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Street Fighter 6 gets new roster reveals, and June ’23 release date

Capcom’s SF6 is officially set to hit consoles and the PC in June 2023, and had a ton of announcements at tonight’s installment of The Game Awards.

Heh-heh-heh

Yep, he’s back. Originally appearing in Super Street Fighter II, the Jamaican capoeira expert DeeJay is back in action for SF6. But he’s far from alone, as Capcom took the wraps of 4 more World Warriors that’ll be joining the roster of its upcoming fighting game.

Other than DeeJay, those combatants include the newcomers Manon, Marisa, and the mysterious JP. JP seems like a major player in SF6, and has a pretty familiar-looking glow to his powers.

Here’s a look at them in action:

  • Dee Jay – First appearing in Super Street Fighter II, Dee Jay is a globally popular dance music superstar with a burning love for music and fighting. As a returning character in the series, Dee Jay retains his trademark moves that will get you in the rhythm such as Air Slasher, Double Rolling Sobat, Machine Gun Upper, and Jackknife Maximum, while adding new moves like Jus Cool and Weekend Pleasure to his arsenal. Visit Bathers Beach, Dee Jay’s stage in Street Fighter 6, to find a beachside party full of life amidst a setting sun.
  • Manon – A supermodel and world champion judoka, Manon struts the catwalk of street fighting to become the world’s strongest model. Manon’s move set is a graceful union between judo grappling and classical ballet with moves like the Manège Doré, Renversé, Pas de Deux, and more. Find her in the Fȇte Foraine stage in France, a dazzling carnival amidst the French skyline.
  • Marisa – Marisa is an up-and-coming jewelry designer from Italy who claims ancestry to ancient Greek warriors. A powerhouse of a character, Marisa utilizes her long limbs to unleash slow yet gargantuan strikes like the devastating Gladius, defensive counter Scutum, powerful Quadriga kick, and the almighty Goddess of the Hunt. Bask in the scent of victory in Colosseo, Marisa’s stage, with battle-ready warriors in the background cheering you on.
  • JP – JP is the head of an international nonprofit organization responsible for many successful investment projects, and the man behind Nayshall’s present prosperity. He has a beloved cat named Cybele. JP takes control of the entire map from all angles with moves like the powerful void-creating Departure, the clone-deploying Torbalan, the Embrace grab, and the destructive Interdiction.

Gonna take you for… wrong series

Along with the character reveals, Capcom also announced a few more details on the World Tour mode. If you don’t remember, that’s the mode where you take control of a created character, and circle the globe training with the masters of Street Fighter’s universe.

Next up, we shared new details on the all-new World Tour mode. Visit exciting locations like an arena in Italy, a festival in France, a beach in Jamaica, and more as you travel around the world learning Special Moves from Masters. You can even mix and match Special Moves from different Masters meaning that your avatar can throw out a Hadoken or Sonic Boom, perform a Spinning Bird Kick, and execute a Yoga Flame, all in the same match as long as they’re using different inputs. World Tour also introduces Master Assist, allowing players to fight alongside a Master like Ryu by calling upon them in battle to help for a period of time, a useful tool for when you encounter more than one opponent. Lastly, play your heart out with minigames like karate-chopping bottles, enjoying Italian cuisine, parrying basketballs, and more. Minigames are playable in between matches in the form of part-time jobs where you can earn World Tour mode currency to purchase in-game clothing, food, and more.

Capcom press release

Don’t forget the pre-order goodies

Well of course Street Fighter 6 will have pre-order freebies. Did you really think it wouldn’t? They’re pretty cool too, as the game will offer up alternate colors for Chun-Li, Jamie, Manon, Dee Jay, and Juri, along with “outfit 1” for Ken. Those who buy the game for the PlayStation platforms will get a little more too, with 18 in-game Special Titles and 18 Stickers (also in-game).

Speaking of those pre-orders too, there are 3 different versions to choose from, all of which should be ready now.

  • Standard Edition ($59.99; Physical/Digital) – Includes the base game of Fighting Ground, World Tour, Battle Hub, and the 18-character launch roster
  • Deluxe Edition ($84.99; Physical/Digital) – Includes the base game and the Year 1 Character Pass (containing four characters), colors 3-10 for each of those Year 1 characters’ Outfit 1, and a bonus of 4,200 Drive Tickets for in-game purchases
  • Ultimate Edition ($104.99; Digital) – Includes the base game and the Year 1 Ultimate Pass, which contains content from the Year 1 Character Pass, two additional costumes and their alternate colors for the four Year 1 characters, two more stages, and a bonus of 7,700 Drive Tickets

I guess the actual release date is pretty important too, so we’ll add here that Street Fighter 6 is set to arrive for Xbox and PlayStation platforms, as well as the PC this June the 2nd.

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