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| 5. August 2021

Street Fighter V | Luke Revealed as the Last DLC Character!

A brash MMA fighter by the name of Luke will be joining Street Fighter V and will, in fact, be its very last DLC character!

He’s a wholly unique one, too, as this will be his very first appearance in any instalment of Street Fighter. Why Capcom has decided to go for another kickboxer-esque fighter is anyone’s guess at this point, but he’s definitely an interesting character with a moveset to match!

We don’t have any sort of origin story other than a totally vague release date: November. Still, at least we have a date to look forward to.

Street Fighter V | Luke — A New Challenger Appears!

As evidenced by his overall demeanour, he’s extremely confident and strives to be “a man like him,” although it’s still unknown whom he’s referring to.

But even though he doesn’t look all that important, it’s important to remember that looks can be deceiving: Capcom is setting up the future of Street Fighter with Luke’s release, although we’re still unsure of what that actually means.

“Street Fighter 5 has been developed to pay homage to the past, but Luke will give us a glimpse into the future. He will be expanding the world of Street Fighter,” said Director Takayuki Nakayama.

It seems that Luke will play much the same role as Alex did back when Street Fighter 3 came out, but this is only a (well-educated) guess, so take it as you will. There obviously seems to be a lot more than what first meets the eye, and if our hunch is correct, we’ll be seeing a lot more of Luke going forward — whether we like it or not.

In any case, it’s exciting that we’re (slowly but surely) approaching Street Fighter VI — we’re all itching for a new instalment, one that is hopefully of a multiplatform nature. Capcom’s decision to focus solely on PC and PlayStation didn’t exactly pan out, and even though Sony did finance a good chunk of SF V’s development, it’s still the wrong approach given today’s state of the market.

Regardless, we’ll be back with more coverage before you know it, so stay tuned!