Vega may appear like the same claw-wielding combatant of old, but he’s seen some major changes going into Street Fighter V. For one, he’s no longer a charge character, as all of his moves can be done with quarter circle and uppercut motions. Two, he’s now a stance character, as his moves change depending on whether he’s wearing the claw or not.
Both changes go a long way towards making the Spanish ninja a much more viable and fun character. By having access to his special moves at all times, he’s able to act on the fly. With the stance change ability, he can switch between being fighting at a distance or fighting in close. Top it off with an awesome V-Trigger and Vega is going to catch a lot of people by surprise.