They’re Bringing M. Bison Back In Street Fighter 6, Baby

Screenshot: Capcom / Kotaku
Screenshot: Capcom / Kotaku

Street Fighter 6 is done with its first wave of DLC fighters after Akuma. Now, it’s starting its second wave, and there are some major players about to join the roster. Capcom revealed the next four fighters coming to the game during their Summer Game Fest presentation, and M. Bison, the long-time antagonist of the franchise, is returning after being notably absent from the game at launch.

The announcement was made alongside a pretty slick animated trailer showcasing the next four characters coming in season 2. Two of these will be crossover characters: Terry Bogard and Mai Shiranui from Fatal Fury. The other two are longtime veterans of the series, M. Bison and Elena. We didn’t see any of them in-game, but they each got a few seconds of the animated trailer to shine.

All four characters will roll out over the course of the next year, starting with M. Bison this summer. The full schedule is as follows:

  • M. Bison - Summer 2024

  • Terry - Autumn 2024

  • Elena - Spring 2025

  • Mai - Winter 2025

Street Fighter 6 rolled out four DLC characters across its first year, including returning characters Rashid, Ed, and Akuma. A.K.I. was the first original character that came as DLC, but Street Fighter 6 had a handful of new challengers at launch. Damn, looking back, that roster had some really strong new introductions. Kimberly, Manon, and Marisa could easily become mainstays in the series moving forward. So it’s fine if the game wants to revisit some old characters with the second season. I’m typically against crossover characters in general, so I will just keep my mouth shut on Terry and Mai’s inclusion. I’m sure some fighting game sickos are real stoked to see them join Street Fighter 6.

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