Capcom is offering gamers the chance to try Street Fighter 6 ahead of its release. 2023 is going to be a bumper year for fighting game fans, with a ton of titles and DLC releases on the horizon. This includes DLC for Guilty Gear Strive and the next Mortal Kombat title.
One of the hottest fighting games coming out this year is Street Fighter VI. The game will be one of many titles launching in June, which many fans of the genre will start off with in the summer. While the game has already been tested this year, players will have the chance to experience it before the next installment in the legendary series releases.
Capcom has announced that a Street Fighter 6 demo will let gamers try out the game as soon as possible. The demo is currently available on PS4 and PS5, and will come to PC and Xbox Series X/S on April 26. The trial version will allow players to try out the World Tour mode as well as some modes from Fighting Ground. The demo will also grant gamers access to the Avatar Creator in Street Fighter 6, allowing players to build their own characters. Avatars built in the trial version will carry over to the full game, but any progress made in World Tour mode will not.
It has been revealed that four DLC fighters will be released in the first year of Street Fighter 6. The four characters are Rasheed from Street Fighter 5, a newcomer named A.K.I. Ed from Street Fighter 4, and the Street Fighter villain Akuma. Rashid will be released Summer 2023, A.K.I. Fall 2023, Ed Winter 2024, and Akuma Spring 2024. These fighters will appear in World Tour mode and will provide custom characters with their move sets.
It was announced earlier this year that Street Fighter VI would be at EVO 2023. This will be one of eight games featured at the event, which also includes Guilty Gear: Contest of Champions, The King of Fighters XV, Dragon Ball FighterZ, and Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3. EVO 2023 will feature Held Aug. 4-6 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, the venue where the tournament usually takes place. This will be the perfect opportunity to see the competitive scene begin shortly after Street Fighter 6’s release, as the event will be the game’s first big match. It’s been great to see the early meta for the game, and hopefully fans can enjoy some great games.
Street Fighter 6 will release on PC, PS4, PS5, and Xbox Series X/S on June 2.