Akuma announced for Street Fighter 5; releases December 20th - five other silhouettes for season 2 shown

Posted by Justin 'AdaptiveTrigger' Gordon • December 3, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. PST

Akuma is the first season 2 DLC character for Street Fighter 5, and he was revealed today at the PlayStation Experience.


He's sporting a new hair style, and increased muscle mass, despite this he possesses quick footwork and devastating combos.

Capcom is hyping him heavily as an offensive juggernaut.

Also, five other shadowy silhouettes were shown for season 2.

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Akuma's moves


V-Skill Rakan

Akuma strikes a defensive stance and similar to Ryu’s Mind’s Eye, can parry an incoming attack.

He can follow-up the move with an upward kick or a long reaching palm strike.

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V-Trigger: Dohatsu Shoten

Akuma powers up and envelops his body with ki to enter Dohatsu Shoten mode. In this mode, his Gohadokens are more powerful, now able to travel full-screen and he can unleash two in the air even while jumping backwards.

Additionally, when he lands his Goshoryuken attack, he follows-up and violently drives his opponents into the ground.

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Critical Art: Sekia Koretsuha

Akuma channels an incredible amount of ki into his palm and drives it into the ground, striking the opponent with an exploding pillar of fierce energy.

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Critical Art: Shun Goku Satsu

Only accessible while in Dohatsu Shoten mode, Akuma’s most powerful attack returns. He glides towards the opponent and grabs them, resulting in a series of devastating strikes in the blink of an eye.

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DLC costumes

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Here are the new silhouettes and details for season 2 of Street Fighter 5.

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Details from Capcom Unity.
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