Marvel vs Capcom 3: Everything there is to know


It will have fewer characters than MvC2

At first, you may take that news as a negative. After all, MvC2, a game made 10 years ago, had nearly 60 playable fighters, so why wouldn’t a new game made for more powerful hardware have at least that many? The answer actually reveals how frugal Capcom was with the entire Vs series – MvC2 was filled with almost nothing but existing sprites pulled from several other fighting games. With MvC3, they have to build entirely new models out of a whole new cast of characters, which is obviously a huge undertaking. Still, producer Ryota Niitsuma said the team is shooting for at least 30 playable heroes and villains.

Tyrant's definitely not in it

Above: Not Tyrant

Obviously Capcom’s not about to spill the beans on the entire roster, but during an open Q&A the devs admitted that Resident Evil villain Tyrant was considered and then dropped from the list. We can only speculate on the other characters (Spider-Man? Dur, he’s in there), though the two opening logos from the trailer all but confirm Chun Li and someone from Marvel who uses a sword. Could be it be Deadpool?

As for who COULD be in or out, both companies are eager to bring some new faces into the mix, especially those who’ve become more relevant since the last game. That said, it won’t be the same without a Mango Sentinel.

Above: F*ck the Knicks!

We’re huge, huge fans of the Vs series and will keep our eyes keenly focused on all further updates to what’s surely one of the most requested games of all time. Look for more during E3 2010, which takes place June 15 through 17. Until then, please enjoy:

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  • super0sonic - April 28, 2010 10 p.m.

    THIS IS SO AMAZING!! I am very happy
  • J-spit - April 23, 2010 11:58 p.m.

    Also, who thinks NEMESIS should make an appearance? The roster is so chock full of fighting game characters and Nemesis would be an ill brawler.
  • J-spit - April 23, 2010 11:56 p.m.

    All I'm WORRIED about is the frikkin' music! I don't want anybody tryna take me for a ride again! Bring in the boys from SFIII Third Strike!
  • greenjoker - April 23, 2010 10:51 a.m.

    oh man that last funnnny...that character select music...soo bad lol nice article :)
  • shirazsheikh - April 22, 2010 5:06 a.m.

  • lovinmyps3 - April 21, 2010 9:35 p.m.

    Oh man I can't wait for this!!! MvC 2 is one of my favorite fighting games!!!
  • Clovin64 - April 21, 2010 6:29 p.m.

    Chris Redfield AND Dante? Hell Yes! I only wish Amaterasu from Okami would be in it, but there's probably not much chance there. Except in my dreams...Amaterasu vs Dante!
  • StoveToTheFace - April 21, 2010 7:56 a.m.

    i just found the light!
  • snothammer - April 21, 2010 1:47 a.m.

    I'm so excited for this! Plus, Spring of 2011 is a perfect release date for me, so my friend and I can spend all summer playing this after we get our BAs. It's kind of sad that a videogame has the possibility of undermining the excitement of a degree, haha.
  • hardcore_gamer1990 - April 20, 2010 11:53 p.m.

    *pinches himself* Ouch. Woah. Not a dream! :D
  • Cyberninja - April 20, 2010 10:01 p.m.

    since you guys were right about this can you make a article about the world ends with you 2 and Kingdom hearts 3 and while i am dreaming can you also add a good sonic adventure 3 please?
  • EricBratcher - April 20, 2010 7:36 p.m.

    @5DollarFootlong - Well, keep in mind the trailer shows Chris Redfield (ie - normal guy with a pistol) against the Hulk. So we may have to be prepared for a little artistic license there. I remember having a conversation with a guy at EA about Marvel Nemesis right after they debuted it. He asked what I thought; I said "I don't think you'll ever get it balanced". He said they had it all figured out. Turns out, I was right.
  • UnclearMango - April 20, 2010 6:37 p.m.

  • RebornKusabi - April 20, 2010 6:16 p.m.

    As a Sony fanboy (who still oddly loves Halo 2 and the Gears of War series >_>), I've gotta say that the absolute WORST course of action would be to release the game exclusively for one console. I mean, I'm buying a 360 Elite with my tax return but my online play will still be relegated (mostly) to my PS3. Plus... I bought a Street Fighter 4 Fight Stick for the PS3 so that kind of shows where I'm gonna be playing this game and Super Street Fighter 4 lol
  • Gamesarerad - April 20, 2010 6:01 p.m.

    is this a psn exclusive or $60 ps3 exclusive
  • sleepy92ismypsn - April 20, 2010 5:57 p.m.

    is this a ps3 exclusive?
  • Gamesarerad - April 20, 2010 6:03 p.m.

    @5dollar footlong it looks to me like your only packin' 6 inches
  • 2dboy - April 20, 2010 5:40 p.m.

    "It's going to feel more like a comic." I hope it will not be grainy or very dark.......................pfft! just saw the trailer. I might be among the few who are not optimistic about it.
  • ihopethisisnotantistasblood - April 20, 2010 5:13 p.m.

    i hope they keep viewtiful joe
  • Conman93 - April 20, 2010 4:36 p.m.

    Cant wait to start playing this. Only played the demo for MVC2 and loved it! Hopefully Ammy will be in it or,on a more outlandish hope,Phoenix Wright! Bring on Spring 11

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