Capcom will reportedly announce the sixth installment of its long-running Street Fighter franchise on Monday, according to VentureBeat’s Jeff Grubb, whose sources claim to know what Capcom’s new teaser site, which features a countdown timer, is quickly ticking toward.
As suggested by Grubb in the latest episode of Giant Bomb’s GrubbSnax, Street Fighter VI will be announced when the timer hits zero at 1 a.m. ET on Monday, February 21. While this claim should still be treated as a rumor at this point, Capcom revealing the game this year would make a lot of sense, as 2022 marks the franchise’s 35th anniversary.
Street Fighter’s current installment, Street Fighter V, was released in 2016 and has since seen various upgrades that include an Arcade Edition and Champion Edition with new fighters, stages, and more. The sixth installment will presumably feature the same type of polarizing art style.
Capcom will announce Street Fighter 6 on Monday, it’s claimed (VGC)
- Street Fighter series celebrates its 35th anniversary this year and Capcom recently confirmed it would celebrate the occasion. “Please look forward to the future development of the Street Fighter series,” it said.
- In 2017, Capcom celebrated the series’ 30th anniversary with the release of the Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection, which included all 12 main arcade versions of the Street Fighter, Street Fighter II, Street Fighter III and Street Fighter Alpha games.
- The first Street Fighter was released in arcades in August 1987, but it was Street Fighter II, released in 1991, that revolutionised the one-on-one fighting game genre and established many of its rules going forward.