Zangief is back and wider than ever in this Street Fighter 6 reveal trailer
OH LAWD HE COMIN’. Zangief is back in Street Fighter 6 while looking bigger and sweatier than ever. Let’s have a look.
Capcom knows what the people want, and that is meaty men slapping meat. Yes, that's correct: The Red Tornado himself returns in this Zangief Street Fighter 6 reveal. The power behind the next-generation of gaming appears to truly bring the sweaty Russian to a new era of Street Fighter.
And, seriously: Why is Zangief so wide? My man looks like he'd have to turn sideways in order to get through a door frame.
Let's take a 4K, widescreen look at the OG grappler, Zangief.
Is Zangief in Street Fighter 6?
The inclusion of Zangief in Street Fighter 6 should come as no surprise. He turns in the newest iteration of the classic franchise sporting a new look, but throwing out those all too familiar piledrivers. The gameplay trailer gives us a taste of what Zangief is all about. This includes meaty, long ranged normal attacks, tick throws when landing out of jumps, and the classic spinning powerbomb.
For professional wrestling fans, Zangief comes packing even more actual wrestling moves than ever. The trailer shows the Red Tornado pulling off a classic dragon screw, multiple body slams, and even taking a page out of WWE Hall of Famer Goldberg and using the Jackhammer as his Super Art.
Here's what Capcom has to say about Zangief in Street Fighter 6:
Rumbling his way onto the scene is the immense Zangief, an original World Warrior who loves to show off for the crowd at Barmaley Steelworks. A professional wrestler by trade, Zangief keeps hold of his trademark throws like the Screw Piledriver and Siberian Express, picking up new moves like the counter throw Tundra Storm. His Level 2 Super Art Cyclone Lariat and Level 3 Super Art Bolshoi Storm Buster are sure to be crowd-pleasers.
It appears the next generation of Street Fighter is going to learn a thing or two about grappling from the original ring rat himself. Look for Zangief and Street Fighter 6 when it launches on June 2, 2023.
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