Street Fighter 6 release date set for June

Street Fighter 6 artwork of Ryu with a beard and red headband
(Image credit: Capcom)
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Street Fighter 6 (opens in new tab) will release on June 2, 2023. The date leaked just prior to The Game Awards today, and was then confirmed by a new trailer which aired during the awards' preshow. 

The trailer, which can be seen in the tweet (opens in new tab) embedded below, also shows off the first Dee Jay, Manon, Marisa, and JP gameplay.

At not-quite-E3 earlier this year, Wes was able to play a build of Street Fighter 6, and came away impressed: "Capcom is finally ahead of the competition," he said

One notable introduction in Street Fighter 6 is a new meter, called Drive, which starts full and can be spent on special move and attacks. If you empty the Drive meter entirely, you have to entirely refill it to use it again, which complicates decisions about how aggressively to spend it in a hopefully interesting way.

It's visually exciting, too, with splashes of colorful ink splattering through the midground as the fighters pull off specials. That flashiness contrasts nicely with the somewhat moodier look of the upcoming Tekken 8, which we also saw more of at The Game Awards (opens in new tab).

A Street Fighter 6 beta is running from December 16-19; head here for details on how to get in. After the last closed beta, which saw people selling access codes, Capcom's locking things down a bit tighter. But if you were in that first beta, you'll automatically gain access to this one.

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Tyler Wilde
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Tyler grew up in Silicon Valley during the rise of personal computers, playing games like Zork and Arkanoid on the early PCs his parents brought home. He was later captivated by Myst, SimCity, Civilization, Command & Conquer, Bushido Blade (yeah, he had Bleem!), and all the shooters they call "boomer shooters" now. In 2006, Tyler wrote his first professional review of a videogame: Super Dragon Ball Z for the PS2. He thought it was OK. In 2011, he joined PC Gamer, and today he's focused on the site's news coverage. His hobbies include amateur boxing and adding to his 1,200-plus hours in Rocket League.