Street Fighter V Summer Update 2021: Past, present, and future

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Street Fighter V Summer Update 2021: Past, present, and future

In-depth info on Season 5 additions Oro and Akira, plus the final character is revealed!

It’s hard to believe that just a year ago, we held our first online digital event with the SFV Summer Update in 2020. One year and several seasonal updates later, we’re back with today’s SFV Summer Update 2021! Check out the full video here:

Street Fighter V Summer Update 2021: Past, present, and future

Let’s dive into what was covered, including info on returning SFIII series character Oro, SF newcomer Akira, the reveal of the final character for Season 5 of SFV, and more! 

Oro returns from the SFIII Series

Street Fighter III’s wandering hermit is back in SFV and is ready to teach these youngins a lesson in fighting. Oro’s playstyle has always given him a variety of options and his SFV iteration is no different.


Oro’s V-Skill I is called “Onibi,”which summons a bouncing orb projectile that can bounce at three different trajectories. 

Oro’s V-Skill II is “Minomushi,” that has Oro executing a short hop that has two different follow-up attacks: “Kaki Otoshi,” an overhead attack or “Eda Uchi,” a safer on block kick.

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Oro’s V-Trigger I is called “Manrikitan,” which gives Oro access to his command grabs called “Kishinriki” and “Kishin Kuchu Jigoku Guruma” and can be performed on the ground and in the air, respectively. 

Oro’s “Tengu Stone” returns as his V-Trigger II where Oro summons three objects that can be used to make combos possible that weren’t before.

If you hold Down while activating V-Trigger II, “Tengu Midare Stone” will activate instead and produce five objects. This makes combos even more powerful but will drain the V-Gauge faster. 

With his turtle buddy in tow, Oro is back in SFV with classic moves as well as some new tricks up his robe. We hope you’re all excited to try out Oro when he releases on August 16! 

Let’s check out Oro in action!

Street Fighter V Summer Update 2021: Past, present, and future

Akira Kazama makes her debut in Street Fighter V

Hailing back from the fighting game series Rival Schools, Akira Kazama makes her Street Fighter debut in SFV! Her playstyle excels best up close and personal.

Special Moves

“Kiko Kai” is a short ranged blast of energy that comes from Akira’s hands. The EX version has a longer range and comes out much faster.

“Urarimon” is a fast, forward-moving elbow strike. This move allows Akira to close in space and deal good damage and is best used as a combo ender. 

Her “Senshubu” kick has low, medium, and high variations to hit at all angles and has a follow up kick after.

Akira’s V-System

Akira’s V-Skill I “Kiko Rensei,” enhances her “Kiko Kai” by adding more hits and damage to the attack. 

Her V-Skill II is called “Tsutenda,” where Akira will launch her opponents into the air allowing for follow up attacks. These airborne combos are called “Air Bursts.”

Akira’s V-Trigger I is “Otoko No Senaka.” Akira’s brother Daigo drops down from the sky and strikes the opponent, then explodes with a burst of energy!

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Her V-Trigger II is “Haten no Kamae,” which puts Akira in a special stance where she can execute three different follow-up attacks. 

Each follow up attack has unique attributes and you can cancel the stance and go for a throw instead! Use this V-Trigger to extend your combos or open up opponents with frame traps and mixups.

Akira has studied up and is set to make waves in SFV when she releases on August 16! Let’s check out Akira in action with this exclusive match footage:

Street Fighter V Summer Update 2021: Past, present, and future

Season 5’s mystery character revealed 

SFV Director Takayuki Nakayama and Producer Shuhei Matsumoto also announced the fifth and final character for Season 5! Introducing Luke, a brand new character that will help expand the world of Street Fighter.

Street Fighter V Summer Update 2021: Past, present, and future

Luke will be released in November of this year and we’re looking forward to sharing more about him soon!

