Street Fighter and WWE Royal Rumble fans can both be excited by the first-ever collaboration between the two titans of combat entertainment – WWE Superstar and WWE Women’s Tag Team Champion Thea Trinidad, known by her ring name of Zelina Vega, is entering Street Fighter 6‘s commentary booth as a color commentary option.
All hail the queen! 🤼♀️
Professional wrestling star Thea Trinidad (@ZelinaVegaWWE) lends her electrifying personality and voice to the Real Time Commentary Feature as a Color Commentator in #StreetFighter6. pic.twitter.com/AcPDjcqU9k
— Street Fighter (@StreetFighter) January 29, 2023
Zelina Vega is a long-time fan of the series, and even came out decked in a full Juri Han cosplay for last night’s Royal Rumble in San Antonio, Texas to celebrate the announcement:
“Gimme all you got. Try and break me.”@ZelinaVegaWWE DID NOT MISS with the Juri cosplay! #RoyalRumble pic.twitter.com/LFDlr0bhlQ
— USA Network (@USA_Network) January 29, 2023
Zelina Vega will join popular fighting game community commentators and YouTubers like James “jchensor” Chen, Jeremy “Vicious” Lopez and Steve “TastySteve” Scott as selectable options in Street Fighter 6‘s real-time commentary feature, which will also support subtitles in “13 languages for increased accessibility.” If selected, Vega will help narrate matches with exciting and easy-to-understand pre-recorded gameplay explanations. Vega expressed her long-time love for the Street Fighter franchise and her excitement at joining it:
“I’ve been an avid gamer since I was a child and a huge fan of Street Fighter. I can still remember epic matches with my brother, and I would always beat him with my favorite character Vega. It’s surreal to now be a part of this amazing franchise and I am honored and thankful for this once in a lifetime opportunity.”
Street Fighter 6 promises to be “the next evolution of the Street Fighter series” with three unique new game modes – Fighting Ground, World Tour and Battle Hub. The game will launch on June 2, 2023, for Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PC platforms.