Street Fighter 6‘s World Tour mode is set to have multiple open areas that players can walk around, a new interview has suggested.
Speaking to IGN Japan (translated by VGC), Street Fighter 6 producer Shuhei Matsumoto has suggested that Metro City, the open-world area shown in game footage, will be only one of several different areas in the game.
When asked if the graffiti-laden streets of Metro City were supposed to be a depiction of America, Matsumo answered: “I don’t think that street culture has anything to do with countries, so I don’t really think about it.
“The first stage of the world tour is in Metro City, so maybe that’s where you got that impression.” IGN Japan followed up on this, asking what Matsumoto meant by “first stage”.
“Well, it’s the WORLD Tour,” he answered. “I can’t say for sure yet, but I hope you will look forward to hearing more about it.
“I’m working on something that will allow you to travel the world and experience how it feels to be strong.”
Globetrotting has been a theme across all Street Fighter games, and the recently released trailer for the game may give some indication of where later areas in the World Tour mode could take place.
In addition to Metro City, a Japanese-themed stage was shown featuring Ryu and Chun-Li.
Detailed artwork for 22 Street Fighter 6 characters was posted online and appears to confirm that all eight original ‘World Warriors’ from Street Fighter II will star in Street Fighter 6, as well as other returning and new characters.
Most of the new characters seen in the images fit with an apparent leak posted a few months ago, in which Reddit user DasVergeben described their appearances.