Akuma in Street Fighter IV!

Imagine our surprise this morning when we saw an email from the bloody-knuckled folks at Capcom saying "Oh hey, Akuma's in Street Fighter IV." On top of that, they were nice enough to give us images to prove we're not crazy.

The immortal/superhuman/demonic fireball tossin' fighter will be hidden in the arcade version as a secret opponent (that's the official line) but uh, forgive our obvious dot-connecting when we point out he's been playable in past Street Fighter games. So, don't be surprised if Capcom reveals later on, possibly at TGS, how to unlock/play as Akuma. On with the screens!

Aug 15, 2008