Street Fighter 6 Akuma Gameplay
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Street Fighter 6 Akuma Character Guide Shows Off Gameplay

A new Street Fighter 6 character gameplay guide appeared ahead of the release of returning character Akuma later in May 2024. The guide goes over Akuma’s moveset and some of the tricks and mix-ups you can use to come out victorious.

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The video goes through Akuma’s moveset and highlights his strengths, like his reach and ease of use, as well as his weaknesses, such as his low health pool. Also detailed are the several variations on his moves that can change the speed of his Hadoken projectiles or the behaviour of his Tatsumaki Zanku-Kyaku. It also suggests some ways to counterplay moves that are usually strong against him, like using Demon Swoop to dodge certain Drive moves and leave your opponent open for a counterattack.

You can watch the full Street Fighter 6 Akuma Character Guide via Youtube below:

Akuma will arrive alongside a new Fighting Pass themed around him, containing twenty rewards including avatar gear and music tracks. Capcom also recently announced a merchandise collaboration with Grapht, which includes reversible eye masks and embroidery badges.

Akuma is set to arrive in Street Fighter 6 as a DLC character on May 22, 2024, while the game itself is immediately available on PC, PS4, PS5, and Xbox Series X.


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