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Tokyo Game Show 2023: Capcom A.K.I Fighting Style Finally Revealed, More Characters to Join the Roster, and a Halloween Game Pass

Published 09/21/2023, 2:04 PM EDT

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The Tokyo Game Show 2023 had something for everyone. Capcom announced some interesting news for Street Fighter 6. Although the game was just released this year, the devs are already working on content updates for the near future. Along with a few new stages and fighters, players will get to experience new gameplay mechanics and techniques. And with the focus on fighting, fans are excited to see the release of the upcoming fighters.

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Capcom stated that they had planned on releasing 4 fighters to Street Fighter 6 in total. One of which, players have already got with the release of the game in June. Players received Rashid and are now waiting in anticipation for the next fighter in line, A.K.I.

A.K.I showcased at the Tokyo Game Show 2023


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Capcom announced that Street Fighter will continue to receive new characters and content updates throughout the first year of the game’s release. The first fighter Rashid has already been introduced to the game with its launch back in June and the studio has finally shown more gameplay footage of the second character, A.K.I.

Introducing A.K.I as the understudy of F.A.N.G, the former leader of Shadaloo. Her fighting style centers on using strong poison to harm her opponents. While poison serves as her primary weapon, she also wields her snake fist and sharp claws. As a versatile fighter, she mainly utilizes poisonous projectiles and claw attacks to take down enemies. She excels in combat at close to mid-range, inflicting heightened damage on adversaries afflicted by poison.


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Along with the fighter, players will get 2 outfits that feature colors 3-10 upon release. While A.K.I will appear as a master in the World Tour mode, she will be a playable character in PvP modes, too. Along with the new character, Capcom will be releasing a new location called Tian Hong Yuan in the World Tour Mode.

Other significant updates for Street Fighter 6

While A.K.I is the second fighter to join the battle, two more fighters were announced during the Tokyo Game Show 2023. Players can expect to see ED and Akuma (Gouki) in the coming months. Players can purchase these characters in the character pass as a bundle or as single fighters using the fighter coins.


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The character pass will be released in two tiers. Year 1 Character Pass and Year 1 Ultimate Pass. Along with each pass, players will get all the fighters available in the game. The differences between the passes are the drive tickets and character outfits. While the Year 1 Character Pass gives players 4200 drive tickets, the Ultimate pass gives 7700. Players with the ultimate pass will also receive outfits 2 and 3 for all characters along with all the 10 colors unlocked.

Although not much is known, the devs said there will be a Halloween Fighting pass coming in store this October. Capcom is also implementing changes in the ranking system of the game and bringing in a new Legend rank that is kept for the top 500 players of the game.


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Considering all these updates, Street Fighter looks like it is heading in a good direction. That being said, players can expect content updates for the game in the upcoming future. With the number of new characters being added to the game, which fighter is your favorite?

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Written by:

Viren Mirpuri


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Viren is an Esports Writer at EssentiallySports. With a Mass Media degree in one hand and a gaming controller in another, he is set to document every milestone in the gaming industry. As an Esports journalist, he has covered over 500 articles about what is fresh in the scene.
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