How to get the secret, unlockable character in ‘Street Fighter II’ for Nintendo Switch


Shin Akuma is a playable fighter in Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers for Nintendo Switch. You just have to know how to find him.

Akuma was already on the USF2 fighting roster, but Shin Akuma — his demon form, which appeared as a hidden boss in Street Fighter Alpha 2 — is also accessible. Even better: the process of finding him is a welcome throwback to a time before the internet was a thing for games.

To use Shin Akuma, you have to punch in an elaborate button combination — and you have to do it every time, since he doesn’t remain unlocked. Capcom mapped how to do it last Friday, during the publisher’s 30th anniversary panel for Street Fighter at the 2017 edition of San Diego Comic-Con (h/t GameSpot). 

It’s not hard to pull off, just a lot of steps to remember. First, head over to the game’s character select screen. Once you’re there, do the following with each of the listed fighter’s costume color selections, in order:

  1. Select Ryu, highlight “Color 1,” and hit cancel.

  2. Select Ken, highlight “Color 9,” and hit cancel.

  3. Select Sagat, highlight “Color 8,” and hit cancel.

  4. Select M. Bison, highlight “Color 7,” and hit cancel.

  5. Highlight the “Random” character selection box and press L and R simultaneously.

That’s it. If you do it right, you should be able to play as Shin Akuma until you restart your game. Happy fighting!

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