Excited to find out who made it onto the Street Fighter 6 roster? While the Street Fighter 6 release date is penciled in for 2023, Capcom has plenty of time to announce a few more surprises to the 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, so we’re hoping for a large roster this time around.
In a surprising turn of events, Capcom has announced every character joining the Street Fighter 6 roster ahead of the game’s launch next year at TGS 2022.
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.
Street Fighter 6 roster announcement
Capcom revealed the entire Street Fighter 6 roster at TGS 2022. Compared to the leak three months ago, it appears four characters are missing from the launch line-up.
Behold, the opening movie for World Tour, featuring art of the 18 characters on the launch roster for #StreetFighter6.
🌎 Luke, Jamie, Manon, Kimberly, Marisa, Lily, JP, Juri, Dee Jay, Cammy, Ryu, E. Honda, Blanka, Guile, Ken, Chun-Li, Zangief, and Dhalsim. 🌏 pic.twitter.com/4tcHP3mHIc
— Street Fighter (@StreetFighter) September 16, 2022
These four characters may appear as DLC fighters in the future:
Street Fighter 6 roster leaks
Shortly after the first Street Fighter 6 trailer dropped, a set of concept art images surfaced online that seemingly confirms the entire launch day roster. The leaked Street Fighter 6 roster contains 14 returning characters and eight new fighters. Capcom confirmed the leaks on Twitter, but the characters haven’t been discussed in any interviews yet.
Here’s the leaked Street Fighter 6 roster:
- Dee Jay
- E. Honda
There’s also a leaked gameplay clip of Cammy performing her Super Combo in training mode, confirming the existence of classic costumes. Street Fighter 5 also included classic costumes for most of the returning characters, but some of these outfits were available as paid DLC only.
That’s everything you need to know about the Street Fighter 6 roster so far. 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.