Akuma and Taskmaster Confirmed for ‘Marvel vs. Capcom 3’

February 15th can’t get here fast enough. We know we have our preorders locked down for Marvel vs. Capcom 3: The Fate of Two Worlds already but the announcements of more characters just further wets our appetites. Now confirmed to be a part of the Marvel vs. Capcom 3 family are the returning Akuma and the newcomer the Taskmaster.

Not surprising, Akuma makes his return to Marvel vs. Capcom 3. The Street Fighter legend has proven himself a formidable foe for Ken and Ryu in games past and it only makes sense that he’d be coming back after the series’ long hiatus. Check out some images and video below of Akuma’s return to HD glory.

A new wildcard thrown into the Marvel vs. Capcom 3 mix comes in the form of Taskmaster. Largely regarded as a joke until recently, Taskmaster has been given a new life at Marvel. After being handpicked by Norman Osborn to lead his version of the Initiative, Taskmaster went on to receive his own miniseries which has been building him as a character to the Marvel world.

Check out some great screens and videos of the two new characters after the jump.

Taskmaster brings an interesting approach to the table. Taskmaster is a literal jack of all trades as his “powers” dictate. Taskmaster is gifted with a photographic memory that ties directly in to his muscle memory giving him what is referred to as “photographic reflexes”. What that means is once he sees a move in combat, he can replicate it perfectly. In Marvel vs. Capcom 3, that translates to Taskmaster having a moveset that includes moves from tons of other fighters. To name a few, these include Spider-Man’s webline and Captain America’s shield smash as you can see in the video below.

Stick tight to the Flickcast for more on Marvel vs. Capcom 3 as February 15th quickly approaches.

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