Vega claws his way into Street Fighter 5

It's just not a Street Fighter party unless Bison brings along his Shadaloo cronies and it looks like Vega will be the first of those to make the jump into Street Fighter V.

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Capcom has previously revealed that M. Bison would continue his reign of terror in the upcoming Street Fighter V, but it wouldn't be a party unless he brought his Shadaloo partners along with him. The first one has been revealed, in the form of the narcissistic Vega.

Vega brings back his claw-based attacks, as well has his abilities to leap off the side of the screen and suplex his opponent at will. There's a twist this time, though. Vega can toggle to a fighting stance that does not use his trademark claw, which gives him access to new command grabs. His V-Skill will honor his Spanish heritage, as the Matador Turn will sidestep any incoming attack, leaving a window for a counter. His V-Trigger is the Bloody Kiss, which targets his opponent with a rose before he charges forward right behind it.

Vega's return should generate some much-needed excitement into Street Fighter V in the wake of the disastrous beta from a few weeks ago that had to be postponed. Capcom has pledged that, one way or another, there will still be three betas, though a new beta date has yet to be announced.

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    August 3, 2015 8:24 AM

    Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, Vega claws his way into Street Fighter 5

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      August 3, 2015 8:27 AM

      Wow. That actually looks quite cool.

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      August 3, 2015 9:05 AM

      Also, taken from the Capcom-Unity post comments:

      https://youtu.be/9gtu2Yb0nk4

      Can't believe I've never seen that before.

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      August 3, 2015 9:29 AM

      is he still a charge character? are there any charge characters in sf5?

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        August 3, 2015 9:30 AM

        Bison is still a charge character, so I'd imagine Vega will be, as well.

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        August 3, 2015 10:06 AM

        Chun is still charge for sbk and fireball

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        August 3, 2015 9:19 PM

        No way Honda won't be a charge character.

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      August 3, 2015 11:22 AM

      Sure hope that's it for sf4 rehashes :(

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        August 3, 2015 11:24 AM

        needs more ehonda

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          August 3, 2015 11:28 AM

          Yea I wouldn't be shocked by Honda or guile

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        August 3, 2015 11:33 AM

        they got to have the original 12 in there no??
        get me some zangief

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          August 3, 2015 11:34 AM

          Well they said it would launch with 16 and I think 8 or 9 have been announced so far

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        August 3, 2015 1:15 PM

        I'd rather have anyone else than Vega.

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          August 3, 2015 1:31 PM

          Like Dan, am i rite?

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          August 3, 2015 1:50 PM

          Yea I'd have preferred anyone else :(

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            August 3, 2015 7:29 PM

            I have to wonder who is pushing for him over there? Because he's not fun to fight as or against, and I never see anyone use him online. Feels like a wasted slot. Just because.

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          August 3, 2015 4:22 PM

          I' take Vega over El Fuerte.

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        August 3, 2015 4:01 PM

        Think they said 4 new characters out of the initial 16?

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          August 3, 2015 11:04 PM

          only two to go if that's true.

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            August 3, 2015 11:05 PM

            wait, nash isn't "new", so three left, right?

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              August 4, 2015 1:25 AM

              Yeah, Nash/Charlie and Birdie are not new. Necali is the only new fighter they have introduced, they can bring back more Alpha or SF3 characters as well.

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        August 3, 2015 7:29 PM

        Honestly I was hoping for more SF3 characters if this game is an actual sequel an not an interquel..... I want Bison vs Gill DAMNIT!!!!!

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        August 3, 2015 11:03 PM

        but I need arturo videos playing dhalsim :(

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      August 3, 2015 11:37 AM

      Do US and JP still use different names for the characters (Vega, M. Bison, Balrog)? Considering there is online play, how does that work? Can US and JP players not play each other? Do they just display different names?

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        August 3, 2015 11:45 AM

        The latter

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          August 3, 2015 11:45 AM

          Also many people say claw, dictator, or boxer when referring to said characters

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      August 3, 2015 3:52 PM

      Some more info:

      "Vega is still quick on his feet (and in the air), but this time has access to two different fighting styles: claw and no-claw.

      When in the no-claw style, Vega is given the ability to perform command throws and obtains some new attack properties. It should be noted that once Vega gets his claw knocked off from taking damage, he can no longer pick it up. Learning how to fight with the no-claw style will be very important for Vega players in SF5.

      His V-Trigger, Bloody Kiss, allows him to throw a speeding rose at his opponent and follow quickly behind it to land a series of powerful attacks. Vega's V-Skill, Matador Turn, on the other hand, allows him to dodge an opponent's incoming attack and choose whether or not to counterattack with a strike that knocks them down. "