Prepare for the coming storm, World Warriors. Rashid of the Turbulent Wind makes his Street Fighter 6 debut in Fighting Ground and single-player World Tour mode starting July 24. With a whirlwind of moves that will send him flying in every fight, Rashid leaves all opponents in the dust, unless they decide to Like and Subscribe.
First appearing in Street Fighter V, the charming Rashid returns to the series in search of a new perspective on life. Having an epiphany, he realizes that he wants to find the strongest warriors in the world and record what his strength means. So he begins his journey to become a vlogger, always with his trusty camera to broadcast live and capture the spirit of strength.
Meet Rashid in World Tour, where your avatar can learn his moves, tell him about his life, and increase your bond with him through gifts and quests. Max out his bond with Rashid to get his Outfit 2, which should look familiar to fans and followers of him. Take your avatar with the new Rashid moves to the Battle Hub and see what havoc you can wreak in Avatar Battles.
According to game director Takayuki Nakayama, “Rashid’s hair and bangs were a challenge and it took a lot of trial and error to get it right. We wanted to emphasize his use of wind and parkour, so we ended up using cloth materials that were thin and billowy. As he is a Footuber, he has a camera attached to his belt that crosses over his chest, and a smartwatch embedded in his wristband, as he is a gadget-loving character. He adds air to his sandals to emphasize the lightness of him and his bouncing and running parkour moves. His gloves, sandals, and other parts that he uses to attack are decorated with a hawk beak motif.”
Rashid retains much of his previous moveset from Street Fighter V, but the winds of change have blown in a fresh flurry of gaming inspiration. Rashid’s trademark ability to fly across the stage from all angles is intact, but with even more options to bring about the hurricane.
Nakayama-san provided information on how Rashid plays in Street Fighter 6:
“His unique fighting style is characterized by parkour and agile movements, while also using whirlwinds/air currents to play around with his opponents. He has many techniques to attack while moving forward and has a unique Run action that is used from a step forward, giving him many ways to get closer to his opponents.
His normal moves have some quirks and are easy to execute, giving him a solid neutral play. In Street Fighter 6, Rashid’s basic ease of handling from Street Fighter V is maintained, while expanding his overall range of moves by increasing the amount of acrobatic moves and air currents incorporated into his moves.
For example, Arabian Cyclone is a new special move that can be used on its own, where Rashid performs a spinning kick that evokes a small whirlwind and can also be converted into Rolling Assault and Wing Stroke, which were previously available as V-Skills in Street. Fighter V. Combos incorporating these moves look great, so we hope you’ll try them out in battle.
As for other additions, Rashid has a feature that allows him to improve his mobility and enhance his moves by creating and using a whirlwind/draft. Rashid’s V-Trigger I from Street Fighter V, where he summons a large forward whirlwind, is now his Tier 2 Super, Ysaar. Like the previous iteration of him, when some of Rashid’s special moves encounter the great whirlwind, his properties change. His Whirlwind Shot also has the ability to create air currents when held down to charge. The OD version of the aforementioned Arabian Cyclone also creates a draft that Rashid can carry to victory. Air currents can be used to expand your neutral play, strings, and combos, allowing the player’s individuality to shine.
With these elements, Rashid has become more distinctive as a character, and we hope they will experience the fun of moving around the screen.”
Rashid also has a new double jump move known as Arabian Skyhigh that is sure to keep opponents guessing where he will land from the air. Finally, Rashid can switch sides with a Side Flip, which can also be followed up with a Front Flip to get Rashid up in the air once more. He wants you to capture the best angles of him, after all.
Super Rashid Kick is his level 1 Super, where Rashid unleashes a devastating kick as he soars into the air.
Altair returns as Rashid’s Super Level 3, where he spins around and summons a tempest that lifts opponents into the air before raining down on them with a barrage of powerful blows.
Rashid will be unlocked for Year 1 Character Pass owners on July 24. By proxy, this also means anyone with the Deluxe or Ultimate Edition. If you’re on the fence, try Rashid for free for an hour with a Rental Fighter ticket, which can be obtained from the Fighting Pass.
Speaking of the Fighting Pass, the Rashid Arrives Fighting Pass is available from now until July 23, featuring items and cosmetics related to our new favorite Footuber.
The storm watch has now been issued for July 24 when Rashid joins Street Fighter 6. Until then, see you on the streets. *turns off transmission*