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A.K.I.'s Street Fighter 6 character select screen animation is oozing with personality and poison

Posted by Steven 'Dreamking23' Chavez • September 23, 2023 at 5:07 a.m. PDT • Comments: 6

Street Fighter 6's second DLC character, A.K.I., is set for her official release next week. Leading up to her launch, Capcom is pulling back the curtain on everything A.K.I. this week, especially with the Tokyo Game Show 2023 video game expo currently going on.

We've seen new gameplay, character guides, and all kinds of things related to the newcomer as of late, and the official Street Fighter Twitter account recently added to the pile by sharing her character select screen animation. These animations before and after selecting the fighter have been amazing in Street Fighter 6 so far, and A.K.I.'s keeps that trend alive with hers.

"Take a dose of A.K.I. from the character select screen to witness her walkout and Game Face Feature expressions," wrote the Street Fighter Twitter page. "๐Ÿ’… Symptoms include lethargy, shortness of breath, and intense thirst."

If you just hover over A.K.I. on Street Fighter 6's character select screen without picking her, the maniacal new combatant can be seen lying on a giant cauldron full of poison. She slowly swirls her fingers around inside of it, lifting her hand and letting the poison drip down from her claws.

When selected, the creepy contender leans forward and for a quick moment we see her face shrouded in shadow in a very spooky way that almost looks like she's holding a flashlight under her face to tell a ghost story.

She crawls forward over the front of the cauldron, and slowly contorts her body as she slithers into a standing position. Finally, A.K.I. stands upright and still with her hands behind her back, almost as if she's at the ready for the mission ahead of her.

The new clip also gives us another look at A.K.I.'s game faces before the fight begins.

A.K.I. joins Street Fighter 6 as the game's second DLC character on September 27.

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