And there we go! Everyone’s favorite grappler, Zangief, has been announced as part of the Street Fighter V roster. Now there are two grappler’s in the game, and I have to say I didn’t see this coming. I was expecting Sagat to be honest. recently announced by Capcom via the IgroMir event that is currently being held in Russia. A fitting announcement if there ever was one.
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.
The Red Cyclone now joins the SFV roster of previously announced characters; Ryu, Ken, Chun-Li, Cammy, Vega, M. Bison, Birdie, Charlie Nash, Necalli, R. Mika, Rashid and Karin.