The next playable character joining the fun in Capcom's Street Fighter 6 is a proper series staple. The powerful antagonist, Akuma, is next in line, and he'll be swinging his fists when he arrives on 22nd May, 2024.

He's looking great in the gameplay video above, where he pulverises Ryu with some choice combos and mean-looking special attacks. You can have him become your mentor in World Tour mode, if you like, and have him teach you some badass moves. The character wraps up the first year of post-launch additions to the game, and alongside the fighter will come a major balance patch, making adjustments to every character.

Akuma will be immediately available to those with the special editions of the game or its ultimate or character passes. A new stage, Enma's Hollow, will also be available to those with the ultimate pass.

There's more information about Akuma on the PS Blog. Will you be checking out Akuma when he comes to Street Fighter 6 next month? Let us know in the comments section below.

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