Capcom confirmed the latest character additions to the Street Fighter 6 roster at EVO 2022 in Kimberly and Juri. The newest reveal came via a gameplay trailer showing both newly announced fighters’ fantastic offensive skills and visuals. As a long-running franchise coming to both console platforms, fans around the globe are salivating for news on this long-awaited addition to the series.
Kimberly is a brand-new ninja fighter and the first female African American to grace the Street Fighter roster. She studied under Guy from Final Fight fame and mastered the Bushinryu technique that Guy made famous, with an urban twist. The trailer showed off her lightning speed and agile attacks while using her spray cans and cassette player to generate offense and defense.
“In terms of Kimberly’s design, we aimed to create an outfit suitable for her speedy and acrobatic movements since she excels in sports like track-and-field and cheerleading. Pair her brightly colored gi with sneakers suitable for moving around quickly, and you have Bushinryu-like ninja attire, don’t you think? We tried to make her hairstyle and outfit beautifully showcase her striking silhouette since she is an expert at running and airborne attacks. The spray can and portable cassette player on her waist are also used for special moves.”Game Director Takayuki Nakayama
Juri Han returns to the arena after debuting on the roster in Super Street Fighter IV. Her outfit style is reminiscent of her original costume; however, her hairstyle has changed. After she feuds with Bison and with him dead, Juri finds new targets to inflict pain. As a deadly South Korean Taekwondo martial artist, she is deadly with her feet, and most of her original move-set will return with some changes and additions.
“For Juri, this costume retains the image from her Super Street Fighter IV one but has been rearranged to fit the Street Fighter 6 aesthetic. There is also a change in the hairstyle, which I think gives it extra personality. Underneath her jacket, black tape that imitates the appearance of a spider covers her body. The colors of her Feng Shui Engine are purple, black, and white, and accented with emerald green. Also, please pay attention to her helmet, as you may have seen in the trailer when she appears on her motorcycle, since it matches her design. Her smartphone also reflects her personality and style, don’t you think?”Street Fighter 6 Game Director Takayuki Nakayama
Street Fighter 6 Roster So Far
The spunky Kimberly joins the previously revealed Jamie as an all-new street fighter on the roster. Also, Juri returns and joins other fighters, Ryu, Chun-Li, Guile, and Luke. Many fans can’t wait until the next reveal trailer, with many characters rumored, new and old. Fans of the franchise can look forward to playing Street Fighter 6 when it releases in 2023 for Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PC.
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