerful strike that can absorb an opponent’s incoming attack and can lead to a wall splat," Capcom writes in a PlayStation Blog post (opens in new tab). "Use Drive Parry to repel your opponent’s attack and refill your Drive Gauge. Cancel out of a Drive Parry or normal attack into a Drive Rush to quickly close in on your opponent. Overdrive Arts are similar to EX Moves from past games that power up your Special Moves. Use Drive Reversal to perform a counterattack to get you out of tight situations. One gauge, five techniques, unlimited possibilities. Use your creativity to choose which technique to utilize and when."

Street Fighter 6 also aims to be more accessible to new players with the introduction of the Modern Control Type. While the Classic Control Type will still be available, the new type will allow for "easier inputs" for Special moves, so you can simply use the Special Move button with a directional input to unleash your extravagant fury.

Another new addition for Street Fighter 6 is the Real-Time Commentary feature which sees real-life fighting game commentators (Jeremy 'Vicious' Lopex in English and Aru in Japanese are confirmed) lending their voices to the game commentating on your fights as they happen and providing explanations about the gameplay.

Street Fighter 6 news

Street Fighter 6 gameplay screenshot

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