Want to know who made it onto the Street Fighter 6 roster? Looking back to older games in the series, Street Fighter 4 launched with 25 characters, but the lacklustre Street Fighter 5 featured just 16 characters on day one. Capcom appears to be learning from its past mistakes with Street Fighter 6’s roster, bringing a mix of fan favourites, revamped returning characters, and new fighters.
While the Street Fighter 6 release date is pencilled in for June 2023, there’s still plenty of time for the devs to reveal a few more surprises to the roster. In the Street Fighter 6 showcase, Capcom announced the Year 1 Character Pass contains four characters, one new and three returning fighters. The Street Fighter 6 roster features 18 characters at launch.
Street Fighter 6 characters list
Here are the confirmed characters in the Street Fighter 6 roster so far:
- Chun Li
- E Honda
- Dee Jay
Ryu’s quest to fight the strongest opponents across the globe is far from over in Street Fighter 6. According to the Street Fighter Twitter account, Ryu doesn’t believe his journey is over yet as he learns to become a stronger fighter. His traditional gi has been altered with a kasaya (a robe worn by Buddhists), similar to the one worn by his master, Gouken.
With Shadaloo’s reign of terror officially over, Chun Li decided to quit her job as an ICPO agent. Instead, Chun Li runs kung fu classes as her day job, making her a valued member of her local community. She also spends her time looking after Li-Fen, one of the victims of the Black Moon Incident back in Street Fighter 5.
Luke’s brief introduction in Street Fighter 5 explains why he wanted to join the military. His father sacrificed himself protecting civilians during a terrorist attack, prompting Luke to join the Special Forces to become just like him. After a conversation with Guile, Luke decides to leave the military as he wants to try his hand at something new. In Street Fighter 6, he’s taken up a role as a contractor for a private military company.
Jamie uses the Drunken Fist fighting style, a first for the Street Fighter series. When Jamie takes sips from his jug, he gains new special moves and receives additional options for some of his attacks. He’s heavily inspired by Yun and Yang, two popular characters from Street Fighter 3. Jamie’s moveset appears to borrow heavily from the twin’s attacks as he blends his unpredictable breakdancing style with some of their lightning-fast abilities.
Street Fighter’s family man, Guile returns to Street Fighter 6 after taking down Shadaloo and finally avenging Charlie’s death. Guile remains a member of the US Air Force, sporting a blue jumpsuit this time around. He briefly served as a mentor to Luke in Street Fighter 5, so we expect these characters to interact again now that Luke has pursued his new career path.
Juri returns to Street Fighter 6, wearing her costume from Super Street Fighter IV. It appears Juri’s fighting style has been improved, now she can fire low projectiles and perform her jumping axe kick without having to spend any Fuha stocks. Fans will be pleased to know Juri’s flying dive kick is back, giving her an excellent attacking option while airborne.
A student of the Ninja known as Guy (yes, the man from Street Fighter Alpha and Final Fight), Kimberly has graduated from college early and is committed to becoming a fully-fledged ninja. As a fan of ’80s pop culture, Kimberly comes equipped with a cassette stocked with classic tunes which she occasionally utilises during her special moves.
Ken returns to Street Fighter 6 in a much scruffier state than the last time we saw him. Sporting a tan coat, a dark vest, and boots over his standard red Gi, he may be dressing casually, but his fighting style is anything but. Ken sports his range of target combos, fire-imbued dragon punches, and new moves to keep things spicy.
The iconic sumo wrestler joins the cast of Street Fighter 6, sporting a new outfit over his traditional sumo garb. Honda’s famous Hundred Hand Slap now has an animation at the end of it to stun the opponent. It doesn’t look like Honda’s Street Fighter 2 stage is making a return any time soon, though this could change closer to release.
Blanka is back, this time wearing a denim blue jumpsuit. His cartoon avatar from Street Fighter V can be spotted in World Tour trailer, which suggests Blanka already has a DLC costume available. Blanka’s Street Fighter 2 stage returns, featuring the giant tree with a large snake wrapped around it.
Unlike a lot of returning characters in Street Fighter 6, Dhalsim’s appearance is largely unchanged from the last time we saw him. Patient players will be pleased to see Dhalsim’s stretchy limbs and fire projectiles remain intact. He doesn’t have access to his Street Fighter 2 stage, but it looks like Dhalsim does have a stage based in India featuring a golden statue in the background.
Last seen back in Street Fighter 4, Dee Jay returns with a bright, colourful outfit and a new set of moves. Dee Jay’s strengths in Street Fighter 6 come from his fast attacks which can be tricky to read if you haven’t fought him before. When Dee Jay pushes his opponents into a corner, you can start to deal serious damage with stylish mixups.
Widely regarded as the world’s strongest model, Manon is a world-champion judoka and a supermodel who is used to travelling the globe to show off the latest outfits on offer. Manon’s attack animations are incredibly smooth, much like her moves on the catwalk. Fighters need to watch out for Manon’s attacks as she utilises her long limbs to deal damage from a distance.
A worthy rival to Zangief, Marisa is the latest grappler to join the Street Fighter 6 roster. Coming in at an incredible 6’8 and a hefty 269 pounds, Marisa is well-equipped to take on any opponent as she looks to crush them into the ground. As a child, Marisa was inspired by ancient Greek warriors battling in the Colosseum, which explains a lot about her fighting style.
The 7’0 tall Russian wrestler returns to Street Fighter series for the third mainline game in a row. The Red Cyclone appears to be sporting full-length trousers instead of his iconic red pants, providing him with a suitable outfit for professional esports events.
T. Hawk fans, rejoice. Lily may not be your Native American warrior, but she’s the closest thing you’re going to get. Equipped with two ball-headed war clubs, Lily packs quite a punch in her attacks despite her small frame. As a member of the Thunderfoot clan, she shares some of the same attacks as T. Hawk, such as the Condor Spire and Condor Dive.
Sporting a new haircut, a Union Jack jacket, and yoga pants, Cammy has received arguably the best redesign of any existing character. With M. Bison and his Shadaloo organisation out of the way, Cammy is free to explore the world without the threat of her mortal enemy attempting to steal her body.
We don’t know too much about JP’s intentions, but he currently is the head of an international NGO (non-governmental organization) with several successful investment properties. JP looks like he fits the perfect villain archetype, and we know some of his abilities let off purple energy, very similar to M. Bison’s psycho powers.
Behold, the next legendary fighters to join #StreetFighter6!
🌪️ Rashid – Summer 2023
💅 A.K.I. – Autumn 2023
🥊 Ed – Winter 2024
😈 Akuma – Spring 2024 pic.twitter.com/UJTX7i9gKo
— Street Fighter (@StreetFighter) April 20, 2023
Street Fighter 6 DLC characters
In the Street Fighter 6 Showcase that took place on April 20, Capcom announced the Year 1 Character Pass which contains one new character and three returning ones. If you paid attention to the character leak last year, you might remember seeing these same characters appear.
Here are the Year 1 Character Pass Street Fighter 6 DLC fighters:
- Rashid (Summer 2023)
- A.K.I (Autumn 2023)
- Ed (Winter 2024)
- Akuma (Spring 2024)
That’s everything you need to know about the Street Fighter 6 roster so far, and you can see how some of them fare in our Street Fighter 6 tier list. If you’re looking for more competitive titles like this one, you should read our multiplayer games list. We also have a list of the best fighting games if you want to discover lots of excellent games in the genre.