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PSX 2016 – Street Fighter V Gets Akuma and 5 New Characters in 2017 Pass

December 3, 2016Written by Zarmena Khan


Capcom has now offered up some more details about Akuma, who comes with “a wide array of destructive tools and is able to completely out-class opponents with his oppressive pressure.”

V-Skill: Rakan

Akuma strikes a defensive stance and similar to Ryu’s Mind’s Eye, can parry an incoming attack. He can follow-up the move with an upward kick or a long reaching palm strike.

V-Trigger: Dohatsu Shoten

Akuma powers up and envelops his body with ki to enter Dohatsu Shoten mode. In this mode, his Gohadokens are more powerful, now able to travel full-screen and he can unleash two in the air even while jumping backwards. Additionally, when he lands his Goshoryuken attack, he follows-up and violently drives his opponents into the ground.

Critical Art: Sekia Koretsuha

Akuma channels an incredible amount of ki into his palm and drives it into the ground, striking the opponent with an exploding pillar of fierce energy.

Critical Art: Shun Goku Satsu

Only accessible while in Dohatsu Shoten mode, Akuma’s most powerful attack returns. He glides towards the opponent and grabs them, resulting in a series of devastating strikes in the blink of an eye.

Also available on December 20 are Street Fighter V’s holiday content, B-Boy Ryu and B-Girl Chun-Li. Akuma’s Story, Premium Battle and Nostalgia costumes.

The Character Pass releases on December 20th for $29.99 / €29.99 / £24.99 and also includes Premium Battle Costumes with colors 3-10 unlocked and default costume colors 3-10 for each character. You will also receive an exclusive PS4 theme with all of this.

Original story:

Akuma will be playable in Street Fighter V on December 20. Five completely new characters will be available in the 2017 character pass, which you can pre-order.