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Akuma Revealed for Tekken 7: Fated Retribution

Akuma Revealed in Tekken 7: Fated Retribution Trailer

This isn’t quite the Tekken X Street Fighter that we’ve been promised from Bandai Namco, but it’s the closest thing we’re going to get for the foreseeable future. And it’s not such a bad thing. A new official trailer video was unleashed upon the world for Tekken 7: Fated Retribution and it reveals a big part of the story for the Tekken universe. Akuma is going to hunting for some devilish Mishima men.

The art style here looks pretty freaking epic and it really could put Street Fighter V to shame. It will be interesting to see how the game balancing handles the new dynamics that a Street Fighter shoto, and especially one as demonic as Akuma (Gouki), to fit within how Tekken normally plays. Will everyone just keep sidestepping fireballs? Can he still do an air fireball? One thing we do know for sure: he’s got the raging demon.

MESSATSU!

Posted by: Akuma on Saturday, December 12th, 2015

What’s New in Street Fighter X Tekken ver. 2013?

What's New in Street Fighter X Tekken ver. 2013?

You knew that Capcom was going to do this, right? We started out with Street Fighter IV, which subsequently got updated with Super Street Fighter IV, then Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition, and then Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition version 2012. The SFIV series is still my favorite among the current crop of Xbox video games, but I do partake in some Street Fighter X Tekken crossover fighting action too… and now Capcom is readying an updated version of SFxT that is appropriately named Street Fighter X Tekken version 2013.

It’s sort of a good news, bad news proposition. The good news is that, unlike SSFIV and AE, SFxT 2013 is going to be a free update. The bad news is, as far as I can tell, we aren’t getting more ultras, characters or any major gameplay tweaks. Instead, it’s much more in line with the difference between AE and AE2012 in that there are just several updates and re-balancings to the various characters. Most novice players won’t notice any difference, but those who take their fighting games more seriously will want to know about the buffs, the nerfs, the startup frame changes and so on.

For example, you’ll find that the meter gain for Akuma has mostly been reduced. A whiffed gohadoken, for example, has been reduced from 15 to 5, while even the meter gain on hit has been reduced from 40 to 20. Meanwhile, a whiffed Hyakki Gojin (demon flip) increases from 5 to 10 on meter gain, but a hit Demon Flip gets reduced from 40 to 30. It’s also important to note that a whiffed hadouken from Ryu has been reduced to a 0 meter gain too. The same is true of a whiffed air hurricane kick from Ryu and a whiffed rolling attack (ball) from Blanka. I do like how Blanka now has full invincibility with his Grand Shave Roll until the hit box becomes active though.

A list of all the tweaks and changes to all the Street Fighter characters — including both the originals like Ryu, Guile and Rolento, as well as the DLC characters like Blanka and Elena — has been posted on Capcom Unity. A changelog for the Tekken side of the fight should be made available soon.

UPDATE: The changelog for some of the Tekken characters–plus Sony exclusive characters Toro, Megaman, and Cole–is now up on Capcom Unity too.

Posted by: Akuma on Monday, October 22nd, 2012

INFILTRATION vs. POONGKO at Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Tournament in Korea (Grand Final)

Didn’t get enough action from EVO 2012? Worry not. There was a special Street Fighter 25th anniversary tournament held in Korea and, not surprisingly, the two world warriors in the Grand Final are two of Korea’s finest. INFILTRATION used his Akuma against Poongko’s Seth in what could possibly be one of the best Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition version 2012 sets in recent memory.

Yes, it was a shaky handheld cam and not a direct feed, but the quality of the fights was astounding. Too bad INFILTRATION couldn’t use his preferred Akuma outfit and colors.

STREET FIGHTER 25TH ANNIVERSARY CHESS SET

In related news, Capcom is taking pre-orders for a limited edition chess set celebrating the 25th anniversary of Street Fighter. They’re limited production to just 5000 sets worldwide and each will be individually numbered with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Roster includes Ryu & M. Bison (kings), Chun-Li & Juri (queens), Ken, Guile, Balrog & Vega (bishops), E. Honda, Blanka, Rolento & Akuma (knights), Dhalsim, Zangief, Sagat & Seth (rooks), Ryu’s fist & Shadaloo winged skull (pawns).

STREET FIGHTER 25TH ANNIVERSARY CHESS SET

Pre-order it exclusively through the Capcom Store for $299.95. Expect shipments next month.

Posted by: Akuma on Thursday, July 26th, 2012