Tekken 7: Fated Retribution trailer explains how a Street Fighter character will fit in

When Street Fighter's Akuma was first unveiled for Tekken 7: Fated Retribution, the question was how exactly an SF character could fit in with Tekken's system. A new trailer makes things a little clearer.

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The arcade version of Tekken 7: Fated Retribution is still aiming to hit Japan later this year, alongside a new demonic challenger who's headed its way. When Street Fighter's Akuma was first unveiled, naturally, the first question was how an SF character would operate in a Tekken fighting game. Bandai Namco and a new trailer are now seeking to answer those questions.

The translation of the Japanese trailer comes courtesy of Avoiding the Puddle's Flying Wonkey and his Twitter feed (via Shoryuken). Essentially, Akuma will retain several elements from the Street Fighter franchise, including the EX meter. He can also use Focus Attack Dash Cancel (FADC) attacks before unleashing a Hadouken, which also acts as a super here. Akuma bring the rarely-seen projectile to Tekken, but the game's other characters will have specific moves that can sidestep this attack.

As for the other characters, they'll see some noticeable differences from previous Tekken games. In particular, Rage will now come at a faster rate, allowing for more powerful attacks. Fighters can also continue building towards powerful Rage Arts attacks, which includes Akuma's Raging Demon.

Akuma won't be a part of Street Fighter V (at least not yet, anyway), so Tekken 7 will be the only place for SF fans to get their demonic fix for the time being. To get a better look at how he'll operate, check out the video below.

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