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Thunderfoot Spirit: Introducing Street Fighter 6 newcomer Lily

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As part of last night’s Sony State of Play presentation, Capcom offered up a new trailer for its upcoming scrapper sequel Street Fighter 6, rounding out the cast of 18 World Warriors that will be launching with the title come June 6 — As part of the new preview, we got our very first in-game look at the initial roster’s final newcomer, Lily.

Hailing from Mexico, Lily is a young and spritely fighter, whose small stature and cute appearance belies a power that has been honed through the ages. Lily is a descendant of the Thunderfoot tribe, the very same community that has previously brought us Street Fighter veteran T. Hawk. And, as such, Lily is at one with herself, with nature, and with the ecology of the planet itself, traveling the globe and surmounting challenges as guided by her own sentient spirit.

While Lily’s trailer was a little short on action, we can already see that her diminutive size makes her an agile and acrobatic fighter, able to compensate for her short range with her weighted club weaponry. Long-time Street Fighter fans will see familiarity in Lily’s airborne activities, which features variants of T. Hawk’s powerful Condor Spire and Condor Dive abilities. Also at one with the wind, Lily can also send her opponent whirling with her own version of her ancestor’s Mexican Typhoon, although it appears that the Lvl. 3 version of the move gets a little out of control, bringing our girl crashing down on top of the hapless opponent.

Also of note, a strange but amusing instance where Lily takes out an old-fashioned camera and snaps a pic of Blanka, briefly blinding the Brazilian beast. This looks more to be a cute easter egg rather than an actual special, but it might have its own amusing uses, much like Dudley’s rose toss. Lily looks to combine the power of a grappler with the speed of a much smaller character, and as such will be a very intriguing character to watch in early days of Street Fighter 6. 

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., and Dee Jay, as well as 50 things I loved about the betaCJ Andriessen’s experience with the Modern control system, and a list of Do’s and Do Not Do’s for the new sequel.

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Chris Moyse
Senior Editor - Chris has been playing video games since the 1980s and writing about them since the 1880s. Graduated from Galaxy High with honors. Twitter: @ChrisxMoyse