Blanka, Dhalsim, E. Honda, and Ken all of whom debuted in the original Street Fighter or Street Fighter 2 were confirmed by Capcom on Thursday, along with Ryu, Chun-Li, Jamie, Guile, Juri, and Kimberly. That's 11 fighters revealed so far for Street Fighter 6, which is expected to include about 24 characters.
Blanka, Dhalsim, E. Honda, and Ken all sport new appearances, and while many of their familiar special abilities appear to be intact Blankasims still stretchy, Blankas still full of electricity each fighter also brings new moves to the fight. Blanka, for example, can now electrify his Blanka-chan stuffed animal and throw it at opponents.
Capcom demonstrated player-created avatars that Street Fighter 6 players may use in battle against the series' stable of world warriors. Players can use player avatars in the game's World Tour mode, while also training with masters like Ryu and Chun-Li. Avatars may also be taken into the Battle Hub, a lobby area where players meet up to compete.
Capcom has disclosed new gameplay and stage tricks that will allow players to add wacky rules to Street Fighter 6's one-on-one brawls in Extreme Battle mode. Stage hazards such as rampaging bulls, Mets from the Mega Man games, and bouncing explosives will add an element of unpredictability to matches.
The Capcom Street Fighter 6 beta test will take place on October 7-10. The beta test will be available on PlayStation 5, Windows PC, and Xbox Series X and will feature cross-platform play. Eight characters will be playable during the test: Ryu, Chun-Li, Luke, Jamie, Guile, Kimberly, Juri, and Ken.
Street Fighter 6 will be released sometime in 2023 for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows PC, and Xbox Series X.