IGN revealed today that the leaked Tatsunoko vs. Capcom character roster update
was almost 100% accurate in predicting the characters added to the North American version (and the upcoming Japanese re-release). Joe the Condor (yet another Gatchaman
character) and Mega Man X's pal Zero have joined the lineup. Only Yatterman #2 is unaccounted for. This isn't Zero's first appearance in a fighter; he appeared in his Mega Man Zero
style in SNK vs. Capcom: SvC Chaos
and Onimusha Blade Warriors
. This is, however, his first appearance in a good fighting game.
Check out footage of both new characters in action after the break. Rather than being a simple palette swap of Mega Man Volnutt, Zero's attacks use his trademark energy sword. And Joe has a grappling hook/gun combo