Capcom announced today Luke is the fifth character for Street Fighter V Season 5 and the final combatant to be added into the game.
The announcement was made during the last minutes of the Street Fighter V Summer Update 2021 presentation. SFV producer Shuhei Matsumoto and director Takayuki Nakayama said the new character “will be expanding the world of SF.” According to Nakayama, “SFV has been developed to pay homage to the past, but Luke will give us a glimpse into the future.”
“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,” says the press release.
With Luke, there will be a total of 45 fighters.
Before the reveal of Luke, most of the video focused on Oro (from SFIII) and Akira (Rival Schools). Both Oro and Akira will make their debut on August 16.
Check out the following screenshots, character art and video of the Street Fighter V Summer Update 2021 presentation. The Luke trailer starts at 31:27 minutes in the video.