Zangief returns in Street Fighter 5

Posted by Steven 'Dreamking23' Chavez • October 1, 2015 at 8 a.m. PDT

The next Street Fighter 5 character has been officially revealed over at the IgroMir Expo 2015 in Russia. Zangief -- Street Fighter's first true grappler -- makes his return today.


Zangief brings his classic fighting style into the world of Street Fighter 5, but adds some new interesting abilities. Not only does he have his Iron Muscle (V-Skill) and Cyclone Lariat (V-Trigger), but Gief has a few more tricks up his sleeve that we are still waiting to learn about.

With the addition of Zangief, only three characters remain unannounced for the launch roster.

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Hit the jump to check out the official trailer and more information about Zangief's V-moves.
V-Skill: Iron Muscle - With Iron Muscle, Zangief can absorb one attack leaving him with recoverable health. Holding down MP and MK then pressing a direction, players can make Zangief slowly approach his opponent. When released, Gief will flex his muscles and will actually hit the opponent, if close enough.

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V-Trigger: Cyclone Lariat - Zangief spins around, pulling the opponent in. If the V-Trigger buttons are tapped, Gief will spin quickly, bringing the opponent closer. If the buttons are held, however, he will continue to spin for a multi-hitting attack.

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Source: Capcom Unity. Mentioned by neoWhite.
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