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Final Street Fighter™ V Character, Luke, Fights for the Future

Luke completes the 45-strong character roster.
[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Game Developer and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press]

As showcased during the “Street Fighter V Fall Update” digital event on November 23, Luke is bringing his aggressive and powerful playstyle to the esteemed Street Fighter™ V roster as the 45th and final character in the game. Luke arrives with a troubled backstory, as dramatic events from his childhood have forged a path forward. Although this entirely new character has a dark past, he has a bright future when it comes to his unique battle mechanics and importance in the world of Street Fighter. Luke is available now in Street Fighter V and he will also play a key role in the next Street Fighter project.
 
A preview of Luke’s backstory was shown in the recent Fall Update, as viewers got a glimpse of the tragic event involving Luke and his father. After that fateful day, Luke swore to dedicate his life to become one of the best fighters in the world. As part of his training and his newfound discipline, Luke decides to join the military, where he meets a familiar fighter who helps him on his journey.
 
Luke’s gameplay is very offense-focused, excelling at keeping pressure on his opponents in order to set up a variety of attack opportunities. For example, “Flash Knuckle” is a highly effective combo finisher where each punch button leads to a different forward-moving attack. Luke’s distance game comes in the form of a projectile called “Sand Blaster,” which allows him to shoot energy from his hands and deal with opponents at mid-to-long range. To round out his arsenal, Luke is armed with a unique V-System that fills his V-Timer as he inflicts damage, rewarding an offensive playstyle.
 
Luke Gameplay Trailer https://youtu.be/966CwMZPkdI
 
Luke can be acquired with the Season 5 Character Pass or the Season 5 Premium Pass. He can also be purchased separately or for 100,000 Fight Money. Although Luke is the final character to join the robust Street Fighter V roster, Capcom Pro Tour 2022 DLC and a new battle balance adjustment will be available in March 2022, with other character-specific fixes added as needed.
 
About Street Fighter V: Champion Edition
Street Fighter V: Champion Edition includes all content (excluding Fighting Chance costumes, brand collaboration costumes and Capcom Pro Tour DLC) from both the original release and Street Fighter V: Arcade EditionChampion Edition adds each character, stage and other content that released after Arcade Edition and through the launch of this new version. In total, this robust edition of Street Fighter V features 40 characters, 34 stages and over 200 costumes.
 
About Street Fighter V – Season 5
Season 5, the final season of Street Fighter V, offers an additional five new characters, two new stages and over 30 new costumes to current players, bringing the final totals in the game to 45 characters, 36 stages and over 230 costumes.

Over Capcom
Capcom is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment for game consoles, PCs, handheld and wireless devices. Founded in 1983, the company has created hundreds of games, including groundbreaking franchises Resident Evil™, Monster Hunter™, Street Fighter™, Mega Man™, Devil May Cry™ and Ace Attorney™. Capcom maintains operations in the U.S., U.K., Germany, France, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Tokyo, with corporate headquarters located in Osaka, Japan. More information about Capcom and its products can be found at www.capcom.com or www.capcom-europe.com.
 
Capcom, and the Capcom logo are registered trademarks of Capcom Co., Ltd. in the U.S. or other countries. Ace Attorney, Devil May Cry, Mega Man, Monster Hunter and Resident Evil are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Capcom Co., Ltd., in the U.S. and/or other countries. Street Fighter is a trademark and/or registered trademark of Capcom U.S.A., Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. All other trademarks and trade names are the property of their respective owners.
About Koch Media
The Koch Media Group is a global developer, publisher and distributor of video games, VR games, gaming hardware and merchandise.  

The group’s publishing activities, marketing and distribution extend throughout Europe, America, Australia and Asia. Koch Media has more than 25 years of experience in the digital media business and has risen to become a leading global publishing partner. The Koch Media Group runs a multi-label strategy with fully owned publishing units such as Prime Matter, Deep Silver, Milestone, Vertigo Games and Ravenscourt, publishing games for consoles, PC and VR platforms across all physical and digital channels.

Additionally, as global publishing partner Koch Media has formed long-term multi-national publishing collaborations with numerous game publishers including Activision Blizzard, Bethesda, Capcom, CI Games, Giants Software, Kalypso, Koei Tecmo, Konami, Paradox, Sega, SNK, Square Enix, Techland, Tripwire, Warner Bros, and many others.

With its parent company in Höfen, Austria, and the Publishing HQ in Munich, Germany, Koch Media owns local publishing companies in Germany, UK, France, Spain, Italy, Sweden, the Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, Poland, Australia, the United States as well as Japan and Hong Kong.

The Koch Media Group owns nine game development studios: Deep Silver Volition (Champaign, IL / USA), Deep Silver Dambuster Studios (Nottingham / UK), Deep Silver Fishlabs (Hamburg / Germany), Warhorse Studios (Prague / Czech Republic), Milestone (Milan / Italy), Voxler (Paris / France) , Flying Wild Hog (Warsaw, Kraków, Rzeszów  / Poland), Free Radical Design (Nottingham / UK) and Vertigo Games (Rotterdam /The Netherlands). Additionally, the Koch Media Group collaborates with numerous independent development studios around the world.

Part of the Koch Media Group is also Koch Films, a leading European independent film distributor with business primarily in Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Italy as a cinema, TV, online and Home Entertainment distributor. The Koch Media Group also owns Gaya Entertainment, a leading video game merchandise company in Munich, Germany, and the Quality Assurance Facility in Olomouc, Czech Republic.  

Koch Media is an Embracer Group company.

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