Shadow Mode DLC offers bold new ways to get your ass kicked in Marvel vs Capcom 3

Download AI opponents based off pros and the dev team this March

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We already know that Shuma-Gorath and Jill Valentine will be available as Day 1 DLC for purchasers of the game%26rsquo;s special edition, but Capcom%26rsquo;s unveiled details onnew MvC3 downloadable enhancements andthey're actually a bit cooler than a new licensed character.

Obviously, online play has created an entirely new level of top-tier brawls, but for those seeking out that extra bit of challenge, look no further than the new Shadow Mode DLC. In the first in a series of downloadable packs, players will be able to compete against %26ldquo;custom-built computer opponents%26rdquo; based offmembers of the dev team, and potentially, other pros in the future. The inaugural DLC pack will feature teams with player AI based on the personalities of the game%26rsquo;s producer, Ryota Niitsuma, MvC3%26rsquo;s assistant producer, as well as its QA lead.

The ability to play against an interactive %26ldquo;Ghost%26rdquo; character, tailored specifically to the style of select celebrity punching bags, is an extremely interesting prospect indeed. Players could cue up any number of wish-fulfilling match-ups %26ndash; like say, against Diago, Seth Killian, or Brett Elston %26ndash; and technically, none of the participants even need to be alive! My personal dream Marvel vs. Capcom 3 bout? Johnny Lawrence from The Karate Kid:

Above: FIGHT!

Wish I knew more about it, but I%26rsquo;ve had to spend most of my time editing %26ldquo;Shadow Broker DLC%26rdquo; out of this article because my mind is slowly losing a battle with my rapidly aging body. However, the Shadow DLC news also comes hot on the heels ofIGN%26rsquo;s exclusive Marvel vs Capcom 3 reveal. GODAMNED GALACTUS!

Click over to IGNto see more on the %26ldquo;biggest%26rdquo; boss reveal in the fighting genre%26rsquo;s history *har har* Oh, and be sure tohead herefor a closerlook at the new MvC3 Fightstick.

Feb 7, 2011


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