Street Fighter 6 – Ed Receives New Gameplay and Details

Ed focuses purely on punching, throwing out flicker jabs and close-range combos, which is perfect for aggressive players.

Posted By | On 26th, Feb. 2024

street fighter 6 ed

Capcom revealed new details and gameplay for Street Fighter 6’s next DLC character, Ed, during the IGN Fan Fest. Director Takayuki Nakayama and producer Shuhei Matsumoto were on hand to discuss changes made from Street Fighter 5 and how he’s changed. Check it out below.

Nakayama reveals that Ed’s stature has been toned down over the previous game. “In terms of the visual aspect of Ed, in terms of his design in Street Fighter 5, he turned out to be a little more macho and bigger framed than they were intentionally going for. For Street Fighter 6, we were able to nail that down a little more.”

Interestingly, Ed’s fighting style in Street Fighter 5 was a precursor of sorts to the Modern control scheme in Street Fighter 6. For the latter, all his buttons now focus on punching.

“It was an experiment for the developers when they were working on Street Fighter 5 to make Ed the prototype of the modern controls we see in Street Fighter 6. However, his move roster has been updated from the past title. It’s not a complete replica of what you experience in Street Fighter 5. We’ve made some tweaks and updates so his Modern controls in Street Fighter 6 are also fun and compelling,” said Nakayama.

“Ed is strong in close-range combat with his boxing fighting style. He has a lot of target combos. Unlike his move set in Street Fighter 5, he no longer has kick moves. They’re all punches. His kick moves are designated to these flicker jabs with pretty good reach. So not only is he strong in close quarters, but also talented in terms of mid-range attacks as well.

“However, he shines brightest when he is up in the face of the opposing character and has a lot of unique combos only capable through Ed. We recommend you get aggressive. Get in there and show what you’ve got.”

Alongside Ed’s release, there’s also a new stage – Ruined Lab. It seemingly teases the return of M. Bison, the Big Bad of the series and leader of Shadaloo. Nakayama didn’t confirm his return but drew attention to Bison’s signature hat. “If you look at the chair in the very center, there is some kind of red thing lying there. I think that’s probably the noteworthy item.”

Ed joins the roster on February 27th, so stay tuned for more details and check out his Character Guide video here. Street Fighter 6 is available for Xbox Series X/S, PS5, PS4 and PC. Check out our review here.


Amazing Articles You Might Want To Check Out!

Share Your Thoughts Below  (Always follow our comments policy!)



Keep On Reading!

Dying Light 2 Stay Human Receives Gear Loadouts, Visual Improvements and More in New Update

Dying Light 2 Stay Human Receives Gear Loadouts, Visual Improvements and More in New Update

The night-time across all difficulties has seen nerfs to Volatiles and Spitters, and over 70 scenes and dialog...

Fallout 4 Was the Best-Selling Game in Europe Last Week, with Sales up by 7,500 Percent

Fallout 4 Was the Best-Selling Game in Europe Last Week, with Sales up by 7,500 Percent

Fallout 76, Fallout: New Vegas, and Fallout 3 also enjoyed significant sales boosts, with all three also re-en...

Dying Light 2 Stay Human Update Adds the Most Challenging Difficulty Yet

Dying Light 2 Stay Human Update Adds the Most Challenging Difficulty Yet

Nightmare Mode introduces level 5 Tyrant chases, flashlights dimming and cutting out with continuous use, and ...

Octopath Traveler is Back on the Switch eShop

Octopath Traveler is Back on the Switch eShop

The RPG was delisted from the store in early March, following which Square Enix reassured that the game's remo...

Kingdom Come: Deliverance 2 Launches in 2024, Per Leaked Video

Kingdom Come: Deliverance 2 Launches in 2024, Per Leaked Video

The sequel will launch for Xbox Series X/S, PS5 and PC and looks to feature a new character embarking on a kni...

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door Reviews Go Live on May 21 – Rumour

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door Reviews Go Live on May 21 – Rumour

Previews will allegedly go live next week, on April 25. The RPG remake is set to launch for the Switch on May ...