Street Fighter 6 Reveals New Character, Kimberly & The Return of Fan-Favorite Juri

During EVO 2022, Capcom confirmed two more characters for the upcoming next mainline Street Fighter entry, Street Fighter 6. A new ninja character named Kimberly and the fan-favorite Juri were simultaneously revealed.

Kimberly is described as Guy’s student, who had an ordinary upbringing but is also a prodigy who graduated college early. She’s also obsessed with 80s pop culture.

Takayuki Nakayama provided the following comments regarding Kimberly:

” 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.”

Another interesting line is this quoted one from PlayStation Blog:

The music she listens to originates from a certain person, but you will have to wait for the story to find out who that is. Let’s see how Kimberly, the Ninja + Pop Star = Ninja Star, performs.

As for Juri, her goal following the demise of M. Bison is up in the air.

Takayuki Nakayama provided the following comments regarding Juri:

 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 smart phone also reflects her personality and style, don’t you think?

The announcement trailer is viewable below:

PlayStation Blog also contains intricate gameplay information for these two fighters.

Street Fighter 6 is releasing in 2023 for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, and PC. This title is built off of the RE Engine, leading to impressive graphical capabilities.

An immersive single-player mode is also promised, breathing new life into the series that has lacked its incorporation. Moreover,  the Classic Control Type returns alongside a brand new option, the Modern Control Type, which allows players to jump straight into the action with simplified inputs. Interestingly, a Real-Time Commentary Feature has been confirmed, providing a unique live flair to matches.

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