Wednesday, May 22nd, 2024 

Street Fighter 6 Akuma Update Adds Music Selection, Giant Attack Event, Balance Update & More

  

Akuma is now available in Street Fighter 6 bringing with him a slew of new features, modes, balance adjustments, and more. Today, Capcom released the Akuma Update Launch Trailer which previews some of Akuma's World Tour interactions and battles with player-created avatars. The online community experience is enhanced with the all-new "Giant Attack" mode where Battle Hub participants fight together against a giant version of Akuma. In addition to the Akuma Update Trailer that Capcom released today, the full trailer for Giant Attack "Take Down The Giant Akuma" Event is also live. Check out both of the new SF6 trailers celebrating Akuma's arrival, below!
 

 
 

   
"Giant Attack" is indeed a callback to Capcom's 1997 fighting game masterpiece, Street Fighter III: 2nd Impact. While unconfirmed by Capcom... it seems likely that players may eventually be battling other Street Fighter characters besides Akuma inside SF6's Battle Hub lobbies in the near future.
 
Quite possibly the most exciting Street Fighter 6 update from the new patch, outside of Akuma's return (of course), is the all-new BGM Select feature and Music Player. This mode allows users to select and listen to BGMs from a wide variety of iconic Street Fighter titles from the past (basically every major installment) while playing SF6.

 

   
The entire soundtracks of SFII, SFIII: New Generation, SFIII: 2nd Impact, SFIII: 3rd Strike, Street Fighter IV, SFV, Super Street Fighter II X Grand Master Challenge, and Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers are now available in Street Fighter 6. From a fan's perspective, this is an excellent addition to the game! Similarly to the Jukebox mode previously appearing in Bandai Namco's TEKKEN 7 and TEKKEN 8, this mode also allows users to save Playlists for multiple loadouts to hear their favorite soundtracks.
 
However, unlike TEKKEN 7's and TEKKEN 8's Jukebox mode (which was 100% free and included at launch)... the downside to this new SF6 feature is that Capcom is treating it as paid DLC. Tracks must be purchased in packs and range from 100 Fighter Coins ($2 USD / 2000 Drive Tickets) up 350 Fighter Coins ($7 USD / 7000 Drive Tickets). That said, if you don't have a ton of Drive Tickets saved up... players wanting to purchase all of the tracks would end up spending nearly $50.
 

   
As reported earlier, the May 22nd update also adds Outfit 3 costumes for Akuma, Ed, A.K.I., and Rashid costing 300 Fighter Coins each (about $6 USD). See our previous article to watch the official Outfit 3 Trailer. If you're serious about learning Akuma in Street Fighter 6, don't miss the official video guide to prepare for battle!
~TFG Webmaster, Frank Joseph | @Fighters_Gen

 

 

 

 

 

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