Kicking off on the 12th February and lasting a whole week, Capcom Cup IX will see pro Street Fighter V players duke it out for fame and glory. As is usually the case with big fighting game events, fans had been anticipating fresh Street Fighter 6 news during the finals, but, somewhat surprisingly, that's not going to happen.
In an official statement on the subject, Capcom has confirmed that it won't be sharing any updates on Street Fighter 6 at the tournament. It sounds like the company would rather focus on the game that's actually being played — Street Fighter V — instead of potentially overshadowing the competition with announcements.
It is a bit of a shame, though. Fans are obviously looking forward to Street Fighter 6, and this would have been the perfect venue to drum up yet more hype ahead of the game's June release date.
But for what it's worth, Capcom does say that "the next round of exciting Street Fighter 6 news will be hitting in the not too distant future". More character trailers are inevitable, but we do wonder whether the developer has any additional surprises up it sleeve.
Were you hoping for Street Fighter 6 news during Capcom Cup? Stick with Street Fighter V for just a bit longer in the comments section below.
That "cool dude" guy in all the marketing is genuinely putting me off the entire game. Am I shallow?
I think it’s pretty good that Capcom are going to focus the show around Street Fighter 5. This will likely be the last big event where 5 will take centre stage, so there is no need to mute that with SF6 news. Everything will ramp up after this towards the release of 6 anyway! Can’t wait!!!
@Sequel quite, I'd say, considering it won't affect gameplay one bit.
@Sequel a little yes lol, but only if you are new or skipped 5. If you played/play 5 you should be used to him by now and be happy he is not as op as his sf5 ver 😂.
Any way the SF team right now is probably the best team the project has had since before SF4 so just focus on that.
It sucks but makes sense. less than 100k people will watch Capcom Cup and Capcom is only using the most watched presentations and places to market the game. State of Play, ComiCon, Summer thing, Game Awards.
They are ABSOLUTELY waiting for Sony's next State of Play or Summer thing/E3.
It’s a bit of a bummer but makes sense to use gaming events to reach more people (I guess). The game is looking so good but I hope they surprise us with something crazy.
@GymratAmarillo a lot of people stopped playing 5 before that cornball released. even though it doesn't affect gameplay , seeing him everywhere is still annoying and part of strategic marketing.
trash character imo
@nomither6 a lot of people enjoyed him at launch tho, there was countless videos an comments about how fun he was.
If people really stopped playing 5 because of him .. hey to each their own but 6 will sell among fans with him or without him and all the vocal new people who are interested in 6 are more interested in the new characters they are showing than how the guy with the deformed arms looks or why he is in the cover LOL
That's too bad but if the State of Play rumors are true I would expect it to show up there.
It's the old bait and switch. Get ready to get bonked over the head with SF6 Newz at Capcom Cup.
@GymratAmarillo i said people stopped playing SFV before he came out , so don’t know a lot about him
@naruball I had to like your comment.. because it's true.
SF6 is in a great place right now. I think it is gonna be very exciting to witness the next revolution of the Street Fighter world. Loving the new characters too btw!
@nomither6 Luke is actually funnier to play than boring ass ryu in both 5 and 6
@Sequel I don't get the push for this character either. We'll see what happens in the story mode? Personally, as time goes on, I actually don't like how ANY of the characters look in this game. They're all kinda ugly and/or have super weird bodies, IMHO.
@GymratAmarillo Yeah but won't that draw MORE people to watch if they sprinkle gameplay in there?
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