A Spy x Family DLC is coming to SF6, here’s its release date

sf6 and spy x family collab yor forger and chun li

Street Fighter 6 has announced a DLC collaboration with the smash-hit anime Spy x Family in anticipation of its upcoming Code: White film.

Street Fighter 6 is no stranger to crossovers. Just this year, Street Fighter 6 had a promotional crossover for the film Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem. Akuma played a major role in the story Tekken 7. That’s not even mentioning the long list of crossover games.

So, it should come as no surprise to fans of the franchise to see a collaboration with the hit action anime Spy x Family and its upcoming film, Spy x Family Code: White. The crossover trailer showed the two femme fatales, Yor Forger and Chun Li, facing off in a friendly sparring match.

What is the release date for the SF6 and Spy x Family DLC?

The Street Fighter 6 and Spy x Family collaboration DLC will come out on January 9, 2024. The trailer, produced by CloverWorks and Studio Wit, confirmed the release date. As for what the DLC will contain, there are currently no hints about what will be included

That said, it’s likely the DLC will be avatars featuring characters from Spy x Family, in the same vein as the TMNT avatars from earlier in the year. With these exciting crossovers, however, comes the worry of pricey cosmetics. The TMNT collaboration was criticized by fans for costing over $60 if they wanted to acquire every single turtle avatar. The recent controversy with the Outfit 3 pricing is also fresh in the minds of Street Fighter fans.

Though the lead couple of Spy x Family would be right at home in Street Fighter, it’s extremely unlikely that Loid or Yor will be playable characters in SF6. The Street Fighter 6 DLC character schedule is already set through Spring 2024 and it’s unlikely Capcom would throw a wrench into its own plans.

It’s likely that Street Fighter 6 to collaborate with other anime in the future. Capcom has taken a few lessons from Akuma’s stay over at Tekken 7. Guests bring eyes to the game, and these crossovers help keep the game relevant in the current fighting game landscape. The success of Mortal Kombat 1’s guest characters such as Omni-Man is enough proof of this strategy’s effectiveness, even if Capcom steers away from guest characters.

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Written by Gab Hernandez

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