Street Fighter 6 is coming soon you guys! Look. Our love for the Street Fighter franchise is well-established here. We even honored some of our favorite characters in a separate article. Yup, you can read our homage to the finest Street Fighter V characters here.
However, the upcoming game has some brand-new characters in the mix. And some returning ones as well. Dhalsim, Blanka, Juri and E. Honda are some of the well-known ones. While, Jamie, JP, Kimberly, Lilly, and Marisa are the ones that should really shake up this game.
Street Fighter 6: What’s So Special About It?
Well, Capcom made an arcade version exclusive to Japan and is set to be released by Taito in 2023. Furthermore, the game features three overarching game modes: Fighting Ground, World Tour, and Battle Hub. The main fighting gameplay of Street Fighter 6 is based on the Drive Gauge. A system designed to encourage player creativity. Also, the game contains multiple super combos returns from the Street Fighter Alpha sub-series. And from the Ultra Combo W variant from Ultra Street Fighter IV.
Don’t forget, each character only has three super combos based on their respective level gauge. And a real-time commentary system is a brand-new feature in Street Fighter 6. So, don’t miss out on it.
And What About Previous Games?
Well, while we plan to honor the latest installment of the Street Fighter series, we intend to look back a little. Way back in the future of the franchise and pick some of the best installments that are out there. You’ll find 5 cool picks here, but we can’t wait to know your picks as well. Let us know in the comment section.
P.S. The ranking of these games is in no particular order. Ascending or descending.
Street Fighter: The Movie (1995)
Released for the PlayStation and Sega Saturn in 1995, the game is based on the 1994 live-action Street Fighter movie. A now cult movie that’s itself based on the Street Fighter series of fighting games. Furthermore, the game uses digitized images of the film’s cast as the characters. And of course, there are four game modes available. Raúl Juliá was set to reprise his role as M. Bison for the video game version. Although he did meet with the game’s staff, he was already very ill. And ultimately was unable to participate in the project, as he died in October 1994. The PlayStation version was a commercial success upon release, but the game received mostly negative reviews.
Street Fighter (1987)
It’s the game that started it all. A game that has elaborate and tactical fights. And a game in which the player is able to control Ryu. However, the second player is able to control Ken. But did you know that Takashi Nishiyama conceived it by adapting the boss battles of his earlier beat ’em up game. The one and only Kung-Fu Master (1984). Yes, from the one-on-one fighting game, and by drawing influence from popular Japanese shōnen manga. And what about the game’s legacy? Well, for one Street Fighter introduced other staples of the genre. Including the blocking technique and the ability for a challenger to spontaneously initiate a match against a player. Cool right? We thought so too.
Ultra Street Fighter 4 (2014)
The game takes place several months after the events of Ultra Street Fighter II The Final Challengers. Of course, each character has their own reasons for entering this tournament. However, The tournament is publicly organized by S.I.N., And apparently, the tournament has preliminary matches and a point system to determine who is allowed to enter. The update introduces six new stages, a different announcer and five new characters. Such as Rolento, Elena, Hugo, and Poison- all four of whom had been featured in Street Fighter X Tekken.
Street Fighter V: Champion Edition (2020)
Street Fighter V: Champion Edition is essentially the ultimate pack. A pack that includes all content from both the original release and Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition. And with a cast of over 40 characters, Street Fighter 5: Champion edition has the largest roster in the Street Fighter franchise. Easily exceeding even that of Ultra Street Fighter 4. And down the line, it grew into one of the finest entries in the franchise. Which is saying a lot.
Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike (1999)
Some might call it the best in the franchise, but we can’t argue about individual preferences. However, Street Fighter III 3rd Strike is the second follow-up to Street Fighter III. Following Street Fighter III: 2nd Impact. Furthermore, All of the returning characters, with a few exceptions, had new voice actors for 3rd Strike. And what about the reception? Well, it was overwhelmingly positive, but when it comes to the legacy that it has today, 3rd Strike is now very highly regarded in the fighting game community. As one of the best fighting games of all time and is considered by many to be the best Street Fighter game. So, there’s that.
But Are You Hyped About It?
We sure are. Let us know which game of the series is your favorite. We’d love to know.