All new fighters coming to Street Fighter 6
Street Fighter 6 will introduce a new arsenal of characters to its roster, expanding its fighters with a number of new faces. Get to know the newbies here!
Street Fighter 6 will release on June 2, 2023, featuring an arsenal of old and new fighters. While the old favorites, like Ken, Ryu, Chun-Li, and others, are set to return, there are also a half dozen new fighters to get acquainted with. Here are all the new fighters coming to Street Fighter 6.
Which characters in Street Fighter 6 are new to the series?
There are a half dozen new characters added to the series in Street Fighter 6, ranging from natural successors to older fighters to new ideas that are brand new in the series. Take some time to familiarize yourself with these new faces!
Jamie is the first drunken fist-style fighter to join the Street Fighter roster. He's presented as both a martial artist and a breakdancer. He’s Luke’s rival, and fights in the drunken master style, combining it with a breakdancing and Capoeira arsenal of moves. He’s based out of Hong Kong, and seems to have been trained by both Yun and Yang from Street Fighter III: New Generation.
Kimberly is a USA-native trained by Guy, who uses his moves with a new flair. Her theming combines graffiti and ninjutsu, using spray paint as smoke bombs and spraying her opponent as part of her Super Art. Kimberly is a speedy character who is highly mobile and brilliant for mix-ups.
Manon is a French fighter who combines Judo and ballet into a deadly combination. A stylish model who’s both a champion in Judo and a fashion icon, Manon is deceptively brutal in her fighting style.
A fierce, giant Italian woman, Marisa uses a combination of MMA, Greco-Roman wrestling, and pankration styles to beat her opponents into submission. Themed around a Roman legionnaire and with hair styled to look like a Spartan helmet, her home stage is a Coliseum. However, when she’s not fighting, Marisa is a fine-art fan and a jewelry designer.
JP is a mature gentleman from Russia who’s a chess champion besides being a Street Fighter. An official bio states that he is “Head of an international NGO responsible for many successful investment projects and the man behind Nayshall’s present prosperity." He has a beloved cat named Cybele.” Some have speculated that JP uses Psycho Power, like M. Bison.
Lily is an character that is set to be added to Street Fighter 6. From leaks and images, it’s thought Lily is from Mexico and fights with a pair of weapons similar to Macuahuitl. A descendant of the Thunderfoot tribe, Lily speaks with the spirits of nature, trusting in their guidance as she travels the globe.
A.K.I or Aki, is another new character. There’s little we know about them. Only the fact they appear to have long fingernails and have China as their nation of origin. It could be that A.K.I is either a boss character or one we’ll learn about in the future.
And those are all the new characters joining the Street Fighter 6 roster that we know about! Stay tuned to Esports.gg for more Street Fighter 6 news, info, and guides!