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Updated: Evil Ryu & Oni Akuma Super Street Fighter 4 AE, video and notes

Posted by Jonathan 'Catalyst' Grey • January 22, 2011 at 9:26 p.m. PST
More updates again: Red Rapper contributed some gameplay notes for both Evil Ryu and Oni. And Offcast has several hours of archived gameplay footage for both fighters.

Also, you can find images, gameplay notes and a lot of footage of both characters by hitting the jump.

Oni Akuma


• People are comparing Oni more to Gouken than to Akuma. He looks slower and his sweep is different. Regular fireballs don't travel full screen, unless they're the EX version. Red (electric) Fireballs do travel full screen.

• Has a new air dash move by doing quarter-circle back + 3x Punches. Can be used to avoid anti air moves, among other things. Seems to have some recovery on it, though. Overall, seems to be a GREAT move.

• One of his attacks makes him leap into the air and come with a stomp/body attack, think E. Honda's Sumo Splash. There's an EX version of this.

• He has a Shoryuken (Dragon Punch) and Hurricane Kick. Shoryuken seems good at times, others, not so good.

• Health isn't known, some say it's low, some say it's average. May be because he's fighting Evil Ryu so much, who takes off a ton of life.

• Damage output is low.

• Some of his normal moves are fairly good, like Standing Hard Kick. His c.MP is pretty decent. Some of his normals are so-so.

• His 'Gouken Palm' special crosses up and it might be fireball invincible. It's unsafe on block, though.

• Super is a Raging Demon.

• Ultra 2 looks like Akuma's Ground Pound Super Art (Kongou Kokuretsu Zan) from Third Strike if it whiffs or partially connects, but if goes into the full animation Oni jumps into the air and finishes with a huge Shoryuken with a lot of flashing stuff on screen.

• Can combo his Ultra 2 off his EX Slide Dash move.

• Can do air Ultra fireball... possibly for chip damage.

Evil Ryu


• Evil Ryu's most closely resembles Akuma in Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition. Many of their moves are very similar. A few examples: Far Standing Hard Punch is the same, Crouching Hard Kick (sweep) is slightly slower, Hurricane Kick can juggle into a Shoryuken and it doesn't break armor.

• Akuma's Fireball, Red Fireball, Shoryuken, Hurricane Kick, Dive Kick and Teleport all look to be pretty close to what Evil Ryu can do. It looks like many things Akuma can do, like cross up Hurricane Kicks and core combos, so can Evil Ryu.

• Has a new special move, appears to be quarter-circle forward + Hard Kick. This performs an Axe Kick with an exaggerated animation, the regular version does not hit overhead, but the EX version does. You can combo into the regular versions from a Crouching Medium Kick, but the EX version won't combo.

• He definitely has low health (stamina), probably some where around Akuma's, I'd guess 850. Two wrong guesses can lead to a dizzy from some characters.

• Can combo into his Ultra 2 with Crouching Medium Kick into EX Fireball FADC, Ultra 2. Full animation will land. Sick.

• Does a TON of damage. One combo into Hurricane Kick did about 35-40% on Chun-Li.

• Evil Ryu's Crouching Medium Kick is like the one in Third Strike, pretty good, but slower than Ryu's and you can't combo into it from Light Punch.

• You can combo into his Medium Punch off Light Punch, though, and his Crouching Medium Punch is really good. Thing has a lot of range and stuffs a lot of attackst. On bigger hitbox characters you can combo 3 Crouching Medium Punches into whatever you like. So far you can do it on Oni..

• His Super is a Raging Demon.

• Ultra 1 is a souped up Fireball. This mostly closely resembles normal Gouken's Ultra 2, as it appears that you can charge it up and then release it.

• Ultra 2 is a Metsu Go Shoryu uppercut which he hits you with three uppercuts: flies into the air and charges evil energy... and slams you're face into the ground with it.

• Toward + Medium Kick does a lunging Hop Kick, but it doesn't hit overhead.

• Hard Punch Shoryuken is a good anti air.

• Red Rapper offered this opinion on Evil Ryu: "It's all about risk reward. He [doesn't make] Ryu obsolete. Essentially, you're getting a different version of Ryu who does more Damage, but in return takes a LOT OF DAMAGE. His c.MK is better or worse in some ways, but he has some cool tools that could help out against normal Ryu's bad matchups. However — he's for sure not overpowered. No way."

