Through a press release, Plaion has re-shared all the news shown during the Street Fighter 6 Showcase: let’s find out all the announcements and the latest gameplay news together in this dedicated article!
During the Street Fighter 6 Showcase, hosted by rap legend Lil Wayne, new information about the game was shared including new World Tour details, custom avatars, accessibility features, the Year 1 roadmap and a demo available today on PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4, arriving on Xbox and Steam on April 26! In the next few lines we will list all the news and announcements, pending the arrival of the Capcom game on June 2, 2023 on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X | S and PC (via Steam).
Street Fighter 6 Showcase: among the many announcements we start from the World Tour
Showcasing a new World Tour location called Nayshall, a developing nation tucked away in a remote corner of Asia. Here you will meet iconic Masters and you will experience the world of Street Fighter with your personalized avatar as you roam the streets of Metro City, Nayshall and other locations around the world in this new single player story mode. A number of RPG elements have also been introduced. You can consume items and food during battle or in restaurants to recover vitality, acquire buffs or inflict debuffs. As you level up your avatar, you’ll earn skill points to spend in a skill tree to further customize your bespoke moveset.
You can also become a student of your favorite Masters, including all 18 characters available at launch, acquiring their style and learning their special moves. Increase your ties with Masters by offering them gifts and completing quests. You will be able to unlock new cinematics as you make personal connections with these legendary fighters.
Custom Avatar and Accessibility | Street Fighter 6 Showcase: all the announcements and news!
Create your unique character in World Tour and then go to the Battle Hub to join battles against other players online. Use your avatar with Dhalsim’s fighting style, Zangief’s Screw Piledriver and Ken’s Hadoken or any other combination of skills you learned in the World Tour to show your personal fighting style. Be careful as your opponent may have come up with an even wilder set of moves.
Street Fighter 6 is committed to supporting greater accessibility with a innovative sound design that tells you how far you are from your opponent, the level of attacks, whether an attack is a cross-up, how much Drive Gauge remains, and more. For newcomers and veterans alike, there are tutorials, character guides, and enriched combo trials, providing a solid foundation for each character. Our third Control Type, alongside Classic and Modern, is Dynamic, where you can unleash a character’s flashy moves by pressing the auto-attack button and having the AI assist your attacks and combos.
The various modalities | Street Fighter 6 Showcase: all the announcements and news!
Arcade Mode is a single player mode where you will face the computer and learn more about the history of each fighter. Complete Arcade Mode with each character to unlock and view beautiful artwork in the Gallery. Your scores can even be uploaded to the online leaderboards! Play against other players or against the computer by creating a team of up to 5 characters and customize the Match Format to your liking, such as Single Eliminations, Doubles and Teams.
Extreme Battle introduces sets of rules that you have to follow, along with fun features like Running Bulls or the special version of the hot potato. Play Extreme Battle to learn more about the basics of the game or to wreak havoc at a party. Play online against other players by creating a custom room. The four virtual cabinets in the room can be set to One on One, Extreme Battle or Training. Custom Rooms can now include up to 16 players at a time and make Online Training and Match Spectating easier than ever!
Ranked Matches and Battle Damage | Street Fighter 6 Showcase: all the announcements and news!
Ranked Matches are back and steps have been taken to reduce the pressure of losing a match in certain ranks. First, a one-time protection feature has been added for those at Diamond rank and below. After that, Rookies will no longer lose League Points on a loss to encourage online play. Finally, Iron-Gold and Maestro level players will not incur League relegations. Each character also has their own individual rank, so trying out new characters in ranked matches is more accessible than ever.
To celebrate the entire Street Fighter series, the Battle Damage feature was introduced! During fights, characters will sweat more, develop cuts and bruises, along with other signs of heated battles that will appear on their faces and clothes. This will only be available in some offline modes and can be turned off in Settings. It was also shown how players can create a club in the Battle Hub to play with friends and find like-minded players. Customize your Club emblem and create a uniform that only your Club members can sport.
Year 1 and Demo! | Street Fighter 6 Showcase: all the announcements and news!
Rashid, who debuted in Street Fighter V, returns in Summer 2023. The enigmatic AKI joins the roster in Fall 2023. Ed, the young commander from Street Fighter V, also returns to the attack as the season begins. It’s winter 2024. And finally, the legend himself, the beast, the transcendent Akuma will be unleashed in Street Fighter 6 in spring 2024! All four of these characters will be included as Masters on the World Tour after their release and are also included in the Deluxe and Ultimate editions of Street Fighter 6.
Finally, turn on your PlayStation 5 or PlayStation 4 and play the demo now! Players on Xbox Series X|S or PC will have access starting April 26 at 09:00 in the morning. You can learn the basic battle mechanics from the Tutorial and practice the moves and fighting style of Luke and Ryu in the Character Guide. Dive into the first moments of the World Tour where you can experience the avatar creation feature. Custom avatars can be carried over to the full game of the same platform once the game is released!
And these were all the announcements that came from the Street Fighter 6 Showcase. Let us know what you think below in the comments, we will continue to keep you updated with all the videogame and tech-themed news, guides and reviews! And if you are interested in game keys at advantageous prices, we suggest you take a look at the Kinguin catalogue!