Capcom Adds Akuma and Taskmaster to Marvel vs Capcom 3 Lineup [Video]

Capcom isn't pulling any punches when it comes to their newest fighting title, Marvel vs Capcom 3. There are a ton of characters being thrown into the game, with the biggest stars getting front-and-center recognition. But, despite the fact the game is set to launch just around the corner, Capcom isn't done adding characters. The company has confirmed that one previously rumored-about character, Taskmaster, is indeed being added to the lineup. And, a fan favorite, Akuma is also coming along for the ride.

Akuma is a well-known character in the Street Fighter universe. The younger brother of Gouken, who taught the series' main characters Ken and Ryu everything they know, Akuma is Ryu's main antagonist in his own personal story. In Marvel vs Capcom 3, Akuma will be a hidden character that's set to make your fights harder from time to time.

And then there's Taskmaster. A Marvel-based character that's able to copy moves from those he is fighting. It's called "photographic reflexes." So, as you fight Taskmaster, he'll be able to use the moves you're using to beat you down, mixed in with his own.

There's no word on whether or not Capcom is done adding characters, or if they've still got more up their sleeve, ready to break into the mix. There's always the possibility that Galactus gets added in as well, as the planet eater was rumored along with Taskmaster to be joining the ranks. Marvel vs Capcom 3 is set to launch on February 15th.

[via Kotaku]