Capcom has revealed that Juri will be joining the lineup of Street Fighter 6 alongside newcomer Kimberly.
Juri’s return competitor is a “sad thrill-seeker who enjoys the suffering of others, taking great pleasure in the annihilation of his enemies,” according to PlayStation. She made her debut in Super Street Fighter IV. Prior to SF6, her main motive was revenge against M. Bison, but since his fall in Street Fighter V, she is now waiting for a new impetus to come. If you’re a fan of Juri, don’t sweat it – she still retains many of her past moves in Street Fighter 6, although you can expect them to have “different attributes” now.
For example, Fuhajin returns to see Juri perform an upward kick to store the Fuha inventory once completed. Saihasho, Ankensatsu, and Go Ohsatsu are new special moves but “could be visually familiar in the form of low bullets or jumping ax kicks,” PlayStation wrote in a blog post. The player can perform these moves without needing to consume Fuha shares, but they can be strung together and power up if Fuha stock is available.
“Finally, Juri’s Shiku-sen, a dive kick in flight, back from Super Street Fighter IV, can be followed by a series of lightning strikes in the air,” the blog post reads. “This opens up more creative options for Juri’s play and can catch opponents off guard.”
Street Fighter newcomer Kimberly is an ’80s pop culture geek ninja who was Guy’s apprentice.
“Kimberly invited herself to become a disciple of Guy, Bushinryu’s 39th successor after defeating Master Zeku, 38th successor,” PlayStation wrote. “Kimberly had a normal upbringing, but she was a prodigy who graduated from college early and now wants to be a full-fledged ninja. She fell in love with ’80s pop culture when portable cassette players were at their peak, hence why she always carries one with her.”
Game director Takayuki Nakayama says Kimberly listens to music from a specific person, but we’ll have to wait to find out who. Nakayama also states that Kimberly’s arsenal utilizes her high physical strength and allows her to unleash opponents in a variety of ways.
“As a nimble new ninja, Kimberly has urbanized to re-imagine what Bushinryu means to her,” the blog post reads. “She uses Genius at Play to stock up on a spray can, which can then be thrown to the ground as a Shuriken Bomb. In Transfiguration, Kimberly hides in colorful smoke before appearing right in front of her opponent for a surprise attack. Finally, she has the Sprint ninja franchise, which can be followed with kick or Arc Step options, where Kimberly throws herself away from the competition. ”
For more information, check out the full Street Fighter 6 PlayStation blog post. Be sure to check Game informant Exclusive interview with Nakayama and Street Fighter 6 producer Shuhei Matsumoto And after that watch this 5-minute practice game with Street Fighter 6’s Chun-Li. Read why a Game informant The editor believes that Street Fighter 6’s modern controls make fighting rookies fun afterward.
Street Fighter 6 will launch for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in 2023.
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