“Road Fighter 6: Will Luke and Jamie strike tougher than former combating rivals?”
The Subsequent Era… Once more!
Since final week’s gameplay reveal for Road Fighter 6, spotlit as part of Sony’s State of Play showcase, writer Capcom has been drip-feeding new clips and information concerning the flashy-looking combating sequel.
We’ve already seen — and I ought to add formally seen — footage on a number of new and acquainted faces in motion, and even gotten a sneak peek on the new combat intros and interactive Vs screens. With regard to lore, Capcom has additionally confirmed that Road Fighter 6 is ready after Road Fighter III, and thus represents the newest chronological entry within the lore of the World Warriors.
However what of the 2 formally introduced newcomers, Luke Sullivan and Jamie… One thing? What half will they should play within the new sport? Nicely, in response to Capcom Luke and Jamie are long-time combating rivals — generally buddies who incessantly discover themselves pushing one another to develop into ever higher of their respective mastery of the martial arts. With Ryu, (and we assume, Ken), transitioning to the “outdated guard,” Luke and Jamie might be aiming to step into the highlight as SF 6‘s lead characters.
This isn’t the primary time a well-known combat franchise has shook up its protag priorities. Mortal Kombat 3 made the daring step of unmasking Sub-Zero and eradicating Scorpion solely. The King of Fighters ’99 launched daring new stars Okay’, Maxima, Vanessa, Kula, and lots of others in lieu of long-time heroes Kyo Kusanagi and Iori Yagami. And, lest we neglect, Road Fighter itself took the stunning step of eradicating Ryu and Ken from Road Fighter III, changing them with a brand new hero, ghetto grappler Alex.
Sadly, in all the above examples, the fanbases bought just a little antsy and, finally all the eliminated characters had been ultimately restored in updates, semi-sequels, or dwelling releases. Preventing sport heroes merely develop into too synonymous with the model, and it’s a uncommon scenario certainly to seed the poster girls and boys completely eliminated, even via demise. Hell, simply ask Mileena or Johnny Cage.
Capcom is clearly conscious of this, and as such we additionally noticed Ryu and Chun Li seem in SF 6‘s first gameplay trailer. If spoilers are to be believed, then the hot-headed Ken Masters may even be making his grand return, (if wanting just a little worse for put on in his new “Berry Togard” getup). Whereas having Ryu and Ken in Road Fighter 6 does take just a little shine off of Luke and Jamie’s highlight, historical past dictates that it is one of the best determination, and can doubtless see the fanbase welcome the newcomers with extra open arms.
Moreover, bringing in youthful heroes solely emboldens the primary duo of the Road Fighter franchise, each of whom genuinely look to have aged. Ryu is carrying himself as a person — a martial artist — who could lastly, lastly be approaching his future as a Excellent Fighter.
After all, we now have already had our (considerably painful) introduction to Luke in Road Fighter V, with the military brat leaving his Tour of Obligation to showcase his fiery MMA talents and fierier angle within the international combating circuit. Naturally cocky, rebellious, and very powerful, younger Sullivan has already left a path of damaged our bodies and harm egos in his wake… Apart from that one which rage give up on me.
Jamie is a younger kung-fu grasp combating out of Hong Kong, the place he fills his days with acts of peacekeeping and comfortable vigilante justice, impressed by former Road Fighter stars Yun and Yang. From the movies, we will confirm that he’s an professional within the “drunken” kung-fu model, Zui Quan, which he has melded along with his personal love of dancing to create a lovely and distinct methodology of his personal.
Very similar to different combating sport Zui Quan practitioners, (corresponding to Virtua Fighter‘s Shun Di), Jamie can drink mid-battle, providing him new talents and strikes in battle. Whereas we don’t but know precisely what Jamie is consuming, it’s unlikely to be alcohol. It’s the FGC, so that you simply realize it’s gonna be Monster or some taurine-based engine oil. Jamie can also be one thing of a fashionista and, very similar to his combating model, blends conventional tradition with a slick fashionable model.
Whether or not Luke, Jamie, or any of the Road Fighter 6 newcomers efficiently steal the neighborhood’s coronary heart stays to be seen. However whereas we will readily assure that the returning World Warriors will convey their respective fanbases with them, the mysterious subsequent era of fighters actually seems to be each intriguing, fashionable, and thrilling. I can’t wait to take a look at each certainly one of them. I might need been throwing fists since 1991, however I’ll all the time be up for yet one more spherical.
Road Fighter 6 launches in 2023 on PlayStation, PC, and Xbox platforms.