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New artwork for Akira Kazama and Daigo Kazama revealed in preparation for Street Fighter 5's Summer Update stream tomorrow

Posted by Justin 'AdaptiveTrigger' Gordon • August 2, 2021 at 7:09 a.m. PDT • Comments: 23

Similar to what was done for Oro last week, Capcom has released new artwork for Akira Kazama. Since her brother, Daigo Kazama, is part of her moveset, he is also present in the image.

This was done in preparation for tomorrow's Summer Update stream, which is slated to broadcast at 3:00 p.m. PDT / 6 p.m. EDT. During the presentation, information about Oro, Akira Kazama "and more" will be revealed.

As such, we're expecting to learn when Oro and Akira will be releasing in Street Fighter 5. We're expecting their release dates to be fairly soon since they're both scheduled to release in Summer 2021.

When Oro's artwork was revealed, we got a small snippet of some of voice lines from Oro's voice actor. Unfortunately, this was not done this time for Akira. This is a real shame because we only heard Japanese voice lines during the Akira tease that played during the Spring Update broadcast.

Though Akira is coming to Street Fighter 5 as a newcomer to the Street Fighter series, she actually hails from Capcom's Rival School franchise. Because of this, we're expecting her moveset to be fairly unique compared to the rest of Street Fighter 5's roster.

According to Capcom's Japanese blog, battle information for Akira will be revealed during the stream. This includes information about her V-System, which appears to unlock her air combos and attacks that have Daigo Kazama lending a hand (or his back).

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