Avenue Fighter V’s closing digital occasion revealed new particulars on the final character, Luke, who will likely be a key participant within the subsequent Avenue Fighter challenge. We’re not prepared to speak about that simply but, however let’s dive into Luke in SFV and his distinctive gameplay mechanics.
SFV’s Last Combatant Enters the Ring
The SFV Fall Replace kicked off with a preview of Luke’s story mode. This follows a dramatic childhood occasion that conjures up him to grow to be a fighter, be part of the navy, and encounter a well-known face.
We received’t spoil an excessive amount of right here. Play Luke’s Character Story to be taught extra.
Luke Will get Up Shut and Private
Luke is all about ahead shifting assaults that hold the stress on. All three regular punches transfer Luke ahead, permitting him to shut distances offensively. Luke additionally has two goal combos nice for racking up harm.
Luke’s goal combos are nice for dealing harm
Luke’s particular strikes enable him to shut safely and create offensive alternatives. A mid-to-long ranged projectile referred to as “Sand Blaster” shoots vitality from his arms. “Rising Rocket” is an anti-air transfer that launches Luke upwards to assault airborne opponents.
“Avenger” is a forward-moving sprint Luke can string into combos and lets him cowl extra floor. It has two observe ups: “No Chaser,” a shoulder cost that’s integrable into combos, and “Impaler,” a mid-range overhead kick.
“Flash Knuckle” is Luke’s go-to combo starter and extender. Every punch results in a special forward-moving assault.
HP ver. goes almost half-screen away
Holding punches executes a charged model of “Flash Knuckle” and offers it totally different properties, relying on the button pressed.
A Acquainted But Distinctive V-System
Luke’s V-System, whereas acquainted, has particular properties, particularly together with his V-Triggers. His V-Ability I, “Laborious Shot,” expenses up “Flash Knuckle” with out having to carry and cost the transfer. When you cost after utilizing “Laborious Shot,” it executes an enhanced model with extra harm and combo potential.
V-Ability II, “Suppressor,” has Luke take a fast step again earlier than executing a physique blow. Totally different from a parry, it excels in opposition to throws and command grabs when timed correctly. Whereas seemingly defensive, this transfer retains Luke on offense by making correct reads and suppressing escapes.
Luke’s V-Triggers are distinctive, as each trigger his V-Gauge to grow to be a timer that repeatedly fills in a impartial state. Moreover, Luke can achieve V-Timer by doing harm. Conversely, he loses V-Timer when getting hit or utilizing his V-Set off strikes. These are the primary SFV V-Triggers to extend V-Timer as you do harm. This additionally forces opponents to method and stop Luke from sustaining a crammed V-Timer.
V-Set off I, “Absolutely Armed,” provides Luke entry to 2 new strikes, which we revealed throughout the SFV Summer season Replace 2021. Urgent HP+HK after activation throws out three lengthy vary projectiles referred to as “Rock Smasher.”
Activate “Absolutely Armed” and pummel opponents!
“Thermobaric Thrash,” is simply executable off an EX “Sand Blaster.” This provides tons of harm however EX meter should be utilized properly.
“Thermobaric Thrash” unleashes heaps of harm however is simply usable after EX “Sand Blaster”
V-Set off II, “Vanguard,” lets Luke cancel any “Flash Knuckle” into one other of a special energy. This opens up beforehand unavailable combo paths, permitting Luke to double up on “Flash Knuckles” in his combos.
“Vanguard” can string collectively “Flash Knuckles” of various strengths for prolonged combos and further harm!
Luke is totally armed and able to struggle on November 29th with further costumes. Ensure that to arrange earlier than Luke joins the struggle by choosing up the Season 5 Character or Premium Go.
Now that we all know how Luke performs, let’s see him in motion.
SFV Gross sales and Free Trial
To assist rejoice SFV’s closing character launch, reductions can be found and a Free Trial is operating via November 29 that grants entry to all characters from Seasons 1-4.
A limited-time free trial of Avenue Fighter V: Champion Version is on the market on PS4 now. Consists of all characters from Season 1 to 4.
SFV, Champion Version, and the Improve Equipment are additionally discounted now at PlayStation Retailer!
And that wraps up the ultimate SFV digital occasion. Because of everybody who tuned in to the SFV Fall Replace, and each replace we launched since we began in Summer season 2020. We owe their success to you, the gamers, who’ve continued to assist us. We’ve been watching everybody’s reactions and are grateful in your ardour for Avenue Fighter.
Whereas Luke brings an finish to our SFV digital updates and character releases, we’ll proceed to assist SFV. After Luke’s is launched, our subsequent SFV replace would be the Battle Stability replace coming in March 2022. We hope you’ll get pleasure from Luke in SFV and you’ll sit up for seeing extra of him within the subsequent Avenue Fighter challenge. Goodbye for now. We’ll be again subsequent 12 months with extra Avenue Fighter information!