Capcom drew attention earlier this week when it launched an old-fashioned countdown site due next Monday. Needless to say, everyone starts throwing away their favorite Capcom franchises, from Devil May Cry to Dino Crisis, but what are they actually making fun of? Well, in the latest episode of Jeff Grubbs Grubbsnax, he made it very clear what to expect – Street Fighter VI.
Street Fighter VI is already a top pick as it’s time to announce a new game in the series, and next Monday also happens to be the finale of this year’s Capcom Pro Tour season. Capcom has been teasing the next version of Street Fighter – they recently released Luke, the last character in Street Fighter V, which they promise will be the key to the next entry in the series. Rumors about Street Fighter VI have been circulating for years, including that the game was originally scheduled to launch in 2021, but was delayed due to development issues.
That’s how Capcom describes Street Fighter V’s final character, Luke. Could its unique mechanics hint at broader changes to Street Fighter VI? Hopefully, we don’t have to wait too long to find out…
Brand new to the Street Fighter series, Luke is an eager and headstrong character who experiences a tragic childhood event that brings him to enlist in the U.S. military. Luke’s various costumes incorporate aspects of his military background and MMA-inspired fighting style. Luke’s move set involves unique mechanics that are brand new to SFV. In addition to standards, such as a zoning projectile in “Sand Blaster” or an anti-air with “Rising Rocket,” Luke comes equipped with various target combos and methods of getting in on his opponents.
Meanwhile, his V-Trigger is special in that the V-Timer increases as time goes by or as he does damage using specific moves, giving him an edge against opponents who run away once Luke activates his V-Trigger. On the other hand, if Luke takes damage, his V-Timer decreases, rewarding opponents who manage to stay on offense versus Luke.
The countdown for Capcom will end Monday (February 21) at 10 AM PT. What do you think they are going to show? SF6 or something else?