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You can unlock Shin Akuma in Ultra Street Fighter 2 on Nintendo Switch. Here’s how.

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More costumes come to Street Fighter 5 on Thursday

Ultra Street Fighter 2: The Final Challengers artwork Capcom

Capcom followed up its splash announcements at Evo 2017 last week with a big showing at San Diego Comic-Con, which included this tidbit: Shin Akuma is unlockable and playable in Ultra Street Fighter 2: The Final Challengers on Nintendo Switch.

As noticed by GameSpot on Friday, Capcom's 30th Anniversary Street Fighter panel revealed how to play in Akuma's demon form. The steps are:

  • Select Ryu, select Color 1 and press cancel.
  • Select Ken, select Color 9 and press cancel.
  • Select Sagat, select Color 8 and press cancel.
  • Select M. Bison, select Color 7 and press cancel.
  • Put the cursor over the Random button and then press L&R at the same time.

Kotaku notes that Shin Akuma doesn't remain unlocked, so users will have to follow those steps every time they want to play as him.

Ultra Street Fighter 2: The Final Challengers launched on Nintendo Switch back in May; Polygon's review has more on it. We weren't sold on what it delivers, calling it not "a deadly serious fighting game, but a party game, a piece of nostalgia," though it is still a "better-than-arcade port" of the original.

On an unrelated note, Street Fighter 5 will get three new costumes on July 25, bringing a dose of athleisure wear to the fighting game.

Ibuki will be dressed for volleyball, and Laura and Rashid are outfitted for soccer, with Laura in a design inspired by the Brazilian national teams. The costume pack will cost $3.99.