Updated on June 2, 11:10 a.m. (GMT+8): Improved relevancy.

A beloved feature is returning to Street Fighter 6 when it is released on June 2, and we’re all excited about it.

It appears that SF6 will include a damage mechanic and visual changes for characters based on the hits they take in-game. The extent of these injuries will be visible after the match-winner cinematic showcase with victory lines on-screen.

Street Fighter 6 features in-game visual changes based on damage received

New Street Fighter 6 footage shows in-game damage
Credit: Capcom Japan

The pre-recorded gameplay footage from Capcom’s Japanese stream from June 15, 2022, showed a Guile mirror match. Fans saw some of his new moves in SF6, including target combos, along with his Sonic Hurricane super that hits as an anti-air.

After the match, we see a brief cinematic that shows Guile with a swollen face, a bruise on his left eye, and a large cut above his left brow.

For now, it seems that the damage only appears on his face and not on his body.

It is also difficult to spot if Guile acquired any in-game damage while the 2D battle took place. But the wear and tear on Guile’s face did become more noticeable when the screen zoomed in right as he was about to execute a special move using his Drive Gauge.

Street Fighter II winner's screen
Credit: Capcom

This isn’t the first time Capcom has shown their fighters beaten up after their bouts. In the old Street Fighter 2 winners’ screen, the loser was shown bloodied and bruised up.

The damage mechanic promises to enhance the realism and intensity of each battle, offering players a visceral visual representation of the hard-fought clashes.

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