Street Fighter 6 | Capcom drops demo, solo campaign details and more

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In its latest showcase, Capcom has dropped details about Street Fighter 6's single-player World Tour mode, its Year 1 fighter roster, and casually mentioned that a new demo’s available.


In a quite mind-bogglingly huge info dump, Capcom has unveiled a whole banquet of information about the upcoming Street Fighter 6. Also, there’s a demo available now for PS4 and PS5, with the same taster due to be available on PC, Xbox Series X and Xbox One on 26 April.

The other stand-out was Street Fighter 6's World Tour mode, which is a far more in-depth, RPG-like campaign than we’ve seen in previous SF entries. World Tour sees you create a custom character and travel a huge 3D world. Said world contains 18 fighters to uncover and learn new moves from, which you can then use to thrash your enemies in time-honoured street fights.

Essentially its own action RPG, World Tour also has some welcome nods to Capcom’s own fighting history; as hinted at in the trailer below, you can visit Metro City, the location of the classic brawler Final Fight, and take on its reliably topless mayor, Mike Haggar. There’s also what looks like a challenge that involves punching a pair of fridge freezers – a kind of white goods twist on Street Fighter II’s old “smash up the Lexus LS400” bonus stage.

Elsewhere in the showcase, we also saw the Battle Hub – a place where you can take your custom character to fight in custom online battles. In an ingenious touch, you can borrow movesets from existing SF characters and combine them. There’s also optional damage – so your character looks more battle-worn as bouts go on – as well as modes to help newcomers get acquainted with fighters and their moves.

Speaking of fighters, Capcom also unveiled SF6’s Year 1 character roster. Rashid will join the game in the summer of 2023, A.K.I. will join in the autumn, while Ed and Akuma will join them in them in the winter of 2023 and spring of 2024 respectively.

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Street Fighter VI’s Year 1 character roster. Credit: Capcom/PlayStation Blog.

It’s a lot to take in, and there’s more detail on the PlayStation Blog. For now, it’s probably fair to say it’s a good time to be a Street Fighter VI fan; as our Alan Wen wrote a little while ago, the quality of SF6’s competitive mode alone puts it in the running as one of 2023’s best games.

Street Fighter 6 releases on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, PC on 2 June.

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