Getting to Know Akuma in Street Fighter V

What’s Up PlayStation Nation,

During PlayStation Experience 2016 fans erupted as Akuma has finally been officially announced. The trailer shows the vast arsenal of specials players will get do as they play as Akuma, from the jumping air fireball to the flashy ultimate “Raging Demon”. Capcom recently released an Akuma introduction video, as they get ready for his grand entrance to Street Fighter V later this month on December 20th. Akuma will be the first of the season 2 DLC characters.

Here is an breakdown on what Akuma brings to Street Fighter V:

V-Skill: Rakan sfv-akuma-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.

V-Trigger: Dohatsu Shoten

sfv-akuma-v-skillAkuma 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.

Critical Art: Sekia Koretsuha

sfv-akuma-caAkuma 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.

Critical Art: Shun Goku Satsu(Raging Demon)

akuma-rdOnly 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.


Currently you can purchase the 2017 season pass for Street Fighter V on the PlayStation Store for $29.99. Are you excited to play as Akuma later this month? Let us know in the comments below.


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