Capcom teases one of the new Tatsunoko vs. Capcom’s fighters

After Capcom’s little Tatsunoko vs. Capcom PR blunder at E3 where they announced that the North American and European release would get online play and 5 new characters, took the announcement back, and then made the same announcement later anyway, fighter fans have been speculating as to who the new characters will be. We already know that Hakushon Daimao will not be appearing due to licensing issues, but who will be joining the fight?

Capcom community manager Seth Killian gave us a hint in a recent post at the Capcom-unity message boards. He not only knows who the new character is, but has played as him as well, claiming that he may be his new favorite. But it’s the following colorful description of the new guy that forum-goers have latched on to: “I think if you were to shave the beard, that would technically constitute a biohazard, so make sure you bring your beard-shavings containment gear, lest you risk getting everything all grody.”

Naturally, when a Capcom fan hears “beard” and “biohazard” in the same sentence they immediately think of Barry Burton from Resident Evil (which is called Biohazard in Japan). However, this is Tatsunoko Vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars, not Ultimate Sidekicks. Barry just doesn’t seem to be a big enough character to get the nod over other Resident Evil characters, like Jill who was in Marvel Vs. Capcom 2, or Chris who’s fresh off his starring role in Resident Evil 5. Come to think of it, Chris was sporting some perma-stubble in RE5