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Street Fighter 6 gameplay trailer reveals a Yakuza-like overworld

The first Street Fighter 5 gameplay has been showcased by Capcom and shows a new age for the fighting game, including new exploration in an overworld

Street Fighter 6 gameplay: A burly fighter in a red headband takes up a fighting stance

The first Street Fighter 6 gameplay has just debuted at Sony’s June 2022 State of Play and gives us a first indication of how the fighting game looks, including a brand new overworld which will be explorable.

Returning characters like Chun Li, Ryu, and more are shown, including Luke who was introduced at the end of Street Fighter 5’s lifecycle and new character Jamie. The game is set for 2023 and will be released on both PS5 and PS4, as well as on Xbox Series X|S and Steam, so the vast majority of players will be able to jump into the game regardless of platform.

There will also be a new real-time commentary mode, which has drawn inspiration from the fighting game esports community. Your battles will have play-by-play commentary, with support for 13 different languages, making you feel like you’re on the main stage at EVO, even if you’re just brawling in your living room.

The World Tour single-player mode also sees Street Fighter 6 take on a bit of an open-world flavour – we’re getting Yakuza vibes. Battles will take place in a sprawling city overworld, rather than set levels, judging by the trailer.

On top of that, a new mechanic called the Drive System will allow you to perform five different techs to enhance offense or defense while you are fighting.

You can check out the trailer below for Street Fighter 6.

Next year’s Street Fighter 6 release date is bound to be a big day for fighting game fans everywhere, with Capcom seemingly trying to really push some boundaries with the latest edition of its famous brawler.