The first Street Fighter V character in 2017 will be, Akuma!
Akuma is the brother of Ryu and Ken Masters’ former sensei, Gouken. Akuma was consumed by the Satsui no Hado or Dark Hado, and killed his brother in a murderous rage during an intense showdown. He is obsessed with being the greatest fighter to ever live and is considered by many to be so; hence the nickname “Master of the Fist”. Akuma is Ryu’s greatest foe and may be they key to Ryu remaining a pure fighter or also being taken over by the Satsui no Hado.
Street Fighter V is now available for purchase in stores and online. Pre-order for the 2017 character pass will be available December 20, 2016 and will include Akuma; plus five other characters.