Akuma Revealed for Street Fighter V

on December 3, 2016 1:39 PM

Classic Street Fighter antagonist Akuma was revealed today for Street Fighter V during PlayStation Experience 2016.

The trailer showcased his signature moves and a beat down on protagonist Ryu.

Akuma made his debut in Super Street Fighter II Turbo as a secret character and hidden boss. In the storyline of the Street Fighter video games, he is the younger brother of Gouken, Ryu’s and Ken’s master.

His play style incorporates the trademark techniques of Ryu and Ken only noticeably stronger in comparison. Akuma has also been one of the characters with the lowest health and stun meter in most of the games he has appeared in. As the franchise expanded, the three characters have been differentiated somewhat while still retaining their common techniques (e.g. different regular attacks, throws, Super moves).

In other Capcom news, both Marvel Vs. Capcom Infinite and Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 were announced today.

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