Rumor: Frank West and Strider are the next Marvel vs Capcom 3 DLC characters?

Thanks to a low-quality screen of questionable origin, we may have a sneak peek at two potential DLC additions to Marvel vs Capcom 3. Dead Rising protagonist Frank West and MvC staple Strider Hiryu are shown as playable characters in the above screen; you can plainly see the characters’ names and faces are written next to a pair of health bars, as well as a character who looks an awful lot like Strider jumping on the right side of the screen.

Both characters were already high on the list of likely candidates before the screen was released. As we mentioned, Strider is a Capcom favorite and MvC series staple and there were more than few fans who were confused/distraught by his absence. Even we were a bit confused why West didn't make it in, considering he was featured in Tatsunoko vs Capcom on the Wii. Rumors that Strider and West, along with Spider-Man villain Doctor Octopus, are coming to MvC3 have been floating around for weeks – so for many fans, this simply gives credence to their rumormongering.

As for the screen itself, the origin is unknown and could therefore easily be some kind of homebrew or forgery. Determined fans found that West and Doctor Octopus existed on the game’s internal character roster, though there are no character models or animations of any kind. Strange then that Strider’s character model WOULD be included on the disc, when the alleged Doc Ock and Frank West are nowhere to be seen. Sounds fishy to us…

Capcom has yet to confirm or deny the image's authenticity or if these characters are actually coming to the game.

Via Destructoid

Mar 8, 2011

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  • Overlord153 - March 26, 2011 2:38 a.m.

    It has to be fake. They wouldn't add two Capcom characters without adding two Marvel characters.
  • JetpackJesus - March 12, 2011 2:48 p.m.

    Yeah, its fake. There was already a screenshot claiming that M Bison was in the game and very similarly, only showed a corner of the screen. My guess is that its the same lowly life person getting peoples hopes up for their own personal lulz. A troll if I ever saw one.
  • IBReady - March 10, 2011 1:06 a.m.

    I was bummed when strider wasn't in the game, I wanted to have an all swordsman team with Deadpool, Dante and Strider, sure Taskmaster is okay, but it's not the same.
  • Afrodisiac39 - March 9, 2011 6:17 a.m.

    I don't remember when I read it but I heard that Megaman and Venom were ranked highest as wanted characters in a recent poll. The image is very likely faked, the creater of Strider Hiryu doesn't want him in the game so I doubt Capcom will really be able to make it happen and I heard that Frank was scrapped during production but I do love the idea of either of them being added
  • ThatGuyFromTV - March 8, 2011 11:31 p.m.

    yeah, i was gonna say that strider pic looks really odd. I'm guessing Frank's pic is from Tatsunoko vs. Capcom, that kinda looks odd too. But the picture is probably zoomed in to hide the fact that Frank isn't actually on screen there (notice he's supposedly the point man in this pic).
  • zonic505 - March 8, 2011 11:21 p.m.

    Fake. The Strider in the pic is just a photoshop of the Namco X Capcom artwork: Also, why zoom in rather than, ya know, taking a picture of the WHOLE SCREEN?
  • bobbybroccoli - March 8, 2011 10:56 p.m.

    I wanted to play as Stan Lee.
  • NightCrawler_358 - March 8, 2011 10:42 p.m.

    Even if the picture is fake, these are the characters that they would add first, but the question is, who is the other marvel DLC besides Doc Ock?
  • superheerowing0 - March 8, 2011 9:59 p.m.

    I think this is fake because I remember reading somewhere that they don't want to add a Capcom character without adding a Marvel character to balance out the roster. This seems fishy to me.
  • Mamudo - March 8, 2011 9:55 p.m.

    That look pretty fake. The strider image looks like MvC2 promo art... the Frank West image just looks bad.
  • DudeDoesntBreath - March 8, 2011 9:50 p.m.

    ehh. why do they get last names and everyone else doesn't? seems fishy to me. either way, i want it to be true.
  • GurrenLagann - March 8, 2011 9:48 p.m.

    Looks really fake :/ but I do wish Strider makes it to MvC3

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