Street Fighter 6 Roster: All Characters Confirmed So Far
A new era for Capcom's iconic fighting game series will begin in 2023, as Street Fighter 6 is in development for PC, PS5, PS4, and Xbox Series X|S. The latest chapter in the series is aiming to be its most approachable version yet, while still catering to veteran fans who have grown up with the franchise over the years.
For the roster, Capcom has gone with a mix of new and old faces for Street Fighter 6. While the company did acknowledge a recent leak of all the characters that are alleged to be in the game, it didn't exactly confirm the authenticity of the leak either. We've gathered up the confirmed faces for Street Fighter 6 that have been revealed so far, which include series stalwart Ryu, drunken boxing master Jamie, and the ever-popular Chun-Li.
The most obvious change is in Street Fighter 6's graphics, which uses a combination of high-energy graffiti and hard-hitting color from the RE Engine to deliver a good-looking game. Internally, the action revolves around the Drive System, a system of five special moves that players can experiment with to create interesting combos, defensive options, and special attacks.
Drive Parry reflects an attack and refills your Drive gauge, Drive Impact absorbs an attack, and Drive Reversal provides counterattack techniques to your arsenal when you're back into a corner. On top of that, there's Drive Rush that helps close the gap between fighters and an Overdrive Art that is similar to EX Moves from past games.
Brand-new modes called World Tour and Battle Hub are included, and Street Fighter 6's two control schemes cater towards newcomers and experienced players. While the Classic Control scheme uses familiar inputs with its six-button layout, the Modern Control setup allows for easier inputs so that a special move can be performed by combining a special move button with one directional input.
Read on for a look at all the confirmed fighter so far in Street Fighter 6.
Update: With February's PlayStation State of Play over, we now have a full launch roster confirmed for Street Fighter 6. The game will launch with 18 characters in total.
Ryu hasn't changed too much over the years, but in Street Fighter 6 he has taken on more of a sage-like role and has begun to resemble his martial arts master Gouken with how he dresses. Still searching for a good fight, Ryu overcome the Satsui no Hado--also known as the Dark Hado--and continues to pursue improvement.
His special moves include Hashogeki, which allows him to concentrate ki in his palms and unleash it a short distance forward, and Denjin Charge, in which he envelops his fists with the Power of Nothingness and enhances his special moves.
Having retired from the International Criminal Police Investigation, Chun-Li teaches kung fu classes and watches over Li Fen, a victim of the Black Moon Incident from Street Fighter V. Her special moves include Tensho Kicks, an airborne flurry of kicks that can counter jump attacks, and Serenity Stream, in which she switches to a low stationary fighting stance that has unique attacks.
A mixed martial arts instructor for a private military company, Luke first appeared in Street Fighter V and was described as the final DLC character. In Street Fighter 6, Luke can use a DDT special throw attack to inflict extra damage, and Fatal Shot fires an additional shockwave after an Overdrive Sand Blast attack to deliver more damage after trading projectiles.
A Chinatown peacekeeper who looks up to Yun and Yang, the Twin Dragons, Jaime uses a mix of drunken boxing and breakdancing to maintain law and order. The Devil Inside lets Jaime consume a ki-unleashing drink to raise his Drink Level and unlock extra moves such as Luminous Dive Kick, a forward-jumping quick attack that can close the gap between him and an opponent.
America's hero, Guile's mission to dismantle Shadaloo may be over but he's still ready to take on a new mission for world peace. Described as a powerhouse who keep opponents at a distance, Guile can use Sonic Blade as a two-hit projectile if combined with Sonic Boom and Somersault Kick as an instant upwards move to counter jump attacks. For Super Attacks, he has Sonic Hurricane for anti-air options, Solid Puncher that unleashes a flurry of small Sonic Boom projectiles, and Crossfire Somersault that fires a massive aerial slash at an opponent.
A ninja rookie obsessed with the '80s, Kimberly has tremendous physical strength which she uses to open up opponents and move in for the kill. Her special move Genius at Play lets her stock up on a spray can which can then be thrown to the ground as a Shuriken Bomb, while Hidden variable cloaks her in colorful smoke before she reappears for a surprise attack. Kimberly can also use Ninja Sprint to follow up with deadly kicks and an arc step move to launch herself off of an opponent.
