Street Fighter's Akuma Joins Tekken 7 Roster

Fated Retribution.

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A new trailer for the Japanese arcade version of Tekken 7 reveals that Street Fighter's Akuma is joining the fighting game's roster. This trailer (via Shoryuken) was released today at the end of the King of Iron Fist tournament. Take a look at the video for yourself below to see some of his moves in action.

Akuma comes to Tekken 7 as part of an arcade update called Fated Retribution. A release date for this update has not been announced, but it will also include more graphical improvements and other content.

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Interestingly, Akuma has not been announced for Street Fighter V's roster.

The Fated Retribution update will be available for the arcade version of Tekken 7 in Japan. The fighting game is also in development for PlayStation 4, but is only currently scheduled to launch in Japan.

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Dav_id83

To this day Tekken 3 will always be my fav game of the series I havent wanted to play another since

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karloss01

So... is this Tekken X Street Fighter?

:D

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YohanDeEmercer

@karloss01: i think its because we wont be getting T x SF

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RElKO57

akuma, man are you kidding where the hell is nina??

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kix5

@RElKO57: Nina confirmed for SFV!

...jk, I'll be there handing out pitchforks if she doesn't make it in.

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vexxouds

Nobody saw this coming I'm so ready kick a Tekken person ass!

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jhcho2

@vexxouds:

If you're moving from SF to Tekken, you're not gonna be kicking any ass. In fact, get ready to be steamrolled to the ground without much opportunity to get back up. We've all been there

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vexxouds

@jhcho2: Street Fighter is and all away will be first bro. I'm just talking fighting game shit I like Tekken I'm just better in Street Fighter but now I will have the chance to sharpen my skills in Tekken.

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redeemer6666

@vexxouds: You'll be SOOO watered down though it won't even be funny.

Akuma would make 75% of Tekken characters explode, Just by initiating eye contact!

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vexxouds

@redeemer6666: The test of time is coming for all players!

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Komissar33188

This raises my eyebrow, but not necessarily my ire. I'd hardly say this breaks the game. The "supers", on the other hand, just might.

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jhcho2

@Komissar33188:

Not really. Supers only appear overpowered in a 2D fighting game. A shoryuken or hadouken isn't gonna be much if it can be side-stepped

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SkyHighGam3r

... arcade?

Those still exist?

I haven't seen an arcade since the 90s.

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jhcho2

@skyhighgam3r:

Arcades are still a big thing in many Asian countries

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redeemer6666

@skyhighgam3r: Yeah man they keep closing down, There's a Namco Station a few miles away from where I live but tbh it's a pretty piss poor affair.

Basically nothing but driving games and some asinine Rambo game.

Arcade Mario Kart is pretty cool though.

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morocheuk

When i saw "street fighter's Akuma..." I was like YES!!

Then I saw "... Tekken 7"...

Bring me my Street Fighter's Akuma in Street Fighter V.

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GregoryBastards

omg i wish this crossover concept becomes a trend in gaming.....

then we can have kratos and dante together in one game...or nathan and lara together....

or a naruto style fighting game where everyone is there...!!

the possibilities are endless....!!!

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shalashaska_

@GregoryBastards: im pretty sure kratos, dante, and nathan were all in that playstation fighting game

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Nightelf123

It's good that Tekken team finally decided to change the main costumes and intros of characters.

But Bringing Akuma is completely Stupid.

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SkyHighGam3r

@Nightelf123: Is it? Because last I checked they are still working towards Tekken X Street Fighter, despite the DLC debacle that was Street Fighter x Tekken

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willjohnboy

wheres tekken vs streetfighter i guess this is it lol

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willjohnboy

gamespot are a couple of days late on this lol

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jhcho2

@phoenixvanguard:

There was Tekken Tag Tournament 2, which counts as a Tekken release. Besides, the arcade version of Tekken 7 is already out in several countries. And it's Namco's tradition to always release the arcade version before the console version

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Metallinatus

And meanwhile Smash got Fagyu.... oh well.

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kingkold187

DOA5 much better 3d fighting game

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jhcho2

@kingkold187:

Opinion

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kelseyjb

There's no pleasing some ofof you so called gamers.... I swear some just want to cry about anything.

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Nightelf123

@kelseyjb: so what ? Akumi is going to ruin Tekken's Story much more than the way 5 and 6 did.

And his moves look out of place And anime for Tekken(the Game which used to be more realistic looking fighter in Gameplay)

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virtuaSEGA

@Nightelf123: More realistic lololololol

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kix5

@Nightelf123: I feel like you just described Lars.

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Nightelf123

@kix5: actually I hate Lars Completely.That's one of the main reasons I didn't enjoy Tekken 6.

But having one Anime Character is better than having another one too.

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just_Mishaari

Devil Jin will the kick the sh!t out of Akuma

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vexxouds

@just_mishaari: That was the joke of the day!

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wexorian

@just_mishaari: He's not even near akuma or ryu level. but i'm big fan of jin and devil gen :)

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Tanares

@just_mishaari: Pssh. I bet he couldn't even beat a little girl android with... wait for it... CHAINSAW HANDS!

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sladey

Sweet I can finally go someone other than Paul Pheonix, or Mashall Law. I'm glad Akuma is in Tekken even if you guys aren't

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redeemer6666

@sladey: Same, Now I actually want to play it.

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Ant_17

I found my trainning dummy:)

Please put more SF characters, so the Tekken fans can beat them up.

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virtuaSEGA

@Ant_17: Can't wait to tear people apart online with Akuma lol.

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Dark_sageX

@Ant_17: There is a game called Street Fighter X Tekken, it has exactly that.

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jaoman9

woohoo the worst street fighter character joins tekken.

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Haris4Real

@jaoman9 Akuma is awesome and he ain't the worst character:

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horrnet35

@jaoman9: in what way is he the worst character??

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virtuaSEGA

OMG, loving all the hate about a SF character in tekkens story lol. When the hell did Tekken have a storyline good enough to actually give a crap? People everywhere in this country have gone full retard.

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Nightelf123

@virtuasega: Before Tekken 5 it had a very good story.

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virtuaSEGA

@Nightelf123: Lol, no it didn't I've played them all, great games but they aren't know for their stories.

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redeemer6666

@virtuasega: You never go full retard.

Seriously though this actually had me pretty hyped. I haven't given a shit about Tekken since 3.