The Raging Demon is returning! Announced after the electrifying finals at Red Bull Battle Grounds, the master of the Satsui no Hado, Akuma, is coming back to Street Fighter V. With a brief stint in Tekken 7: Fated Retribution, Akuma rejoins his fellow World Warriors to throw some purple fireballs and crush enemies underneath his sandals.
Along with his announcement, we got a glimpse at a new ruined dojo stage, complete with an angry multi-armed Asura statue in the background. Eagle-eyed fans have already noticed that the kanji on Akuma’s back is the same as Shin Akuma’s in Capcom vs. SNK 2. Is that a possible hint at his V-Trigger, with him drawing deeper from the Satsui no Hado and becoming Shin Akuma?
While no release date was teased for Akuma, he will be playable at the PlayStation Experience in Anaheim, California from December 3rd-4th, so get your tickets now if you want to play an early version of Akuma before his official release.