Street Fighter 6 release date, trailers, fighters & more

Street Fighter 6 release date, trailers, fighters & more
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Written by 

Tarran Stockton


25th May 2023 11:30


If you're looking forward to Street Fighter 6 and can't wait for its release, we've got all of the details to tide you over, including trailers, gameplay details and the roster of fighters set to appear.

Street Fighter is one of the most iconic franchises in video game history, setting the blueprint for the fighting game genre and being the birthplace of esports. With the reveal of Street Fighter 6, the king of the genre is set to return.

Below, we have all the info on how this new entry will evolve the series while retaining the spirit of its predecessors - so read on for a breakdown of everything we know about Street Fighter 6.

Street Fighter 6 release date

A trailer released during The Game Awards 2022 revealed that Street Fighter 6 is set to launch on June 2, 2023. Just ahead of the Game Awards, the release date for Street Fighter 6 was also revealed by accident.

For fans who can't wait that long, the Street Fighter 6 demo is out now, and is a perfect opportunity to get to grips with the new game.

What pre-order editions does Street Fighter 6 have?

The PS5 store page showing the three versions of Street Fighter 6, standard, deluxe, and ultimate
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Street Fighter 6 has three different editions available to pre-order: Standard, Deluxe, and Ultimate.

Initially, the game was listed early on the PS4 store, showing off these three editions that will be available for purchase. 

What each Edition contains is as follows:

Edition Features
Standard Base Game, Outfit 1 Colour 10 (6 characters) / Titles and stickers
Deluxe Everything above, with an additional Year 1 Character Pass
Ultimate Everything above, with a Year 1 Ultimate Pass instead of the Character Pass

What platforms will Street Fighter 6 be on?

Street Fighter 6 is set to launch on the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and select PC storefronts.

There's no news on why the Xbox One won't be getting a version, but it could have something to do with a deal between Sony and Capcom. If any platform additions are made, we'll be sure to update you right here.

All Street Fighter 6 trailers

The first trailer for Street Fighter 6 debuted in February 2022 to reveal the game and tease it. It’s fairly short, coming in at 39 seconds overall, and shows off some CGI footage of Ryu and Luke facing off. This trailer also gave us a look at the new logo, which was quickly panned by everyone online, causing them to change it up. 

Our second look at the game was a lot more comprehensive and came during the PlayStation State of Play for June 2022. Not only does it give us a look at gameplay, featuring Ryu, Chun-Li, Jamie, and Luke, but it revealed the new World Tour mode along with the open-world Metro City, which players can explore during a single-player campaign.

While this is a big departure from typical SF, there is still the typical fighting you would expect, which looks as impactful as ever. 

The last part of the trailer flashes some text about the Battle Hub, before showing the inside of a large glass building where fighters can congregate and play against each other.

At the February State of Play in 2023, we got another trailer showing off three more characters coming to the game. Zangief and Cammy were confirmed to be returning, both sporting new looks. The third character in the trailer is Lily, a fellow member of the Thunderfoot tribe with T. Hawk and Juli.

Then in the PlayStation Showcase on May 24, 2023, we got the Story Trailer just ahead of the game's launch. In it, we get a glimpse at some of the events that happen during the World Tour story mode, and many of the characters that appear in it.

What gameplay details do we have for Street Fighter 6?

Street Fighter 6 Gameplay of Luke and Jamie performing Drive Impact at the same time
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While the trailers didn't give us a huge amount of info, the official Street Fighter website contains a myriad of details about the different gameplay modes and some of the new features. 

Firstly, there is Fighting Ground, a traditional fighting arena for the legendary Street Fighter gameplay. There are some evolutions, such as the Battle System Design, featuring simpler controls and the chance to time your attacks for flashier moves.

Fighting Ground also features the introduction of commentators, with esports casters for the Capcom Pro Tour commentating on your battles in real-time, hyping up each fight and making it feel like a big event. 

The Drive Gauge is also a new implementation. Available as soon as the battle begins, it allows you to unleash powerful attacks - but draining it can leave you in a vulnerable burnout state. This tasks you with managing your metre, learning where to be conservative with your moves, and when to go all-out on your opponent.

There are five moves that can be used from the Drive Gauge, which are the Drive Impact, Drive Parry, Overdrive, Drive Rush, and Drive Reversal.

The game also offers two control types: Modern and classic. This allows new players to jump right in and get familiar, while seasoned veterans can stick with their preferred method.

Street Fighter 6 Gameplay screenshot of World Tour mode
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Perhaps the biggest change to Street Fighter 6 is the introduction of a single-player campaign, called World Tour. There isn't a lot of information about how this will work yet, but it seems that you will play an up-and-coming fighter who is looking to carve out their legend and make their name as a Street Fighter.

Lastly, there is the Battle Hub. This is another mode we don't know a lot about yet, but it seems to be the game's multiplayer mode.

Which fighters are in Street Fighter 6?

Art of the initial roster of 18 fighters in Street Fighter 6
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The most important part of any fighter game is its roster, and the Street Fighter series has led to the creation of some of the most iconic characters in all of video games. Here's a list of both the new and returning fighters that made the cut in the sixth entry:

  • Ryu
  • Ken
  • Zangief
  • Dhalsim
  • Honda
  • Blanka
  • Guile
  • Chun-Li
  • Cammy
  • Dee Jay
  • Juri
  • Luke
  • Marisa
  • Jamie
  • Mimi
  • Lilly
  • JP
  • Kimberly

Beyond the initial roster of eighteen fighters, more will be added as DLC. The first wave of DLC characters have been announced as follows:

The four DLC characters confirmed for the first year of Street Fighter 6, AKI, Rashid, Ed, and Akuma
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  • A.K.I
  • Rashid
  • Akuma
  • Ed

Those characters will be added throughout the first year of the game, with Rashid arriving first in Summer 2023, followed by A.K.I. in Autumn 2023, Ed in Winter 2023/24, with Akuma joining the cast in the Spring of next year.

That's all of the details we have on Street Fighter 6! Be sure to check back, as we'll update this page with any new information that we get on the game leading up to its release in June.

Tarran Stockton
About the author
Tarran Stockton
Tarran is a Senior Guides Writer at GGRecon. He previously wrote reviews for his college newspaper before studying Media and Communication at university. His favourite genres include role-playing games, strategy games, and boomer shooters - along with anything indie. You can also find him in the pit at local hardcore shows.
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