He's not like Vanilla Sagat either. Vanilla Sagat you could guess wrong quite a few times and still pull out a victory with one ultra combo. Evil Ryu you guess wrong twice you're [screwed]."

Very cool character, though. Tons of fun to play and a nice vary up to normal Ryu's style."


Part 2


Part 1


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Good quality video of Oni Akuma fighting in SSF4 AE was posted on Gootecks' Facebook page. Confus3dable and DJV13 also has some video of Oni Akuma and Evil Ryu up on their YouTube pages.

Contributions to this story by Riot, Red Rapper, f-eight, Luna, Anti_hero, Round1KO.com, Mavfan619, Apex, Toshi-Kun, JohnoftheUK, gtfopanda, PowderedToastMan, Quintero750, Doopliss and Shinakka.

Comments

Riot said on January 22, 2011 at 3:44 p.m.

Psssh thanks for my credit! =P j/k

More videos being uploaded the profile as we speak. Wish we had better quality but still! These guys look over the top.

#1
Toykonightlife said on January 22, 2011 at 3:44 p.m.

boring

#2
gattz said on January 22, 2011 at 3:45 p.m.

OH DAMN

#3
Cammystrike said on January 22, 2011 at 3:45 p.m.

Just saw this on the srk forums, these two look beastly. No point in playing regular Akuma and Ryu anymore. Everyone get ready for evil Ryu and Oni Akuma every other match online.

#4
Obelisk said on January 22, 2011 at 3:45 p.m.

Flaming energy.

Flaming energy, everywhere.

#5
Riot said on January 22, 2011 at 3:45 p.m.

edit: oh there it is =P

Can't wait for Oni Akuma. Hopefully they aren't TOO overpowered and are still tournament legal but we'll see.

Some more vids: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1fLY8...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0ufRK...

#6
Spiritz said on January 22, 2011 at 3:45 p.m.

Oooh looks like we're getting them, if anything they look cool visually, i hope they have napkin health lol

#7
Gorehound said on January 22, 2011 at 3:46 p.m.
#8
SabishiiRyuu said on January 22, 2011 at 3:46 p.m.

Need to change my underwear now....

#9
Toph_Young said on January 22, 2011 at 3:47 p.m.

DAT SH*T WAS CRAZY, GET HYPE!!

#10
cvs said on January 22, 2011 at 3:48 p.m.

OOOOH,THAT WAS SOO COOL!!

#11
Riot said on January 22, 2011 at 3:49 p.m.

Pretty sure Oni Akuma has super armor on his Raging Demon.

=)))))))))))))))))))))))))

#12
alfarin said on January 22, 2011 at 3:50 p.m.

....FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

Looks awesome. Oh, and while I'm still here.

......FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

#13
Otter_of_Death said on January 22, 2011 at 3:51 p.m.

Though I hate both characters like satanic nazis, this is actually kind of exciting.

#14
SpiceyChicken said on January 22, 2011 at 3:52 p.m.

It still looks like Gouken to me, but cool stuff.

#15
Creeper said on January 22, 2011 at 3:52 p.m.

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-a...

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-a...

Someone linked to these on an IRC channel I lurk, so credit would go to "Fayloa22" if anyone I guess.

#16
cvs said on January 22, 2011 at 3:52 p.m.

I'm gonna play both character's to death.

#17
zUkUu said on January 22, 2011 at 3:54 p.m.

can we please get any info where this footage comes from?
hidden press event? testing setup? normal event? etc

#18
JinSanadaDragon said on January 22, 2011 at 3:54 p.m.

Someone, hide the children! Quickly! XD Damn these two are no joke!

#19
Grimmjow316 said on January 22, 2011 at 3:54 p.m.

hmm... they better freaking have low as heck stun and health as well as no safe moves.

#20
eatm said on January 22, 2011 at 3:55 p.m.

Ryu looks pretty shoto, luckly Oni is different enough.
I guess there's 2 more slots to go, i wonder who would be the final 2 additions?

#21
Jerecaine said on January 22, 2011 at 3:55 p.m.

Oni has an air dash? (4th video, 0:33)

FFFFUUUUUCCCCCCCCCCCKKKKKKKKK

#22
LearningFast said on January 22, 2011 at 3:56 p.m.

FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

#23
geni said on January 22, 2011 at 3:56 p.m.

well I am sad,

#24
TheOneandOnlyone said on January 22, 2011 at 3:56 p.m.

man this is so sick

#25
Grimmjow316 said on January 22, 2011 at 3:57 p.m.

true we need higher quality vids to really get a look they could be yanking our chains for all we know

#26
EL_MEXITINO said on January 22, 2011 at 3:57 p.m.

...boss characters my ass

#27
Anti_Hero said on January 22, 2011 at 3:57 p.m.

who said not playable?? LOL

#28
C_DUB said on January 22, 2011 at 3:58 p.m.

Did I see Oni Akuma perform an air dash?

#29
Grimmjow316 said on January 22, 2011 at 3:59 p.m.

I predict 300 plus comments on this story...

#30
lmarshalljr04 said on January 22, 2011 at 3:59 p.m.

Great Capcom.. Cant wait to see Violent Ken, True Dan, and Shadow Chun Li next.... HOOORAY!!!

#31
KanyeWest said on January 22, 2011 at 4:01 p.m.

Oni looks real interesting actually.

#32
Ksizzle said on January 22, 2011 at 4:02 p.m.

pretty awesome. cant wait for violent ken and socially awkward gouken in the next coming months.

#33
Cammystrike said on January 22, 2011 at 4:02 p.m.

@31 don't forget Dark Sakura

#34
SabishiiRyuu said on January 22, 2011 at 4:03 p.m.

@lmarshalljr04:
Don't be a dick. Evil Ryu and Oni could very well be canon as the entire story between them is Gouki/Akuma trying to turn Ryu to the dark side.
Stop whining like a lil' bitch and at least appreciate the new characters. I don't like the swarms of shotos online either, but I at least appreciate new characters, whoever they might be.

#35
Amnesiac said on January 22, 2011 at 4:04 p.m.

Silly kids, that's not Oni Akuma - that's Hades from Hercules!

#36
YariX0083 said on January 22, 2011 at 4:04 p.m.

What would True Dan do?

#37
Aftermath1349 said on January 22, 2011 at 4:04 p.m.

I really hope they arent tournament legal just to spite Capcom for wasting two character slots. Just like Yun and Yang no one asked for these two. At least the Twins are legit characters though.

Wheres our Q, R.Mika, Rolento, Sodom, Oro, Necro, Hugo or any of the other characters that have been requested for a year now?

#38
iMatt said on January 22, 2011 at 4:05 p.m.

Precisely what this game needed.

MORE F--king RYU AND AKUMA.

When this hits consoles........

Remember how the vast majority of the population plays Ryu, Ken, and Akuma. Now double that and make them more powerful characters.

However Zangief players around the world rejoice. THE RED CYCLONE HAS BECOME DEMON HUNTER CYCLONE!!!!

FIGHTING DEMONS FOR MOTHOR RUSSIA!

#39
KanyeWest said on January 22, 2011 at 4:05 p.m.

I don't know why y'all bitch about shotos.

Not Capcom's fault their franchise's man characters easy to use and fairly balanced.

Go lose more with C.Viper.

#40
Akro said on January 22, 2011 at 4:05 p.m.

violent ken is not canon, mofo is fanmade by mugen.

#41
Grimmjow316 said on January 22, 2011 at 4:06 p.m.

don't worry Geni there is still hope for Hugo to make it in the game.

#42
Cammystrike said on January 22, 2011 at 4:07 p.m.

@40 and you go spam more dps.

#43
Bynoe said on January 22, 2011 at 4:08 p.m.

Ah god damn they're actually playable? I was hoping they'd just be non-playable boss characters...
On the possible up side though, they leave the character select screen a pretty odd shape that looks like it's just begging for 2 more characters so maybe, just maybe, we'll get a couple more though I'm not sure who and somehow I doubt they'd be in there and we just don't know about them yet but perhaps there're plans to add them through some kind of disc-based update for the arcade cabinets? I know at least Tekken has done that before.

#44
zxzxz said on January 22, 2011 at 4:08 p.m.

ya'll niggas need to levelup your camera phones. that's some 2004 sh t right there.

#45
caruga said on January 22, 2011 at 4:09 p.m.

More characters to be sick of running into online.

#46
Oroku_Saki said on January 22, 2011 at 4:09 p.m.

All I need now is a Dictator that's gone Holy One-Winged Angel!

