Street Fighter 6 reveals the warrior’s path and opens closed beta registration. Learn more about the Battle Hub, the World Tour, and more.
Street Fighter 6 surprised everyone with a knock-out combo of new World Tour and Battle Hub information, the announcement of four new characters, the new Extreme Battle Mode, and the reveal of an upcoming closed beta test at Tokyo Game Show 22.
The most important updates to World Tour and Battle Hub are:
World Tour – Players will be able to create their own avatars with a variety of different customization options to express their personal style and flair. As players play through the immersive story mode, they’ll be able to hone their avatar’s abilities through street fights with various NPCs, and also learn special moves from masters like Ryu and Chun-Li. In World Tour, the denizens and adversaries of the world will never shy away from a challenge, seamlessly transitioning from conversation to combat. Battle Hub – Players can use their customized avatars in the Battle Hub, which acts as a lobby area where matches can be found against opponents from around the world, including online tournaments. When two players take a seat at one of the arcade machines found back-to-back in Battle Hub, they can start a match where the entire Battle Hub is the audience. It is also possible to visit the Game Center to play Capcom retro classics like Street Fighter™ II and Final Fight™.
The second item on the agenda was the introduction of four world-class fighters who announce their return to the streets:
Ken – Allegations that he is behind a criminal plot have forced Ken, a former US National Fighting Champion and ex-VP of the Masters Foundation, to abandon his family and business and go into hiding. As a legend of the Street Fighter series, Ken impresses with a classic move set, but with a few new twists brings a breath of fresh air. Blanka – A warm-hearted adventure tour guide and defender of nature, Blanka is best known for his distinctive Electric Thunder and Rolling Attacks. In addition, he can now use the new Blanka-chan Bombs and the Lightning Beast move also makes a return. Dhalsim – A monk and yoga master, Dhalsim utilizes his well-known fire techniques from past games while also mastering moves like Yoga Fire, Yoga Arch, Yoga Comet, and Yoga Flame. Honda – E. Honda, the itinerant sumo wrestler, combines moves old and new, such as utilizing his signature Hundred Hand Slap or Sumo Headbutt, plus the all-new Sumo Dash, where he advances in a traditional sumo shuffle.
The brand new Extreme Battle Mode is part of the Fighting Ground and offers a new way to make matches even more exciting with unconventional parameters. These fast and furious battles are defined by new rules and gimmicks that make every match a fun experience for everyone.
Rules define the prerequisites for opponents to win, and gimmicks add a dash of entertainment with elements such as a rampaging bull occasionally interrupting the match.
Also introduced were two additional commentators for the Real-Time Commentary feature: Kosuke Hiraiwa (commentator) and His Excellency Demon Kakka (co-commentator). Kosuke Hiraiwa is a well-known esports caster who brings his expertise and professionalism to Street Fighter 6. HE Demon Kakka is the lead singer of the Japanese heavy metal band Seikima-II. As they comment on the matches in Japanese, their statements are accompanied by subtitles in the 13 supported languages, if selected.
Ein Closed Beta Test (registration) to Street Fighter 6 will take place from October 7th to October 10th, 2022 for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S and Steam – with cross-play enabled. The closed beta test includes Ranked Match, Casual Match, Open Tournament, Extreme Battle, Game Center and Training Mode. The following eight characters will be available: Ryu, Chun-Li, Luke, Jamie, Guile, Kimberly, Juri and Ken.
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