This also includes the Capcom Pro Tour DLC
Capcom revealed Luke will be the last character in Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition last month, but a number of fans weren’t crazy about his visual design and were waiting to see his additional costumes. Now we can.
The developer announced tonight the costumes for Luke’s Story, Battle, and Track Suit that will be available when it releases. At the same time, Capcom also said that it is also postponing the next big SF5 balance update until 2022.
On a closer look at the new boy’s digs, his story suit appears to derive from his ties to the US Air Force with the camouflage outfit and boots – all of which are still in the colors of the Capcom logo, except gloves strangely.
Luke’s battle suit, meanwhile, looks pretty ready to play basketball in his Timbs with his own American jersey and hair rolled up in a bun.
Street Fighter 5’s next (and potentially final) balancing update was originally scheduled to release around the same time as Luke in fall 2021, but has now been pushed back by several months.
“In the previously released ‘Street Fighter 5 season 5 roadmap’, a new combat balance adjustment and Capcom Pro Tour 2022 DLC were due out in fall 2021,” Capcom wrote in its announcement. . “However, with Capcom Cup 8 slated for early 2022, this content will be moved to March 2022 to synchronize with that time frame.
We apologize for this roadmap adjustment and thank you for your continued support. “
– Street Fighter (@StreetFighter) September 18, 2021
While news of the delay will be disappointing for some audiences, they will wait longer to receive content, the change in timing makes sense, which makes the move not all that surprising.
As the 2021 Capcom Pro Tour season runs through the end of January 2022, there were concerns that the introduction of a season 6-style balancing fix would significantly change the game compared to previous years.
This could cause issues for such a large competition, as some regions will have already completed their CPT events by this point, while others will continue to play the new version.
It would have been pretty crazy if, for example, the 2016 Capcom Cup had run the Season 2 update.
As mentioned above, the delay also applies to the Capcom Pro Tour 2022 DLC containing a new stage and three additional costumes like in previous years.
If Capcom had implemented their original plan and were looking to get the Capcom Cup winner to design one of the outfits again, we wouldn’t even know who that winner would be by the time people could start buying the. First Pass.
One thing the timeline change doesn’t include, however, is Luke himself, as the new graphic reaffirms that the newcomer to the series is still on track to launch in November.
The Capcom Cup 8 still doesn’t have a set date for the Season 5 grand finale, but judging by that, they’re probably aiming to host the event in March as well.