After Capcom set up a new countdown on Capcom’s official website, rumors about the announcement of Street Fighter 6 began circulating on Twitter. While Capcom didn’t give a clue what the new countdown timer would bring, fans expected there will be something to do with Street Fighter 6 as the countdown coincides with the end of the final season of the Capcom Street Fighter Pro Tour. Insider Jeff Grubb on his GrubbSnax podcast says the announcement of Street Fighter 6 will take place on the same day that Capcom’s Mysterious Countdown concludes Capcom’s Mysterious Countdown.
That’s large because Venture Beat reporter Jeff Grubb was able to confirm Street Fighter 6 from multiple sources and considered the public fact that he didn’t mention it during his GrubbSnax live performance until someone mentions the countdown issue. While insider Jeff Grubb said he wanted to be surprised, he certainly didn’t say anything. To kick off this week, Capcom unveiled a new countdown timer on Capcom’s official website, which seemed to clearly anticipate that some new announcement was coming soon. Earlier this week, Capcom started teasing the use of a countdown timer. Perhaps the main reason many Capcom fans think the series could be announced next week is that a fairly large Street Fighter tournament started on February 17th.
The announcement will take place on Monday, Feb. 21 at 1:00 AM ET / 6:00 AM GMT, according to the new countdown (or Sunday at 10:00 PM PT). Notably, the countdown suggests some sort of revelation will be released this weekend, even if the specs remain under lock and key. We are waiting for more news that Capcom will be able to officially announce to the players in the near future. Once again, the Japanese game developer hasn’t officially announced anything about Street Fighter 6. There’s a small chance that the Japanese game developer might announce the much-loved Marvel vs. Capcom 2.
Other third-party bets spotted on the Capcom subreddit include news of Dragons Dogma 2, Pragmata, some Monster Hunter cases (although that doesn’t seem worthy of a countdown), or the revival of Deep Down, a PS4-exclusive game announced in 2013 which was stuck in development hell for years. On February 14, the Japanese game developer released a cryptic “Capcom Countdown” page that anticipated some kind of announcement a week later. While some have speculated that Capcom may be getting ready to announce a new remake of the original Resident Evil or a title for some other popular non-combat Capcom series.