Street Fighter 6 got announced after the Capcom Countdown timer finally runs out.
In Street Fighter IV, Capcom decided to go 3d, but they kept using a cell-shaded art style that looked similar to the Aesthetics of Street Fighter II. Now, Ryu looks like a Tekken character, as Capcom decided to do away from the cell-shaded Anime Aesthetics. Now Ryu looks realistic as we see skin pores and sweat on his shirtless torso. His “Hot Ryu” Costume from Street Fighter V might be his new default outfit now.
The Intro ends with Luke, groomed as the new face of the series. Luke is about to fight Ryu, and the trailer ends.
Street Fighter 6 announcement Trailer
Ryu and Luke are the first two announced characters for Street Fighter 6. The Game could be set years after Street Fighter III, or it will be another midquel. Street Fighter’s Timeline ends with Street Fighter III as both IV and V are prequels of III. Capcom has been hesitating to age the characters.
Characters of the Street Fighter series had been in a flying timeline somewhere in the 90s.
The characters went through ageing in Street Fighter V as Sakura and Karin are not teenagers anymore. Meanwhile, Capcom had Aggressively aged Resident Evil characters in real-time since Resident Evil 4.
I can guarantee that Chun-li will be back at the initial roster because there was outrage when she was not III. They added her later on the expansion 3rd Strike Street Fighter III.
Some fans are unhappy with this new art style, but this could only be a pre-rendered Cinematic trailer. It may not reflect on the final product. Let’s hope Capcom learned from their Mistakes in Street Fighter V and not release a game with barebones content. The Game almost failed, but it recovered thanks to DLC. There is no announced date yet for Street Fighter 6.