Capcom offered a deep dive into its upcoming fighting game, Street Fighter 6, at Tokyo Game Show 2022. The studio revealed a lot of new details, from character creation and returning fighters to a new modes and a closed beta scheduled for October.
Street Fighter 6 is set to release sometime in 2023, though no release date has been given yet. However, with its announced closed beta set to happen between 7-10 October, it might not be too far off from release. Eager fans can register for the closed beta on the official website, though Capcom stated that it would only be available to a limited number of players. The extensive beta will include access to Ranked Match, Casual Match, Battle Hub Match, Open Tournament, Extreme Battle, Game Center and Training Mode.
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The new Extreme Battle mode will allow players to create their own rules for fights, select gimmicks and tweak battle requirements in order to make their ideal battle experience.
Capcom also revealed a new character creation kit coming to Street Fighter 6 that will allow players to create their own unique fighters with a wide assortment of aesthetic options and gear. The clothing store in-game will allow players to update their outfits too. This custom-created avatar will be our main character in the game’s story mode as they go on a journey to fight masters and become stronger. You can even choose which fighters to learn skills from, whether it’s Ken, Ryu or Blanka.
Battle Hub is another new addition, acting as a hub world similar to The Tower in Destiny or Astera in Monster Hunter World. Here, players can relax and enjoy arcade games of older Street Fighter games… within a Street Fighter game. Neat. The Scrap Heap mode is also a fun little side activity that lets players mercilessly beat up an old truck for points.
As for returning fighters, Capcom unveiled some familiar faces. We’ll see the likes of Ken, Dhalsim, Blanka and E. Honda return to Street Fighter 6, complete with new designs and quirky gestures that reference some of their older victory poses or moves. Joining the fighters are previously announced regulars like Chun-Li, Ryu, Guile and Juri, among others.
Street Fighter 6 launches in 2023 for PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X/S and PC. Check out the full presentation below.