In anticipation of the February 15 release of "Marvel vs. Capcom 3" on Xbox 360 and PS3, we're bringing you daily showdown spotlights pitting a Marvel character against a Capcom character. Each entry features game artwork and screenshots, character bios, gameplay videos, our officially unofficial character play style commentary and polls to so you can tell us who you think would win if these two characters clashed!
Today we’re pitting Shuma-Gorath--the tentacled terror from beyond--against Chris Redfield, zombie killer extraoridnaire! Enjoy today's Shuma-Gorath vs. Chris Redfield spotlight, make sure to vote in the poll, check out all our MvC3 images and videos and come back tomorrow for our next throwdown, right here on Marvel.com!
By Ben Chabala
|Shuma-Gorath character art from "Marvel vs. Capcom 3"|
First Appearance: MARVEL PREMIERE #5
Real Name: Shuma-Gorath
Brief Bio: Shuma-Gorath is a perennial foe of the Sorcerer Supreme Doctor Strange, but has existed for millennia and was worshipped as a god during the Hyborian Age. He commands blood sacrifices from his followers and seeks to return to power in our realm, often through manipulation and deceit, piggybacking within the minds and bodies of inter-dimensional travelers. Luckily, Doctor Strange has always managed to banish Shuma-Gorath to his home dimension, but if he ever gains a foothold on Earth it will take every hero and villain to send him back into the darkness.
Powers: A being of nearly limitless power, Shuma-Gorath can do pretty much anything he wants. He can warp reality, teleport between dimensions, shapeshift, drain magical energy from his enemies, and so much more.
Play Style: Shuma-Gorath will be released as Downloadable Content four weeks after the launch of Marvel vs. Capcom 3 on February 15.
|Chris Redfield character art from "Marvel vs. Capcom 3"|
Universe: Capcom, Resident Evil
First Appearance: “Resident Evil”
Real Name: Chris Redfield
Brief Bio: Chris was part of the Raccoon City S.T.A.R.S. squad before the team was betrayed by Wesker and left as cannon fodder for the nightmares contained within the Spencer Mansion. Chris survived the Raccoon City disaster and his life since then has been inextricably connected with Wesker’s and the Umbrella Corporation. He’s made it his life's mission to shut them both down--for good! He even went so far as to help found a U.N. task force equipped to deal with bio-terrorist threats.
Abilities: While Chris doesn’t have any super-human powers, he is in peak physical condition. He is also a master marksman with a range of firearms and explosives, is a deadly hand-to-hand combatant and excels when he's holding a blade.
Play Style: Chris is all about controlling space, and he does his best work from mid-screen. Gun Fire, Grenade Toss, his Flamethrower and the Shotgun keep enemies zoned out and locked down all while dealing chip damage. When his land mines explode they leave a smoldering flame on the ground that forces enemies to take to the sky if they want to rush down. Also, Combination Punch is super easy to combo into and gives you a free Grenade Launcher hyper for big damage. Chris is the epitome of a "run and gun" character.
Chris Redfield's partial moves list via the "Marvel vs. Capcom 3" Facebook page:
Don't forget to pick up your copy of "Marvel vs. Capcom 3" for Xbox 360 or PS3 on February 15, and come back tomorrow for our next throwdown, right here on Marvel.com!