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Lil Wayne Is Hosting a Street Fighter 6 Showcase on 4/20

Street Fighter 6 showcase Lil Wayne host 4/20 420 April 20, 2023 6:00 p.m. ET 3:00 p.m. PT

Keeping with the hip and urban themes of Street Fighter 6, rapper Lil Wayne will host a Street Fighter 6 Showcase on Thursday, April 20, 2023 at 6:00 p.m. ET / 3:00 p.m. PT on YouTube, and it will be more than 30 minutes long. You can’t accuse Capcom of being boring.

In a short teaser video, Lil Wayne offered the following message for the event: “Wassup, everyone? It’s your boy Weezy, and I’ll be hosting the Street Fighter 6 Showcase with an exclusive look at the new game. We’re talking new ways to fight, crazy new game modes, and some big announcements. Stay tuned: It’s about to be crazy.”

Capcom seems to know it has something special on its hands with this game, as the promotional efforts for this game have been relatively aggressive. Street Fighter 6 has shown up in a lot of places and showcases, recently revealing Zangief, Cammy, and new character Lily as the final additions to the launch roster of the game. There have also been positively received limited-time beta tests for the game. And most importantly, the fighting game community itself seems really enthused for the game.

Personally, I’m curious to see more of the world exploration elements, since that just sounds plain fun regardless of my awful fighting game skills. Hopefully Lil Wayne will reveal all when the Street Fighter 6 Showcase lands on April 20. We already know that Lil Wayne is no stranger to Street Fighter, following his “battle” with Drake.

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John Friscia
Managing Editor at The Escapist. I have been writing about video games since 2018 and editing writing on IT, project management, and video games for around a decade. I have an English degree, but Google was a more valuable learning resource. I taught English in South Korea for a year in 2018, and it was exponentially more fun than living in Pennsylvania. My major passions in life are SNES, Japanese RPGs, Berserk, and K-pop. I'm currently developing the game Boss Saga with my brother, which is guaranteed to change your life and you should buy it.