The newest of which is a new character, the ninja Kimberly. This 80’s obsessed fighter combines traditional ninja techniques with rhythmic urban twists using spray paint cans in some of her attacks. Additionally, some of her moves may appear familiar as she is a student of Guy, a classic Street Fighter character.
As a new character, it’s tough to get a grip on Kimberly from this short video, but it’s clear that she has been designed with Guy/Zeku/Ibuki players in mind, featuring something of a blend of all of their abilities — from dash attacks and wall-runs, to bomb setups and aerial grappling. Kimberly also has a really vivid and dazzling design, while embodying the “urban art” vibe of Street Fighter 6 in general. Quite frankly, I think she represents the whole “brand” of SF6 more than any other character revealed to date. It will be interesting to see if the community adopts the “Ninja Star” as an ambassador for SF6 at large.
“Being a spunky new ninja, Kimberly incorporates an urban twist to reimagine what Bushinryu means to her,” the blog post reads. “She uses Genius at Play to stock up on a spray can, which can then be thrown to the ground as a Shuriken Bomb. During Hidden Variable, Kimberly conceals herself in colorful smoke before instantly appearing in front of an opponent for a surprise attack. Finally, she has the trademark ninja Sprint, which can be followed up with kick options or Arc Step where Kimberly launches herself off from the opponent.”
The second character confirmed in the trailer is Juri. A returning character from Street Fighter IV the sadistic Juri is returning with her signature Fuhajin fighting style. Of course, each of her super arts is making a come back and will appear with Street Fighter VI flair and style.