Street Fighter II Ultra: Zangief from Storm Collectibles

Street Fighter II Ultra: Zangief from Storm Collectibles

Street Fighter II Ultra

Finally Storm Collectibles has remembered the Russian giant Zangief to be proposed among the many characters now released taken from the very long Street Fighter saga. The figure is taken directly from Ultra Street Fighter II.

Storm Collectibles has made this action figure in PVC (plastic), with frightening details and an incredibly faithful paint to the video game. From the official photos in our possession we can see that interchangeable parts and various accessories will be included in order to allow us collectors to recreate the iconic moves that we could have the character perform during the fights, but let's report them below in detail:

A new generation body Four interchangeable faces Four pairs of hands Two transparent green hands A fireball effect Zangief was born and raised in the desolate countryside north of the former Soviet Union, and with enormous determination he underwent hard training by defeating the huge Siberian bears. Furthermore, Zangief is a Wrestling champion, in fact he is the only character in the video game to boast an incalculable amount of tricks. During his long career as a wrestler he won several world titles, until the day he met M. Bison where he was tricked into joining his ranks, promising him a new future for himself and for "Holy Mother Russia".

Unfortunately, due to a lack of an official distributor in our area, these action figures are very difficult to find in Italy and therefore we can advise you to order them directly on the company's official website. The release in stores of the figure of Zangief is scheduled for the third quarter of 2021 at a price of $ 99.00.

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Street Fighter Legend Yoshinoro Ono Becomes President of Another Games Studio

Legendary Street Fighter producer Yoshinori Ono has joined another game studio as president and COO.

Ono departed Capcom in Summer 2020 after nearly 30 years of work at the company and has now has been appointed as president and COO of Delightworks. Delightworks will publish the upcoming fighting game Melty Blood: Type Lumina, but is perhaps most well-known for the studio's mobile tactical RPG Fate/Grand Order. Fate/Grand Order revealed it had managed to amass 32 million players in February 2020.

Ono announced on Twitter that he would join the company on May 1, and added that he may be absent from the fighting game community for some time. 'There may be some distance between me and everyone at FGC for a while,' he wrote. 'I may be away from the FGC for a while, but I’m looking forward to spending time with you again when I get the chance.'

No specific plans have been announced, but Delightworks (via Google Translate) says that Ono has been brought in to 'manage the company from a more multifaceted perspective.' With Delightworks currently best known for mobile games, it may be that it wants to branch out with Ono at the helm.

Ono started at Capcom in 1998 and worked as a Sound Manager on Street Fighter Alpha 3. He most recently served as an Executive Producer on Street Fighter V and Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challenges. Beyond the Street Fighter series, Ono has also worked on Devil May Cry, Dino Crisis 2 and Dead Rising. In that time, he became beloved of the Street Fighter and wider fighting game communities for his ebulliant personality, communicative approach, and his tendency to bring an action figure of Blanka wherever he went.

In other Street Fighter news, here's everything that was announced in the Street Fighter V spring update, including details about the game's next character Rose. Outside of the main series, a Street Fighter crossover was recently announced with Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid, which will bring Ryu and Chun-Li to the nWay fighting game as paid DLC.

Jordan Oloman is a freelance writer for IGN. Follow him on Twitter.