SFV Season 5 Pass, Free Trial, and Sales

With Luke now revealed as the final character in SFV, check out what’s updated with the Season 5 passes.

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Also, to help celebrate the launch of Oro, Akira, and Online Tournament Mode, we’re offering a Free Trial lasting August 4 through August 18 which gives access to all characters in Seasons 1-4.

In addition, SFV and the Upgrade Kit are discounted in the PlayStation store. Also, for the first time, we are discounting the Season 5 Premium and Character passes as well as the SFV:CE + Season 5 pass and Upgrade Kit + Season 5 pass bundles:

Well, that was quite an event. We appreciate all the support you’ve given Street Fighter V and we’re excited to share more on Oro, Akira, Luke and the future of Street Fighter. Until next time!

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  • Yep, even Horizon Forbidden West is looking like it’s delayed on Playstation……. no thanks to the 7 months Guerilla had to waste touching up the already released PC version of HZD from June 2020 to Jan 2021.

    Sony really shot themselves in the foot with that one. I hope losing millions of holiday sales was worth it for a few thousand sales on PC.

  • Remember when fighting games used to launch within 2, maybe 3 years of each other and with full character rosters on launch day?
    i.e remember when I used buy and support fighting games lol?

    Tekken was the last beacon of hope left but as soon as Season Pass “2” was announced, I was done. I avoided Soul Calibur VI like the plague after that mess.

    Now Netherrealm are the only good fighter developer left. At least they release a “Complete Final Edition” eventually rather then never.

    • you do realize that you would have had a lot less content if there would be no season passes, even if it would have launched as a “complete game” on day one?

    • I’m not convinced people who say this actually paid fighting games back then.
      You think MK 1-3 were actually different games or modifications on the same game?
      Street fighter 2 has like 8 versions while you only need 1 here. This is also currently the most feature packed SF mainline title at this point. There’s nothing to really complain about anymore

    • Then Soul Cal, hasn’t been great since it doesn’t get properly supported. This new ones the best they’ve been since like 2 or 3. Look how many tekken games released in the short time that it existed until Dec and such became a thing vs now. Every fighting game can actually support itself without 14 releases or new games every year anymore. It’s really one of the few genres that actually benefit from the current market

    • The Dec was suppose to be DLC. Just got a new phone so the auto correct is next level dumb

    • Yep. I don’t even play fighting games anymore, in large part for this reason. Capcom is the KING… of MILKING THE CONSUMER. Street Fighter V version 57… Give me a break… (rolls eyes)

  • i loved back in day
    mortal kombat
    street fichter

    only problem today if you reflexes are stil good ( mine are not to play fichting games )
    day 1 like a demo
    after 2 -3 pas = normal then after pack 6-12….. you see 60 € game = like 200+ more €
    dlc = great
    some times = to match
    like the sims

  • the price up = jes under one condition.

    1 version of the game on day 1
    whit all included when you pay full price .

    i also not ok whith price raise if them stil do microtransactions – pas- multy game versions

  • andrewsqual

    horizondelay =good
    i do not want a second cyberpunk !!!!

    only biggest problem now=

    a = covid delay
    b= time to chort
    c = base ps4 making isue

    a +b i can understend
    c = not ok !!!!
    if ps4 = holding back production to release on correct date = loose the ps4 version .

    to ps+
    pas option 1 = (ps+ /ps now )
    pas option 2 = ( ps+/netflix )
    al % of games + deals
    no more 3 games a month

  • can’t wait for SF6, hopefully they don’t censor the hell out of it but they most likely will.

  • Wait Akira is only getting released now?…I saw her trailer ages ago damn could swear she was in the game already.So y’all gonna do like koei that included Virtua Fighter characters on DoA?…would be nice to see a new Rival Schools but well we all know it ain’t happening in this age of how games and the industry works so bringing some of its characters to SF is a nice idea…next up Darkstalkers characters?

  • If you like street fighter your going to love guilty gear

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