Rashid first appeared in Street Fighter V so he’s something of a newcomer to the series, appears here after having an epiphany of sorts. Rashid now wants to find the strongest warriors around the globe and record what their meaning of strength looks like.
Game Director Takayuki Nakayama explained that Rashid’s “hair and bangs were a challenge and involved a lot of trial and error to get right. We wanted to emphasize his use of wind and parkour, so we ended up using cloth materials that were thin and fluttering. Since he’s a Footuber, he has a camera attached to the belt that crosses over his chest, and a smartwatch is embedded in his bracelet since he’s a gadget-loving character. Air is added to his sandals to emphasize his lightness and bouncing and running parkour movements. His gloves, sandals, and other parts that are used to attack are decorated with a motif of a hawk’s beak.”
Those of you own the Street Fighter 6 Year 1 Character Pass will unlock Rashid on release day, so if you bought the Deluxe or Ultimate Edition versions of the game, this includes the pass. You can however try Rashid out for free for one hour with Rental Fighter ticket, which is obtained via the Fighting Pass.
Street Fighter 6 was released on June 2, 2023 for PS5, PS4, PC, Xbox Series X/S, and Xbox One. You can read our full review here.