The Internet Loves Everything About Street Fighter 6 So Far... Except Its Awful Box Art

The Internet Loves Everything About Street Fighter 6 So Far… Except Its Awful Box Art

Capcom has absolutely killed it with pretty much all of the Street Fighter 6 content we’ve seen so far, and that includes last night’s new Game Awards trailer… except for a little but quite important aspect.

The game’s box art eventually showed franchise newcomer Luke posing with a single fist in the air. That’s all well and good, but the character’s scarred face sports a big open-mouthed smile and one closed eye, possibly indicating he’s just gotten out of a fight. Either way, it really doesn’t look great, and the fighting game community was quick to point that out.

As the latest DLC addition to Street Fighter 5, Luke has only been around for about a year so far. He’s widely seen as overpowered in SF5, which left a bad taste in many’s mouths, so he’s already not the most charismatic figure on the roster.

Similarities to Popeye the Sailor Man were quickly pointed out after his debut (he can power up in SF5 and this is visually indicated by enlarged forearms) and this new one-eyed pose only furthers the meme ability.

If that so-called box art is the worst thing Street Fighter 6 has to do (and it is so far), it’s actually a pretty good look. The attention to detail and dev efforts to fix past issues have been palpable ever since we saw the first SF6 teaser, and the general talk surrounding the upcoming title has been overwhelmingly positive.

We did a quick search for “Street Fighter box art” on Twitter, and came across a few similar opinions… (Warning that there are definitely some NSFW language used.)

There’s a lot more where this came from, but there’s good news because there’s a chance this won’t end up being the official box art for the game. Yes, that’s how the game appears on pre-order pages from Amazon to Steam, and yes, there are different versions of it with “Deluxe” and “Ultimate Edition” banners, but it’s only labeled as “key art” on the Capcom Press Site .

We’ll still be playing SF6 when it comes out June 2, 2023, even though this image ends up being the first visual that depicts the game… but we certainly wouldn’t mind if Capcom went another route, perhaps one with an iconic franchise favorites like Ryu and Chun-Li?

Catalyst and I offer our own opinions at the start of our reaction video to the latest trailer, which you can check out here:

What do you think of the exposed art of the SF6 box? We’d love to hear your thoughts on this and the rest of the exciting new Street Fighter 6 content we just received in the comments.

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