Akuma is coming to Street Fighter 6 later this month

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At EVO Japan 2024, Capcom confirmed that Akuma is finally coming to Street Fighter 6 later this May as part of the Character Pass.

As a fan-favorite from previous games, Akuma is a long-awaited addition to the latest Street Fighter game. And for this game, Akuma sports a fearsome new look that trades his red locks from SFV to striking white hair.

To give you a better idea of what to expect, check out the new Akuma gameplay trailer here:

Aside from the gameplay trailer, Capcom also shared some info about Akuma’s moves:

  • Gou Hadoken: Akuma’s infamous fireball is back and can be charged up to blast a “red fireball” that gives him more options on hit or block.
  • Ashura Senku: Like his previous iterations, Akuma uses Ashura Senku to glide on the battlefield cloaked in shadows.
  • Adamant Flame: One of Akuma’s new moves, where he performs a forward thrust engulfed in flames. This move is useful in combos and for exploiting vulnerable opponents due to its long reach.
  • Messatsu Gohado: Akuma’s Level 1 Super Art where he fires a highly concentrated ball of Satsui no Hado.
  • Empyrean’s End: Akuma’s Level 2 Super Art where he turns the Satsui no Hado into a powerful flame and ignites it within the opponent.
  • Sip of Calamity: Akuma’s first Level 3 Super Art where he throws opponents on the ground face-first and follows up with a single devastating blow.
  • Shun Goku Satsu or “Raging Demon”: This second Level 3 Super Art can only be performed when his Vitality is low enough for a Critical Art and can be used to end combos. This time, he allows you to see what happens during the one second worth of nightmares.

Capcom also revealed big updates that will be released alongside Akuma. For starters, there’s Outfit 3 for all Year 1 characters, including Rashid, A.K.I., Ed, and Akuma. These will be available to owners of the Year 1 Ultimate Pass.

There will also be big balance updates for all characters, as well as the new stage called Enma’s Hollow which is where Akuma resides. Much like Outfit 3, this will be available to Year 1 Ultimate Pass owners.

Akuma will be released on May 22, the same day as the new outfits and Street Fighter 6 stage. He will be available to Year 1 Character Pass, Year 1 Ultimate Pass, Deluxe Edition, or Ultimate Edition

Street Fighter 6 is out now on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.

Want to know more about the game? Check out our full review here:

Street Fighter 6 Review | What a Knock Out

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