Two women, a robot, and an unspeakable horror from beyond the stars have joined the roster for Capcom’s colorful crossover fighter.
The line-up for Marvel vs. Capcom 3 is nearly full, but not so full that Capcom can’t squeeze in a few more brawlers and pugilists. The ranks of the MvC 3 fighters have increased by four, with two new faces, which everyone will get to play with, and two old hands, who are special bonuses for people who buy the Collector’s Edition of the game.
Finding a home on the MvC 3 disk are Marvel’s She-Hulk, and Mega Man X’s Zero. Stan Lee created She-Hulk in the late 70s/early 80s to secure the copyright to a female Hulk character for Marvel. She-Hulk’s real name is Jennifer Walters, a shy and timid lawyer who gains her super-powers, not to mention her new skin tone, following a blood transfusion from her cousin Bruce Banner, better known as the Incredible Hulk. The inclusion of She-Hulk is a bit of a surprise, as regular Hulk is already in the game, but she fights differently than her cousin, so while they’re both “hulks,” it’s not the same character twice.
Zero was originally meant to be a redesign of Mega Man for the Mega Man X series, but Keiji Inafune – who designed the character – decided that it was too big a change for fans to accept, so worked the design into Zero, Mega Man X’s friend and ally. Zero fights with his Z-Buster, an energy weapon similar to Mega Man’s Mega Buster, an energy blade called the Z-Saber, and his long, golden locks, which are more dangerous than hair has any right to be. With so few characters left to reveal, it’s quite probable that Zero has filled the game’s Mega Man quota, although you could have said the same thing about Hulk and She-Hulk, so maybe we’ll see the Blue Bomber after all.
People willing to shell out for the Collector’s Edition of the game will gain access to Jill Valentine, from Resident Evil, and Shuma-Gorath, long time rival of Doctor Strange and the Fantastic Four. Both of these characters appeared in Marvel vs. Capcom 2, although the teeny illustration on the product listing makes it look like it will be the Resident Evil 5 version of Valentine, rather than the “Master of Unlocking” that appeared in the last game. It doesn’t look like you’ll be able to download the pair on day one however, as the listing says that content will become available four weeks after launch.
Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds comes out for PS3 and Xbox 360 on February 15th.