Another two fighters have been announced for MvC 3: one quite familiar, and one a little bit more obscure.
Capcom has filled another two spots in Marvel vs. Capcom 3’s thirty-strong roster. On the Capcom side is Viewtiful Joe, who most recently appeared in the Wii exclusive fighter Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All Stars, while on the Marvel side is Dormammu, a demonic entity made of energy who is making his videogame debut.
If you’ve been following MvC 3’s development, you’ll know it was just a matter of time before Viewtiful Joe was announced, as his very distinctive silhouette could clearly be made out in trailers announcing previous characters. Dormammu, on the other hand, probably comes as more of a surprise, as he’s not the best-known Marvel character around. He’s not really any more obscure than fellow Doctor Strange villain and series regular Shuma-Gorath though, and it’ll be interesting to see how Capcom translates his terrible demonic powers into a 2D fighting game.
This announcement takes the total number of playable characters up to 18, meaning that that there are around 12 left to uncover. There are literally dozens of characters from previous MvC games to choose from, but there are also loads of new characters that could make an appearance. How does El Fuerte versus Doctor Doom sound, or maybe Doctor Octopus versus Dante?
Marvel vs. Capcom 3 is scheduled for release in the first half of next year.