This leaked Marvel vs Capcom 3 character roster is probably bunk, is missing Galactus

As is Capcom tradition, new characters for their fighting games are revealed through an agonizingly slow trickle process. We get that it’s a surefire way to build hype for games that can be a year (or more) away from release, but when you’re waiting for a sequel to a game released a friggin’ decade ago, “aintsy” is just one of the words to describe it.

Above: Do you see Mr. Fantastic in there?

So we guess it’s natural for those impatient fans to take it upon themselves and “leak” their own dream character rosters onto the internet. Take this one found on French gaming site PS3Gen (translated by comics website Newsarama):

Spider-Man, Hulk, Wolverine, Mr. Fantastic, Captain America, Iron Man, War Machine, Elektra, Thor, X-23, Magneto, Dr. Doom, Shuma-Gorath, Emma Frost, Deadpool, Super Skrull, Taskmaster, Juggernaut, She Hulk

Ryu, Mike Haggar, Frank West, Chuck, Spencer (Bionic Commando), Dante, Chris Redfield, Morrigan, Arthur, Amaterasu, Albert Wesker, Zero, Chun-Li, Viewtiful Joe, Trish, Tron Bonne, Hsien-Ko, Akuma, Felicia

Yes, you probably also think that this is bogus based your own “insert charater x, PLZZZ!” reaction, but sharp-eyed commenters at Newsarama quickly pointed out that at the San Diego Comic-Con last weekend, it was revealed that Capcom was to avoid using the main cast of the Fantastic 4 at Marvel’s request, making Mr. Fantastic’s appearance on the list a little suspect.

While there certainly have been legit character rosters for fighting games that have leaked prior to their release, and we’re fine with eating our words if this one turns out to be true, this list looks a little, um, sketchy.

Get it? Comics! Sketchy! Comedy gold!

Jul 29, 2010

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  • wharcraff - July 31, 2010 12:06 p.m.

    This List looks bogus based on the inclusion of characters that have been in ,previous statements, ruled out. But some on this list would be really appreciated for sure. I can see it now, down the road we'll be getting the equivalent of booster pack DLCs to supplement the games release date roster(4 from marvel,4 from capcom) ever so often. At least until the roster becomes too bloated. reCAPTCHA : "decentest intuition"
  • Wolverine08 - July 30, 2010 2:48 p.m.

    mr fantastic has to be one of the dullest marvel characters IMO, so here's a list of characters I'd put in the game from Marvel, that haven't been announced yet. Zombie Deadpool's Head (or headpool) Fantomex Ghost Rider Punisher Silver Surfer Carnage Green Goblin Sabretooth Omega Red I'm sure there's more you guys can suggest
  • jarellejones - July 30, 2010 1:42 p.m.

    100% FAKE! Zero's a good character but why X wasn't included???
  • mightyboosh - July 30, 2010 10:55 a.m.

    Carnage would be awesome! Spidy, venom and carnage for my team please!
  • SwampRock - July 30, 2010 10:14 a.m.

  • Psylockerules - July 30, 2010 10:01 a.m.

    NEMISIS? zack&wiki? STAR galdiator? Rival schools? Powerstone? wheres the love?
  • Psylockerules - July 30, 2010 9:57 a.m.

    i do hope its bogus, with some great choices on there (wesker/emma frost) im shocked that Psylocke and Venom arnt on there they are both VERY popular. also why no Male Darkstalkers?
  • BlackElement17 - July 30, 2010 7:02 a.m.

    Zero was already in Tatsinoku vs Capcom, I would prefer X.
  • 510BrotherPanda - July 30, 2010 2:45 a.m.

    Brett already said they wouldn't need any of the Fantastic 4 because Super Skrull copies all their powers.
  • epicdominican91 - July 30, 2010 2:31 a.m.

    MvC3 needs Jin and Hayato!! reCAPTCHA: likes biologist. sez hu!?!?!?
  • Silvermech - July 30, 2010 2:22 a.m.

    Man, even though some awesome characters wont be there, playing as Amaterasu would make that game for me.
  • oneshotfinch - July 30, 2010 1:48 a.m.

    Fairly terrible list besides the prospect of Spencer from Bionic Commando in there.
  • Honkie - July 30, 2010 12:47 a.m.

    This list is terrible and old, why even put it on here? @_@ Emma and fantastic have already been confirmed to not be in the game.
  • Phazon117 - July 30, 2010 12:34 a.m.

    Looks like user ELpork and I are the only ones who want fuckin' Nemesis in MvC3.
  • Engage183 - July 30, 2010 12:30 a.m.

    You can't leave out Venom arguably one of the most badass marvel villains ever...
  • NeoKef - July 30, 2010 12:22 a.m.

    Theres no way that Capcom would put Zero (hopefully from the 'X' series and not 'Zero' series) but not a Megaman (orignal, X, Battle Network, Legends, ect.) It doesn't make sense.
  • RamenDragon - July 30, 2010 12:20 a.m.

    Impossible. Would they really make one without Mega Man or Spiderman? I just can't see it happening. And Mr. Fantastic would be useless with Super Skrull already there.
  • hagenbombel - July 30, 2010 12:11 a.m.

    oh snap, i really hoped they would put roland deschain in it. not really, but a man can dream.
  • EricBratcher - July 30, 2010 12:10 a.m.

    I swear to God, if this roster was true and we ended up with Taskmaster but not Venom and Wesker but not Mega Man, I would save up my money, fly to Japan, and kill Capcom. Or get drunk and cry. One of those two things, for sure.
  • JackSchitt - July 30, 2010 12:08 a.m.

    The list is obviously bogus IMO, despite capcoms ability to let everything be leaked (SFxTekken?!). In anyway hasn't Emma Frost already been ruled out?

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