After the fifth episode remained PlayStation exclusive in the console world, Street Fighter 6 also coming to Xbox.
During State of Play the thing could not be mentioned, but the official channels of the Japanese publisher have confirmed that Street Fighter 6 will not be exclusive to PlayStation on consoles , but that it will also arrive on Xbox Series X | S , as well as on Steam.
The fighting game arrives in 2023 powered by the RE Engine, an optional controller for newbies, an original story mode, and many more changes.
Capcom unveiled the first look at Street Fighter 6 during the latest State of Play . The fighting game will arrive on PS4, PS5, Xbox Series and PC in 2023 and includes several new features designed for newcomers and veterans of the saga : it will include the usual modes such as arcade, online combat, training and local versus within Fighting Ground . Classic modes are recovered and two new ones are added, World Tour and Battle Hub.
One of the first novelties is in its technology, and that is that after using Unreal Engine 4 for Street Fighter 5 Capcom has returned to its own technology, RE Engine , which we have seen in Resident Evil since the seventh installment, Devil May Cry 5 and plus. “With the RE engine, you’ll notice visual improvements to every aspect of the game . You’ll see beads of sweat roll off your skin, muscles tense, and cherry blossom petals flutter and spin in sync with your movement. ” Couple this graphical enhancement with the explosive paint splatters and amazing graffiti-style treatment, and we get the distinctive art style of Street Fighter 6“says the company.
The officially confirmed squad… and the leaked ones
Ryu, Chun-Li and Luke – introduced in the last game – return with a new design. Joining Jamie, “adds his own twist to the game with an unpredictable drunken boxing-based moveset that mixes breakdancing with shots to a ki-releasing drink.”
However, in the last few hours , illustrations of more characters that would be part of the initial template have been leaked , including Cammy, Juri, Dee Jay, Zangief, Ken, Akuma, Rashid, Ed, Blanka and Honda, among others.
A new system: Drive
“With every new Street Fighter comes new mechanics that you can master to rise to the top. Introducing Drive, a skillfully managed gauge that ‘s bursting with creativity. You’ll be able to use the Drive Gauge to execute five different techniques that can improve attack or defense easily,” reveals the company.
“A Drive Impact is a powerful blow that can absorb an opponent’s attack and finish with a splash from the wall. Use Drive Parry to repel an opponent’s attack and refill your Drive Gauge. Cancel a Drive Parry or a normal attack and perform a Drive Rush to get closer to your opponent. Overdrive Arts are similar to EX moves from previous games, which strengthen special moves. Use Drive Reversal to execute a counter attack that allows you to escape from sticky situations. One meter, five techniques and endless possibilities. Use your creativity to choose which technique to take advantage of and when .”
Accessibility for newbies
Capcom wants novices not to be intimidated by Street Fighter 6 and has therefore added a new control. Apart from the classic for veterans, with six buttons, we will find another “modern and simpler” that combines the special movement button with a directional input . “This is perfect for new players who find the classic commands too difficult. With the modern control type, your character will perform their most flashy and effective attacks with just a few button presses. The modern control type is optional, but we recommend new players to try it,” says Capcom.
Also new is a real – time commentator feature for competitive matches . Capcom collaborates with some well-known commentators of this type of event so that they accompany and give more emotion. “Start a match, and as the action progresses, their voices will narrate what’s happening on screen, just like in a real tournament. This feature also provides easy-to-understand explanations about the game. This system will help newcomers to better understand the mechanics of Street Fighter and use them in future fights. The real-time commentary feature will also support subtitles in 13 languages to increase accessibility.” The first two confirmed commentators are Vicious and Aru, with more to be announced soon.
World Tour and Battle Hub
World Tour is a single player story mode that “allows you to create your own legacy within Street Fighter 6 “. In the trailer we can see Luke roaming the streets of Metro City, and we imagine that along the way we’ll be fighting enemies of all kinds, from simple thugs to the great champions of Street Fighter .
The Battle Hub is shown briefly at the end of the trailer, and Capcom says that while it seems “just a platform for online combat, it also brings new and unique ways of interacting and communicating . Both modes will require more explanation in the future and we’re looking forward to it. ” discuss them with you in more detail.