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Mutant-Hunting Robot and Chinese Ghost Finalize MvC3 Lineup

| 27 Jan 2011 18:51

Capcom has revealed the final characters to join the Marvel vs. Capcom 3 roster, and there are absolutely no surprises here.

In case you're late to the party, an anonymous Twitter poster revealed a rumored complete roster for Marvel vs. Capcom 3 back in December. Since then, reveal after reveal has been in line with the December predictions - and now that Capcom has announced the final two fighters, we know what we suspected all along: Mr. Twitter Poster was right on the money.

The two final characters joining the MvC3 roster are Hsien-Ko for Capcom and a Sentinel robot for Marvel. Hsien-Ko, of Darkstalkers fame, is a jiang-shi - often referred to as a "Chinese vampire," but in practice some weird crazy hybrid of a vampire, a ghost and a zombie. She also has really weird stretchy limbs.

Sentinel should be familiar to any X-Men fans, as the design has become one of the most recognizable Marvel symbols since Professor X's mutants first took the stage. The Sentinel robots are meant to hunt down dangerous mutants, and they come equipped with all sorts of nasty weaponry, like laser cannons and rocket punches.

Marvel vs. Capcom 2 fans may remember that in a game often known for its staggering lack of balance, Sentinel was one of the most egregiously overpowered of the lot. Judging from the gameplay trailers seen here, that hasn't changed an iota.

Capcom, you still have no idea how to balance Sentinel, do you? Oh well.

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