Capcom announced that the upcoming Street Fighter 6 will not only be released for consoles and PC, but will also return to its origins and get an arcade version.
According to the press release sent by the developer’s Japanese arm, the arcade version will be distributed by Square Enix subsidiary Taito.
There is no start date yet, but it will come in 2023. At the moment we don’t know if it will appear in the dwindling western arcades or just in Japan where the scene is still vital.
This follows the announcement at The Game Awards with the reveal of several fighters including Dee Jay, Manon, Marisa and JP, in addition to the PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S and PC release date of June 2nd. 2023
The Street Fighter series debuted in arcades in 1987 with its first game featuring only Ryu and Ken as playable fighters.
The real breakthrough came in 1991 with the arcade version of Street Fighter II, and even more so with Street Fighter II: Champion Edition the following year. Seeing a new Street Fighter cabinet shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone, despite the fact that arcades around the world have been in a steep decline in popularity for years.
For now, the characters revealed are Ryu, Chun-Li, Ken, E. Honda, Blanka, Dhalsim, Guile, Juri, Jake, Kimberly, Jamie, Dee Jay, Manon, Marisa, and JP, including some completely new.
I assume there will be many more to come, but for now we’ll have to wait and see. There’s still a long way to go before the game release and a lot of classic fighters that haven’t appeared yet.
In the meantime, if you want to get a feel for the game, you can check out our hands-on preview.
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