Going into Marvel vs Capcom 3, we knew it'd be chock full of references to classic games and decades-old comic heroes. Just yesterday we rattled off more than 40 cameos (in addition to the already robust roster of characters), but as a brief follow-up to both of those topics we wanted to point out the very cool addition of character-specific taunts and grudge match smack talkin'.
For example, before each match, the lead fighters on both teams will spout off some kind of one liner. Most are generic "let's fight!" fare, but several character combinations yield specific exchanges.
Above: Iron Man hits on every female character in the game and Deadpool references the world's most famous Marvel vs Capcom video
That's just the tip of the iceberg. With 36 playable characters talking to 36 playable characters, that's 1,296 possible interactions. The same goes for their post-battle trash talk:
Above: Akuma beats Wolverine and references a time when X-Men villain Apocalypse made Wolvie his horseman of Death
Above: Chris Redfield puts MODOK down once with fists, then with even more hurtful words
Above: When Dante tackles Dormammu, he wonders if the flame-headed demon could be related to other DMC characters
Above: Hsien-Ko begs Chris to stop shooting her, as no, she is NOT a zombie
Above: MODOK acknowledges his own massive head in this taunt directed at the loud-mouthed Viewtiful Joe
Above: Ryu, noticing Phoenix's inner turmoil, relates to her by referencing his own "Evil Ryu" persona
Again, this is just the beginning. So many possibilities that didn't have to be in the game in the first place. Very cool. Seen any that made you chuckle?
Feb 18, 2010