While the Red Cyclone retains his traditionally familiar look, his wrestling moveset is enhanced further. He gains the V-Skill Iron Muscle, letting him absorb one attack leaving recoverable health. Holding down the V-Skill buttons while moving forward makes Zangief approach his opponent, and he will flex his iron muscles upon releasing the buttons, hitting an opponent close enough to him while he's flexing.
He also gains a new attack in the form of a V-Trigger. His new Cyclone Lariat, has him tilt 45 degrees before spinning around with his arms stretched, pulling his opponent towards him in the process. Tapping the V-Trigger buttons will suck his opponent into his attack range, while holding them will let him continue spinning and hitting his opponent multiplt times. His Final Atomic Buster is replaced by a new Critical Art where he German Suplexes his opponent once, then forces his head further the ground as if he was driving a nail.
Famitsu accidentally leaks new SFV character; Ono responds
Following the accidental leak, SFV producer Yoshinori Ono tweeted the following: