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Street Fighter 6's Next Characters Are Juri And The All-New Kimberly

Both made quite the entrance at the end of EVO 2022

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It wouldn’t be an EVO without some character announcements, so Capcom took the opportunity this evening to show off the next two characters making up Street Fighter 6’s roster: the return of Juri, alongside Kimberly, a fighter making her series debut.

You can see both in action in the trailer below. Juri makes her entrance with one of the slickest Akira slides I’ve seen for a while, while Kimberly is described by Capcom as, uh, a “spunky new ninja, who has special moves involving spray cans and a Walkman:

Street Fighter 6 - Kimberly and Juri Gameplay Trailer | PS5 & PS4 Games

Of course this isn’t really the first time we’ve seen Kimberly, who is the first playable African-American woman in Street Fighter series history. She was teased in the game’s announcement trailer, and we saw her full design (as well as Juri’s) in that art leak from a few months back.

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That leak is probably going to spoil a lot of these announcements for the game, at least a little. Though, I guess it has also got us wanting to see more of some of the cooler examples, like China’s A.K.I. and Italy’s glorious new gladiator.

Street Fighter 6 is due sometime next year.

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