Street Fighter V: Champion Edition
The final character for Street Fighter V is announced with Luke also being a fully new character to the Street Fighter IP too
Things, as they always do, have to come to an end and that is what we have on the horizon for Street Fighter V: Champion Edition when it comes to the DLC fighters we have been enjoying for a while now. The final one for the season and to the current version of the IP is laid out here as Capcom brings the roster up to a total of 45. Not only bringing the roster up to that, but also giving us all one more fully new fighter for Street Fighter V to take in and enjoy as we wait for whatever could be coming next. We all would have to be fairly daft to think that this would be the end of this amazing fighter run when it hits in November of this year. We will just have to wait for the next iteration to come out and string us all along then.
While we wait, here we go with a look at the new character Luke that will be joining the ever-growing list of fighters in the Street Fighter wheelhouse. With that, Luke looks like another of the generic style of fighters that we seem to keep getting for the game with a kickboxer style of fighting and some quick “sonic boom” style of fireballs to throw around too. There are none of the Street Fighter V specifics to take in for the character as of yet, as this is just an announcement, but you can see Luke in action just a bit lower. All with the promise of getting a real story and character breakdown as we get closer to the date that we will have Luke on the scene.
Street Fighter V: Champion Edition — Luke Announcement
Revealed by Street Fighter V Director Takayuki Nakayama and Producer Shuhei Matsumoto during Summer Update 2021, Luke is the fifth character for Season 5 and marks the final fighter added to Street Fighter V, bringing the total roster to 45. This brand new character will help expand the world of Street Fighter and provide fans with a glimpse into the future. Based on the brief gameplay video that was shown, Luke is a fighter that specializes in moving fast and hitting hard, so opponents will need to be on high alert and brace for impact. More backstory information and gameplay details will be shared leading up to Luke’s November 2021 release.
After a long journey away, Oro the wandering hermit from the Street Fighter III series is returning in Street Fighter V ready to share his wit and wisdom with anyone who’s interested. Wearing a modest purple robe and brown rope belt, Oro swaps his pet turtle between his right and left hands as a way to challenge himself and maintain a balanced fighting style. Oro retains many of his original moves and adds a handful of new ones for Street Fighter V, making him an immensely powerful fighter for players to master.
Making her highly-anticipated Street Fighter debut, Akira Kazama began her fighting game career in the Rival Schools series, which began in 1997. In Street Fighter V, Akira dons her trademark black biker gear and prides herself on being the strong, silent type. That said, her playstyle speaks volumes when she’s at close range, but she’s also equipped with some long-distance moves that will leave her opponents thinking twice about straying too far. With plenty of new tricks up her biker gloves, Akira has been studying up and will be ready to school anyone who crosses her path.
Alongside the playable character Akira, “Rival Riverside” is a new Street Fighter V stage that has been reimagined from Akira’s Rival Schools days. Set near a familiar river and Akira’s high school, this stage takes place during sunset and includes several familiar faces from back in the day.
How are you feeling about this new fighter for the Street Fighter line out there and do you think there is more than meets the eye for this one? What do you think the story will be and will it be more than a revenge kind of plot to explore for it all? Do you think all of the V-skills will be a bit more over-the-top or just a run-of-the-mill kind of addition to it all? Give us those thoughts down in the comments and then feel free to discuss it all if you so wish. We will keep all of the news for Street Fighter V: Champion Edition flowing as best as we can for everyone, so be sure to keep an eye on the site for it all. Hopefully, you are not going to be let down.