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Think Akuma is broken in Ultra Street Fighter 2? Here's how to unlock Shin Akuma

Posted by Justin 'AdaptiveTrigger' Gordon • July 21, 2017 at 5:34 p.m. PDT • Comments: 32

Akuma has widely been considered a "broken character" in the Street Fighter 2 games that he has appeared in. He tends to be banned at tournaments as a result.

The Ultra edition of Street Fighter appears to be no exception. What if I said that there was a way to go one step beyond?

It was revealed today at the Street Fighter panel of the San Diego Comic-Con that something has been under the nose of USF2 players this entire time. It is possible to unlock and play as Shin Akuma, a character that could previously only be fought against.

Seeing as how Akuma is banned from tournaments, it stands to very good reason that Shin Akuma will also be banned. This is clearly just for fun.

The process for selecting Shin Akuma requires a five step process. It involves selecting a series of characters on a certain color, then cancelling before selecting random and pressing L + R at the same time.

Check it out:

Shin Akuma in Ultra Street Fighter 2 image #1 Shin Akuma in Ultra Street Fighter 2 image #2
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Source: JardFGC's Twitter, SteveMightSay's Twitter. Sent in by: nightmaresteam.
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