During Capcom’s Tokyo Game Show 2022 live stream, Capcom announced several new playable characters for Street Fighter 6.
Ken, E. Honda, Blanka, and Dhalsim join the playable roster. A new trailer featuring gameplay for all four was shown.
Capcom’s Street Fighter 6 segment began with a flash forward of Ken. In a cinematic portion of the trailer, a construction site was shown where beams carried by a crane hit a storage container and began to fall.
Ken appeared and kicked a falling sandbag to save one of the workers. After that, full segments were shown revealing and showcasing Ken, Dhalsim, E. Honda, and Blanka.
New stages for Dhalsim and Blanka were also revealed. Both backgrounds appear to be heavily inspired by their original stages from Street Fighter 2.
Each fighter has an updated design for Street Fighter 6. Dhalsim’s outfit and chest accessory have been changed, and Ken now wears a coat.
Blanka has a new hairstyle in Street Fighter 6 and now wears a jumpsuit, while E. Honda also has a new sumo outfit.
These legacy fighters appear to have several of their classic attacks in Street Fighter 6. We see Blanka firing Beast Balls, Dhalsim spitting Yoga Flame, Ken hitting Hurricane Kicks, and E. Honda hitting enemies with his Ochio Throw.
New maneuvers were also shown during the trailer. Blanka has the ability to bring out a small Blanka-Chan doll that she can electrocute and move forward, allowing her to create interesting mix-ups and traps.
Blanka also has a new move in his Aerial Rolling Attack, which sees him perform a downward diagonal Beast Ball from midair. Here in Street Fighter 6, Blanka now works as a tour guide in the Amazon, which explains his new outfit.
Ken has a new attack called “Jinrai Kick” which has several variations. He also comes equipped with a new “Dragonslash Kick” jump that unleashes heavy kicks, and when the EX version is performed, it bounces the opponent off the ground and allows Ken to juggle afterwards.
In Street Fighter 6, game director Takayuki Nakayama describes Dhalsim as “a tricky fighter with extremely long range” who is also a master of firebending. His classic diving headbutt kick returns here, as well as his EX Yoga Fire from Street Fighter 5.
E. Honda now fights with “incredible strength and powerful charges.” In Street Fighter 6, Honda has opened Chanko House Edomon in Metro City, where people can watch sumo battles and eat chanko stew.
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