Akuma seeking Ryu’s blood in MvC3, Taskmaster signs on too

Two new (and rather awesome) characters for Marvel vs. Capcom 3 have been confirmed: Akuma from Capcom and Marvel villain Taskmaster are on the roster.

Fighting game fans will know Akuma as the evil counterpart to Street Fighter‘s Ryu and Ken, sharing  similar move set but looking a lot more badass. Taskmaster is a gun-for-hire that can copy other heroes’ human abilities by looking that them. For example, looking at Spider-man makes him a master of agility but he couldn’t just steal Wolverine’s healing factor with a glance.

Akuma is no stranger for fighting games or MvC, but this is Taskmaster’s debut, and it’s well-placed next to the likes of Deadpool.

Marvel vs. Capcom 3 hits next month, enjoy new clips of both characters below.