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Will Capcom reveal new information about Luke at Tokyo Game Show 2021?

They did give us a Dan showcase last year

Posted by Dakota 'DarkHorse' Hills • September 18, 2021 at 8:12 p.m. PDT • Comments: 13

Tokyo Game Show 2021 is right around the corner and is already promising some nice fighting game reveals for The King of Fighters 15 and potentially Guilty Gear Strive, but what of the Capcom side of things?

The makers of Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition are indeed hosting their own official stream program for TGS, which means there could be some new information on the final DLC character Luke, especially judging by last year's showcase.

On Thursday, September 30, the Capcom Online Program will begin streaming at 6 a.m. PT for those of us in the West with a broadcast lasting approximately 50 minutes in total.

What's going to be shown there?

Currently, nobody really knows because the only description of the event is "we will deliver the latest game information of Capcom."

Very descriptive right?

As far as we know though, Capcom doesn't have any upcoming games publicly announced that aren't already out aside from Pragmata, which means one of two things — brand new projects are going to be shown or we're going to have a repeat of E3 this year where it mostly covered already available titles.

Considering the lack of information in general and near total absence of posts on their English social media accounts, my vote is leaning towards the latter scenario, and that's actually a good sign for Street Fighter 5's chances.

With the TGS stream being only just barely over a month away from the start of Luke's release window of November, it provides a great opportunity to reveal some more information and teases regarding the series newcomer.

Capcom did something very similar for Dan at TGS 2020 where the developers showcased the first DLC fighter of Season 5's grounded normals, specials and one of his V-Skills.

Seeing a bit more of Luke now with more on how he mechanically works would drum up some extra or prolonged interest before getting a full breakdown in a Fall Update event, which we presume is going to happen like it did for the rest of the season.

All of that said, however, Street Fighter's Twitter account did tease they'd be featured at TGS almost a month in advance though they didn't confirm what would be shown until two days beforehand.

As things stand now, they haven't said anything about TGS at all, but that could be because Capcom themselves have barely mentioned it either.

That Street Fighter account has already started opening up just a pinch about Luke earlier this week when they revealed his additional costumes alongside the delay of the next big balance update for SF5.

Said post does show that Capcom is open to talking about their glimpse into the future of Street Fighter, and there's no bigger stage before his release to say more than TGS.

When I first started research for this piece, my gut initially told me Luke would probably be absent from the festivities, but the more I dug, the more his chances seemed to grow.

There's no hard confirmation one way or the other, so all we can really hope is Capcom at least has more things of interest to show than they did at E3.

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