if you a street fighter Fan checking out today’s Sony State of Play was a treat for you. The venerable fighting games studio revealed three new characters coming to Street Fighter 6. If you’ve seen the leaks, none of these characters will surprise you, but it was nice to see what they’ll look like in it street fighter 6.
The first character Capcom showed was Zangief, and…well, he looks like Zangief. The big Russian looks like he has everything you could ever want – lasso, great long-range attacks, the ability to literally bend over his enemies, armored normals, and of course, the moves that have defined his loadout for decades – the Screw Piledriver and Siberian Express. But Zangief hasn’t been resting on his laurels since Street Fighter 5. He also has some new tricks, like the counter-throw Tundra Storm. He even has a move reminiscent of The Rock’s People’s Elbow. Pretty good considering his background as a professional wrestler.
Next up was Lily. She’s a new character, but her moveset might seem a little familiar because she’s a descendant of the Thunderfoot tribe, the same tribe as the legendary T. Hawk that debuted Super Street Fighter 2. Lily isn’t T. Hawk’s size, but she brings back some of his iconic moves. The trailer shows her Condor Dive, Condor Spire and Tomahawk Buster. She also has a special move called Condor Wind, which grants a Windclad supply and boosts her other special moves. She may be T. Hawk’s successor, but she’s still in training, as you can see when she messes up the ending of her Level 3 Super Art, Raging Typhoon.
The last character was a street fighter classic. Cammy is officially back. Her redesign loses her iconic green jersey, but her new look, complete with a Union Jack jacket and her iconic red boots and gloves, looks amazing. Her Spiral Arrow, Cannon Spike, and Hooligan Combination special moves are returning. According to Capcom, “The heavy version of each of these three moves has been buffed to allow for a delay that results in altered high-damage traits.” We also checked out two of their Super Arts, Killer Bee Spin and Delta Red Assault.
In addition to the characters, we also looked at several sets: Zangief’s industrial Barmaley Steelworks, Lily’s vibrant and colorful Thunderfoot Settlement, and Cammy’s London-inspired King Street.
It was an impressive performance for street fighter 6, which looks set to take the FGC by storm when it releases in June. The game will make its EVO debut this year and many players will be lining up to try and cash in the upcoming Capcom Pro Tour’s $2 million prize pool. If you want to take part in the promotion, you can pre-order street fighter 6 Now.