CAPCOM has unleashed the whirlwind, or should we say ‘cyclone’ announcing that fighter vet Zangief is set to appear in the coming Street Fighter V game. News was announced at Russia’s IgroMir event, it was the perfect mainstage for the Russian to make his debut
Revealed today at the IgroMir event in Russia, the ‘Red Cyclone’ has muscled his way into Street Fighter V! A popular mainstay within the legendary series and the most prominent wrestler within it, Zangief has made many previous appearances while fighting for “Mother Russia.” Those lucky enough to be at IgroMir will have the opportunity to play a brand new demo build featuring Zangief, along with all of the previously confirmed characters: Ryu, Ken, Chun-Li, Cammy, Vega, M. Bison, Birdie, Charlie Nash, Necalli, R. Mika, Rashid and Karin.
When it comes to raw strength, not many of the World Warriors can compete with Zangief. Training day and night, he believes that the only way to victory is to have a body complete with perfect muscles. Due to his intense training, which includes wrestling bears, Zangief is able to lift even the heaviest opponents with ease! In Street Fighter V, Zangief shows off the results of his training through his newfound V-Skill (Iron Muscle) and V-Trigger (Cyclone Lariat). But, these are just the tip of the iceberg, as Zangief has many more new tactics in store for any opponent that challenges him and his raw power.
See the Russian fury in the player below:
Street Fighter V is slated for release exclusively on the Playstation 4 come Spring 2016