The Two Latest Marvel VS Capcom Characters Take You To Task

The Two Latest Marvel VS Capcom Characters Take You To Task

Marvel Vs Capcom 3’s release is less than a month away, and Capcom keeps marching out the new combatants. Today we get our first look at Street Fighter’s Akuma and a new Marvel character that knows all of your moves.

First up is Akuma, the younger brother of Gouken, the sensei of Street Fighter’s Ken and Ryu. Lightning fast and often ridiculously powerful, Akuma is a hidden character that will pop out to kick your arse at inopportune times.

And then we have Marvel’s new entry, the Taskmaster. What makes him so scary, aside from his spooky skull mask? Taskmaster possesses something called photographic reflexes. If he sees a move, he can perform it. He’s used this power to battle Captain America to a standstill on several occasions, and Deadpool only beat him by letting his innate insanity take over so the Taskmaster couldn’t predict his moves. He’s the guy super villains turn to train their troops. Taskmaster will steal your moves and then beat you with them.

Are we done yet, or does Capcom have any more surprises in store before Marvel Vs Capcom 3’s February 15 release date?


  • Taskmaster could be this game’s Mokujin. It’ll be interesting to see if he actually steals his opponent’s moves or just uses random move sets.
    Maybe he’ll have access to all the other movesets, which could prove interesting.

  • Oh Capcom, you were doing so well with character choices! But putting in another Shoto and a character that plays like everyone else seems like such a backwards step.

    • I sort of agree about Akuma. I mean, one of the coolest things about Ryu in the first MvC was that he could alter himself to mimic Ken or Akuma mid-battle, and I’d love to see that technique make a comeback.

      As for Taskmaster, it’s a slippery slope. If he can partially mimic moves based on who he’s fighting, it could prove interesting. If he’s just another Mokujin… meh.

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