Update [6/2/22]: This story has been updated with new information about Street Fighter 6 provided by Capcom after the State of play.
Capcom delivered our first look at Street Fighter 6 gameplay and more from its slate during June’s State of Play on PlayStation. The trailer showed off several iconic Street Fighter characters and teased what appears to be a new logo.
After the reveal, Capcom confirmed the three new modes: Fighting Ground, World Tour, and Battle Hub. Arcade Mode, Practice Mode, Local Versus Battles, and Online Matches will also be back. Capcom said roster and Battle Hub details will be revealed at a later date. He did, however, share that World Tour will be Street Fighter 6’s single-player story mode that “pushes the boundaries of what a fighting game is and allows players to leave their own legacy with their player avatar.”
Street Fighter 6 will feature a new mechanic called the Drive System, which Capcom describes as “a new gauge used to run five separate techniques to improve a player’s offensive or defensive abilities.” Techniques include Drive Impact, Drive Parry, Overdrive Art, Drive Rush, and Drive Reversal.
Capcom also announced the “Real Time Commentary Feature”, a feature that adds commentary from FGC commentators like Jeremy “Vicious” Lopez, Aru and others promising “real-time commentary and a fresh perspective”.
Street Fighter 6 is being developed with Capcom’s RE Engine and is slated for release in 2023 on PlayStation 4 and 5, Xbox Series X and S, and PC. Check out all the announcements and reveals from PlayStation’s June State of Play with IGN’s news roundup.
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