- 2023 has been a phenomenal year for video game releases, with critically acclaimed titles in various genres like open-world action, horror, and sci-fi.
- Street Fighter 6 has been a standout fighting game, receiving praise for revitalizing the franchise and delivering addictive gameplay.
- Capcom’s Tokyo Game Show presentation on September 21 will feature updates on Street Fighter 6, particularly focusing on the upcoming DLC character A.K.I., and potentially teasing news about the next DLC character, Ed.
2023 has been an absolutely phenomenal year for video game releases, with just about every game genre receiving at least one critically acclaimed title. On the open-world action side of things, there was Hogwarts Legacy and Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. Horror fans had both Resident Evil 4 and Dead Space. Sci-fi fans got to enjoy Star Wars Jedi: Survivor and Starfield. But when it comes to the fighting game genre, fans have been really treated this year, with both Mortal Kombat 1, and Street Fighter 6 hitting store shelves.
Truly great fighting video games can be uncommon, and 2023 has now seen two, with Street Fighter 6 blowing fans away back in June. An entry that’s managed to breath new life into the franchise and essentially fix all the mistakes of its disappointing predecessor, Street Fighter 6 received a great deal of buzz back upon its initial release, and its addictive core gameplay loop has kept many fans playing ever since. For those still deep into the Street Fighter 6 weeds, September 21 is set to be a pretty exciting day.
Just like it has since the very first event in 1996, the Tokyo Game Show is set to make its annual appearance this year, and it all kicks off in just a few days’ time. Capcom will have a spot at this year’s Tokyo Game Show, appearing both in-person on the show floor, and hosting a live event online; based on what Capcom has revealed so far about the latter event, Street Fighter 6 fans are definitely going to want to tune in.
On Thursday, September 21, at 7am PST or 10am EST, Capcom is set to drop its Tokyo Game Show online presentation. In the pre-recorded presentation, Capcom will apparently give some updates on a number of its games, including titles like the Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney Trilogy, Exoprimal, Dragon’s Dogma 2, and the new Resident Evil 4 Remake Separate Ways DLC, which is set to launch essentially straight after the presentation. According to Capcom’s official Tokyo Game Show website, it’ll also be giving some updates on Street Fighter 6.
In the event’s official description, Capcom states that the Street Fighter 6 segment of the presentation will primarily revolve around the upcoming DLC character A.K.I., who’s set to arrive in the game on September 27, in just a week’s time. With A.K.I. already being revealed a month ago at EVO, it’s pretty likely that Capcom’s Tokyo Game Show presentation will give fans a brief overview of the character’s actual gameplay mechanics and moveset, as fans still haven’t really been given a proper in-depth look at her poisonous fighting style.
That might not be the only Street Fighter 6 news Capcom has in store, however. On its official website, Capcom’s description of Street Fighter 6‘s segment in the presentation reads, “Tune in for news including details on A.K.I.” While this might not mean anything at all, the phrasing of this description does make it seem as though Capcom has some other Street Fighter 6 news in store for its Tokyo Game Show online presentation. This could potentially be a tease for Street Fighter 6‘s next DLC character after A.K.I., who’s confirmed to be Ed, and is currently slated for a vague Winter 2023 release.
Street Fighter 6 is available now on PC, PS4, PS5, and Xbox Series X|S.