Capcom has officially announced Street Fighter 6. In a brief trailer, series mainstay Ryu faces off against the most recent DLC character for Street Fighter V, Luke Sullivan. They’re rendered in a highly-detailed, realistic fashion, with a flash of the inky, painterly effects seen in Street Fighter IV and V.
The news comes at the end of a days-long countdown timer on Capcom’s website. More news on Street Fighter 6 will be revealed in Summer 2022.
What we know about Street Fighter 6
Former series producer Yoshinori Ono, who is credited with reviving the franchise via Street Fighter IV, left Capcom in mid-2021. It is unknown whether he had a hand in planning Street Fighter 6 at this stage.
However, we do know that Yusuke Hashimoto, who directed Bayonetta 2 at PlatinumGames, and previously worked on the original Bayonetta 1 and a series of Resident Evil games, will be one of the game’s designers.
The teaser trailer for Street Fighter 6 featured a character called Luke, an MMA fighter who Capcom previously stated was ‘a key player in the next Street Fighter project.’ Luke was the final DLC character for Street Fighter V, introduced at the end of 2021.
So far, there is no firm release date.
Capcom Fighter Collection announced
As part of the countdown, Capcom also announced the Capcom Fighting Collection, an anthology of its fighting games from the last 35 years. The pack includes games such as Darkstalkers, Cyberbots, Hyper Street Fighter II, and Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo, among others.
The pack will come with plenty of concept art, design documents, a soundtrack jukebox, and other quality of life features. Online play will be available for all games.
The Capcom Fighting Collection will be available June 24, 2022.
These announcements were made at the conclusion of the Capcom Cup, where legendary professional player Daigo Umehara was defeated by relative newcomer Masaki Kawano in a Street Fighter V exhibition match, during the Capcom Pro Tour 2021 Season Final.