• Capcom previously said "Street Fighter 6" is slated to release sometime in 2023
  • The video game company has not yet revealed the game's release date
  • Some fans anticipate the release date announcement of "Street Fighter 6" could happen next month at TGA

Capcom has previously made it clear that "Street Fighter 6," the next installment to the fan-favorite fighting series will not be out until 2023, but a recent development seemingly suggested that the game is nearing its official release, or at least news about its release is imminent.

"Street Fighter 6" has been recently rated by the South Korean Game Rating and Administration Committee (GRAC). The Korean Rating Board gave the game a 15+ label, which means it is suitable for players 15 years old and above.

The rating is most likely similar to the M-rating label given by the ESRB. The Korean Rating Board noted that the game was given the rating because of the expression of sexuality in the character's costume, as well as the violence during a match.

A game getting a rating is not new but it implies that it is just a matter of time before "Street Fighter" fans would get the game's release date news. A project getting a rating usually happens at the end stage of the development process, which means it is nearing its official release.

For Instance, Sony's "Horizon Forbidden West" was rated in November 2021 and was released three months after in February 2022. "God of War: Ragnarok" was rated in May 2022 and was released six months later in November 2022.

"Street Fighter 6" has a release window of sometime in 2023 and based on Capcom's recent financial results, it noted that one "major new title," presumably "Resident Evil 4," is scheduled for the remainder of its financial year. This means the upcoming "Street Fighter" game will not be out before March 2023.

Many fans speculate on when would Capcom make the release date announcement of the fighting game. There are a couple of possibilities.

The Japanese video game company could hold its own showcase to announce the release date of "Street Fighter 6," which is what it usually does. Capcom could also make use of the upcoming video games event The Game Awards, slated on December 8.

Unfortunately, while this latest development is welcome news to fans, for now, all we have is the game's 2023 release window. In the absence of an official announcement from Capcom, leaks surrounding "Street Fighter 6" should be taken as highly speculative at this stage.

"Strret Fighter 6" is the next game installment following "Street Fighter 5." Its predecessor was launched in 2016 for PlayStation 4 and Microsoft Windows.

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