Despite the fact that Street Fighter 6’s full release roster has been known for months, there’s still quite a bit about the latest character that remains a mystery.
Street Fighter League Pro-JP’s Grand Finals event came to an end earlier today and Capcom held a special showcase unveiling footage of Manon, Marisa, JP and Dee Jay versus Blanka and Dhalsim’s first full competent match.
The finals aren’t available on YouTube yet, but AlphaDog has captured the SF6 exhibit and shared it online.
We don’t know who’s at the controls for this match, but compared to previous showcases, it showcases the new character’s tools and combos much better and shows more of how they work.
The match included Dee Jay vs. Dhalsim, Manon vs. Marisa and JP vs. Now that Blanka is there, SF6’s latest reveal character minus E. Honda unfolds nicely.
Manon vs. Starting with Marisa, the newcomers show how effective their long limbs can be, especially the dancer’s kicks, and both look pretty scary with their Drive Rush approach.
As mentioned before, Manon has a unique mechanic of gaining levels for her landing throws, which seems to strengthen her command grabs and enable combos at higher levels.
Marisa’s big swing gives her plenty of corner carries and she looks like she can keep pushing the button after a diving attack. You can also see non-critical art versions of her level 3 super art.
JP generally fights one-handed behind the back similar to Oro, but makes up for this with the extended range provided by his staff and a number of long-range specials that come out very quickly.
It looks like JP saved his left arm to use his Psycho Power ability, and he gets a short shot of a level 2 super that summons multiple spirits to attack enemies.
Blanka’s EX roll looks like a completely invincible projectile and can be comboed into an EX up ball on Punish Counter hits for extra damage.
His level 2 Super is similar to Street Fighter 5’s V-Trigger 2, allowing him to perform more air rolls in a row, and the start of his Blanka-chan trap seems unusably long. Besides landing knockdowns.
Dee Jay has everything from the previous kit except for power-ups that allow him to transform into a much more slippery character with more combo opportunities than ever before.
The popstar can now fake his fireballs, and footage shows that the Overdrive version is pretty fast, considering he lunges into Dhalsim’s face and throws him out of his new wobble stance.
Dhalsim’s mobility via teleporting and floating could be much better than SF5’s, but his long limbs can still take a lot of punishment.
We’ll do a more in-depth breakdown of what we’re seeing in this new match, so stay tuned for more Street Fighter 6 coverage on EventHubs.