#10 Characters we’d like to see in Road Fighter 6 – Destructoid
10 Characters we’d like to see in Road Fighter 6 – Destructoid
Who makes (second) influence?
Capcom has absolutely revealed the launch roster for its exciting-looking fighter Road Fighter 6, providing us an 18-strong forged of recent and acquainted faces, (with just a few extra fighters already ready within the wings). It’s a depraved forged, and the thrill surrounding newcomers corresponding to Marisa, Kimberly, and Jamie appears extra fervent among the many neighborhood than common, which is a superb signal for the brand new technology.
The general World Warrior forged is enormous, nonetheless, and sadly, not all people could make the lower. Nevertheless it’s all the time enjoyable to take a position, and even extra enjoyable to see your article splashed on Reddit with individuals angrily sulking about your opinion. So, for these causes and extra, I feel we must always check out eight characters from the Road Fighter universe who I consider would match extraordinarily properly inside SF6‘s visible design, aesthetic vibe, setting, and twisted timeline. Right here’s hoping we see a few of these of us step again into the ring someplace down the road.
Listed here are 10 World Warriors who would match snugly into Road Fighter 6. Spoiler: No Abigail.
The Ultimate Struggle and Road Fighter Alpha veteran has been lacking from the franchise for a lengthy time. And regardless of his bizarre conflict of kinds, (Tabi socks with 501’s, good one), Sodom has been missed by his cult social gathering of devoted followers, no matter whether or not they know him as Sodom or the Nintendo-friendly “Katana”.
Nonetheless, with Road Fighter 6 having deep ties to Metro Metropolis and the Mad Gear Gang, it might be the proper alternative for the sai-wielding maniac’s return. Sodom’s enjoyable visible model and diverse shade scheme additionally lends itself properly to SF 6‘s decidedly rainbow pallete. So let’s get this doofus again within the ring.
Given Road Fighter 6‘s latter-day place within the timeline, fortune favors the youthful fighters of the universe, and that features capoeira grasp and all-around good spirit, Elena. Having made her debut in Road Fighter III, Elena stepped considerably into the background till her very late DLC inclusion in Extremely Road Fighter IV, the place she grew to become feared as a very sturdy character.
Her youth, exuberant power, and acrobatic combating model would see Elena as an thrilling opponent when positioned towards characters like Juri, Kimberly, and Lily, and her followers would little question like to see their Kenyan queen return with a neat visible redesign for SF 6‘s “Again to the Streets” vibe.
It’s her time, and the time has by no means been higher. Ultimate Struggle 2 protagonist Maki has been ready within the wings for years for her return to the world of one-on-one scrapping, having made impactful appearances in Road Fighter Alpha 3 Higher, and the superb Capcom vs SNK 2.
Not solely is Maki a Metro Metropolis native, (the backdrop for Road Fighter 6) however she can be a practitioner of Bushinryu, which might make her an important pal/rival to her fellow disciple, Kimberly. There was a persistent name for Maki’s return for a few years, and given the time, her background, and her visible model, Road Fighter 6 is the recreation to permit that comeback to lastly, lastly come to cross.
The Parisian savate fighter has been particularly conspicuous by his absence ever since his first look in Road Fighter III, not even displaying up for the roster of crossover fighters, and a hardly ever used background/cameo character. That is usually thought-about to don’t have anything in any respect to do along with his silly sneakers, and all the pieces to do along with his over-similarity in combating model to Guile.
However the GrimDark Gothboy is customized to slot in with SF 6‘s “underground membership” aesthetic, maybe higher than anybody else on this listing. Maybe with some gameplay tweaks to distinguish himself from the Household Man, Remy may show to be a really worthy addition to the SF 6 roster.
6. C. Viper
Extremely, after the entire rumors and whispers, Crimson Viper failed to point out as much as the Road Fighter V roster solely, regardless of having featured in cutscenes sporting a brand new redesign. The super-cool undercover agent nonetheless has viability for a return, nonetheless, given the thriller behind numerous components of the brand new recreation’s storyline… Who’s JP? Who’s behind the framing of Ken Masters? The place are the Illuminati, or Shadaloo? Any person higher name a undercover agent, and I don’t imply 007.
