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Mech Zangief is the next costume coming to Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition's Extra Battle

Posted by Dakota 'DarkHorse' Hills • September 24, 2018 at 1:36 p.m. PDT • Comments: 60

Extra Battle costumes have been seemingly exclusive to special crossover costumes from other Capcom games since the mode launched with Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition until now it appears.

Capcom announced today that the next Extra Battle costume coming to Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition will be Mech Zangief with the first mission coming later this week once Cammy's Haunting Ground missions wrap up.

The new set of Extra Battle missions are set to begin on September 27th with one mission occurring each week to collect all four costume pieces to unlock the full outfit. Each mission will have players face off against Mech Zangief in order to defeat him and obtain the costume piece. Each attempt will cost 2,500 Fight Money, so the whole costume will cost at least 10,000 FM to complete.

Mech Zangief made his first appearance in Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter as a bonus character as a slower variant of the wrestler with a new move in 'Vodka Fire.' In the current Street Fighter canon, Mech Zangief was developed by Shadaloo as an anti-Zangief weapon with a new model being designed under the supervision of F.A.N.G according to the Shadaloo CRI website.

The weaponized replica of the Russian fighter was also previously featured as a costume in Street Fighter 4 where the outfit would actually change his default sound effects to be more robotic, so it's possible we could see something similar return for his inclusion in Street Fighter 5.

You can check out the new design for Mech Zangief in the gallery below plus his other official designs including the previous Street Fighter 4 costume.

Mecha Zangief Extra Battle crossover costume in Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition image #1 Mecha Zangief Extra Battle crossover costume in Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition image #2 Mecha Zangief Extra Battle crossover costume in Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition image #3
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Source: Capcom
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