CAPCOM : How to Unlock Akuma and Gouken

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Street Fighter IV, the first proper sequel in the seminal fighting series in almost a decade is out and it’s fantastic – It manages the almost impossible feat of retaining the classic Street Fighter feel, while still being fresh and new. It also has a slew of unlockable characters; some of which are causing a bit of confusion as to the how.

If you’ve been racking your brains trying to unlock Akuma and Gouken, Capcom have come to your aid, offering tips on how to unlock the game’s most bad-ass fighters. They don’t offer instructions on how to beat Seth – the game’s annoying final boss though.

Detailed instructions after the jump!

To unlock Akuma as a playable character:

1. Unlock Cammy, Fei Long, Dan, Sakura, Rose, and Gen.

2. Pick a character you have already used to beat Arcade Mode.

3. Win all your matches without continuing and without losing any rounds before fighting with Seth.

4. You need to get at least one “perfect” win in a round, and more than one depending on how many rounds per match you are playing.  
– 1 round match: 1 perfect round or more
– 3 round match: 2 perfect rounds or more
– 5 round match: 3 perfect rounds or more
– 7 round match: 4 perfect rounds or more

(including the last battle against Seth)

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5. If you meet these conditions, Akuma will appear.  Defeat him to unlock Akuma as a selectable character.

To unlock Gouken as a playable character:
1. Complete Arcade Mode playing as Akuma and watch (not necessary to watch everything) an ending.
2. Then, unlock Gouken as an opponent, and defeat him.
Necessary conditions to unlock Gouken as an opponent:
– Play with any characters with which you watched the ending once (so play using a character you have already beaten the game with)
– Do not continue at all.
– Do not lose at all.  Not even one round (easier if you only play 1-round matches)
– Achieve certain number (or more) of “Perfect” rounds.  The number of Perfect Win you need to achieve are:
  If you play on
  – 1 round match: 1 time or more
  – 3 round match: 2 times or more
  – 5 round match: 3 times or more
  – 7 round match: 4 times or more

– Achieve a certain number (or more) of Super Combo -OR- Ultra Combo Finishes.  Super and Ultra finishes both count toward this number. The number of super/ultra finishes you need to achieve are:

If you play on
  – 1 round match: 3 times or more
  – 3 round match: 5 times or more
  – 5 round match: 7 times or more
  – 7 round match: 9 times or more
– Achieve certain number (or more) of First Attack (this means you must score the first strike in a match–the screen gives you the “First Attack” message, and you can mostly do this without even noticing):
  The number of First Attack you need to achieve are:
  If you play on
  – 1 round match: 5 times or more
  – 3 round match: 10 times or more
  – 5 round match: 15 times or more
  – 7 round match: 20 times or more
– Then Gouken will appear.  Kick his butt to unlock him!

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That’s ALL you have to do. Easy huh?

Street Fighter IV should be available this week on Xbox 360 and PS3. A collector’s edition featuring figurines, feature length movie, soundtrack CD, strategy guide and costume download code is also available.

Source : Capcom Unity

Last Updated: February 25, 2009

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I’m old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time – they were capable of being masterpieces. I’m here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

  • Unlocked Akuma and Gouken today – really not that much of a mission. Unlocking Seth is more of a mission; You have to finish it with EVERYBODY.

  • Flameboy

    For Akuma, do I need to get a perfect against every opponent if I play 1 round matches or just 1 perfect for all of the fighters including Seth?

  • for 1 round matches, just the one perfect – can be against anybody.

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