Capcom seems to be sticking to their word of supporting Street Fighter V as more of a multi-year fighting platform than as an individual game. The company has recently announced that there is in fact a new “season” of characters headed to the game, and like I thought, it all starts with Akuma.
The new season pass costs $29.99 and will consist of 6 additional characters for the game’s roster. The first character is Akuma, and he will be available to those who buy the new season pass on December 20, 2017. According to Capcom, this is the only returning character that will be used this year; everyone else will be brand new. Their releases will be spread out throughout the year, roughly 2 months apart. We can probably expect the next addition sometime in February.