Unleash your inner demon starting today with the release of Akuma, the fiercest warrior to hit the streets in Street Fighter 6. Available now across PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, and PC, Akuma is playable across all three game modes.

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What’s an Akuma?
Street Fighter 6: Akuma DLC Launch
The Future of Street Fighter 6

Street Fighter 6 - Akuma screenshot

What’s an Akuma?

Akuma made his debut in Super Street Fighter II Turbo, and has appeared in many Street Fighter titles since. Often as a hidden character, abut more recently Street Fighter 5 offered him as a DLC addition. He is a cold and extremely powerful warrior whose sole reason for existing is to hone his fighting skills by battling and destroying strong foes.

In Street Fighter 6, Akuma can found in the World Tour mode at Enma’s Hollow.

Going live alongside Akuma’s release are two new Battle Hub experiences, four new Outfit 3 designs, and a slew of battle balance updates for all existing characters on the roster, with more info on each below.

Street Fighter 6: Akuma DLC Launch

In addition to the arrival of Akuma himself, there’s also a ton of new content coming to Street Fighter 6 starting today. This includes:

  • Giant Akuma: A brand new Battle Hub raid event. Giant Attack pits all players in each Battle Hub server against a larger-than-life Akuma. You’ll accumulate Attack Points by completing various activities. Squad up with others in the Battle Hub and launch a mega-powered Hadoken to defeat the enormous foe by 31st May for special rewards.
  • Test Your Might Against SiRN Akuma: Think you have what it takes to beat the best of the best? How about a stronger, fiercer, smarter version of Akuma? Test your luck at any of the special Battle Hub cabinets and earn exclusive rewards for defeating SiRN Akuma!
  • Suit Up in New Outfit 3 Content: You can battle it out in style with all-new Outfit 3 designs for all four Year 1 DLC characters. This includes Akuma, Ed, A.K.I., and Rashid.
  • Major Battle Balance Update: The final Year 1 DLC character comes alongside a new battle balance for all characters.
  • New Universal Reversal Mechanic: All 22 characters now have a new Recovery Drive Reversal move. This can be performed while getting back up from a knockdown.
  • New Combo Trials: All new combos for select characters are available via Combo Trial, due to the battle balance update.
  • Custom Music Setting & New BGM Bundles: Want to listen to specific BGM tracks while doing battle? No problem! Check out the new Character BGM Settings in the Audio tab. There’s also a new BGM bundle available for purchase featuring songs from the Street Fighter series.
  • New Challenge Screens: All new challenge screens are available to spice things up as you gear up for a fight!
  • New Avatar Items: A bunch of new Avatar items are now available in the Shop.
Street Fighter 6 - Year 1 Roster keyart

The Future of Street Fighter 6

Street Fighter 6 may be headed towards its first year anniversary, but Capcom aren’t done yet. The publisher has already announced that plans are well underway for a second year of DLC content.

Director Takayuki Nakayama recently stated: “It feels like the year passed by very quickly… The development team has been working incredibly hard to continue creating a variety of content, and we’ve been watching all types of players playing the game on a regular basis. A lot has happened in the last year, and it truly has flown by.

“We’re currently working on Year 2 content and hope you’re looking forward to what’s coming next.”

Exactly what’s planned for year 2 is not yet known. Let us know if you’re excited for another year of Street Fighter 6 in the comments below!

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