The long anticipated sequel to the smash success Marvel vs Capcom 2 is coming up. And in order to make the rabid fan base salivate, information has been trickling out regarding the game and more importantly, its character roster. It's been announced that the roster will be smaller in size than its predecessor, which isn't a bad thing necessarily, the last game had half a dozen characters that were essentially Ryu clones (and Dimitri was left out!). This time around, the character distinction has been a bigger factor when developing characters, in order to make them all play like unique characters. The characters announced at Comic Con were Thor, Amaterasu, Dr. Doom, Chun-Li, Trish, and Super Skrull. Fun Fact, Super Skrull's name is KL'RT, and he was the first Skrull to be infused with all of the powers of the Fantastic Four. Using him was the developers way of having all four of the Fantastic Four be playable as just one character.
The two newest official additions to the character roster are Viewtiful Joe, and Dormammu. If you've never played a Viewtiful Joe game, than you've missed out on some of the best side scrolling action games Capcom has ever made, not to mention the over the top hilarity that Joe brings to games.Dormammu is a more obscure character from Marvel canon, but that doesn't make him a weakling. He is a common villain of Ghost Rider, Dr. Strange, and the Defenders. A powerful demon from the mystical realm, his fire based abilities, matched with his massive armored stature, make him quite the contender. Just how he stands up against the competetion has yet to be seen. Exciting times for fighting fans. I always loved making themed teams for Marvel vs Capcom, one of those being All-Villains, and with Super Skrull, Dr.Doom, and Dormammu, things are starting to shape up quite nicely indeed.