Capcom’s fighting game will be available to try soon.
You can sign up for a closed beta test on Street Fighter 6’s website. The test will run from October 7-10 on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series and PC (Steam). In addition to cross-play, there will be eight playable characters (Ryu, Chun-Li, Luke, Jamie, Guile, Kimberly, Juri, Ken) and seven game modes (Ranked Match, Casual Match, Battle Hub Match, Open Tournament, Extreme Battle, Game Center, Training Mode). Meanwhile, the Japanese company has revealed how Ken, Blanka, Dhalsim and E.Honda have been modified for the new part of the franchise, and two commentators (Kosuke Hiraiwa, an eSports commentator, and Demon Kakka, the lead singer of Seikima-II, a heavy metal band; they will be subtitled so that they can be understood without knowing the language) have been confirmed.
The World Tour and the Battle Hub were also mentioned. Quoting Capcom, “Players will be able to create their avatars with a multitude of customization options to reflect their styles and flair. As players progress through the immersive story mode, they’ll hone their avatar’s strength through Street Fights with various NPCs and meet masters like Ryu and Chun-Li, who will teach them special moves from their repertoires. All inhabitants and opponents of the World Tour never back down from a challenge and will seamlessly transition from conversation to battle. Players can take their customized avatars into the Battle Hub, the lobby area, to find matches against other players worldwide, including online tournaments. 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.”
Capcom also talked about the Extreme Game Battle mode: “The all-new Extreme Battle mode enters the Fighting Ground to offer a new way to spice up matches with unconventional parameters. These fast and frantic battles are defined by new Rules and Gimmicks that make every match an experience anyone can enjoy. Rules define the victory condition for players, while Gimmicks add a new level of fun such as a stampeding bull sporadically interrupting a match.”
Street Fighter 6 will arrive later in 2023 (around February-March?) for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, PC and PlayStation 4. How much did Sony pay Capcom to get their RE Engine games (like Resident Evil 4 Remake) a PS4 port…?