Capcom announced that the upcoming Street Fighter 6 will not only be coming to consoles and PC, but it will also go back to its roots and get an arcade version.
The arcade version It will be distributed by Taito, a subsidiary of Square Enix. There’s no release date yet, but it will arrive 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 remains vital.
This follows the announcement made at The Game Awards, with the reveal of several fighters such as Dee Jay, Manon, Marisa and JP, in addition to the release date for PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S and PC on June 2. 2023.
The Street Fighter series debuted in arcades with its first game in 1987, with only Ryu and Ken as playable fighters.
The real breakthrough came with the arcade version of Street Fighter II in 1991, and even more so with Street Fighter II: Champion Edition the following year. Seeing a new Street Fighter cabinet should come as no surprise, even though the popularity of arcades has declined dramatically around the world for years.
At the moment, the revealed characters are Ryu, Chun-Li, Ken, E. Honda, Blanka, Dhalsim, Guile, Juri, Jake, Kimberly, Jamie, Dee Jay, Manon, Marisa, and JP, and some of them are completely new. .