Marvel vs. Capcom 3 - Two More Roster Additions

By Ashley Woodcock, 7 years ago
Two new characters have been revealed exclusively to IGN for the upcoming game Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds. Please give a warm welcome to Akuma and Taskmaster.

According to Eurogamer, both characters are unlockable fighters in the game. In order to unlock these two characters you will need to earn player points, player points can be earned by "playing multiplayer, doing character challenges and spending time in training mode". Akuma will require 2000 points to unlock and Taskmaster will need 8000 points.

Akuma represents Capcom, and made his debut in Street Fighter II. Akuma has a similar shoto fighting style to Ryu and Ken's, and is the younger brother of Gouken.

If you have not already ran into Akuma before whilst trying to work on Sheng Long is in Another Castle in Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix, then check out this trailer to see Akuma in action:

Taskmaster represents Marvel, first appearing in the Avengers comics. He is the main nemesis of Deadpool and Moon Knight.

Check out Taskmaster in action in the following trailer:

With the addition of these two fighters, here is the lineup so far:

• Akuma
• Albert Wesker (Resident Evil)
• Amaterasu (Okami)
• Arthur (Ghosts 'n Goblins)
• Captain America
• Chris Redfield (Resident Evil)
• Chun-Li (Street Fighter)
• Crimson Viper
• Dante (Devil May Cry)
• Deadpool
• Doctor Doom
• Dormammu
• Felicia (Darkstalkers)
• Haggar
• Hulk
• Iron Man
• Jill Valentine (DLC Character)
• M.O.D.O.K.
• Magneto
• Morrigan (Darkstalkers)
• Nathan Spencer (Bionic Commando)
• Phoenix
• Ryu (Street Fighter)
• She-Hulk
• Shuma-Gorath (DLC Character)
• Spider-Man
• Storm
• Super-Skrull
• Taskmaster
• Thor
• Trish (Devil May Cry)
• Tron Bonne (Mega Man Legends)
• Viewtiful Joe
• Wolverine
• X-23
• Zero (Mega Man)

Fed up of gamers who quit matches? Well you people who like to "pull the plug" or hit the dashboard will suffer! Capcom will be dealing with this problem in a stealthy manner. The game will keep track of gamers connection habits with an invisible stat, if you quit games or pull the plug during online matches then your reputation will be hit. This is not a visible in-game rep' and the constant abuse of quitting will lead to "Rage quitters" being matched up with other rage quitters. Now all the skillful and non-quitting players can enjoy the online matches with no worries of owning the same quitting loser over and over again.

Pre-orders are available for the game too, thanks to Capcom's Online Store. The Pre-order will bag you a "Waste of Flesh" Shirt, shipped to anyone living in North America for free! Just use the link supplied above to get a preview of the shirt. For those of you in the UK and Ireland, check our previous article detailing all the pre-order bonuses available.

Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds is set for release on 15th February for North America, and on 18th February for Europe.
Credit for this story goes to Jaggexedge and
Ashley Woodcock
Written by Ashley Woodcock
Assistant News Manager for TrueAchievements and member of the Newshounds team since 2010. Lover of completions, tough achievements, shooters, action, adventure and racing titles, hip-hop, Wu-Tang, NBA, and my Scooby. I can be found working on the never-ending backlog which you can see my progress on via my TA blog.