Throughout at the moment’s Road Fighter V presentation, Capcom revealed that Luke, a brand new character to the Road Fighter universe, would be the much-ballyhooed remaining fighter added to the five-year-old recreation.
Whereas only a few particulars have been shared about Luke aside from a imprecise November launch date, Road Fighter V director Takayuki Nakayama stated that he supplies “a glimpse into the longer term” of the Road Fighter franchise. It looks as if Luke has a task to play in upcoming video games, however what which means stays a thriller till Capcom is able to spill the beans.
Road Fighter V first launched in 2016 with a modest roster together with collection mainstays like Ryu, Chun-Li, Cammy, and Dhalsim, in addition to shock picks like Birdie, Nash, and R. Mika, all of whom hadn’t been playable for the reason that Road Fighter Alpha days. It additionally featured some actually neat newcomers, together with F.A.N.G, a duplicitous, poison-wielding disciple of M. Bison, and Rashid, a high-flying Arab socialite who augments his fight skills with quite a lot of high-tech devices.
Further fighters, each returning and new to the collection, have been added post-release. Some notable inclusions have been Abigail, a big gang member who first debuted within the Ultimate Struggle beat-em-up franchise, and Menat, an acrobatic psychic apprentice with a lethal crystal ball. And earlier than at the moment’s reveal, Road Fighter V’s remaining season has seen infinite–wielding Dan Hibiki and fortune-teller Rose be a part of the sport, with Road Fighter III hermit Oro and Rival Colleges visitor Akira Kazama nonetheless ready within the wings for his or her simultaneous August 16 launch.
Road Fighter V has acquired appreciable enhancements since its tough launch, each by way of gameplay changes and on-line stability. What began as an absolute disappointment in comparison with the collection’ historic highs has since change into one other competent entry within the legendary franchise. As well as, Capcom’s give attention to producing high-quality, profitable tournaments the world over has allowed followers to show from easy gamers into skilled rivals, even when the spirit of the competitors is far completely different than what’s seen at community-run, grassroots tournaments.
With Luke’s reveal, the Road Fighter V saga is inching nearer to its conclusion. There’s no telling what’s in retailer for the collection, however with a brand new group of builders now main the undertaking after former Capcom govt Yoshinori Ono’s departure final yr, it received’t be shocking in the event that they take Road Fighter in a wholly new course.