almost-sandwich, Jill Valentine; and the optometrist's grotesque nightmare, Shuma Gorath. According to a Gamestop listing, both combatants will be available four weeks after the game's launch -- an included download voucher grants free access to Jill and Shuma if you purchase the Special Edition.
The Special Edition also includes a steelbook case (embellished with "exclusive artwork"), a one-month subscription to Marvel's online digital comics service, and a prologue comic that will spend 12 pages attempting to explain the head-butting contest between two fictional universes. A pre-order will net you a set of colorful console decal cards that show character descriptions and move-lists.
Both Gamestop and Amazon predict that Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds will launch on February 15, 2011.
[Thanks, Jack B.]