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

December 3, 2016Written by Zarmena Khan

Update: 

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.