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Check Out Street Fighter V’s Akuma in Action Ahead of Release

December 8, 2016 Written by Zarmena Khan

As announced during PlayStation Experience 2016, Akuma will be joining the Street Fighter V roster soon. Before you get to play as the character, though, check out the introduction video above and watch him in action while learning about his background and skills.

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.

In season two, Street Fighter V‘s roster is set to grow from 22 to 28 characters. Akuma will be available on Tuesday, December 20.