Rashid Launches for Street Fighter 6 on July 24

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Capcom has announced that Rashid of the Turbulent Wind will be swooping into Street Fighter 6 on July 24 as the game’s first new character addition, boosting the current roster, which already includes Ryu, Chun-Li, Cammy, and other favorites, from 18 to 19 combatants. Players who own the Deluxe Edition, Ultimate Edition, or Year 1 Character Pass for Street Fighter 6 can expect to find Rashid in various modes of the game later this month, although those who only own the standard edition will be able to try out the new character for free for one hour with a Rental Fighter ticket, obtainable in the in-game Fighting Pass. Rashid was originally introduced in Street Fighter V, where he served as a main protagonist for the 2016 game.

Rashid Special Moves in Street Fighter 6

  • Arabian Cyclone: A new special move that performs a spinning kick and conjures up a whirlwind; can be used as a standalone blow, or transitioned into Rolling Assault or Wing Stroke
  • Arabian Skyhigh: A new double jump move that keeps opponents guessing on where Rashid will land from the air
  • Super Rashid Kick: Level 1 Super Art that unloads a devastating kick while soaring forward and up through the air
  • Ysaar: Previously Rashid’s V-Trigger move in Street Fighter V, this Level 2 Super Art summons a slow-moving whirlwind projectile that can be used to pressure opponents
  • Altair: Rashid’s Level 3 Super Art calls forth a tempest that lifts opponents before he rains down on them with a monsoon of powerful blows

Rashid Content Across Three Game Modes

  • World Tour: Meet Rashid in the all-new Street Fighter 6 story mode to learn and apply his moves to your custom avatar’s move set, discover more about his background, and increase your bond with this newest Master
  • Fighting Ground: Rashid hops onto the scene as the 19th playable character, with new and unique moves for players to master
  • Battle Hub: Players can grab Rashid-related gear, emotes, and more through this month’s “Rashid Arrives!” Fighting Pass

…if you’re eager for more Rashid before he hits the streets, you can explore this month’s Fighting Pass with Rashid-related avatar gear, emotes, music, stickers, and more – available now through July 23.

Stay tuned, because there’s even more new content to look forward to as well, with A.K.I., Ed, and Akuma all slated to release in the year ahead!

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Tsing Mui
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