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Final character revealed for Street Fighter V, and it's a brand new character at that

by: Russell -
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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate isn't the only game getting new fighters, but while Smash's "final DLC character" hasn't been revealed yet, Capcom has revealed their final character for Street Fighter V. In addition, two other characters, Oro and Akira Kazama, and a new stage will become available on August 16th.

Luke is a brand new character who specializes in fast movement and hard hitting attacks, keeping his opponents on high alert. While not much is given yet for his backstory and gameplay details, the reveal trailer below shows just a bit of what to expect from the newcomer. More info will be revealed leading up to his November 2021 release. Meanwhile, Oro returns as a playable character for the first time since the Street Fighter III series, though he has been seen in Street Fighter V a few times. As for Akira Kazama, while she is making her Street Fighter debut she's not a complete stranger to fighting games making her debut in the Rival School series which began back in 1997. Akira has some moves at both close range and long-distance, so players will have to think twice about how to approach her in a fight.

Final Character Announced for Street Fighter V; Oro and Akira Releasing on August 16

Announced today during the “Street Fighter V Summer Update 2021” digital program, the fifth character for Season 5 of Street Fighter V and the final fighter to be added to the game was revealed via a brief gameplay video. Luke, an entirely new character that promises to have a bright Street Fighter future ahead of him, will join the illustrious roster when he is released in November 2021. Also shared during the digital event, the wandering hermit Oro, Rival Schools biker Akira Kazama, and a new stage will all become available in Street Fighter V on August 16.
Revealed by Street Fighter V Director Takayuki Nakayama and Producer Shuhei Matsumoto during Summer Update 2021, Luke is the fifth character for Season 5 and marks the final fighter added to Street Fighter V, bringing the total roster to 45. This brand new character will help expand the world of Street Fighter and provide fans with a glimpse into the future. Based off the brief gameplay video that was shown, 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.
After a long journey away, Oro the wandering hermit from the Street Fighter III series is returning in Street Fighter V ready to share his wit and wisdom with anyone who’s interested. Wearing a modest purple robe and brown rope belt, Oro swaps his pet turtle between his right and left hands as a way to challenge himself and maintain a balanced fighting style. Oro retains many of his original moves and adds a handful of new ones for Street Fighter V, making him an immensely powerful fighter for players to master.
Making her highly-anticipated Street Fighter debut, Akira Kazama began her fighting game career in the Rival Schools series, which began in 1997. In Street Fighter V, Akira dons her trademark black biker gear and prides herself on being the strong, silent type. That said, her playstyle speaks volumes when she’s at close range, but she’s also equipped with some long-distance moves that will leave her opponents thinking twice about straying too far. With plenty of new tricks up her biker gloves, Akira has been studying up and will be ready to school anyone who crosses her path.
Alongside the playable character Akira, “Rival Riverside” is a new Street Fighter V stage that has been reimagined from Akira’s Rival Schools days. Set near a familiar river and Akira’s high school, this stage takes place during sunset and includes several familiar faces from back in the day.
Oro, Akira, and Luke can be acquired with the Street Fighter V Season 5 Character Pass or Premium Pass. Oro, Akira, and Akira’s brand new stage “Rival Riverside” will all be available starting August 16. Luke, the freshly announced new fighter coming to Street Fighter V, will be released in November 2021. All additional characters, including these final three, can also each be purchased separately for MSRP $5.99 or 100,000 Fight Money and extra stages can each be acquired for MSRP $3.99 or 70,000 Fight Money.

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 Edition. Champion 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.