Street Fighter V 07 Apr 2021 11:36 AM +00:00

Street Fighter 5 Akira Release Date, Teaser Trailer And Everything Else We Know

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The Street Fighter 5 Champions Edition will be adding Rose and Oro as part of the games next big updates. But eventually, they'll be adding Akira Kazama, a fighter Rival Schools fans might recognise.

Capcom confirmed during their Spring update live stream that Akira is now in development, so it's as good a time to brush up on everything you need to know about the character.

If you're wondering when Akira will release, what her gameplay looks like currently, and all the info on her moveset, then read on.

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Akira Release Date

Akira likely isn't coming to the game until much later in the year, likely as part of a Winter update.

Keep in mind, the game still has to launch Rose and then Oro.


Oro won't be coming to the game until the Summer update, which could be anywhere between Monday, 21 June and ends Wednesday, 22 September.

Needless to say, it could be quite some time before we see Akira come to the game.

Akira Gameplay

Take a look at some gameplay of Akira in action, shown during the Street Fighter V Champion Edition Spring Update:

Akira Moveset

The only thing we know so far about Akira's moveset is what we've seen in the teaser trailer (above).

The devs did share a few comments on the game's blog:

As you can see, Akira is going to be retaining some of her Rival Schools style in SFV such as her ability to execute flashy air combos!In addition, her older brother Daigo makes an appearance as one of her V-Triggers, bringing back the vibe of that classic Rival Schools gameplay.

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The dev team will be revealing more info about Rival Schools veteran Akira "in the near future" but we imagine that it could still be a few months.

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