Zangief Confirmed for Street Fighter V, See Him in Action

October 1, 2015 Written by Jason Dunning

Joining the recently announced Rashid and Karin Kanzuki, Zangief is the latest fighter confirmed for Street Fighter V.

Appearing in Street Fighter II, Street Fighter Alpha II and III, and Street Fighter IV, Zangief believes that the only “the only way to victory is to have a body complete with perfect muscles. Due to his intense training, which includes wrestling bears, Zangief can lift the heaviest opponents with ease!”

Here’s what you need to know about his V-Skill and V-Trigger:

V-Skill: Iron Muscle

Zangief shows the true power of his body when he activates Iron Muscle. During Iron Muscle, Zangief can absorb one attack, which leaves him with recoverable health. If players hold down medium punch and medium kick and then press a direction on the joystick, Zangief will begin to slowly close in on the opponent. Upon release from the walk, Zangief flexes his muscles and hits the opponent if close enough.

V-Trigger: Cyclone Lariat

Zangief lives up to his name “the red cyclone” as he spins with high speed and velocity, pulling the opponent in close. If the player taps the V-Trigger activation buttons, Zangief will quickly spin and pull in the opponent. If the player holds the V-Trigger activation buttons, Zangief will continue to spin and hit the opponent multiple times.

With the announcement of Zangief, there are just three more characters to reveal.

Street Fighter V launches in Spring 2016 for PlayStation 4 and PC. Undated at the moment, the next beta will include cross-play between the two platforms.

[Source: Capcom Unity]