Moreover, Viper’s distinct combating model — all quick dashes and elemental assaults — would look completely gorgeous within the RE Engine, and would make Viper maybe flashier within the ring than she has ever been, bringing next-level pleasure to her fights, awash in electrical energy and flames. Let’s get her again into the fold, her child’s education isn’t gonna pay for itself.
One of the vital irritable and mean-spirited fighters in Road Fighter historical past, and one of many few characters whose lineage might be traced to the unique title, Adon has been absent from the collection since his grand comeback in Road Fighter IV, the place he induced frequent on-line nightmares along with his lightning fast divekicks.
Now utterly disillusioned along with his mentor, Sagat, turning over a brand new leaf to stroll a brighter path, the time is ideal for Adon to step out of the shadows and try to say the vacant throne of Muay-Thai — one other visually dazzling martial arts talent that may look improbable with a splash of paint and graffiti. No person likes Adon, and that’s precisely why the face-friendly roster of SF 6 wants him.
One of the vital re-requested characters on this listing, Makoto has been itching to make a return to the Road Fighter roster. So, why now? Properly, within the generational span of Ryu/Chun to Luke/Kimberly, characters corresponding to Makoto seem on the peak of their talents, mature sufficient to have honed their abilities, with sufficient youth to nonetheless push ahead on the trail to true enlightenment.
A Makoto who has efficiently promoted her dojo, and is now acknowledged as one of many planet’s most interesting and most dominating fighters is an superior narrative to observe, with the karate skilled’s arduous work and dedication lastly paying off and her resultant years being about her, recapturing the youth that she misplaced in her one-girl promotional tour. Moreover all that, she’s merely cool as fuck, and all of us need her again.
3. Balrog / Boxer
That is, fairly merely, a no brainer. Shadaloo could also be completed, however why would Balrog even care? This can be a man who exists to easily damage as many individuals as attainable, and earn a living doing it. The autumn of M. Bison’s operations wouldn’t supply Boxer any sense of disgrace or remorse, he’d merely go on the lookout for the following struggle, the following prize purse, the following face to interrupt. It’s all he does. It’s all he’ll ever do.
A visible redesign, which sees a greying, aged Balrog, gloves changed by taped fists, physique battered from years and years of battles, however sustaining the egocentric, hateful perspective of a person who has failed to like for a single day of his life. Balrog can symbolize the Outdated Guard, however — fairly in contrast to veterans corresponding to Ryu, or Chun-Li, or Honda — a person whom hate has consumed solely, displayed in each final crag on his face.
2. Sakura Kasugano
The place there’s Road Fighter, there’s Sakura. Beloved by all, as iconic because the characters that got here earlier than her, and welcome on the roster of any consecutive title. Having matured past her faculty days, and together with her girlish infatuation with Ryu transitioned into stable, mutual respect, Sakura can stand amongst each the basic characters and the newcomers as a pal and rival, together with her combating model lending itself so properly to Road Fighter 6‘s dynamic — visually and technically.
Frankly, I’m surprised that Sakura isn’t already on the launch roster, however then we do have plenty of new faces to introduce to the fan neighborhood, so that you don’t wish to submit the entire fan favorites on day one. Regardless, Ms. Kasugano is conspicuous by her absence, and her addition is borderline crucial.
1. Mike Haggar
Extremely, unbelievably, Mike Haggar has by no means been on the roster of a Road Fighter recreation. And the night is drawing in on the previous mayor of Metro Metropolis. Now out of workplace and just about retired from each politics and pro-wrestling, Road Fighter 6 possible represents the Ultimate Struggle star’s last likelihood at entering into the pantheon of World Warriors, becoming a member of alumni corresponding to Cody, Man, Hugo, Poison, Sodom, Abigail, and Lucia. Abigail has been in a Road Fighter recreation. ABIGAIL.
Road Fighter 6 has its fair proportion of (frightening-looking) grapplers, however there’s all the time room for yet another, and given the Metro Metropolis setting, and the legacy of its former mayor, there isn’t any higher time for Haggar to make his Road Fighter debut, even when it seems to be his final. The pipe-wielding man of motion is perhaps getting up in years, however, as everyone knows, pro-wrestlers by no means actually retire.
Road Fighter 6 launches June 2 on PlayStation, PC, and Xbox platforms.