Pretty much every good fighting game needs strong rivals to push the heroes to get stronger, but this case is a bit different.
through the big Tokyo Game ShowCapcom showcased the opening minutes of Street Fighter 6’s World Tour mode, which introduced an entirely new character to the series at Bosch.
After seeing the character builder and doing some basic sparring with Luke, this brilliant fighter jumps down to challenge the player.
The included scenes make it clear that Bosch is supposed to be the hot contender in the World Tour, which of course raised the question of whether or not he would actually be playable.
We know at least that it won’t be released apparently because Capcom has already shared 18 characters in the list On the show, too, and Bosch was not on that list.
– Takayuki-Nakayama (@takaNakayama) September 16, 2022
It’s unusual to get an entirely new character, especially an opponent, into a combat game and not let you play with it.
Street Fighter 6 appears to be a completely different beast compared to the rest of the series with the inclusion of World Tour as a single player story mode.
Capcom has dozens of characters to fill the streets with, but the inclusion of such a large world to wander in, however, means that a bunch of them won’t be the main stars.
Previous trailers have already appeared to show off World Tour notable NPCs like Final Fight’s Thrasher and the girl with Chun-Li who is likely Li-Fen.
So now it looks like Bosch will likely end up playing a similar role in SF6, and that’s backed up by him using Luke’s range of motion in the shots without anything really unique on his part.
We think this means that Bosch will travel and learn from different masters as the player-specific fighter, and grow stronger as the story progresses.
This doesn’t mean the new kid will never join the major leagues although SF6 will definitely receive a mountain of DLC in the coming years.
If Bosch becomes very popular with gamers as well, that will increase the odds of him making the list as well.
It will be interesting to see how many characters Street Fighter 6 will have on a world tour now.
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