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Street Fighter 6 Year One DLC Characters: Who is included?

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Capcom has recently unveiled their exciting plans for the first year of Street Fighter 6, which is set to keep fans on their toes with a fantastic lineup of downloadable content (DLC) characters.

Four new fighters will be making their way into the Street Fighter 6 roster, including fan favorites and an all-new addition.

From seasoned veterans to newcomers, let’s take a look at the characters you can expect to join the fray in the Year One DLC.

Rashid – Summer 2023

Rashid, the ever-popular Middle Eastern character who made his debut in Street Fighter V, will be the first DLC character to join Street Fighter 6’s roster.

The fighter has a rich moveset centered around acrobatics, wind-based attacks, and his unique “V-Skill,” which allows him to navigate the battlefield with ease.

This versatile character quickly became a fan favourite, and his inclusion in Street Fighter 6 will surely be met with enthusiasm. Rashid is set to join the roster in Summer 2023, so get ready for some whirlwind action!

A.K.I. – Fall 2023 – Street Fighter 6

Next up is A.K.I., an all-new character set to make their debut in Street Fighter 6.

Capcom has been tight-lipped about the details surrounding A.K.I., keeping fans in suspense about their moveset, background, and fighting style.

This mysterious newcomer is scheduled to be released in Fall 2023, and their inclusion has the Street Fighter community abuzz with speculation. Keep an eye out for any teasers and trailers that may reveal more about this enigmatic fighter.

Ed – Early 2024

Fans of Street Fighter IV will be pleased to know that Ed is making a comeback.

Though he first appeared as a non-playable character in Street Fighter IV, Ed became a fully playable character in Street Fighter V, with a fighting style that combined boxing and powerful psycho-energy techniques.

Ed’s unique “V-Skill” allows him to charge up and unleash powerful attacks on his opponents. Players can look forward to integrating Ed’s potent fighting abilities into their arsenal when he arrives in the early parts of 2024.

Akuma – Spring 2024 – Street Fighter 6

Finally, the Great Demon himself, Akuma, is set to make a highly anticipated return in Street Fighter 6.

A staple in the Street Fighter franchise since his debut in Super Street Fighter II Turbo, Akuma has remained one of the most iconic and feared characters in the series.

His mastery of the Satsui no Hado fighting style and the infamous “Raging Demon” technique has made Akuma a force to be reckoned with.

With a history of wreaking havoc and challenging the mightiest fighters, Akuma’s entrance into Street Fighter 6 is sure to shake things up. Expect the Great Demon to join the fray in Spring 2024.


In conclusion, Capcom’s plans for Street Fighter 6’s first year of DLC characters promises to add an exhilarating mix of fan-favourite fighters and fresh faces.

With the release dates of Rashid, A.K.I., Ed, and Akuma spanning from Summer 2023 to Spring 2024, players can expect a steady flow of thrilling content to keep them engaged.

Keep your eyes peeled for more information on each character and prepare to battle it out in Street Fighter 6’s ever-growing roster!

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