As expected after the initial leak we told you about, Capcom has officially unveiled Ultimate Marvel Vs Capcom 3 at Comic Con 2011. However, the 12 new characters you are getting are nothing short of disappointing in our opinion.
Capcom are certainly risking the wrath of their huge worldwide fanbase by continuing to ignore popular characters such as Megaman, Ken, Venom, Daredevil and Gambit by leaving them out of the growing Marvel Vs Capcom 3 roster. Instead, UMVC3 will feature 12 characters, some of which we’re willing to bet you have never heard of in your life.
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On the Capcom side, players will get Strider, Firebrand, Vergil, Frank West, Phoenix Wright and Nemesis, while the pretty disappointing additions for Marvel are Ghost Rider, Dr Strange, Nova, Rocket Raccoon, Hawkeye and Iron Fist. We’ll give you a moment to take a deep breath and suck it all in, or head to Wikipedia and find out exactly who an earth ‘Rocket Raccoon’ is. Why Capcom is leaving out fan favorites is beyond us, unless it is part of their infamous business strategy to include it as extra paid DLC after Ultimate Vs Capcom 3 releases.
The game will be out in November, but no solid release date on PS3 or Xbox 360 yet. We guessing that a lot of you are disappointed and frustrated over the new list of characters, especially since Capcom are charging $40 for the refreshed lineup. We told you earlier on this week that NetherRealm Studios were putting Activision and Capcom to shame with regards to free DLC releases for Mortal Kombat, and we’re afraid to say that nothing has changed with the release of Ultimate Marvel Vs Capcom 3.
Capcom had a really good shot of changing gamer’s perceptions about the company, but the fact that they are leaving out characters like Megaman suggests to us that they are doing the opposite to what the fans want. Having said that, a lot of you will argue that $40 is still very good value for 12 brand new characters added to the mix, so perhaps we are being a little harsh on the company – what do you think?
For now, we’ll give you time to digest the unveiling of Ultimate Marvel Vs Capcom 3 and watch a gameplay video of Hawkeye Vs Strider that we’ve added below for you. It will be interesting to see if gamers can justify paying $40 for Rocket Raccoon and the rest, or if gamers think this is a blatent kick in the face by Capcom to their loyal fans.