36 characters confirmed for Marvel vs. Capcom 3

In an early review of Marvel vs. Capcom 3, UK magazine Games TM reports that the title’s roster is finalized at 36 characters, not counting DLC characters such as Jill Valentine and Shuma Gorath.

While MvC3 does tote 20 characters less than its predecessor, Games TM went on to mention that it saves gamers the trouble of palette swaps and throw away characters (we’re looking at you, Servbot). The character models in MvC3 are also brand spanking new, unlike the reused characters sprites from past Vs. titles that appeared in MvC2, which also explains MvC2’s sheer size.

With Akuma and Taskmaster recently revealed, that makes for two characters left to be announced. While current rumor mills hold Hsien-Ko (Lei Lei) from Darkstalkers and X-Men’s Sentinel as likely candidates, players will have to wait until Capcom breaks the news themselves.