World's biggest fighting game tourney will host a playable build of MVC3, gold joysticks

Elite fighting game site has just announced that a publicly playable build of Marvel vs. Capcom 3 will make an appearance at this year's biggest fighting tournament, EVO 2010. There’s a good chance this will be the same build Capcom showed off at E3, with the difference being the game now faces a much more intense wave of scrutiny from the fighting game obsessed. Will the die hards declare MVC3 So Pringles? Or will they leave salty, lamenting the dearth of curly mustaches? 

Above: Mess with the catgirl, get the claws

While there’s no word on how many units they’ll have set up for EVO attendees, there almost certainly won’t be enough for all the rabid fighting fans, so plan to stand in line.

The article also mentions that the top 8 finishers at EVO will receive ultra limited edition “golden” Mad Catz Fightsticks designed exclusively for the tournament. We suspect Justin Wong and Diego Umehara have already cleared some space on their shelves.

Above: Nothing says "refined class" like a huge gold joystick

The pic looks like a mock up, but these things certainly aren’t solid gold; of course if they were I imagine you’d lose circulation to your legs. The $20,000 SSFIV EVO prize pot on the other hand, is 100% golden.  

Jun 24, 2010


  • greenjoker - June 25, 2010 10:29 a.m.

    i will be there at evo as i do every year...getting those golden joysticks would be like getting a golden ticket.
  • ventanger - June 25, 2010 4:58 a.m.

    Team Daigo!
  • Tenfey - June 25, 2010 3:30 a.m.

    I'd walk the line for that fightpad, cause that shit be Johnny Cash.
  • mEgAzD - June 25, 2010 2:58 a.m.

    @GamesRadarBrettElston: In the end, I don't think the vets liking the game or not will matter. A lot of people who played older SF games didn't like SF4 either but they still played it.
  • GamesRadarBrettElston - June 25, 2010 2:40 a.m.

    The thing about the MvC3 haters is... they've either never played it, or even if they were at E3, they sampled a handful of characters in an unfinished game. Not quite time to damn the thing. I understand their points to a degree though, and the TvC similarities aren't likely to disappear.
  • GamesRadarTylerNagata - June 25, 2010 2:34 a.m.

    I've got to agree with Mike about the TE stick. It's totally worth it if you are a super SF fan.
  • Evil_AppleJuice - June 25, 2010 1:54 a.m.

    oh god. the controller is Mad Catz. That means many of the contestants who blame their loss on the controller will be right.
  • mEgAzD - June 25, 2010 1:50 a.m.

    By the looks of things, Capcom has set a bomb to explode at Evo. The vets at Shoryuken don't seem to thrilled with MVC3 at the moment. I do hope Capcom changes the game a bit though since it's looking a bit like TvC2.
  • GamesRadarMichaelGrimm - June 25, 2010 12:30 a.m.

    I'm a fanboy, but the madcatz TE stick is pretty ace, even though there is a learning curve to getting used to a stick. Amazon has the TE on sale for $99.99 with free shipping every other month or so, keep an eye out for that.
  • Cyberninja - June 25, 2010 12:26 a.m.

    i wish someone i knew had a fightstick so i try one out and i think capcom will throw in some new stuff for the mvc3 demo

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