#47
snipingarrow said on January 22, 2011 at 4:09 p.m.

the kanji for Evil Ryu's ultras are:

U1 Metsu Hadoken
U2 Messatsu Goshoryu

#48
havitz said on January 22, 2011 at 4:09 p.m.

Really? No one has an iphone there? Lame people.

#49
KanyeWest said on January 22, 2011 at 4:09 p.m.

@ 43

And I do.

With Seth..

#50
kirbykirbykirby said on January 22, 2011 at 4:10 p.m.

Ryu has fangs wtf

#51
dmgoodr said on January 22, 2011 at 4:10 p.m.

@ YariX0083, True Dan would throw normal sized fireballs, and have an actual hurricane kick..........So he would pretty much be Ryu lol:-)

#52
Grimmjow316 said on January 22, 2011 at 4:11 p.m.

And the Fandom raged (watches everyone move to MVC3)

#53
KanyeWest said on January 22, 2011 at 4:12 p.m.

@ 51

Satsu No Hadou or w/e?

NOPE.

That's some Naruto demon fox nonsense

#54
cvs said on January 22, 2011 at 4:12 p.m.

@34 You mean "sunburned" sakura?

#55
Jerecaine said on January 22, 2011 at 4:12 p.m.

they could at least give Oni his Down x3 + PP super from third strike, or the Misogi from CvS2

#56
f1ip said on January 22, 2011 at 4:13 p.m.

wow this dude needs to drop his moto razr and get a damn smartphone, this footage is total ass.

#57
Toph_Young said on January 22, 2011 at 4:13 p.m.

They look beast....a little TOO beast

#58
terror said on January 22, 2011 at 4:13 p.m.

i'm salty... just lost 50 dollars

#59
cvs said on January 22, 2011 at 4:13 p.m.

@54 You mean one tailed kyuubi naruto?

#60
Blackzilla said on January 22, 2011 at 4:13 p.m.

OMG OMG! ONI AKUMA'S GOT AN AIR DASH!!

#61
shinakka said on January 22, 2011 at 4:13 p.m.

I cannot wait to play as Shin Akuma. Its going to be so much fun!

#62
Kidjeronimo said on January 22, 2011 at 4:14 p.m.

This is the most stupidest edition to the roster yet. Prepare to be flooded with a bunch of oni akumas and evil ryus. Its going to be a shoto fest...all you could eat (smh).

#63
Grimmjow316 said on January 22, 2011 at 4:14 p.m.

@59 made a bet they weren't playable?

#64
Psycho said on January 22, 2011 at 4:15 p.m.

BORRING who the hell want more shotos? now there are nine!! (I think)

#65
Syirine said on January 22, 2011 at 4:15 p.m.

il just wait for mvc3 or mk9

#66
cvs said on January 22, 2011 at 4:15 p.m.

@62 It's "ONI" akuma,not shin.

#67
fawaz said on January 22, 2011 at 4:16 p.m.

The way I see it, Oni is not Akuma but a new character...

#68
cvs said on January 22, 2011 at 4:16 p.m.

@66 Im waiting for both.

#69
geni said on January 22, 2011 at 4:16 p.m.

@ Grimmjow316

:D. I still have my hopes up for that. what's disheartening is out of all the possible characters capcom chose these two. honestly if E ryu and oni akuma were alternate costumes that would be better but imo i see this as two wasted slots. there are so many other diverse characters out there roleno, Karin, Sodom, Mika. elena.... ect

#70
terror said on January 22, 2011 at 4:17 p.m.

@64 yep

#71
KanyeWest said on January 22, 2011 at 4:17 p.m.

I'm so glad that everybody is mad about Oni and Evil Ryu.

I can play Yun in peace.

#72
Soultrigger said on January 22, 2011 at 4:17 p.m.

lol Evil Ryu has a hole in his chest. But his super/ultras seem pretty lame
1. Shinkuu Hadouken seems more useful than Shun Goku Satsu.
2. Ryu already has Metsu Hadouken (though Evil Ryu is technically the originator of the move from CvS2).
3. Messatsu Gou Shoryu is essentially Shoryu Reppa. The fact that it has ultra status is..kind of lame.

Interestingly, it's not "Oni Gouki/Akuma", but just "Oni". I highly doubt it's some kind of Akuma+Gouken fusion crap though, I'm willing to bet it's still just another variation of Akuma.

#73
Lemres said on January 22, 2011 at 4:17 p.m.

