Over the weekend, we had the Grand Final of the Japanese SFL (we'll cover that the moment it comes out) and while we aren't aware of how things went on that front, we did get some new Street Fighter 6 footage.
There were three matches played: Marisa vs. Manon, Dhalsim vs. Deejay, and Blanka vs. JP.
We have seen the likes of Manon and Marisa on display when the new dynamic controls were being showcased, but it did not give us much information as the people doing the showcase weren't good players. However, with these matches, the players were competent, so we at least started to see some of the things that these new characters could offer.
Marisa vs. Manon
This game showed why a lot of people will love Marisa. The big, powerful woman looks like an absolute treat, and her moves feel powerful and satisfying. Meanwhile, Manon's role as a pseudo-grappler is intriguing especially with her 'Medal Level' mechanic. This is a mechanic that increases the strength and damage of her throws with each level attained. In this fight, we saw her Medal Level increase to about five, and this caused some serious damage to Marisa. Marisa was no slouch as we saw a few unique traits from her. For one, it seems she has armored moves that don't rely on EX level which is incredibly useful. However, the thing that had people going mental was her level 3 super cinematic which is just a beauty to behold. She punches the opponent, who then fall to a knee. They look up and there is Marisa standing over them menacingly. She kisses her fist and throws out an almighty punch which sends the opponent flying into the wall. It also gives Marisa the advantage as it immediately puts the opponent in the corner where Marisa can continue putting pressure on them.