The sadistic brawler Juri is back, and she's hitting harder than ever before with a familiar but updated moveset. Juri's Fuhajin attack makes a return and and stores a stock of Fuha when it connects, which allows for attack chains using her new special moves. Similar to her low projectile and jumpig axe kick attacks, Saihasho, Ankensatsu, and Go Ohsatsu can also be performed without having to expend Fuha stocks for quick single strike options.
The most electrifying fighter in all of Brazil is back, greener and meaner than ever before. Blanka still has his usual Electric Thunder and various Rolling Attacks, but he can also also use Blanka-chan Bomb to toss a doll to the ground which will run towards an opponent and explode if he charges it up with an electric special attack.
Yoga master Dhalsim is a tricky fighter with impressive range thanks to his stretchy limbs and Yoga attacks. Dhalsim's Yoga Fire travels horizontally once again, while Yoga Arch fires the ball of flame in a similar arc trajectory like in Street Fighter V. For downward-angle attacks, Dhalsim has Yoga Comet that can be used when he's in the air, while Yoga Flame keeps opponents at bay and Yoga Blast blows at an upwards angle as a good anti-air counter.
Seeking to introduce the world to the glory of sumo, E. Honda uses his trademark Hundred Hand Slap, Sumo Headbutt, Sumo Smash, and Oicho Throw to promote his sport. His two Street Fighter V V-Skills, Neko Damashi and Sumo Spirit, are now his special move, and he has added Sumo Dash to his arsenal as well.
Ryu's rival Ken Masters has learned a few new skills such as the Jinrai Kick and the Jumping Dragon-Slash Kick in addition to his trademark Shoryuken rising uppercut and Hadouken fireball. On the run after he was accused of orchestrating a criminal plot Ken will need to use all these skills if he hopes to protect his family from sinister forces that are after him.
The charismatic combatant who always has an infectious grin on his face, Dee Jay uses signature rhythmic moves such as such as Air Slasher, Double Rolling Sobat, Machine Gun Upper, and Jackknife Maximum. For Street Fighter 6, he has a few new tricks up his sleeve like Jus Cool and Weekend Pleasure , and his personal stage is Bathers Beach, a beachside party full of life amidst a setting sun.
A world champion judoka and runway model, Manon can easily pull off killer moves on the catwalk or in a ring. She combines her Judo moveset with classical ballet, resulting in stylish strikes such as Manege Dore, Renverse, Pas de Deux, and more. If you're looking to fight her, she can be found in the Fete Foraine stage in France, a dazzling carnival amidst the French skyline.
A powerhouse who claims to be descended from ancient Greek warriors, Marisa uses her intimidating size and long limbs to deliver slow but punishing blows. She has moves such as the devastating Gladius, defensive counter Scutum, powerful Quadriga kick, and the almighty Goddess of the Hunt in her arsenal, and she hangs around the Colosseo, her personal stage that has plenty of hardened fighters cheering her on.
The enigmatic head of an international non-profit organization, JP is deadly at any range with moves like the powerful void-creating Departure, the clone-deploying Torbalan, the Embrace grab, and the destructive Interdiction. Plus, he has a cute cat named Cybele.
Street Fighter's legendary grappling machine is back for a few more rounds, and this time, Zangief has a few new tricks up his metaphorical sleeve. He'll still be able to whip out his signature Screw Piledriver and Siberian Express special moves, and his arsenal now incorporates the counter throw Tundra Storm to deliver some punishing reversals. For his more advanced moves, the pro wrestler has his Level 2 Super Art Cyclone Lariat and Level 3 Super Art Bolshoi Storm Buster, hard-hitting attacks that leave opponents reeling.
Similar to her previous appearances, Cammy is a lethal combination of speed and precision. Players can unload Spiral Arrow, Cannon Spike, and Hooligan Combination high-powered attacks on opponents, and the heavy versions of those moves have been enhanced to allow for a delay and altered properties or damage. For her Super Art moves, Cammy has the Killer Bee Spin and Delta Red Assault as devastating finishers.
One of the new faces on the roster, Lily is a descendant of T. Hawk's Thunderfoot tribe who uses war clubs and spiritual powers to give her an advantage in battle. Condor Dive, Condor Spire, and Tomahawk Buster are moves that allow her to quickly close gaps while spinning opponents around her, and by gathering stocks of Windclad, these special moves become even more powerful. Her Level 1 Super Art Breezing Hawk can unload a series of war club strikes, and the Level 3 Super Art Raging Typhoon slams enemies straight back into the ground.