Street Fighter 6 entered the Tokyo Game Show ring and left with multiple knockouts reveals worthy of a championship. Capcom revealed details on World Tour where you can create your own avatar and truly customize your Street Fighter 6 experience. Bring that avatar into the Battle Hub area and party it up with the community in amusing ways. Iconic World Warriors Ken, Blanka, Dhalsim, and E. Honda are punching their tickets into the vibrant roster of playable characters.
And finally, get your hands on Street Fighter 6 with the Closed Beta.
Your Avatar. Your World Tour
When Capcom first revealed World Tour back in June, they said it would be an immersive single-player story mode that would push the boundaries of what a fighting game is. And here it is!
Your first destination will be Buckler Security, located in Metro City. This company trains new recruits in the security detail. Here, Luke will act as your coach as you sign up for the basic training course, and this is where your story begins.
World Tour offers the most robust Avatar Creation feature that stretches the limit of what a character creation tool can do. There are tons of customization options to reflect your personal style and flair.
The avatar creation menu contains several pages of options you can tweak. Choose your avatar’s body type with
Height & Proportions, Upper Body, Lower Body, Muscle Definition, Skin Color, and Body Hair. In the Muscle Definition category, you can freely select what your avatar’s body will look like from Shredded to Built, to Soft, and anywhere in between.
Then go into even more detail with categories like Hair, Eye Shape, Iris, Eyebrows, Nose, Mouth, Ears, Facial Hair, and more! Each of these categories then contains a multitude of sliders that can change your avatar with the finest detail – we’re talking cheek depth, jaw length, and even creating an ombre effect with your avatar’s hair!
You can also change your avatar’s Gear so they always have the latest drip as they’re roaming the world. Visit shops to buy Gear for your wardrobe so you can strut the latest fashion trends or stick to your own style.
You can check and change which styles you’re using and what Gear you have equipped via the Gear section of the Status menu. Categories include Head Gear, Upper Body Gear, Lower Body Gear, Foot Gear, and Gear Sets.
But gear isn’t just for looks.
Different gear affects your strength and stats, so be on the lookout for which ones work best.
Luke (call him “Coach”) will be your World Tour guide as you begin your adventures in Metro City. As you progress through the story, you’ll meet Masters who will take you under their wing and teach you their style and attacks.
As your bond with them grows stronger, you can also learn Master Actions from their repertoires like a Shoryuken from Ryu and a Spinning Bird Kick from Chun-Li. Use them to open a battle and you’ll kick things off with an advantage or some of them can even be used to destroy wooden boxes and barrels or leap to faraway platforms.
Master Actions, while convenient, do consume Drive Gauge, so always keep an eye on how much you have left in the tank.
During your travels, you’ll face a number of trials and challenges. You’ll come across opportunities to prove yourself in street fights. As you grow stronger, you’ll face even stronger opponents.
In Metro City, long-time fans will find familiar locations like names from the Street Fighter universe as the city’s signature landmarks. Make sure to explore around every corner. You never know what surprises lie in wait for you!
Thee will be even more information on World Tour in the future, including what else you can do to immerse yourself in this new foundational mode in Street Fighter 6.
Everyone’s Battle Hub
Take your avatar from World Tour into the Battle Hub, another core mode in Street Fighter 6, where you can gather with other players to communicate through various means. Fighting Ground online features are also accessible in the Battle Hub.
One Battle Hub can host up to 100 players at the same time! Players can use emotes or chat to communicate with each other. Of course, make sure you check the Hub Goods Shop to show off your fashion when you’re out on the floor!
There are a host of Arcade Cabinets that you will find in the Battle Hub. Take part in arcade-like Battle Hub matches on cabinets that are placed back-to-back. A match will begin when two players sit on both sides.
Having an audience changes everything…and turns a mere fight into a thrilling spectacle. Spectate a Cabinet
Match, and bear witness to glory.
Head over to Game Center cabinets to play various Capcom classic arcade games like Street Fighter II and Final
Fight where you can also show off your skills to compete with others for a high score!
Don’t forget to check out various events that are ongoing or scheduled at the Event Counter. Tournaments also held periodically in the Battle Hub. This would be a great time to turn on the commentary feature and get the feel of a real tournament!
Jam out at the DJ Booth in the Battle Hub by picking your favorite tunes, and setting the dance floor aflame!
Well. that’s everyone’s Battle Hub! You may be able to have some quality time in here soon…?
Four Legendary Characters Join Fighting Ground!
Ryu’s friend and rival! That man, here we come!
Blanka, a kind-hearted nature warrior, joined the battle!
Dhalsim, a fire fighter who hates evil
Hot-blooded sumo wrestler – Edmond Honda
Two More Commentators Add Their Style
Finally, two more commentators were added to the Real Time Commentary feature: Kosuke Hiraiwa and H.E.Demon Kakka. Kosuke Hiraiwa is a well-known esports caster who lends his expertise and professionalism to Street Fighter 6.
H.E.Demon Kakka is the lead singer of the Japanese heavy metal band Seikima-II. While they will commentate your matches in Japanese, there will be accompanying English subtitles on the screen if they are selected.
Turn the Volume Up to Extreme
As shown in the Game Mode Overview Trailer, Extreme Battle is a new addition to Fighting Ground that adds fun and unexpected parameters to your matches. Each Extreme Battle contains a Rule and a Gimmick. A Rule is a condition that must be met to win the match.
For example, you can set the Rule to “First to get five knockdowns wins!” A Gimmick, on the other hand, adds an extra layer of delight.
Examples are a stampeding bull that runs through the level and deals damage, a Met from Mega Man that can shock you, and more wacky surprises to amp up the excitement and challenge in Street Fighter 6. If you want to survive in the world of extreme battling, luck is every bit as important as technique!
The Closed Beta Test You’ve Been Waiting For
There will have a Closed Beta Test (CBT) for Street Fighter 6 from October 7-10 on the PlayStation 5. The best part is that it’s cross-play enabled, just like the full game when it launches in 2023!
During the CBT, players can face off against each other and have access to the Battle Hub to experience features including Avatar Creation (one time only), Ranked Match, Casual Match, Battle Hub Match, Open Tournament, Extreme Battle (changes daily), Game Center (changes daily), a DJ Booth, a Photo Spot and Training Mode.
You’ll be able to play eight characters during the CBT: Ryu, Chun-Li, Luke, Jamie, Guile, Kimberly, Juri, and Ken.
Since each of them has unique and distinct playstyles, we know you’ll be able to find a character to gel with.
Keep your mind open though since there are still more characters to show with equal amounts of personality. Participation in the CBT requires a Capcom ID. Please head to the official website for more information on how to sign up.