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Daigo Umehara shares which Street Fighter 6 characters he's most interested in playing and also a few concerns

Posted by Dakota 'DarkHorse' Hills • January 30, 2023 at 3:38 p.m. PST • Comments: 17

Instead of the usual 8 or so characters we normally see out of Street Fighter 6, Capcom released match footage of the game's newest inclusions last week, which has given the community a better look at what they can actually do.

After apparently watching the gameplay for himself, longtime pro BST|Daigo Umehara answered some fan questions regarding his potential concerns regarding SF6 and which characters he is most interested in playing.

Thanks to FGC Translated, we can get the fuller picture of what Daigo is thinking in these early days for how could shape up and what he's looking for in SF6.

While Guile looking pretty strong in the 2 betas, it's not surprising at all to hear he'd be planning to play his Street Fighter 5 main in the new game too though Umehara admits he's unsure if he'll end up stick mostly with the Sonic Boom thrower or keep him as a sub choice.

That intrigue does not apply to the new and improved Dee Jay, however.

"I'm not interested in Dee Jay at all," said Daigo via FGC Translated. "I felt like I could just play Guile instead. Although, it's still too early to tell. I just saw them play a little bit."

His chat would ask multiple questions about the competitor's thoughts on playing Ryu in SF6, and while Daigo does seem open to going back to a Shoto, he doesn't sound entirely enthusiastic about the idea.

"If [Ryu's] good and I play him, I'll just be doing something I have already been doing," said Umehara. "I might be able to start winning early, but that's not challenging."

As for the newcomers, Daigo says that he is interested in trying out Jamie, but has some concerns about that type of character who needs time to power up perhaps not being as strong when SF6 first comes out.

The same pretty much goes for JP too.

"You know I like those tricky projectiles," said Daigo. "I don't play those characters in Street Fighter 5 because they're weak."

We highly recommend checking out FGC Translated's video below to hear his full thoughts on SF6's characters and how he feels some will likely benefit from the universal mechanics more than others.

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