You may have already seen it, but Street Fighter 6‘s release date of June 2, 2023 leaked late in the day on December 8. Evidently Sony accidentally or intentionally published the date on the PlayStation Store alongside three different editions that will be available at launch. Now, at Geoff Keighley’s The Game Awards, Capcom confirmed that the date is real. Mark your calendars, folks: street fighter will be back next year.
The Game Awards dropped a new trailer for it Street Fighter 6 during the pre-show, where we saw fighters traveling through the (digital) world: France, Italy, the United States and the like. There were also some mini games including bottle chopping, plate breaking and basketball blocking. Weird stuff. We also saw some new characters, such as capoeira fighter Dee Jay and gladiator fighter Marisa, alongside a cool-looking 2v2 mode where a player-created fighter and Ryu fought against two other fighters on the same screen at the same time.
Street Fighter 6 looks wild.
The mistake of the June 2023 release date was noticed by Twitter users on the PlayStation Store bestproplay3 and SurpriseBum. It then spread on the gaming forum website ResetEra, with pre-order pages reportedly confirm the date. There appears to be three editions of the game: Standard, Deluxe, and Ultimate. The standard edition apparently comes with the base game, one outfit color for six unspecified characters, and “special titles and stickers.” The Deluxe and Ultimate versions contain the same things, the only difference being that the Deluxe packs contain the Year 1 Character Pass, while the Ultimate contains the Year 1 Ultimate Pass. Prices for these editions were not disclosed at the time.
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More than seven years later Street Fighter V came out in February 2016, Street Fighter 6 is Capcom’s latest entry in the long-running fighting game series. It will occur all the usual characters-Chun-Li, Guile, Ken, Ryu, etc. – as well as some new faces, such as the fiery Luke and (my personal favorite) the kunoichi Kimberly. There are also some new elements introduced in the upcoming entry including the combo-busting Drive Impact move, a robust character creator you can use in it the open world for one playerand the incredible training mode that actually teaches you fighting game jargon. It’s an exciting release that I’m excited about.
You don’t have to wait long to get your hands on the game. Yes, it drops in June 2023, which is about six months away. But if you were part of it Street Fighter 6‘s first closed beta, you can check it out the second which runs from December 16 to 19. Even if you didn’t get an invite to play the first beta, you still can submit an application to participate in the second through the game’s website. However, two caveats here. The first is the must have a registered Capcom ID account. The second is that the account must then be linked to the platform you sign up to play on. Once you meet those criteria and you’re selected, you’ll get access to Street Fighter 6.
However, if you’re not lucky enough to be selected for access to the game’s second closed beta, you’ll just have to wait until Street Fighter 6 will fully launch on June 2, 2023. The game will be released on PlayStation 4 and 5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC via Steam.