One of the most celebrated fighting games in history returns for another round! Nine years after taking the arcade gaming scene by storm and over six years after making its original home console debut, "Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes" will soon juggle-combo its way onto Xbox 360's Xbox Live Arcade and PS3's PSN!
In anticipation of the "MvC2"s next-gen debut, we're bringing you daily showdown spotlights pitting a Marvel character against a Capcom character. Each entry features official game artwork, character bios and polls to determine which universe really brings the heat.
Enjoy today's Omega Red vs. Anakaris spotlight, make sure to vote in the poll below, visit the official "Marvel vs. Capcom 2" site and come back tomorrow for our next throwdown, right here on Marvel.com!
Fighter Name: Anakaris
Real Name: Anakaris
Universe: Capcom, Darkstalkers
First Appearance: "Darkstalkers: The Night Warriors"
Marvel/Capcom Game Appearances: "Marvel vs. Capcom 2"
Brief Bio: Anakaris is an ancient time-hopping Egyptian pharaoh whose prime concern is the safety of his people. Stirred from his not-so-eternal rest by the coming of Pyron, a fiendish extraterrestrial with a thirst for combat and destruction, Anakaris set out with the other Darkstalkers to defeat the mad conqueror. With Pyron vanquished, Anakaris moved his people to another dimension so they would be free and safe from harm.
Powers: Anakaris can not only morph his own body, he transforms his enemies into harmless doll-like creatures, drop sarcophagi on their heads and slam them around in his bandages.
Special Moves: Idle Hands, Pharaoh's Curse, Coffin Drop, Cobra Blow, Pharaoh's Wrath, Super Cobra Rush, Sarcophagus Holocaust, Pharaoh's Illusion
Quote: "You are not worthy to clean my tomb!"
Fighter Name: Omega Red
Real Name: Arkady Gregorivich
Universe: Marvel, X-Men
First Appearance: X-MEN #4
Marvel/Capcom Game Appearances: "X-Men: Children of the Atom," "Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter," "Marvel vs. Capcom 2"
Brief Bio: Experimented on by the Russian KGB, Arkady Gregorivich was given super strength and outfitted with carbondanium coils that extend from his wrists. Combined with his natural mutant ability to secrete deadly pheromones, the coils extend, enhance and elevate Red's already formidable killing skills. Holding grudges against Wolverine and Sabretooth, Omega Red stands as one of the few brawlers who can take them both on, at the same time and come out on top. Rest assured, Omega Red is not to be trifled with.
Powers: Omega Red secretes lethal pheromones through his pores, possesses super strength and two nigh-indestructible carbondanium coils in his wrists that he uses to ensnare and crush his enemies.
Special Moves: Carbondanium Coil, Coil Throw, Energy Drain, Death Factor, Omega Strike, Omega Destroyer
Quote: "You should feel honored to be destroyed by me."
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