Street Fighter Preview - Akuma

Street Fighter Exceed is coming to stores in January 2019! You can pre-order your copy from our online store and get our store-exclusive Street Fighter Exceed playmat as part of the pre-release bundle! Look out for a new fighter preview each week as we prepare for the game's release!


Akuma is the epitome of a high-risk, high-reward fighter. When a player picks Akuma at the character select screen, they know that they're going to have to play carefully but aggressively to maximize his advantages and minimize his weaknesses. We've built Akuma in Street Fighter Exceed to embody this risk and reward.


Key Design Idea:

Risk / Return

Akuma takes a flexible approach to the power level of his attacks. In general, his special moves have a little less power than you might expect fo their ranges and speeds. This is because Akuma is intended to lean on his character ability for the explosive hits that he's known for.


Of course, there's also the Demon Armageddon and Wrath of the Raging Demon, high-risk, explosive-damage supers that will quickly turn the tide of battle if they can connect.

Fakeout (below) is a powerful boost in Akuma's kit. Since the opponent chooses their attack first, Akuma will be able to see if they are using any Critical effects or an EX attack before choosing whether or not to activate his own character ability. In addition, it provides a bonus payoff to his coming attack.


Akuma's attacks are threatening, but not oppressive. However, he only needs to land a few explosive Criticals in order to win a duel, so opponents have to be consistently playing against every tool in his kit.


Boosting Speed is an especially important game plan for Akuma, since having higher speed can provide a nearly guaranteed way to land some of his more deadly attacks. The Instant Hell Murder Boost is a great tool for that, as is Light (the boost on the Normal "Sweep"). Once Akuma plays a speed boost, opponents had better have a response in hand!


I hope you've enjoyed this look at Akuma! Look out for another fighter next week!

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Exceed Season 3 features fighters from Capcom's illustrious fighting game franchise, Street Fighter!

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