Monday, August 08, 2022
Capcom has announced two new characters coming to Street Fighter 6, with a new trailer showcasing Juri and Kimberly.
Kimberly is a brand new character in the Street Fighter series. Serving as a student under Guy, she's aiming to become a fully fledged ninja, combining classic ninjutsu with a love of music and graffiti to create her own unique fighting style.
“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,” says Street Fighter 6 director Takayuki Nakayama. “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.”
Meanwhile, Juri is making her third Street Fighter appearance, following her debut in Super Street Fighter IV, and later appearance as DLC for Street Fighter V. Juri retains many of her moves from past games, but with different properties, with plenty of special moves no longer needing a Fuha stock to be performed.
“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,” says Nakayama.
“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?”
Juri and Kimberly join classic fighters such as Ryu, Chun-Li, and Guile in the Street Fighter 6 roster, as well as newer characters such as Luke and Jamie.
You can check out both characters in action in the trailer down below. Street Fighter 6 is coming to PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, and PC in 2023.