Street Fighter 6 shows off new fighter Kimberley and the return of Juri

As another riveting Evo comes to a close, the fighting game community has been treated to a bunch of neat teasers and announcements. Among them were two character announcements for Street Fighter 6: new fighter Kimberley and the return of fan favourite Juri.

Kimberley is described as a "spunky new ninja," with an infatuation for all things the '80s, sporting spray cans and a goddamn Walkman with super colourful, bombastic moves. In a PlayStation Blog post, game director Takayuki Nakayama says she's "an expert at running and airborne attacks," with fast movement and a nice mixture of hard hitters and sneaky ninjutsu pounces. She looks super fun and a character that I'll definitely want to try out.

There's also the return of Juri, a character who's remained a firm favourite since her debut in Super Street Fighter 4. She looks brilliant and as bloodthirsty as ever with her moves full of personality. A lot of her past moves are back with a few tweaks here and there along with her Shiku-sen from Super Street Fighter 4. It seems to be another toe-heavy character reveal as she's seen lifting newbie Jamie up with her foot before decking him.

I'll admit, I really wasn't sold on Street Fighter 6 after its official announcement. Even after Wes wrote about how much fun it was, I was still put off by the initial trailer. After seeing Juri and Kimberley though, I am all in. The art direction is fantastic and movesets are looking crisp as all hell. While I tend to gravitate towards 3D fighters, Street Fighter 6 increasingly feels like one I shouldn't be missing. 

Street Fighter 6 is set to release sometime in 2023.

Mollie Taylor
Features Producer

Mollie spent her early childhood deeply invested in games like Killer Instinct, Toontown and Audition Online, which continue to form the pillars of her personality today. She joined PC Gamer in 2020 as a news writer and now lends her expertise to write a wealth of features, guides and reviews with a dash of chaos. She can often be found causing mischief in Final Fantasy 14, using those experiences to write neat things about her favourite MMO. When she's not staring at her bunny girl she can be found sweating out rhythm games, pretending to be good at fighting games or spending far too much money at her local arcade.