Unlocking Shin Akuma in Ultra Street Fighter II, plus new SFV stage

I want to start off by saying congratulations to EVO 2017 winner Echo Fox’s Hajime “Tokido” Taniguchi. I’d also like to congratulate Panda Global’s Victor “Punk” Woodley, who took second place in Street Fighter V. With Capcom’s Street Fighter series now celebrating its 30th anniversary, the publisher had plenty in store for fans at the San Diego Comic-Con. These include a new build of Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite, instructions on how to unlock Shin Akuma, and the chance to test the new Street Fighter V DLC character, Abigail.

While talking about the latest merchandise coming later this year, Capcom revealed during its SDCC panel that GameStop will be getting an exclusive 30th Anniversary Funko Box next month. It will include a Hot Ryu Pop (with alternate colors), Violent Ken, a Shin Akuma Keychain, alternate colors Pint Size Heroes Guile and Chun-li and a Street Fighter Cap.

After playing the Abigail character reveal trailer, which was revealed the week before at EVO, a new stage was revealed for Street Fighter V with Suzaku Castle. Fans of the Street Fighter II may recognize this stage, as it appeared as Ryu’s stage in the game.

Capcom Cup

With Tokido now the EVO 2017 champion, the next big event for Street Fighter V is the Capcom Cup. Players from around the world complete in Capcom Pro Tour tournaments for points. The points are to qualify as one of the 32 players to compete this December. Last year’s winner Du “NuckleDu” Dang took home $230,000 and is automatically qualified for this year’s competition. It’s going to be an interesting year, especially with Tokido ranked second and Punk ranked first in points for the tour. But there are a lot of big names ready to take home the glory this year. You can see the current rankings here.

Like last year, Capcom will release special stages and costumes. Part of the proceeds will go to help increase the pot bonus for the Capcom Cup.

Also, it wouldn’t have been a Street Fighter V panel without producer Yoshinoro Ono. He appeared in full cosplay as Abigail to promote the new Street Fighter V DLC character.

Ultra Street Fighter II Shin Akuma

Unlocking Shin Akuma

One of the best surprises was the reveal of how to play as Shin Akuma in Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers for the Nintendo Switch. In any case, here’s the layout of how to access Shin Akuma:

  • Select Ryu, cancel on color 1
  • Select Ken, cancel on color 9
  • Select Sagat, cancel on color 8
  • Select M.Bison, cancel on color 7
  • Place the cursor on random, press L & R at the same time
  • Get ready to punish your opponent with Shin Akuma!

To end the panel, Capcom held a trivia contest with plenty of awesome giveaways. These included skateboard decks, figures, and art books.

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