Street Fighter 6 adds four classic fighters to the roster, and a beta test will begin in October

Street Fighter 6 adds four classic fighters to the roster, and a beta test will begin in October ...

Blanka, Dhalsim, E. Honda, and Ken, all of whom debuted in the original Street Fighter or Street Fighter 2, have been confirmed by Capcom on Thursday. They include Ryu, Chun-Li, Luke, Jamie, Guile, Juri, and Kimberly, who were previously listed as opponents for Street Fighter 6.

Blanka, Dhalsim, E. Honda, and Ken all have new appearances, and while many of their old special abilities appear to be intact Blankasims still stretchy, Blankas still full of energy each fighter also brings new moves to the fight. For example, Blanka can now electrify his Blanka-chan stuffed animal and throw it at opponents.

Capcom unveiled player-created avatars that Street Fighter 6 players may use in their own battle against the series' stable of world warriors. Player avatars may be used in Street Fighter 6s World Tour mode, allowing players to progress through the game's narrative and 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 discuss their assignments.

Capcom has released 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 like rampaging bulls, Mets from the Mega Man games, and bouncing explosives will add an element of unpredictability to matches if players so choose.

Capcom has announced a closed beta test for Street Fighter 6, which 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 on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows PC, and Xbox Series X.