Street Fighter 6 downloadable content character A.K.I. will launch on September 27, Capcom announced. A.K.I. will be unlocked for owners of the Deluxe Edition, Ultimate Edition, or Year 1 Character Pass. Players can also try out A.K.I. for free for one hour with one Rental Fighter ticket, obtainable via the in-game Fighting Pass.
Here is an overview of the fighter, via Capcom:
A.K.I. draws much of her poisonous personality and inspiration from her master F.A.N.G, who was first introduced in Street Fighter V. In the single-player World Tour mode, players can learn more about A.K.I.’s interest in the evil Shadaloo organization and help her find her herbal medicine in Tian Hong Yuan, a new location for players to meet their newest Master and apply her deadly moves to their custom avatar.
Speaking of deadly moves, check some of them out below… if you dare:
- Serpent Lash – From a distance, A.K.I. sends her nails flying forward like a chain, poisoning enemies she hits. When she strikes an opponent who is already poisoned, a Toxic Blossom will trigger an explosion and open enemies up to follow-up attacks.
- Nightshade Pulse – A.K.I. sends a bubble forward that also poisons enemies it hits. She can strike the bubble with Nightshade Chaser to pop it in advance, increasing its area of effect.
- Orchid Spring – A.K.I. places a puddle of poison in front of her which will affect opponents who step inside it.
- Sinister Slide – Slither across the screen to avoid threats while stalking forward and perform follow-up moves like Venomous Fang, Heel Strike, or Entrapment.
- Claws of Ya Zi – A.K.I.’s Level 3 Super Art pierces various pressure points on an opponent’s body and injects a poison that dangerously detonates from within.
A.K.I. and her elegant Outfit 2 will be available for owners of the Year 1 Character Pass, Deluxe Edition, or Ultimate Edition on September 27. Get a taste of her poison for an hour with a Rental Fighter ticket, which can be obtained via the Fighting Pass.
Watch a new trailer below. View a new set of screenshots at the gallery.
A.K.I. Gameplay Trailer