Street Fighter 6 is Capcom’s ambitious new take on the classic fighting game franchise, evolving the series in a new direction not seen before. The game will have a new explorable hub where players take control of a hooded fighter and wander a cityscape. Based on the State of Play Announcement trailer, the hooded fighter is implied to be the character Luke. However, later on in the trailer, the hooded figure appears to get into a fight with a random NPC. Chun-Li is also shown fighting against a young school girl who also appears to be an NPC. This suggests there may be customizable characters that players can create, including the hooded figure. But that is purely speculation on our part and shouldn’t be taken as fact.
The State of Play trailer is filled with multiple easter eggs that hint at fighters in past games, but only four playable characters were shown off in the trailer. These characters include the series mascots Ryu and Chun-Li, as well as newer characters like Luke and Jamie. We will update this piece as more information on the game is revealed, but below is the full list of confirmed playable characters in Street Fighter 6.
All playable characters in Street Fighter 6
The face of the Street Fighter franchise, Ryu is often looked at as the most archetypical fighting game character in history. A Japanese Martial Artist, Ryu’s goal is to continue finding the next powerful opponent to test his skills against.
Chun-Li is one of the most famous female characters in gaming and is often seen as the co-protagonist of the Street Fighter series alongside Ryu. She is a Chinese Interpol officer who seeks vengeance against M. Bison and the Shadaloo organization for the death of her father.
Luke was the final DLC character for Street Fighter V. His appearance in V was meant to be taken as a hint to what is to come to the franchise in Street Fighter 6. Luke is an arrogant American MMA fighter and it is implied he will be playing a major role in Street Fighter 6’s story.
Jamie is a brand new character introduced in Street Fighter 6. Not much is known about them other than they appear to be friends with Luke and take part in the same underground fighting system as the rest of the characters.
Guile is another iconic Street Fighter character who joins the underground for Street Fighter 6. He is a major from the US Air Force and is known for his flat-top hairdo. His theme song also notoriously goes with everything.
At the end of the State of Play trailer, there’s a monitor on display that shows an image of an unknown female character. The name Kimberly is plastered on the screen, with the words New Challenger projected on the top and bottom of the monitor as well.