Capcom are keen to keep the momentum of Street Fighter 6 going with a slew of new announcements. Details of the intriguing World Tour mode have been revealed, alongside new info on the Battle Hub, and four new character reveals. What’s more, Capcom has confirmed the imminent launch of a Street Fighter 6 beta test.
In the game’s World Tour mode, players will be able to create their own avatars with a multitude of customisation options. As players progress through the story, they’ll hone their avatar’s strength through Street Fights with various NPCs. They will meet masters like Ryu and Chun-Li, who will teach them special moves from their own repertoires. Capcom are promising a seamless transition from conversation to battle.
Battle Hub will see players take their World Tour avatars into a lobby area to find matches against other players from around the world. When two players sit down at one of the arcade cabinets placed back-to-back throughout the Battle Hub, they can kick-off a match with the whole Battle Hub as their audience. Players can also visit the Game Center to play retro Capcom classics like Street Fighter II and Final Fight.
Returning Street Fighter Characters
Capcom has already announced a host of new and returning Street Fighter 6 characters. Ryu, Chun-Li, Guile and Juri make up the familiar faces. And now, there’s four more of Street Fighter II‘s world warriors set to make the roster.
- Ken – Accusations of orchestrating a criminal plot have forced Ken to abandon his family and business to go into hiding. As a legend in the Street Fighter series, Ken packs a classic move set. However, Capcom have also promised new additions that keep things fresh.
- Blanka – Once a kindhearted adventure tour guide and defender of nature, the man has become a beast. Blanka features his signature Electric Thunder and Rolling Attacks, plus brand new Blanka-chan Bombs and the return of his Lightning Beast move.
- Dhalsim – A monk and yoga master, Dhalsim channels his familiar fire techniques from past games while also mastering moves like Yoga Fire, Yoga Arch, Yoga Comet, and Yoga Flame.
- E. Honda – A globetrotting sumo wrestler, E. Honda combines old with new. Bringing back his trademark moves like Hundred Hand Slap and Sumo Headbutt, E. Honda also receives a brand new Sumo Dash move, where he moves forward with a traditional sumo shuffle.
Street Fighter 6 Beta Test
And now the announcement you all came for! A Street Fighter 6 Beta Test will take place from 7th-10th October, 2022. This closed beta will be available on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and Steam. What’s more, it will open with cross-play enabled! The Closed Beta Test will include Ranked Match, Casual Match, Battle Hub Match, Open Tournament, Extreme Battle, Game Center, and Training Mode. Eight characters will be playable during the test including Ryu, Chun-Li, Luke, Jamie, Guile, Kimberly, Juri, and Ken. Details on how to participate will be revealed in the near future.
Street Fighter 6 is set for release in 2023. Are you excited for the game? Will you be participating in the closed beta? Let us know in the comments below!