‘Street Fighter 6’ Marks Akuma’s Return With Community Events Across Southeast Asia

With the exciting release of “Akuma: Master of the Fist” in Street Fighter 6, Capcom not only introduces fresh content but also fosters community engagement through launch gatherings across Southeast Asia. This latest update, available on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Steam, enhances the game with a new character, outfit drops, battle balance updates, and interactive hub events, promising a rejuvenated gameplay experience.

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As of today, players can harness the formidable power of Akuma, who brings his devastating martial arts skills to all three game modes: Fighting Ground, World Tour, and Battle Hub. Alongside his debut, the update introduces an array of features including two Battle Hub experiences, a slew of character outfits, and comprehensive battle balance adjustments.

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The highlight of the update is the immersive Battle Hub event titled “Giant Attack,” where players team up to tackle a colossal Akuma by the end of May for special rewards. Additionally, the formidable SiRN Akuma challenges players at Battle Hub cabinets, with exclusive rewards for those who triumph.

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The update also features a Universal Reversal Mechanic, new Combo Trials, customizable background music settings, fresh challenge screens, and trendy avatar items, enhancing the overall player experience with personalization and increased gameplay depth.

Recognizing the passionate fanbase in Southeast Asia, Capcom has partnered with local gaming organizers to host Akuma launch gatherings, enhancing community ties and celebrating the game’s expansion:

In Singapore, the event by Versus Vortex on 23 May at Harrison Road offers fans a chance to converge and compete.

  • Date: 23 May, Thursday
  • Time: 5:00pm – 11:00pm
  • Venue: 25 Harrison Road (Limited space; first come first served basis via this Google Form)

Malaysia sees its gathering on 24 May at GamesMY Studio in Kuala Lumpur, hosted by GamesMY Esports.

  • Date: 24 May, Friday
  • Time: 6:00pm – 12:00am
  • Venue: GamesMY Studio, Maxim Citylights Sentul, Kuala Lumpur
  • Details are on their Facebook page.

In Thailand, Thaigeruppercut hosts their event on 2 June at Lotus’s Rama 1, Bangkok, promising a full day of gaming action.

  • Date: 2 June, Sunday
  • Time: 12:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Venue: Lotus’s Rama 1, Bangkok
  • Details are on their Facebook page.

These gatherings not only allow fans to engage directly with the new content but also reinforce the communal spirit of the gaming scene in the region.

The excitement extends beyond game updates with the announcement of the Capcom Pro Tour 2024. The Super Premier event in Singapore in October is particularly anticipated, with more details forthcoming on the CAPCOM Pro Tour’s official website and social media platforms.