Akuma is coming to Street Fighter V in 2017

Capcom has been adding new characters to Street Fighter V since its launch in February, and Season 1 concluded a few months ago with the launch of Urien. But during the conclusion of the Capcom Cup North America Finals at Red Bull Battle Grounds last night, the publisher kicked off Season 2 with a huge fan favorite… Akuma.

Akuma has always been a mysterious character, and the short teaser embedded above is all we have to go on right now. However, Game Informer discovered something interesting about the kanji emblazoned on Akuma’s costume:

One curious thing to note: The symbol on Akuma’s back this time around is not the traditional “Heaven” Kanji, but the one for “god” over the one for “man” – the same combination that appeared when he transformed into his ultimate form, Shin Akuma, in Capcom Vs. SNK 2. This could hint at what his abilities in Street Fighter V might be.

Akuma will be available to download sometime in 2017, but if you plan to attend the 2016 PlayStation Experience in Anaheim, you’ll be able to test out the character in Capcom’s Booth on December 3rd and 4th.

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