Phoenix, Mike Haggar revealed in Marvel vs Capcom 3

The drip-feed of new MvC character announcements continues today with the reveal of Marvel's Jean "Phoenix" Grey and Capcom's Mike Haggar. Both were announced during the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and bring the total character count to 34 - that's still a bit shy of Marvel vs Capcom 2's 56 playable characters, but hey, most of them were recycled sprites Capcom had been kicking around for years anyway.

Gamespot has the first videos of both new characters, but embed code means everyone gets to share!

Above: Mike Haggar, of Final Fight fame, appears to the play like a more energetic Zangief. He's also a mayor!

Above: Phoenix is able to, at the last second before dying, execute a move that transforms her into Dark Phoenix. Doing so replenishes her life, but then slowly eats away at her until she croaks for real

MvC3 is out February 15, making the total wait time between 2 and 3 about ten and a half years. To say expectations are high is an understatement, but what we've played so far suggests it'll be a worthy addition to the long-running Vs series. In fact, we'll have more to say about it later today...

Jan 6, 2010




  • JetpackJesus - January 8, 2011 5:38 p.m.

    Tbh, I think there's alot better Phoenix Wright characters to choose from to appear in a beat em up than Phoenix himself. Same goes for Final Fight, Haggar's okay, but I wouldv'e preferred Poison. Poison is ONE SEXY thing. Jean Grey? 'Ats cool. Only realised since seeing this that she wasn't in either MvC1 or 2 prior. Oh well, her regenerating life and whatnot looks interesting.
  • RamenChimera - January 8, 2011 10:59 a.m.

    @MetalGearFlaccid Steel samurai would be better than nothing... but who would want to play as some actor from a fake tv show in a game when they could be playing as the most epic defense attorney ever? Just opinions. Even if PW wouldn't fit in...
  • MetalGearFlaccid - January 7, 2011 5 p.m.

    On the topic of Phoenix Wright characters, I think that perhaps we need to look in the game fiction's... fiction. What I'm trying to say, is what about the Steel Samurai; a sentai superhero from a TV show in the Ace Attorney-verse? He fits in much better with the crowd, can actually fight, and could be a bit of comic relief if his status as a TV actor was kept! (What if this was a whole "Galaxy Quest" kind of thing for him? Will Powers could have been dressed as the SS and ended up getting mixed up in all of this by a case of mistaken identity.)
  • YuGiOhisbetterthanMagic - January 7, 2011 2:28 p.m.

    like most people, i actually thought Phoenix was Phoenix Wright. now i just feel stupid. honestly though, i don't think Wrights a very good fit for MvC, he would just seem out of place among the marvel characters. would work ALOT better in TvC.
  • JohnDagger - January 7, 2011 7:45 a.m.

    lol the phoenix wright mix up that everyone is having is epic...just goes to sho you the brand power of the greatest defense attorney of all time
  • Robusken - January 7, 2011 4:05 a.m.

    Yea first time I read the announcement my brain just snapped to "PHEONIX WRIGHT?!" and then I realized I was only exciting myself for no reason. Anyway Haggar looks pretty awesome.
  • C-RICH - January 7, 2011 2:26 a.m.

    More immpressed with Phoenix than I thought I would be. Also is Haggar swinging a parking meter or a pipe? Cuz parking meter would be cooler...
  • RonnyLive19881 - January 7, 2011 1:59 a.m.

    I almost shat my pants... Phoenix Wright is supposed to be Nintendo exclusive right Lol.
  • mEgAzD - January 7, 2011 1:15 a.m.

    Phoenix for Top-tier!
  • RamenChimera - January 7, 2011 12:34 a.m.

    I'm probably not getting this game. If Phoenix Wright was in it, I WOULD DEFINITLY GET THIS GAME!!!
  • bobbybroccoli - January 7, 2011 12:29 a.m.

    Darn. Wanted to play as a lawyer.
  • Syncmaster - January 7, 2011 12:11 a.m.

    Mayor Haggar! awwweeeesome
  • mattdark - January 7, 2011 12:05 a.m.

    This just made my friends day. With Guy and Cody getting put into Street Fighter 4, he'd been hoping Haggar would get to see some all-new action. Made all the more joyful to hear my freind shout "He has the pipe! YES!"
  • BlackElement17 - January 7, 2011 12:04 a.m.

    When I read Phoenix I thought they meant phoenix right.
  • shorty_bobert - January 6, 2011 11:40 p.m.

    OBJECTION! The article's title is misleading
  • Corsair89 - January 6, 2011 11 p.m.

    While Phoenix Wright would have been awesome, Phoenix/Dark Phoenix is still one of my favorite X-Men, so I'm still excited.
  • QLev - January 6, 2011 10:46 p.m.

    I won't be satisfied until I get Howard the Duck. Kidding of course, but now that I mention it it would be kind of awsome...
  • Mamudo - January 6, 2011 10:39 p.m.

    Haggar and Phoenix(Jean) is win. I'm sorry but Phoenix Wright doesn't belong. Maybe as DLC? I hope not. I don't think he should be involved with MvC3.
  • ThatGuyFromTV - January 6, 2011 10:23 p.m.

  • IIIIIACEIIIII - January 6, 2011 10:12 p.m.

    Zangief is my favourite Street Fighter character next to Balrog, so I'm a little sad he doesn't look to be in it, but if Haggars as gief-erific as everyone is saying he is, then I'll probably give him a whirl.

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