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