New look, just as deadly…
During last week’s State of Play presentation, we finally, FINALLY got our first look at combatant Cammy White, who will once again be spinning up a storm in Capcom’s upcoming scrapper Street Fighter 6. Fans had been eagerly anticipating Street Fighter veteran’s trailer from as far back as Summer 2022, and the British special forces agent certainly proved well worth the wait.
Cammy made her debut in 1993’s smash hit Super Street Fighter II, becoming the second woman to be part of the iconic fighting game’s roster. Hailing from England, Cammy fast became one of the most popular characters in the Street Fighter universe, only bringing more and more fans into the flock with each subsequent appearance. Ms. White’s lore is long and twisted, and has seen her operating as a brainwashed “doll” or Shadaloo, an amnesiac MI6 operative, and now — fully in control of her identity and destiny — works as an agent of black ops outfit Delta Red, seeking out injustice and ensuring swift execution.
Cammy has not only featured in almost all incarnations of the Street Fighter timeline, (including appearances in the X-Men vs. Street Fighter and Marvel vs. Capcom titles), but she also appeared in the 1994 Street Fighter II anime, as well as the live-action film of the same year, famously played by Australian actor and musician Kylie Minogue. A key figure in SF lore, Cammy remains a quiet, introverted, but noble and honest fighter, showing compassion and care for her fellow days and even seemingly offering a tentative ceasefire on their tormenter, the former S.I.N. assassin Juri.
The trailer sees Cammy forgo her classic bodysuit and beret for a more casual, undercover look, complete with a Union Jack emblazoned biker jacket and shorn of her iconic pigtails. Gameplay-wise, Cammy is still packing the tools that made her arguably the best character in Street Fighter V, from her trademark Cannon Spike and Cannon Drill, to her dizzying Spin Knuckle, her confusing Hooligan Combination, and various attacks performed at low, mid, high, and mid-air opportunities. As a nice tribute to her past, Cammy’s air super her sees her apply the same assassination technique demonstrated in the SFII anime, cartwheeling over her opponent before plating her knees in their spine for a brutal Dragon Sleeper.
There hasn’t been Street Fighter title released that hasn’t benefitted from Cammy’s appearance, and clearly, Street Fighter 6 is set to be no exception. Lock On!
Street Fighter 6 launches on PlayStation, PC, and Xbox June 2, 2023. Be sure to check out our other reports on Manon, Marisa, J.P., Dee Jay, and Lily, as well as 50 things I loved about the beta, CJ Andriessen’s experience with the Modern controls, and a list of Do’s and Do Not Do’s for the new sequel.