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The 28 characters of Tatsunoko vs Capcom

Mega Man Volnutt

First appeared: Mega Man Legends

This isn’t the Mega Man you’re used to. Mega Man Volnutt was the star of the underrated Mega Man Legends series. After being found trapped in a crystal by Dr. Barrel Caskett, he was adopted into the Caskett family, which includes the very human Roll. The amnesiac robot isn’t sure what his purpose is, so Mega Man entered the Caskett business of being a Digger, sort of like a futuristic Indiana Jones. Later he learns from his old pal, the robot monkey Data, that he was a robot hunter typically fighting the Reaverbots, who he continues to battle in his current life, as well as tangling with the Bonne family of pirates.


Morrigan

First appeared: Darkstalkers

Morrigan is probably the best-known character of the Darkstalkers franchise, thanks in no small part to her (literally) vamping it up in revealing clothes. As demon royalty, she was born with incredible power, so her father locked away part of her energy, only giving her access to it upon his death. Even after his passing, and with the throne hers, she would much rather dabble in the world of humans, normally by beating the crap out of them. Not only magically potent, Morrigan also has the ability to transform her bat wings into any number of things, offensive and defensive, which fits in well with all the transforming Tatsunoko characters.


Polimar

First appeared: Hurricane Polimar

Onitora Takeshi was trained by his law-loving, Secret Police-leading father to be the ultimate cop. Though a top martial artist and a great detective, Takeshi grew up not seeing eye-to-eye with dad, and decided to become a private investigator instead. That’s until he came upon a new, super-strong plastic - or polymer (*wink*) - which could become multiple shapes, including a plane of submarine. Like any sane man, he used it to make a costume and become the crime-fighting hero Polimar, beating up henchmen and robots alike until the world is free or something.


PTX-40A

First appeared: Lost Planet: Extreme Condition

In the icy world of E.D.N. III, staying warm is a matter of life and death, and freezing will kill you just as dead as any mercenary or giant bug will. So to fight ol’ man Winter, some colonists brought along mechanical assistance in the form of Vital Suits (VS). VSes are much better at fighting the Akrid – the native bugs of the planet – than a regular human, thanks to their metal hides and the heavy-duty weapons they carry, though they aren’t invincible. This particular model is a variation on the standard one that protagonist Wayne drives in Lost Planet, looking more like the one his late father Gale piloted.


Roll

First appeared: Mega Man

Mega Man's sister, also built by Dr. Light, Roll normally takes the back seat and supports her Mega-bro from the comfort of the Doc's lab, often with a broom in hand. But when she does enter combat, she shows her homemaker side, fighting with cleaning items and whatever else is on hand. She's generally used for comic relief, with weak or silly attacks. Combine that with her being programmed to cook and clean, and we don’t think Dr. Light was much of a feminist when he built her. Fun fact: her name is based on the fact that Mega Man is Rockman in Japan, making them Rock 'n’ Roll.


Ryu

First appeared: Street Fighter

The heart and soul of the Street Fighter series, Ryu is probably the most well-known fighting game character in the world. Master of the Hadouken fireball attack, he’s out to perfect his craft and hone his skills instead of winning tournaments or destroying criminal cartels, even if they often go hand in hand. An orphan trained alongside Ken, Ryu has a personality you could call either “stoic” or “boring.” He is often seen as the greatest pure fighter in the world, always out for the next challenge with very little else on his mind. That is except for a quest for vengeance against Akuma, the man he thought killed his master (who was recently revealed to be alive in Street Fighter IV).


Saki Omokane

First appeared: Quiz Nanairo Dreams

Certainly the most obscure Capcom property in the game, Saki is from the Japan-only Quiz Nanairo Dreams, a quiz/dating-sim that came out in arcades and for the Saturn and PlayStation. The lead guy must stop the Devil King by going on dates with cute anime girls and answering their questions; if the dates go well, he collects crystals from their hearts to use against the villain. Unlike the other possible dates, Saki had the very exciting job of working for the Earth Defense Force, which routinely fights off giant monsters attacking the city. That’s why she looks ready for battle and carries artillery. She’s basically all that’s remembered from the game, and even appeared as an assist character in the Marvel vs Capcom series.

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39 comments

  • IIIIIACEIIIII - February 18, 2010 12:44 a.m.

    This game is so good I just bought it today, finally a reason to get the wii out again. I had no idea the final boss was from Okami, I stopped playing that game after like two hours it was so boring.
  • Kytl - November 2, 2009 2:13 a.m.

    wasn't there also Zero?
  • TwistedTinkerToy - October 19, 2009 2:17 a.m.

    No Zack and Wiki? :-(
  • coolbeans - October 17, 2009 3:56 p.m.

    i am still pretty confused...
  • lippuck79 - October 17, 2009 1:48 p.m.

    Woooo.....frank west....thats great..:0
  • dreamgor - October 17, 2009 8:42 a.m.

    SWEEEEEEEEEET! rly a musthave for me i can hear my money groan from above... srsly YAMI! that is awesome... lucky me XD recaptcha: some monaco ... w8 WHUT?
  • linkganon - October 16, 2009 1:57 a.m.

    everybody thought that viewtiful joe would dissapear for good like over 75% of all characters in games, well we were wrong, he's back.
  • Cyberninja - October 15, 2009 9:56 p.m.

    and now there two new characters zero and joe the condor
  • w1nD89 - October 14, 2009 5:36 p.m.

    the last 2 unannounced characters are zero from mega man and Joe Asakura from Gatchaman http://www.joystiq.com/2009/09/10/rumor-frank-west-zero-to-be-in-tatsunoko-vs-capcom/
  • Smeggs - October 14, 2009 2:16 a.m.

    Maybe they decided since they had Viewtiful Joe in the game they didn't need to put in Ameterasu, the games were made by the same people right?
  • AaronTheGamingGeek - October 11, 2009 11:49 p.m.

    awesome i should get a new wii soon my tag team would be Veiwtiful Joe and Frank West
  • Embolado - October 11, 2009 6:42 p.m.

    Its offical, fighting games are making a comeback. Now sega this is your where you can redeem yourself and bring back some of your back catalog fighting games.
  • aktirak - October 11, 2009 2:59 p.m.

    Now we need Capcom Vs Bandai. imagine Ryu vs Devilman or the robots from Tech Romancer and all the bad guys from mega man against the likes of Mazinger Z,Gundam or Noen Genesis Evangelion.
  • FETALJUICE - October 11, 2009 12:25 a.m.

    lol Frank West. I'd play this game just to control him.
  • CatrParrot - October 10, 2009 7:25 p.m.

    Great article, I can't wait for this game to come out! And who wants to bet the Xbots and PS3 fanboys will absolutely destroy it's Metacritic user score?
  • Tomsta666 - October 10, 2009 1:54 p.m.

    Don't mess with Frank West. He's covered wars you know.
  • Conman93 - October 10, 2009 9:20 a.m.

    I loved fighting yami. It was freaking epic!!!!!!
  • TheHalfanese - October 10, 2009 5:14 a.m.

    Karas is in this!?!?! Oh, HELL YEAH.
  • Ransom - October 10, 2009 2:02 a.m.

    OMG Frank West!
  • Cyberninja - October 10, 2009 1:54 a.m.

    if they dont put in trone bone ill be sad i just played thought her game ealier this year

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