Storm and C. Viper officially revealed for Marvel Vs. Capcom 3

The latest additions to Marvel vs. Capcom 3's roster have been revealed, and while they aren't mindblowing, they both seem like excellent fits for MvC3's gameplay. Let's have a look at these lovely ladies and checkout some gameplay videos of them in action.


C. Viper

One of the original new characters from Street Fighter IV, C. Viper is a C.I.A. double agent posing as an S.I.N operative. A mother of one, C. Viper augments her fighting ability with a special suit that lets her shock and burn opponents. From the video showing her in action, C.Viper looks pretty close to her SFIV iteration, relying on lots of high jumps and burning kicks to control the air and her thunder knuckle to apply horizontal pressure. C. Viper always felt a little strange in SFIV but now that she's in a much faster, more aerial and combo heavy game, she should definitely be in her element.

Her super attacks are clearly variations of her Burst Time and Burst Dance ultras and look like they transition cleanly into her main combos. Interestingly, she clearly uses her SFIV focus attack at around 0:36, absorbing almost 7 hits from wolverine before hitting him with attack which puts him a crumple state. Will all the SFIV characters have focus attacks, or will it be C. Viper exclusive?



Ah yes, Storm. Though she's sporting a new outfit that's closer to her original costume from Giant Size X-Men #1 (thanks Henry), in action she looks just like her MvC2 predecessor. Storm is still a force to be reckoned with in the air, as she can float/fly in any direction while airborn in addition to using her lightning attack that allows her to rapidly charge in any direction and juggle opponents. It might just be MvC3's reduced speed, but some of Storm's typhoon moves seem to have huge start up times, almost like they could be chargeable.

Her classic Ice Storm and Lightning Storm supers have returned and both seem to be as good as they were before, the Ice Storm manages to finish a combo from a full screen away. Her level 3 super has her encasing the opponent in a block of ice and then smashing into them with a tornado. With her and Magneto confirmed, that leaves Sentinel to complete the MvC2 pro tier trifecta; and if that mango tin can doesn't show up at some point I'll eat a whole can of Pringles (aka lunch).

Dec 9, 2010


  • FauxFurry - December 10, 2010 10:26 p.m.

    While it's nice to see Storm show up again,I would still like to see Spitfire or Twilight thrown into the mix. Yes,C.Viper is already a woman in a power suit of sorts,but if both Iron man and War Machine could both show up in Marvel Versus Capcom and MVC 2,why not make room on the roster for Marvel's crimson coated answer to Samus Aran (who debuted in the same year,no less)? New Universe could use a new lease on life,even if only in a cross-over fighting game. "APRIL cabarav" is too obscure even for me,ReCaptcha.
  • Ilyere - December 10, 2010 2:16 p.m.

    To me, any news is good news. MvC3 still needs more females though, I think...
  • Psylockerules - December 10, 2010 12:13 p.m.

    Viper looks great, although im not a fan of her pink hair(?) storm looks great, really owerful. Now all i need is Psylocke and Cammy and ill be so happy ill pee my pants
  • Darkhawk - December 10, 2010 6:47 a.m.

    More importantly, did anyone else take a gander at that Ghosts 'n Goblins background? Looks awesome, brings back memories, and further proof we need a next-gen GnG!
  • PorkedRice - December 10, 2010 4 a.m.

    C. Viper's focus attack was so broken in that video, haha. But anyways, I think Viper is a pretty decent character for MvC3. Even though she wasn't really popular in SF4. They added her into MvC probably because of her tools that she uses, like the lightning knuckles, flame kicks, and superjump. With those, they're able to have her combos and moves flow together and keep her style intact. I wonder if she'll be easier to use than in SF4.
  • J-spit - December 10, 2010 3:41 a.m.

    So they made C.Viper's tits bigger. What's up with that?
  • ThatGuyFromTV - December 10, 2010 3:18 a.m.

    Is C viper supposed to have the screen go fuzzy like that with her supers? It's really disorienting.
  • Robusken - December 10, 2010 1:35 a.m.

    Somewhat expected I suppose.
  • NappyAfro - December 10, 2010 12:21 a.m.

    Never liked C.Viper in SFIV. Not gonna like here here anyway, but I at least hope her character model maintains her look from the art. And I'm loving Storms costume change.
  • Personamanxx - December 9, 2010 11:55 p.m.

    Storm's not a bad addition but I was kind of hoping for more obscure Marvel characters.
  • NathanXplosion - December 9, 2010 11:48 p.m.

    Viper looks more at home in this game then she does in SF4, I might actually use her now. I wonder if Storm and Magneto will be the god tier characters they were in MvC2.
  • RazorRaptor9 - December 9, 2010 11:43 p.m.

    I remember playing as Storm on Marvel Ultimate Alliance... Ahhh, the good old days, with just you, the Xbox and a kick-ass squad of super-heroes.
  • lovinmyps3 - December 9, 2010 11:38 p.m.

    I feel like someone like Juri would have been a better addition than Viper. I still like Viper, but I feel like Juri is a much more interesting character.

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