E3 News

Akuma Beckons 'Street Fighter IV'
Posted By: John Manalang - Friday, August 15, 2008 8:33 AM

Update: There's a YouTube vid (via Kotaku) that shows the man himself in action. Check it out after the cut!

Prepare to "insert another coin" Street Fighter IV brawlers, because Akuma might pop-in and serve your Shoryuken ass. Capcom announced that the return of the Raging Demon will be seen in Street Fighter IV.

According to the report, Akuma will be a limited boss character in the game that will hop in the fight if a "strong" arcade player is at the helm. No official word yet if he will be a playable character, but expect it to be confirmed sooner or later. Street Fighter IV is now available at some arcade, and will also be released for the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC platforms sometime next year. And don't forget to check out our hands on demo of the game.




Posted by G4maniac14 - Sunday, August 17, 2008 12:35 PM
DUDDDEEEEE *rendered speechless i am*

Posted by OBAMAISBUSHpart3 - Saturday, August 16, 2008 5:10 PM
I can't describe how happy i was on the inside to find out yesterday on X-play that Akuma is in Street Fighter 4 which means i can perform his most devastating Level 3 super power 15 hit combo move on you LAMES and NOOBS that don't know how to do that move and will never learn how to do it because you SUCK MONKEY BALLS,you feel me?

Posted by aztecyankee - Saturday, August 16, 2008 4:51 PM
I just shat myself!!!

Posted by galvan - Friday, August 15, 2008 4:58 PM
i like playin with him if he is a playable character i will be kicking some major @$$....
and if he is just a boss i will have to make him my b-atch...lol

Posted by blakseed - Friday, August 15, 2008 3:17 PM
He's still a cheap bastard.

Posted by staychisel - Friday, August 15, 2008 1:39 PM
@bs_inc, you're totally right. i just miss the element of surprise i guess.

Posted by KindredEX - Friday, August 15, 2008 9:47 AM
I have to agree... it would have been more exciting for some guys to be playing and find out on their own as they scramble for their phone cameras to click a shot and try to get it on the net as fast as they can.

Nothing like the good old fashioned "blurry, grainy photo" to get the juices flowing.

Posted by bs_inc - Friday, August 15, 2008 9:36 AM

The internet killed secrets a long time ago.

Posted by Lucifer6972 - Friday, August 15, 2008 9:27 AM
Well, well.......I had a feeling I'll be seeing this bastard...

Posted by moose_ - Friday, August 15, 2008 9:26 AM
I'll sh#t in his lunchbox.

Posted by kobebryantyanic - Friday, August 15, 2008 9:22 AM
This guy is hands down the best warrior of street fighter. This is great, i'm definitely looking forward to facing him cause he's one hell of a boss. And capcom better make him a playable character as well.

Posted by Dukefnnukem - Friday, August 15, 2008 9:22 AM
Cant wait!

Posted by n00bSector5 - Friday, August 15, 2008 9:18 AM
Great news for an already highly anticipated game !!!!

Posted by staychisel - Friday, August 15, 2008 9:15 AM
why'd they announce it? whatever happened to "secret" characters and hidden levels?

Posted by ed9oh - Friday, August 15, 2008 9:00 AM
akuma better be a playable char or im gonna be pissed...

Posted by Smartguy81 - Friday, August 15, 2008 8:57 AM
I will kick his as$

Posted by IN_YO_FACE - Friday, August 15, 2008 8:53 AM
Yea just what i wanted to see Akuma in this game now i really looking forward to even more :)

Posted by rbee90 - Friday, August 15, 2008 8:52 AM

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