Video reveals of Street Fighter's
Akuma and Marvel Comics' Taskmaster as playable characters in Marvel vs. Capcom 3
have popped up exclusively on IGN. Fans of the series will no doubt have spotted Akuma
in a British retailer listing for February's big fighting game, and Taskmaster made an appearance
in panels from what was rumored to be a Marvel vs. Capcom 3
tie-in comic book.
Rather than being unlocked out of the gate, players must earn 2000 PP for Akuma and 8000 PP for Taskmaster -- Eurogamer
describes earning 2000 PP as "roughly equivalent to a single playthrough of Arcade Mode," adding that Capcom believes "most players" will unlock all secret characters "within a couple of hours." It is believed that two more characters will be revealed before MvC3
arrives on February 15
-- for now, you can see videos of Taskmaster and Akuma just after the break.