Capcom reveals final DLC character for Street Fighter V, Luke
Today, Capcom hosted the Street fighter v Summer 2021 update, and it was absolutely packed with new information. We take an in-depth look at Oro and Akira, as well as the reveal of the finale. Street fighter v DLC character, Luke. After Vicious and Tasty Steve opened the event with a quick pre-show, we moved on to director Takayuki Nakayama and producer Shuhei Matsumoto.
The show began with Oro, the hermit turtle from Street fighter iii. His V-Skill I is Onibi, who was formally his Yagyodama from Street fighter iii, a slow-moving projectile that follows the opponent. V-Skill II is Minomushi, a short jump that can be followed with a punch or kick button for two unique attacks. The variation of the punch is overhead, and the kick is a small attack that is safe on the block. V-Skill I is designed for those who prefer to play at a distance, while V-Skill II is designed for those who enjoy a much closer offensive style of play.
The Gold V-Trigger I is Manrikitan, which gives you access to a command grab and an airdrop. The former can be canceled after certain normal and special moves. V-Trigger II is Tengu Stone, Gold’s most infamous move since Street fighter iii. After activation, three random objects appear above his head that follow the opponent after Gold attacks. By pressing down after activation, he can summon five objects instead. Sometimes rare items will appear randomly that have additional abilities. This also allows Oro to get new combos and ropes that are not normally possible. For example, after his uppercut, he can follow the Tengu Stones with his critical art.
Overall, Oro seems like a fun character with crazy mobility options, like his double jump. It could end up being a confusing monster.
Hold the turtle, hold these hands
After Oro, we take a look at another upcoming DLC character, Akira from Rival schools. Akira is similar to Karin in that she is a very rush-oriented character. However, she also has many unique tools and options that set her apart from other similar offensive characters.
Akira gets a new stage called Rival Riverside, which is outside Gedo High School, the main stage of Rival schools. In the background are two other characters from that series, Edge and Gan. Akira has a fireball-like move, an uppercut, and a kick move with several different endings depending on the button pressed. His V-Skill I is Kiko Rensei, which powers his Kiko Kai fireball move. The EX version will bounce off the wall on hit and can pass through fireballs. The air version also gets a different trajectory and can even fill anti-aircraft strikes.
His V-Skill II is Tsutenda, a launcher that moves directly from something like Rival schools Y Marvel vs. Capcom. By pressing up after landing this move, Akira will fly straight towards the opponent, where he will be able to perform additional moves in the air. She also has a unique finishing move in this state. She is the only character to have this type of aerial combo and is a great callback for Rival schools. His V-Trigger I is Otoko no Senaka, in which he summons his brother Daigo. Before Daigo lands, Akira can move freely, offering some opportunities for confusion. Also, if Akira is hit, Daigo’s attack will go ahead.
We can bring Rival schools Back now? Please?
Lastly, V-Trigger II is Haten no Kamae, which puts Akira in a special position. This stance has three different follow-up attacks that can be combined after activation, and it’s good for blockchains too. He can launch two of these attacks before V-Gauge’s timer runs out. Overall, Akira seems like a very fun rushdown-type character who can create great opportunities for confusion while applying a lot of pressure. However, it seems like you might have trouble taking on the opponent during certain matches (especially when you don’t have any gauges).
Finally, we received the news that everyone was waiting for. Fans were hoping the latest DLC character would be a big reveal as Kyo from The king of fighters or something like that, but it wasn’t like that. The last character of all Street fighter v is a brand new entry called Luke, with the tongue-in-cheek voice of Kyo’s Japanese voice actor. Nakayama was quick to point out on his Twitter, after the show, that this Luke is do not the same Luke from the canceled Capcom Fighting All Stars: Code Holder.
Luke is a boxer and is very reminiscent of Steve Fox from Tekken. It has flicker hits, a full-screen projectile, and plenty of chain combos. Little is known about him as of now, but he seems to have a connection to some other character in the Street Fighter universe. However, who that is remains a mystery for now. What we do know is that this is the final DLC character for Street fighter v and that Luke will release in November. During the cast, it was also mentioned that Luke plays a major role in the future. Street Fighter games. The message was later reiterated by the official Twitter account.
It sure doesn’t feel like a “definitive” character.
Some upcoming events were also revealed. The Street Fighter The league finals will resume in September and a new season will begin in October. As for Oro and Akira, they will be released together on August 16, along with some improvements to the game’s tournament mode.