Capcom has revealed four more fighters joining the Street Fighter 6 roster, along with new details about the upcoming fighting game’s world tour, battle hub, and more.
All this Street Fighter 6 news came during the Tokyo Games Show, which officially debuted today, and if you’re a fan of Capcom’s long-running fighting game series, there’s a lot to be had.
Let’s start with the fighters.
Joining the Street Fighter 6 roster of fighters are Ken Masters, former US National Fighting Champion and ex-VP of the Masters Foundation, Blanca, a compassionate protector of nature and adventure tour guide, Dhalsim, a monk and yoga guru, and E. Honda, a global sumo wrestler event.
Here’s what Capcom’s senior manager of social media and community Andy Wong had to say about each, according to a new playstation blog post,
“We know the community is waiting for it (yes, we’ve seen the memes). Ken Masters is a former US National Fighting Champion and ex-VP of the Masters Foundation. Allegations of a criminal conspiracy have forced Kane into hiding. Forsaken his family and business.
As a legend in the Street Fighter series, Kane’s main move set is similar to his previous iterations. Hadoken, Shoryuken, and Tatsumaki Senpu-Kyaku? Check, check and check. His dragonlash kick and sprint from Street Fighter V are also now special moves instead of V-Skills. New to Kane is the Jinrai Kick, a forward-moving roundhouse kick that can be followed with three different options to reflect Kane’s quest to clear his name.”
“A gracious protector of nature, Blanca has become an adventure tour guide, confident that her intimate knowledge of the wilderness will serve as a springboard to fame—and a comfortable life for her beloved mother. You can take Blanca’s tour.” In their Ranger Hut stage one can see the river where village life is set against the lush green background.
Blanca wouldn’t be that healthy animal without her usual electric thunder and various rolling attacks. But his time selling Blanca-chan dolls in Street Fighter V has replaced his move set due to a surplus of adorable plushies. He can now use the Blanca-chan bomb to slam a doll to the ground. When Blanca touches it with an electric special move, the cute little thing will angrily run towards the opponent and explode.”
“Dhalseem is a sage and yoga guru who has served as a guide to countless suffering souls. He prefers to avoid conflict when possible, but his innate hatred of evil forces him to deliver harsh justice. The elephants return to the Dhalsimar temple stage where the monks study yoga in a peaceful setting amid candles.
Dhalsim transmitted his familiar fire techniques from previous games, but also mastered alternative methods of releasing the flames to cover all angles. His Yoga Agni travels horizontally again, the Yoga Arc fires the ball of flame in a similar arc trajectory as in Street Fighter V, and the Yoga Comet is fired downwards when Dhalsim is in the air. . Yoga Flame is back as Dhalasim fires a huge ball of flames in front of him while Yoga Blast flies overhead as a good anti-air counter. Additionally, Dhalsim can still teleport and address his concerns.”
“A sumo wrestler who wants to bring the sport to audiences around the world, E. Honda has the skills of yokozuna, but his constant globetrotting has held back his promotion to the ranks. He’s also an expert chef who specializes in his work. Famous for the mouth-watering Chanko Stew.
Like the previous three World Warriors, E. Honda fans will feel at home with his Move set. His trademark hundred hand slap, sumo headbutt, sumo smash and oeiko throw return. Two of his V-skills from Street Fighter V, Neko Damashi and Sumo Spirit are now special moves. e. Honda’s new move is the Sumo Dash, where it continues with the traditional Sumo shuffle and can be followed with more pressure or a launcher.”
Capcom revealed World Tour in June, calling it an “immersive single-player story mode” that would push the boundaries of a fighting game. Now, the company has provided some more details on what this mod will be like in Street Fighter 6. You start at Buckler Security, which is located in Metro City. Here, Luke acts as your coach and this is where your story really begins.
“World Tour offers the most robust avatar creation features that push the limits of what a character creation tool can do,” Wong writes. “There are many customization options to reflect your personal style and flair. That avatar creation menu has several pages of options that you can tweak.”
You can choose your avatar’s body type, height, proportions, upper body, lower body, muscle definition, skin color and body hair. You can show your avatar as cropped, created, soft or anywhere in between. There are also customization options for hair, eye shape, iris, eyebrows, nose, mouth, ears, facial hair, cheek depth, jaw length, ombre hair effects, and more.
You can freely change your avatar’s gear in Street Fighter 6 by purchasing new gear at stores or earning money by progressing through story mode. Categories for gears include head, upper body, lower body, legs and the entire gear set. Plus, gear isn’t just cosmetic – it affects your strength and other stats.
Wong writes, “Luke (call him ‘Coach’) will be your world tour guide as you begin your adventures in Metro City.” “As you progress through the story, you’ll meet Masters who will take you under their wing and teach you their style and attack. As your bond with them grows stronger, you can master from their repertoire. Actions can also be learned, such as Shoryuken from Ryu and Spinning Bird kicks from Chun-Li. Use them to start a fight, and you’ll start things off with an advantage, or use some of them to make wooden boxes and kicks. Can also be used to destroy barrels, or to leap over distant platforms. Master actions, when convenient, consume the drive gauge, so always keep an eye on what you’ve done. How much is left in the tank?
According to Wong, the avatars you create and build on World Tour can easily be taken to Battle Hub, another main mod in Street Fighter 6. It looks like it’s the center of all things Street Fighter 6 Online.
“A Battle Hub can host up to 100 players at the same time,” Wong writes. “Players can use emotions or chat to communicate with each other. Of course, be sure to check out Hub Good Shop to show your fashion when you’re on the floor. You’ll find several arcade cabinets in the Battle Hub. Participate in arcade-like Battle Hub matches on cabinets laid back-to-back. A match will begin when two players sit on either side. Having spectators changes everything…and turning a single battle into a thrilling spectacle Watch the Battle Hub match, and witness the glory.”
You can play various Capcom classic arcade games, such as Street Fighter II and Final Fight, in the Game Center cabinet. There is also an event counter, where scheduled tournaments will be held, and finally, a DJ booth, where you can select your favorite tracks to listen to in the Battle Hub.
Extreme Battles is a new addition to Street Fighter 6’s Fighting Ground, and each of these battles includes a “rule” and a “gimmick”. A “rule” is the condition that must be met in order to win the match. For example, a rule might be “the first to score five knockdown wins.” A “gimmick” is different. For example, a bull may run through a level, harming someone who cannot jump over it. Capcom says this mode is for those who want to shake things up from the traditional Street Fighter 6 fighting experience.
Capcom has announced a closed beta for Street Fighter 6 that will run from October 7th to October 10th. It will feature cross-play for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S and Steam, and will include ranked matches, casual matches, and battles. Hub Matches, Open Tournaments, Extreme Battle Fights, Game Center and Street Fighter 6’s Training Mode. As for playable characters, the roster will be eight: Ryu, Chun-Li, Luke, Jamie, Guile, Kimberly, Juri, and Ken.
Last but not least, two more real time commentators have been announced: Kosuke Hiraiwa and Hedman Kakka.
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