Akuma hoax

Akuma is a character from Capcom's Street Fighter series of fighting games. He was the subject of an April Fool's joke by Electronic Gaming Monthly, where he was said to be a bonus character in Resident Evil 2. EGM commonly published April Fool's jokes, and was known for fooling readers into believing a "Sheng Long" character existed in Street Fighter II.


EGM claims that Akuma is unlocked by typing in "AKUMA" instead of "GUEST" on the laboratory console, allowing a new save file to be made in which he will be playable. To actually allow "AKUMA" to work, however, EGM claimed that the player would have to beat both sets of Resident Evil 2 scenarios a total of six times on the 'A' rank, and only using the handgun and a knife. Only by playing the game a seventh time would it work.

Akuma is claimed to have be ability to fire Gohadokens instead of using guns, and can explore through the entire game without need for keys.

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