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CAPCOM has announced that the next DLC fighter joining Street Fighter 6 will be the legendary Akuma on May 22nd!

Akuma will be available in all Street Fighter 6 game modes, including World Tour where you can learn more about his story, Battle Hub where you can apply his moves to your own avatar, as well as the classic Fighting Ground experience.

Akuma will be unlocked for owners of the Year 1 Character Pass, Year 1 Ultimate Pass, Deluxe Edition, or Ultimate Edition on May 22.

Want to see Akuma in action? Check out the gameplay trailer below:

Check out his throwback Outfit 2 style as well, inspired by his debut look in Super Street Fighter™ II Turbo.

Akuma will have an array of moves, including the Gou Hadoken, allowing him to blast a red fireball, Ashura Senku which allows him to glide across the battlefield cloaked in shadows, as well as the all-new Adamant Flame, allowing him to quickly thrust and catch opponents off-guard due to his long reach.

That's not all for Street Fighter 6 fans though, a game update is launching alongside this character update on May 22nd, this includes:

  • Outfit 3 hits the clothing rack for all Year 1 Characters, including Rashid, A.K.I., Ed, and Akuma. Year 1 Ultimate Pass owners will automatically receive these including their colors 1-10 on May 22.
  • Battle balance updates for all characters hit the streets, adjusting some moves. More info will be provided in the near future.
  • A new stage hits Street Fighter 6, Enma’s Hollow, where Akuma resides to continue his hellbent training. Year 1 Ultimate Pass owners will automatically receive this stage on May 22.

Street Fighter 6 is available on Steam for $59.99. It is rated as Verified on the Steam Deck according to Valve's testing. We found that the game ran quite well on the Steam Deck in our review.

Will you be getting the Akuma DLC when it launches on May 22nd? Let us know in the comments below!

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Oliver Stogden
Oliver began playing video games at an early age, starting with the SNES console and Commodore Amiga computer. Nowadays, his interest is in the future of portable technology, such as handheld gaming systems, portable power stations/banks, and portable monitors. And seeing just how far we can push these devices.
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