Galactus may not be Jack Kirby and Stan Lee’s most important gift to comics when compared to Iron Man, Captain America, the X-Men, Avengers, or Fantastic Four, but he’s still a pretty big deal, and the kind of cosmic threat worthy of being a game’s final boss. Obviously playing as him in a normal match would break the game, but we still yearn to feel a fraction of his humungous power, and Capcom is finally going to give us a taste. This weekend Capcom confirmed a new playable Galactus mode is in Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 along with Galactus-centric, post-launch free DLC.

Above: Capcom also released an extended CG trailer for the title

During a panel at last weekend’s New York Comic Con, Capcom revealed Galactus would be playable in his "own little mode" where you’ll feel a small amount of the world eater’s power while beating on Earth’s mightiest heroes. No more info was given on the mode, but the game comes out in less than a month, so we’ll know more soon.

What we do know is that the game is far from dead after that November 15launch, as Capcom also detailed the first DLC for the update. Heroes and Heralds will be a free downloadable mode that focuses on customizing your team of heroes with different abilities cards and choosing teams of fighters to face off against each other, either defending Earth or working to conquer it as one of Galactus’ devoted heralds. The heralds are alternate versions of characters given the shiny makeover that comes with joining a pantheon that includes Silver Surfer and Firelord. As you can see n the below trailer, there’s a myriad of ways you can customize your team in either single or multiplayer bouts within the mode.

No date was given other than ‘post-launch,” so just as Galactus hungers eternally, so too will we hunger for new details. That wordplay isn’t too much of a stretch, right?

Oct 17, 2011


  • veryweirdguy - October 17, 2011 12:53 p.m.

    AWESOMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMME. This cements this as a day one purchase for me.
  • bigwill1221 - October 17, 2011 1:23 p.m.

    Just hope there is no more versions of this game/dlc characters...
  • Pwnz0r3d - October 17, 2011 2:26 p.m.

    I saw Anti-Venom in there.... is he a playable character?
  • sjneow - October 17, 2011 5:37 p.m.

    wait is that parry in Chun Li VS Ryu at the end? Is this a new mechanic in UMVC3 or it already exist in MVC3?
  • BladedFalcon - October 17, 2011 10:05 p.m.

    Hah! I loved that last shout out at the end, clearly mirroring the awesome EVO moment between Justing Wong and Daigo! XD
  • IceBlueKirby - October 18, 2011 3:36 p.m.

    Looks awesome, but this better be the last version of MvC3. No super deluxe mega hyper arcade edition turbo championship edition, k Capcom?

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