Akuma Comes To Street Fighter V In December

Posted: Nov 7 2016, 1:40am CST | by , Updated: Nov 7 2016, 1:44am CST , in Technology News


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Akuma Comes to Street Fighter V in December
Street Fighter V Akuma Credit: CapCom

CapCom revealed a new fighter for Street Fighter V. Watch the Akuma teaser trailer below.

Street Fighter V fans just coming down from a high from the Red Bull Battle Grounds in Seattle this weekend. During the eGames tournament, CapCom surprised Street Fighter fans with a new fighter. Akuma is coming to Street Fighter V in December. Akuma will be playable at the Sony PlayStation Experience in Anaheim, California on December 3-4.

Akuma is not a new character in the Street Fighter franchise. Known in Japan as Gouki, Akuma made his debut in Super Street Fighter II Turbo as a secret character and hidden boss.

Capcom has been gradually releasing DLC characters throughout Street Fighter V, but with the release of any character a lot is taken into consideration. Making a character tournament viable without making the character overpowered is a fine line for developers to walk, but what developers are most concerned with what their communities can make happen with the characters and figuring out strategies themselves," said in a report.

“When I watch and see something new I immediately ask, ‘is this going to be okay?’” Yoshinori Ono told Red Bull . “But then people always figure out how to counter that, then people figure out how to counter that counter. So that’s kind of a learning experience.” Ono thinks the community has a way of counterbalancing the game themselves, but knows sometimes the developer will have to step in. “If there is something uncounterable, then that’s where I think we might need to make a change.”

Street Fighter V is on the market since early this year. The fighting game is on sale on Amazon for $21.95 for Sony PS4. When CapCom will release the Street Fighter DLC with Akuma is not known yet.

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