Street Fighter 6

Street Fighter 6 Sweeps a 2023 Launch

Capcom was on-hand today to reveal new Resident Evil but also Street Fighter 6.

The State of Play trailer introduces several new things including the switch to RE Engine, new mechanics, new fighters, and a new single-player mode.

Each new Street Fighter entry adds new mechanics and this time it isn’t any different. Meet the Drive System, a gauge that needs to be managed wisely and can be utilized to perform five different techniques to enhance your offence or defence.

“A Drive Impact is a powerful strike that can absorb an opponent’s incoming attack and can lead to a wall splat. 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,” says Wong. “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. It’s all in your hands!”

Furthermore, to introduce newcomers to the series, Capcom is adding a modern control type for players who find the controls complicated. The classic control type includes inputs for six-button layouts. Street Fighter 6 adds the modern control type which allows for easier inputs where a special move can be performed by combining the “Special Move” button with one-directional input.

A neat new feature for the fight community to use and enjoy is the Real-Time Commentary Feature. Capcom is working with the FGC (Fight Game Community) commentators to incorporate their voices into the game. When you enter a match you’ll hear the commentary narrating your match like a real tournament. The commentators will even explain the movesets to you to help newcomers understand the mechanics better.

The new modes — World Tour and Battle Hub — are foundational modes. World Tour is a single-player story mode while Battle Hub adds an online venue for matches, adding unique forms of engagement and communications.

Street Fighter 6 launches in 2023 — head over to the PlayStation Blog for an in-depth preview.