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Daigo Umehara feels like Street Fighter 6 is the fighting game that he's been waiting on for over 25 years

Posted by Justin 'AdaptiveTrigger' Gordon • June 27, 2022 at 10:24 a.m. PDT • Comments: 45

Although Street Fighter 6 was only announced earlier this year, there's a lot of anticipation that's been building up for the next entry in Capcom's iconic fighting game series. Although we've only had five characters — Ryu, Luke, Chun-Li, Jamie and Guile — revealed so far, we've seen a lot about what the gameplay has to offer thanks to plenty of footage. Needless to say, fans are pretty excited about Street Fighter 6.

Among those who are especially excited is BST|Daigo Umehara. According to FGC Translated's translation, Street Fighter 6 might be the game that Daigo has been waiting on for over 25 years now.

"If you keep blocking attacks, your Drive Gauge will decrease," stated Daigo. "And when you have none, you become very weak. And in the corner, Drive Impact is unblockable and leads to a stun or something. This sounds really good."

Those who have kept up with what Daigo has been saying about Street Fighter 4, Street Fighter 5 and fighting games in general, this shouldn't come as too much of a surprise. Overall, Daigo is wanting a fighting game that rewards offense more so than defense.

"I haven't played the game and it's too early to say, but I can feel [Capcom's] intention about what they want this game to be like," continued Daigo later in the video. "Judging from that intention, I have to say it's looking great. I really felt 'I've been waiting for this, Capcom!' I think Capcom will show their true worth with this game."

To really express just how excited Daigo seemingly is for Street Fighter 6, he then mentioned how he's been waiting for this game for over 25 years now.

"Let me be clear: I've been waiting for this for more than 25 years," exclaimed Daigo. "That's how high my expectations are. Street Fighter 6 is looking great so far. Seriously, it's been about 25 years. That's how Street Fighter 6 makes me feel."

Check out the video below to hear everything Daigo had to say regarding the subject of Street Fighter 6 during his recent stream:

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