Everyone’s favorite Marvel character, X-23 coming to Marvel vs. Capcom 3 [VIDEO]

 In what's sure to be the biggest news from this, or any year's, Tokyo Game show, Capcom has confirmed that legendary Marvel character X-23 will be playable in Marvel vs. Capcom 3. Let’s be honest, we all love X-23. I’m sure we all have stories from our childhood about literally running to our local comic shop, allowance in hand,  to go get the latest issue of “The Amazing X-23”, but let’s save them for the comments. For those unfortunate souls who grew up in North Korea or on the Moon, here’s a quick rundown of Marvel Comics’ most original, endearing character:

Created for the X-Men: Evolution TV series, she later showed up in NYX#3 and her own miniseries, the brilliantly titled “X-23”. She is essentially a clone of Wolverine, but because the original Weapon X genetic sample is damaged, specifically the Y chromosome, the clone can only succeed as a female. After she’s successfully cloned, she’s given the exact same Adamantium coating and crappy treatment Wolvie got, activating her regenerative powers. Unfortunately since she was designed to be a weapon, she was programmed to react to a “trigger scent” that sends her into uncontrollable berserker frenzy, making her unreliable at times to say the least.

The latest addition to the Marvel roster looks like she’ll be able to create a lot of horizontal pressure with her rushing moves and aerial pressure with her dive kick. Her damage scaling also seems like to be very high, as she makes very short work of opponents with only one or two combos. Most interesting is her strange super move where she says “Dirt Nap” and then vanishes. After the move is executed, X-23 vanishes completely from the screen, leaving no idicator of where she might be. A second later she appears out of nowhere and dramatically attacks Cap, finishing her super combo for big damage. Is she controllable during the invisible period? Can assist moves be used while she’s invisible? Is it strictly a counter? I WANT ANSWERS CAPCOM!

Capcom's other TGS trailer gives everyone their first look at fan favorite Tron Bonne in action. Her moveset looks almost identical to what it was in MVC2, though her character model seems much bigger than it was before. Fortunately she's still rolling with her Servbot goons, and her awesome "Lunchtime!" special attack is back; even the son of Odin is defenseless against a mass of hungry Servbots. 

Sep 16, 2010



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  • Samael - September 17, 2010 7:31 p.m.

    I liked X-23's first appearance/miniseries. She's not absolutely horrible. I'm pretty fine with this.
  • Chewrocka - September 17, 2010 7:06 p.m.

    The new X-Force is pretty cool but I'd also really like to see some other big marvel characters, especially some more villains please!
  • hazelam - September 17, 2010 7:16 a.m.

    x23 vs wolverine? they could be fighting for weeks.
  • Robusken - September 17, 2010 5:42 a.m.

    Me being a youngin, this is the first I've heard of her. The design is a bit generic but something about her still appeals to me. Anyway I'm still praying somehow our favorite lawyer makes it in there.
  • Personamanxx - September 17, 2010 2:37 a.m.

    @: FauxFurry. Forebrush Man will probably come later in DLC. LOL I'd like to see The Captain from "Nextwave: Agents of HATE".
  • VaneTrago - September 17, 2010 2:36 a.m.

    Juggernaut? Carnage? Penance? With only like 12 characters or so left, I'm getting really frightened my wish list isn't making the cut :( Anyone remember that leaked roster list from awhile back that had X-23 on it? Seems more and more true, eh?
  • FauxFurry - September 17, 2010 2:24 a.m.

    If they really willing to go more obscure,I'd like to see Forebush Man added to the cast and maybe Spitfire(if New Universe counts).
  • Personamanxx - September 17, 2010 1:07 a.m.

    @ Above Two guy: Don't be stupid. Spider-Man's gonna be in it. Just because the game has one character in it you don't like does not mean Marvel/Capcom would leave out what is probably their most popular character. As I have already mentioned this series is famous for using obscure comic book characters as well as their A-listers. Don't be foolish and say that X-23's inclusion means Spidey's exclusion. That would be more stupid than me saying that Wolverine's inclusion would mean Bob Agent Of HYDRA's exclusion.
  • NightCrawler_358 - September 17, 2010 12:16 a.m.

