Dee Jay, new fighters get their groove back in Street Fighter 6 character and release date reveal
It’s time to feel the rhythm once more as Dee Jay and three new fighters get announced for Street Fighter 6, as well as an official release date.
A world premier announcement at tonight's 2022 The Game Awards confirms the Street Fighter 6 release date and four new fighters for Capcom's much anticipated brawler. The preshow announcement included a brief look at the game's single-player Battle Hub silliness before a segue into the pre-order announcement for a June 2, 2023 release. Check out the trailer announcement below.
Who's who among fighters?
Let's take a gander at the four fighters announced in the trailer, including one familiar face.
Missing from the Street Fighter roster since 4, Dee Jay returns with a new look and sound, but surely containing his same old charge attacks. As described by Capcom, Dee Jay is "A globally popular dance music superstar and is always ready to have a good time. With a burning love for music and fighting, this Jamaican sensation drives audiences wild with hot new songs and stylish moves."
A new fighter hailing from Greece, Marisa is a towering figure ready to throw down in the gladiatorial arena. "An up-and-coming jewelry designer from Italy who claims ancestry to ancient Greek warriors. As a child, she was inspired by a vision of the Colosseum in its prime. Today, she seeks glory with a smile—and an eye for beauty."
The second new addition to the Street Fighter canon, Manon is a supermodel that strikes poses on the walkway as often as she strikes opponents in the ring. "A super model and world champion judoka, Manon is an idealist, forever seeking self-improvement in the pursuit of beauty. She struts the catwalk of street fighting to become the world's strongest model."
Cat owners unite, as new fighter JP enters the ring with a mysterious allure. "Head of an international NGO responsible for many successful investment projects, and the man behind Nayshall's present prosperity. Has a beloved cat named Cybele."
Deluxe Street Fighter 6 release date announced
And for all you folks that just love boxes full of plastic and art books, boy does Capcom got you covered. The Mad Gear Box edition of Street Fighter 6 includes two figures, a special box, stickers, art book, and digital goods.
Look for Street Fighter 6 on Friday, June 2, 2023 and look at esports.gg for more news as it comes.
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