Just yesterday, Capcom treated Street Fighter fans to some new information regarding their upcoming major fighting game, Street Fighter 6. In addition to the Classic and Modern control schemes players will be able to select, a new “Dynamic Controls” was revealed that assists those who enjoy mashing buttons and actually sees the fighter automatically adapt to the situation when doing so.
The controls were demonstrated by Street Fighter 6 Director Takayuki Nakayama and Producer Shuhei Matsumoto via a video from Game Informer, and in it the two developers were seen slugging it out with Nakayama playing Classic and Matsumoto showcasing Dynamic. The internet moves swiftly, and someone already made a meme out of the footage injecting the classic Evo Moment #37 footage over the SF6 gameplay and making it seem like Matsumoto pulled off the iconic Daigo parry by just mashing buttons on a PlayStation 5 controller — and it’s hilarious.
AndyOCR on Twitter uploaded the edited clip for all to enjoy. In it, we see the multiple screens from the developer match up showing Nakayama, Matsumoto, a close up of Matsumoto’s hand tapping the buttons on the controller, and the Street Fighter 3 Third Strike footage from Evo 2004.
The inputs both Capcom representatives are performing match up surprisingly well with Justin Wong and BST|Daigo’s back and forth movements before the fireworks, which sets the whole joke up perfectly. Matsumoto vigorously tapping away at the face buttons while Ken lands every parry is too damn funny, and his stone face expression isn’t unlike Daigo’s trademark emotionless gaze, which only adds more fuel to this fire.
What makes the whole thing absolutely top tier is that Matsumoto actually won the Street Fighter 6 match using Dynamic Controls, and when he performed the game winning play, his comrade Nakayama laughed and hung his head down in defeat. That same reaction used right as Ken finishes his punish combo fits so well.
The final nail in the coffin is Matsumoto looking back and nodding with a confident smile on his face, as if to say, “yeah, I just did that.”
Evo Moment #37 is legendary within the fighting game community, with it being the most popular and well recognized clip in fighting game history at this point. During the major tournament, Justin Wong attempted to chip Daigo out with a raw super, not expecting his opponent to parry every hit and punish him for the win.
Unfortunately for JWong, that’s exactly what Daigo did, and the latter’s ability to do that with only a sliver of health left and on the big stage under pressure is what makes this play so iconic among fighting gamers. The moment has been recreated in all manner of games, from Street Fighter 6 itself to Marvel vs. Capcom 3, and even in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
— AndyO (@AndyOCR) November 8, 2022