Special Forces tentacle-fest! Jill Valentine and Shuma-Gorath confirmed for Marvel vs. Capcom 3

Marvel vs. Capcom 3's character roster is expanding at the rate of moderately-sized star going supernova at the moment. Just hours ago, our very own Mr. Tyler Nagata brought you the news that She-Hulk and Zero are in, and now, thanks to the ever-flapping tongues of loose-lipped retail, we know that Resident Evil's Jill Valentine and eldtritch cosmic demon - and nemesis of both Dr. Strange and Conan - Shuma-Gorath have made the cut.

In a GameStop ad detailing the game's Collector's Edition, early access to two DLC characters is listed. Those two characters are the aforementioned beret-wearing zombie killer and nothing-wearing, tentacled world killer. Both will be available (presumably at a price) for standard edition buyers, but only after coveters of higher-priced shiny versions have had four weeks to practice with them.

As for shiny things, the CE also comes in a steelbook case with special artwork, includes a 12-page prologue comic book by Marvel's Frank Teri, and comes packing a one-month subscription to Marvel's Digital Comics service. It's yours for $69.99 (no word on ye olde European monetries yet), and the GameStop version also comes with some 5 x 7 vinyl decals with which to deface your console, should you choose to pre-order.

So? Excited? Will you be grabbing the Collector's Edition when it hits in February, or are you happy to wait a month to get your hands on Jill and old eyeball face?




  • Defguru7777 - November 17, 2010 4:16 a.m.

    This seems like a pretty underhanded move. I think it would be better if Capcom did what Epic did with Gears of War 2 and the Flashback Map Pack. Offer the DLC in new copies of the game, and then release it for download at a price. At least then they're trying to make up the profit they'd lose to used games. This isn't necessary. All that said, I wasn't planning on getting the game anyway (not that interested). But it's the principle of the thing.
  • Robusken - November 17, 2010 2:20 a.m.

    Well from what I read from SRK they wont be on the disc. Essential if you buy the special addition your just pre buying the DLC. They will be available about 4 weeks after the games release so..yea.
  • FauxFurry - November 17, 2010 12:13 a.m.

    What's with Shuma Gorath appearing again without Doctor Strange to oppose him? Is it Shuma Gorath preventing him from crossing over dimensions or something? Maybe the good Doctor has to, as reCAPTCHA suggests, "DEFEAT froomers" to do so? Doctor Doom is a poor substitute for Doctor Strange in match-ups against SG. Maybe Jill can have Shuma Gorath nuked off the map when her guns aren't up to the task?
  • PorkoMan - November 17, 2010 12:13 a.m.

    Are you kidding me? Squid guy instead of Phoenix/mistique/nighttcrawler/psylocke/scarlet witch? Lame marvel choices guys. And still praying for the inclusion of issun!
  • Heyexclamationpoint - November 16, 2010 11:47 p.m.

    I loved playing as Shuma Gorath in MvsC2. My friends HATED it whenever I used the Chaos Dimension super move on them. CHEAP!
  • Psylockerules - November 16, 2010 11:18 p.m.

    shuma gorath? dont get me wrong i thought he was a great character in MvsC2 but didnt think he was that popular, glad to see Jills in although im worried how she will play all Weskered up, may aswell through Sheva in while theyre at it. Man this games gonna be EPIC! just still am itching and hoping Psylockes in of course ;)
  • Deutero - November 16, 2010 9:09 p.m.

    definitely going collectors edition on this. I still love mvc2 and 3 is looking fantastic. Really can't beat the price for what they're offering either
  • Crabhand - November 16, 2010 5:24 p.m.

    "I remember Stars!"
  • Derwood - November 16, 2010 4:48 p.m.

    this kind of shit makes me not want to give capcom my money at all....sadly, they will still get it. dirty, slimy, underhanded, moneygrubbin tinklepackers.
  • Felixthecat - November 16, 2010 4:08 p.m.

    The limited edition is only $70, so that should be about £50, which is awesome.
  • QWERTYCommander - November 16, 2010 3:49 p.m.

    Special forces tentacle-fest? Sounds like hentai.
  • n00b - November 16, 2010 3:47 p.m.

    FUCK!!!!!!!! this is typical capcom i bet jill and Shuma-Gorath are just re-skin/models of existing characters. when are developers gona realize that if content was made while the game was being developed then it belongs on the damn disk!!
  • EdDeRs1 - November 16, 2010 3:10 p.m.

    what i would love to see is Judge Dredd, shame he is from 2000AD.
  • HarryBalls - November 16, 2010 2:39 p.m.

    Fuggin spammers. Anywho, I wonder how long it will take to release Super Marvel Vs Capcom 3 with a handful of exclusive characters?
  • Cyberninja - November 16, 2010 2:27 p.m.

    $10 more isn't going to kill anybody so i am going for the collectors edition now and it has other things so i will get it and be happy :)
  • Ilyere - November 16, 2010 2:22 p.m.

    So there were gonna be DLC characters! Why won't game companies release all their content to begin with!?
  • CoryRX8 - November 16, 2010 2:21 p.m.

    This is nothing new, so I really can't get up in arms about it. Bioware did that with Jade Empire way back on the original Xbox. There was an extra character that could only be unlocked by using a disc that came with the special edition. No special edition, no disc, no extra character. The only difference between that and what Capcom is doing here is that now if you want to unlock the characters later by paying for them, separately, you can. With Jade Empire there was no such option. I wonder if there would be as much outrage if Capcom just didn't offer the DLC option at all; if you didn't buy the collector's edition, you couldn't get the two characters, period. I'm going ot have to play Devil's Advocate for a minute. Capcom is in between a rock and a hard place here. A lot of gamers complain that collectors editions are worthless; in response, Capcom adds extra content to the collector's edition, but then people complain that content is being withheld from the standard edition. What's the right thing for them to do here?
  • JMAN1156 - November 16, 2010 1:55 p.m.

    cheap bastards... Is valve the only game company that actually treats their customers nicely?
  • HumorTumor - November 16, 2010 1:16 p.m.

    Well, they got my purchase for a CE
  • BigWillis - November 16, 2010 1:03 p.m.

    Doesn't seem right having DLC like this. This sort of stuff should be there from day 1 for everyone. The only reason they are doing this is because they feel they can, not because it's neccessary.

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