Is Akuma in Street Fighter 6?

Is Akuma in Street Fighter 6?
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Written by 

Jack Roberts


20th Jul 2023 17:21

With him being one of the most iconic characters, you’re probably wondering if Akuma is in Street Fighter 6. Well, look no further, as we’ll be diving into whether or not he is included.

Akuma has been a series mainstay for several iterations of Street Fighter and is one of the most recognisable villains in gaming. As such, his appearance in the game would be a fantastic inclusion for new players and veterans alike.

Here, we’ll be breaking down everything you need to know about whether Akuma is in Street Fighter 6 – so read on for more information.

  • If you’re wondering what we thought of Street Fighter 6, be sure to check out our full Street Fighter 6 review.

Is Akuma in Street Fighter 6?

The Street Fighter 6 roster, which may soon feature Akuma
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At the time of writing, Akuma is not currently in Street Fighter 6. However, it has been announced that Akuma is one of four characters joining the roster during Street Fighter 6’s first year of updates.

The latest entry in the long-running fighting franchise has seen an assortment of new characters, like Manon and JP, join series veterans like Ryu and Chun-Li. With these iconic fighters already featured in the game, it is only a matter of time before Akuma joins them in Street Fighter 6.

When is Akuma coming to Street Fighter 6?

It has been revealed that Akuma will be coming to Street Fighter 6 in Spring 2024. He will be the final character joining during the first year of updates, following Rashid, A.K.I. and Ed.

The timeframe for each DLC character is as follows:

  • Rashid – July 24, 2023
  • K.I. – Autumn 2023
  • Ed – Winter 2024
  • Akuma – Spring 2024

If you want more information on the characters in Street Fighter 6 and all the DLC fighters that have been confirmed, you can check out our guide on the Street Fighter 6 roster for more information.

That’s everything you need to know about whether Akuma is in Street Fighter 6.

With several new characters, updates and modes like World Tour keeping the game going, it's safe to say Street Fighter 6 is going to be receiving new updates for a long time to come.

Jack Roberts
About the author
Jack Roberts
Jack is a Guides Writer at GGRecon. With a BA (Hons) & MA in English and Creative Writing, he was also the Gaming Editor for The Indiependent. When not pondering which game has the best cup of coffee (and drinking far too much of it himself), he can often be found playing Dead by Daylight, Street Fighter or making yet another build in Bloodborne.
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