‘Street Fighter V’ DLC Release Date, News & Update: Akuma is the Next Playable Character; Season 2 Roster Also Includes Dudley? [PREDICTIONS]

By Laine Lucas , Updated Nov 16, 2016 07:45 AM EST

Capcom is set to add more fighters to the "Street Fighter 5" roster, with Akuma as first on the list for season 2. The character's appearance in the video game was teased in Seattle during the Capcom Pro Tour North American finals at the Red Bull Battlegrounds tournament earlier this month.

Akuma the demon made his first appearance in "Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo," but he is believed to be "Street Fighter 5" DLC playable character for season 2. Capcom hasn't confirmed when the fighter will arrive in the game, but it was revealed in the teaser that players can try out Akuma at the 2016 PlayStation Experience, which will run from Dec. 3 to 4 in Anaheim, California.

What's noticeable of Akuma is the Kanji symbol found on his back, which according to fans appeared different than the usual. The Kanji is usually a symbol to represent heaven, but for Event Hubs, the different Kanji on Akuma signifies something higher. The symbol is said to be the same as the one found on Shin Akuma in Capcom vs. SNK 2 and it means "god like." That said, it is speculated that Akuma on "Street Fighter 5" will exhibit higher power.

It is also speculated that "Street Fighter 5" upcoming DLC Akuma could transform to Shin Gouki with the V-Trigger activation. However, this is pure speculation and more details about the character should be given soon. It is also expected that the season 2 roster will be revealed at the 2016 PlayStation Experience.

Meanwhile, there are already other fighters predicted to be part of "Street Fighter 5" season 2 roster. Aside from Akuma, Dudley could be one of the upcoming DLC characters since he's a favorite among many. As noted by EventHubs in a separate report, most "SF5" players will agree that Dudley is a likeable character. Gamecrate also thinks that adding Dudley will provide a great contrast to existing character, Balrog.

Maki, T-Hawk, Sean, Cody, and C. Viper are also on the list of characters that fans would like to see in "Street Fighter 5" Season 2 DLC. Do you think any of the predicted characters will make it to the new roster? Sound off in the comments below.

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