Capcom has announced a closed beta test for Street Fighter 6, the much anticipated entry to the genre-defining fighting game series. They also revealed four returning characters as well as major updates to the World Tour and Battle Hub modes.
First up, the Closed Beta Test, which takes place from October 7 – 10 on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S and Steam with cross-play enabled.
The Closed Beta Test includes Ranked Match, Casual Match, Battle Hub Match, Open Tournament, Extreme Battle, Game Center and Training Mode. Eight characters will be playable, including Ryu, Chun-Li, Luke, Jamie, Guile, Kimberly, Juri and Ken.
Next up, four World Warriors are making their return to the streets, with fresh screenshots (seen above).
- Ken – Accusations of orchestrating a criminal plot have forced Ken, a former US National Fighting Champion and ex-VP of the Masters Foundation, to abandon his family and business to go into hiding. As a legend in the Street Fighter series, Ken packs a classic move set with new additions that keep things fresh.
- Blanka – A kindhearted adventure tour guide and defender of nature, Blanka features his signature Electric Thunder and Rolling Attacks, plus brand new Blanka-chan Bombs and the return of his Lightning Beast move.
- Dhalsim – A monk and yoga master, Dhalsim channels his familiar fire techniques from past games while also mastering moves like Yoga Fire, Yoga Arch, Yoga Comet, and Yoga Flame.
- E. Honda – A globetrotting sumo wrestler, E. Honda combines old with new, bringing back his trademark moves like Hundred Hand Slap and Sumo Headbutt, plus his brand new Sumo Dash where he moves forward with a traditional sumo shuffle.
Finally, updates to World Tour and Battle Hub, plus Extreme Battle.
In World Tour mode, players can create their own avatars and progress through an immersive story mode. Along the way players will hone their avatar’s strength through Street Fights with various NPCs and meeting masters like Ru and Chun-Li. All inhabitants and opponents of World Tour never back down from a challenge, and will seamlessly transition from conversation to battle.
In Battle Hub mode, players take their customised avatars into the Battle Hub, which serves as the lobby area to match up against players around the world. When two players sit down at one of the arcade cabinets placed back-to-back throughout the Battle Hub, they can kick-off a match with the whole Battle Hub as their audience. Players can also visit the Game Center to play retro Capcom classics like Street Fighter II and Final Fight.
In the all-new Extreme Battle mode, players can spice up their matches with unconventional parameters. These fast and frantic battles are defined by new Rules and Gimmicks that make every match an experience anyone can enjoy. Rules define the victory condition for players, while Gimmicks add a new level of fun such as a stampeding bull sporadically interrupting a match.