Vega Revealed for Street Fighter V

By on August 3, 2015 at 8:35 am
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With Gamescom 2015 now upon us, rabid Street Fighter fans are eagerly looking forward to getting their claws on any bit of new information about Street Fighter V.  Not one to disappoint, Capcom has just announced that veteran world warrior Vega will be playable in the upcoming title.

In this new trailer, we see the beautiful Spanish ninja sporting an updated look while still retaining his trademark mask and claw. Check it out below for our first bit of gameplay footage.

While Vega has been known to drop his claw during the heat of battle, this series veteran will be able to sheath it all on his own in Street Fighter V, opening up new options in his offensive arsenal. Additionally, he will no longer be able to pick it up if the opponent knocks it off, so learning how to play without it should be a much bigger deal.

Vega’s V-Skill, Matador Turn, gives him the ability to dodge an incoming attack and unleash his own optional follow-up.

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Upon activating his Bloody Kiss V-Trigger, Vega gains access to a rose that, on hit, sees the Spaniard unleash a devastating series of attacks. While crouching, this attack turns into an anti-air, and it can even be done from the air, giving Vega a good combo extender or defensive ability depending on the situation.

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Vega will be playable at Gamescom 2015, so stay tuned for more details and gameplay footage. For now, check out the gallery of images below and let us know what you think of his return.

Source: Capcom-Unity

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