Akuma Matata

Capcom’s Street Fighter V continues to doff its hat to Arika’s fist-thrower Fighting EX Layer, with a tribute to latter’s fiery fighter, Garuda, coming for the former’s raging demon, Akuma.

The Garuda pores and skin shall be made accessible to win via SFV’s Extra Battle system, which sees gamers cough up in-game foreign money for a chance to “win” the pores and skin through a difficult combat. It’s a legitimately cool pores and skin, “SICK AF”, the children in the FGC may say. I do not care a lot for Akuma myself – extra particularly I dislike him with each fiber of my being – however I’ll admit he seems to be an unstoppable power in Garuda’s gear.

This is not the first Fighting EX Layer crossover to grace SFV. Last month certain G don the sexy bodysuit of Skullomania, whereas earlier skins have seen Karin rework into Hokuto, Cammy obtain a Blair Dame pores and skin, and Ryu don the garb of the vengeful Kairi. It’s a disgrace the licensing for these characters stay murky, however we’ll see what Street Fighter VI brings.

Street Fighter V is accessible now on PS4 and PC. A fifth and last season of content material – together with DLC characters Dan, Rose, Akira, Oro, and a mystery character will roll out throughout 2021.