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Akuma’s coming to Street Fighter 5

Playable next month at Sony’s PlayStation Experience

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The Street Fighter 5 roster will expand next month with the addition of Akuma, the demon who first debuted in Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo and has since become a mainstay of the franchise.

Akuma was teased at this weekend’s Capcom Pro Tour North American finals at Red Bull Battle Grounds in Seattle, Washington. According to the teaser, Akuma will be playable at this year’s PlayStation Experience, which takes place Dec. 3-4 in Anaheim, California.

Street Fighter fans will likely notice that the kanji on Akuma’s back — which is normally emblazoned with the Japanese word for heaven — appears to be different in the teaser reveal. Exactly what that means for Akuma’s appearance in Street Fighter 5 isn’t clear yet.

Akuma will be the seventh add-on character to come to Street Fighter 5. The raging demon will also be featured prominently in next year’s Tekken 7.

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