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?