Oh Great...
Well hoping for two more chars
Karin and Elena plz

#74
ajch22 said on January 22, 2011 at 4:18 p.m.

Perfect, now Ryu is a ginger...

#75
Kijui said on January 22, 2011 at 4:18 p.m.

You've got to be kidding. Well, looks like whoever uses these two win automatically, no skill needed.

#76
Blackzilla said on January 22, 2011 at 4:19 p.m.

Now that i got that nerdgasm out the way, i got some questions.
1. Why the hell did it take so damn long to unlock them?
2. How the hell do you unlock them?

#77
Bynoe said on January 22, 2011 at 4:19 p.m.

@41 He isn't quite canon, but he's a bit more legitimate than a migen character; he was in SVC: Chaos which is an official Capcom/SNK game (unfortunately a god-awful one thoguh...)

#78
TheOneandOnlyone said on January 22, 2011 at 4:19 p.m.

Evil ryu with the Akuma sweep lol

#79
Grimmjow316 said on January 22, 2011 at 4:20 p.m.

They could have finished with the rest of the final fight characters oh well can't change what has already been done honestly they are taking too long with the DLC that by then the wave of new games will ultimately be SSF4 AE's downfall.

#80
SpaniardSRK said on January 22, 2011 at 4:20 p.m.

I'm definately switching from akuma to oni akuma!!!!!! :)

#81
cvs said on January 22, 2011 at 4:21 p.m.

@78 ?
?
?

#82
SabishiiRyuu said on January 22, 2011 at 4:22 p.m.

It put me into thinking. In terms of storyline...
Is Oni equal or stronger than Oro(both hands) now?
Someone needs to pitch this question to Capcom now that they've made Oni.

#83
fawaz said on January 22, 2011 at 4:22 p.m.

See? I was right

#84
AngrySteve said on January 22, 2011 at 4:24 p.m.

*sigh* I just.... I don't even.... I guess there cool but.... Guys... I'm never getting Alex am I?

#85
fawaz said on January 22, 2011 at 4:24 p.m.

I think "Oni" came from "Ono" which means "One". So I agree with Soultrigger.

#86
Grimmjow316 said on January 22, 2011 at 4:25 p.m.

@84 I think the are the same didn't they say Akuma holds back to fight same as Oro does by binding one of his hands.

#87
snipingarrow said on January 22, 2011 at 4:25 p.m.

Oni in japanese just means demon

#88
balmung55 said on January 22, 2011 at 4:25 p.m.

So look at the gaps they filled maybe theirs two more characters that we dont know about!?!? Timed release!?

#89
Annon said on January 22, 2011 at 4:25 p.m.

Bring in Nothingness Ken!

#90
Toph_Young said on January 22, 2011 at 4:26 p.m.

January = The month glass canon characters get revealed

#91
Anti_Hero said on January 22, 2011 at 4:27 p.m.

@#90 i was just thinking that lol who would they bring in though?

#92
SpaniardSRK said on January 22, 2011 at 4:28 p.m.

The shooto has been revived!!!!!!!!!!! We're back baby time to own, ALL THE CAST!

#93
balmung55 said on January 22, 2011 at 4:28 p.m.

Maybe that Rolento/alex thing that was rumored a while back?

#94
Bibuki said on January 22, 2011 at 4:29 p.m.

fack this game. gimme mvc3 already, at least every character looks OP in that game haha

@cvs

feb 15 is MvC3 release date

#95
MrPavy said on January 22, 2011 at 4:29 p.m.

what a waste of hardrive space,instead of adding new characters they add the same characters except more over the top moves

#96
Tru1yOdd said on January 22, 2011 at 4:29 p.m.

lol "oni akuma" is a stupid name. Pretty much means "Deamon Deamon"

#97
shinakka said on January 22, 2011 at 4:31 p.m.

Gootecks just put up higher quality video of Shin Akuma. Showing his air dash, ultra, and a sweet slice into SRK combo.

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?c...

#98
eclipsekirby said on January 22, 2011 at 4:31 p.m.

If these characters are intended to be balanced, it will be hilarious if Oni ends up being weaker than Akuma. We'll see what happens.

Oni seems somewhat interesting. E. Ryu still looks like a mix of Ryu and Akuma, though. Expected but boring. Maybe there's more to him.

#99
JanTheMan said on January 22, 2011 at 4:31 p.m.

How to unlock?

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