Capcom has officially announced Street Fighter 6. The game was revealed during the final of the Capcom Pro Tour 2021 event, at which we also got a glimpse of an upcoming retro compilation titled Capcom Fighting Collection.
What do we know about Street Fighter 6 and Capcom Fighting Collection?
Street Fighter 6 was starting to feel like one of the industry's worst-kept secrets. It got leaked in 2020 as part of hacking collective Ragnar Locker's massive Capcom data breach, and now, almost a year and a half after that leak, Capcom has finally officially revealed the game. We don't know too much about it at this point; the teaser trailer, such as it is, depicts series mainstay Ryu facing off against Luke Sullivan, who was introduced in Street Fighter 5. The studio says it'll reveal more about the game this summer.
In addition to Street Fighter 6, Capcom also revealed a retro fighting game compilation coming to consoles and PC in June. This anthology will feature ten games, including two Darkstalkers titles that have never been released in North America before. All ten games will feature rollback netcode, an online input parsing method favored by fighting games like BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle. The anthology will also feature an official artwork gallery, a music player, and "additional accessibility and quality of life changes" like adjustments to light effects and easy access to hidden characters. Here are all the games appearing in Capcom Fighting Collection, which launches on June 24th for PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC (and will also be playable on PS5 and Xbox Series X|S through backward compatibility, presumably).
- Hyper Street Fighter II
- Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo
- Super Gem Fighter Mini Mix
- Darkstalkers: The Night Warriors
- Night Warriors: Darkstalkers' Revenge
- Vampire Savior: The Lord of Vampire
- Vampire Hunter 2: Darkstalkers' Revenge
- Vampire Savior 2: The Lord of Vampire
- Red Earth
- Cyberbots: Fullmetal Madness
What else was announced at the Capcom Pro Tour 2021 final?
In addition to the above two games, we also got a glimpse at the final card in the Magic: The Gathering Secret Lair crossover with Street Fighter. If you're not sure what Secret Lair entails, it's basically a print-to-order program featuring artistic reworks of old cards, crossovers with various IPs, and new combinations of cards with "different weird and awesome ways to celebrate the game", per the official site. The final Secret Lair x Street Fighter card is Hadouken, which is an overlay of the classic Lightning Bolt card, so don't go trying to add four Lightning Bolts and four Hadoukens to your deck.
It's obvious that a lot of effort has gone into these cards, and you can see a lot of small neat touches to evoke the Street Fighter universe. Ryu's card, for example, features the basically-obsolete "untap" mechanic, with the untap symbol closely resembling the input needed to carry out the Hadouken move in Street Fighter. Elsewhere, you can see that Ryu and Ken have opposite stats, which reflects their similarities, and, of course, each card has its own unique artwork.