    So they're taking out Spider-Man, and putting in wolverine with boobs. ya. This sounds somewhat like Adamantanium vs Bone Claw Wolverine. IMO they should put spidey in place of x-23, for diversity, even though he was in mvc2 etc. You can't have a Marvel teamup game without Spider-Man.
  • Umop3pisdn - September 17, 2010 12:06 a.m.

    They had 10 fucking years and now after the announcement of Tron Bonne they will just be cramming all these shitty characters in this game. People play MVC3 for the characters and gameplay and if you are putting in shitty characters like X-23 and taking out characters like FUCKING SPIDERMAN and REDUCING the number of overall characters and making characters have the same exact moveset as a game made a decade ago just... just fuck you Capcom.
  • Personamanxx - September 16, 2010 10:53 p.m.

    @GamesRadarMichealGrimm No worries. I kinda got that, but I just had to back her up you know? As for obscurity though.... well Look at a lot of the characters in Marvel Vs Capcom 2 on the Marvel side at least. A heck of a lot more obscure characters were on that than X-23. But yeah, compared to the fact that so far the Marvel side's roster has been all A-listers more or less and the fact that there's only like 30 characters in this game I get the complaint. But I'm happy as a clam because of this! I now know what it was like to be a Marrow or Silver Samurai fan when MVC2 came out.
  • GamesRadarMichaelGrimm - September 16, 2010 10:45 p.m.

    @Personamanxx Glad you're sticking to your guns man, I'm certain you know way more about the character than me. I defaulted to our resident comic expert Henry Gilbert for a quick opinion on her as I believe he's read most of the books she's in. He said she does get better over time, but I was more poking fun at the fact she's extremely obscure compared to the rest of the cast.
  • Mamudo - September 16, 2010 10:31 p.m.

    I would prefer Psylocke or Storm, but I don't mind X-23. I like her.
  • Personamanxx - September 16, 2010 10:29 p.m.

    Oh, also while I do like her general design here the dialogue she's presented with is totally out of character for her. Contrary to the belief of everyone on this website who has never read anything with her in it she does not go around acting like a Mini Wolverine in a Bra. She is a character of few words. In a fight she would have little to say. She does not waste words. Also X-23 appears to be shorter than Wolverine. She's generally shown as taller, but this is just me being picky. All around I;m excited for her inclusion, but either than perhaps boosting her sales on her new Ongoing comic it won't do any favours for her. It just perpetuates the common belief that she is nothing more than Wolverine with girl parts, and any person who has read the character with an open mind can tell you that she is not.
  • Darkhawk - September 16, 2010 10:11 p.m.

    Well, at least this gives me hope that Darkhawk or one of the other New Warriors will show up.
  • Psylockerules - September 16, 2010 10:09 p.m.

    love the sarcasm, i mean X23? where's phoenix? or Emma frost? or Psylocke? or rogue? or storm?
  • nemesisuprising - September 16, 2010 10:05 p.m.

    dont like her, nuff said lol
  • FauxFurry - September 16, 2010 9:42 p.m.

    I quit being a young un' before this character was introduced to the X-Men comics. Whether I spanked nerds with Moonrocks during my youth or not is totally irrelevant...okay,mostly irrelevant. The only female Wolverine that I acknowlege is Wolverina from the "What The--?!"comedy anthology. On the upside,she wears the same costume Wolvie wore in the first storyline of his solo series back in the 80s. On the downside,her hair is too limp. I guess they didn't want her to look too much like Wolfsbane. Thinking of which, Wolfsbane would probably be too obscure even for a game featuring Dormamuu (but no Doctor Strange,oddly enough)and Tron Bonne. Razorfist is probably too dead to make the cut. Still,it might be fun to make a 'Father-Daughter' team then throw Felicia in to the mix for an all-claws squadron.
  • Rane - September 16, 2010 9:29 p.m.

    If you watch the dust she kicks up after Dirt Nap, it looks like it can be controlled. Great addition, definitely didnt expect her haha.
  • Personamanxx - September 16, 2010 9:24 p.m.

    Her miniseries were good, and she was handled extraordinarily well since her inception. I am a fan, and I think her popularity warrants her being in the game (The first issue of her ongoing comic came out Yesterday by the way). She is a stunning example of how an entirely unoriginal character can still be great. Just read her Two Mini series, New X-men #20 and onwards, The recent X-orce series, and her new ongoing. Nothing but talent has been out into the character.

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