Summer Game Fest kickoff confirms Guile in Street Fighter 6

Guile in Street Fighter 6

Still coming in 2023

Guile in Street Fighter 6? Believe it! As if it was even hard to believe in the first place. He’ll be flash-kicking like it was 1991 in the 2023-bound fighter.

I mean, we knew he was coming. If it wasn’t completely obvious that he was going to make it in, we got a 22-character leak recently that gave us what we were looking for following the release of the trailer.

Capcom also confirmed Guile’s moveset after the reveal:

  • Somersault Kick (Flash Kick) – The classic backflip kick
  • Sonic Boom – Guile’s main projectile ability
  • Sonic Blade – A stationary aerial slash
  • Sonic Hurricane – A massive aerial slash that lands directly ahead or diagonally upwards
  • Solid Puncher – Fires a flurry of small Sonic Boom projectiles
  • Crossfire Somersault – A brand new Super Art that fires a massive aerial slash followed by a devastating Somersault Kick

Guile in Street Fighter 6 is one of the least-surprising “E3 kickoff” announcements I’ve seen in a while, but at the very least, we got to see a little more of Street Fighter 6 in action. That said, this Guile in Street Fighter 6 reveal brings me back. There’s something special about every single bit of granular info doled out for a fighting game. It’s one of those genres where you can hold onto tiny morsels of gameplay like scraps, fighting out those frame-perfect moves and studying up in the virtual lab before you even get your hands on the game. It’s magical.

I can remember downloading 480p trailers of fighting and character action games back in the day! Now I have them at my fingertips in high resolution. I’m playing with power!

Chris Carter
Reviews Director, Co-EIC - Chris has been enjoying Destructoid avidly since 2008. He finally decided to take the next step, make an account, and start blogging in January of 2009. Now, he's staff!