Marvel Vs Capcom 3 (MvC3): Should DLC Characters be Free?

By Alan Ng - Nov 29, 2010

We have an interesting interview for you to read for those of you planning to pick up Marvel Vs Capcom 3 next year, as Capcom’s Christian Svensson has been answering a few questions on the debate surrounding extra characters via paid DLC.

The interview comes to you courtesy of EventHubs, as they had the chance to quiz Svensson on Capcom’s upcoming plans to charge extra for more characters after the game is released next Spring.

For those of you who are unaware, a debate has kicked off due to the fact that players will only receive the characers Jill Valentine (Resident Evil) and Shuma Gorath (Marvel Comics) if you purchase the special edition of the game. EventHubs were pretty blunt in expressing their annoyance over this to Svensson, and here is what he had to say in reply:

EH: ”I don’t agree with the decision to include DLC fighters in MvC3. This is just wrong”.

Svensson: ”Suffice to say, there are differing views on DLC. Everyone needs to decide whether there’s value in the offering or not and make your purchasing decisions accordingly. That’s true not just of MvC3, but of all games. As I’ve stated in prior interviews, DLC is part of the business model these days given the massive costs of production and can be the difference between a profitable product and an unprofitable product”.

As a prospective buyer of the game, do you feel hard done by that you’ll be getting your ass kicked by two characters which you won’t be able to use yourself until perhaps a month later? Capcom seem to enjoy the paid DLC-add ons, as they have followed similar trends with Street Fighter IV, and also that Versus Mode DLC unlock, which caused a storm when it was revealed to be already on the game disc.

What are your thoughts on this? Do you think it is a case of Capcom being greedy, or do you support the idea of having future players unlocked for a fee?

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  • Nicolas

    I think that DLC, especially characters should be free, or if not free, don't charge $5 for one character. It's fine if you are gonna have like 5 characters per $5 cause that's only a dollar per character but $5 for a single character. now that's just insanity.

  • Zero

    Over priced..

  • Jack Robinson

    I dont want to pay for the DLC unless i have to. its just that simple plus why would I pay for characters that probably suck in the first place.

  • Nathan

    Im alright with priced DLC. Free dlc is pretty hard to find for really good things so it seems a bit crazy to expect any less. However I do think the pricing is bit steep per character. But they have you by the short ones if you are really wanting new characters like I am.

  • eman

    Its true that we should get dlc from the moment we buy the game but I also understand thatit is a business and the object of that business is to make money. However, please don't us pay for bs dlc. Give us some characters worth our money. Don't treat customers like they have to buy your product cause we don't. Treat us like you need our money. Give us something to be excited about because the moment you start to bs your customers is the moment you start to lose business and you are in the business of making money right?

  • anon

    So you're good with paying $5-10 extra for content they ALREADY PUT IN THE DISK just to screw your wallets more? seriously? I'm all for proper DLC packages, like DAO, ME series, and a few others… ones that the devs actually did something worth justifying the price tag…

    but dlc already ON THE DISK? you FUCKING kidding me? it's their way of knocking a $60 game into an $80 one… and that's where the problem lies… look at AC2.. BioShock… that shit…

    I pirated them.. and you may say I only use this as an excuse, but I'm buying real games and getting their REAL dlc as well if they're done RIGHT. If devs screw my in the ass, then I'll pirate… as if I'll ever buy that shit anyway(and me enjoying their bullshit is a ++).

    I know many of you people wouldn't agree with me, but when this happens, I always find myself torn between supporting a company that exploits their customers or playing a game I really like. You may find it warped, but I find it agreeable, many others like me.. and if games aren't starting to be as big a rip off as a mac, I would buy a LOT more.. look at blizz, they did not abuse their premium map system in sc2 and make plenty of free mods themselves, blizz dota, auir chef.. even in WoW, with the cata upgrade(though yes, subscription, and the vanity items are a steal, but they aren't important, unlike MvC3 characters or extra levels or areas in AC2). DA, allows users to make their own mods(that's unlimited content right there) and ME gives great dlc.

    I'm GOOD with DLC
    I want to mutilate companies with on-disc DLC or day-1 DLC… they all deserve to get castrated…


    As long as we get DLC figthers for this game… I don't care! 🙂

  • josh

    my issue is that they are with holding game play on purpose. i buy games used all the time. but i often buy the dlc in order to support the industry. However, don't make me pay 60 bucks for a game that isnt quite everything they had planned for it. It means you can make a game take stuff out of it. the stick a price tag on it and call it dlc. I love dlc. but i also love it when it gives me stuff that isn't just bs. i bought the gold edditiion of resident evil 5. worth every penny. why? cause all the content was right there. a game whole and void of holes. keep making great games capcom, however stop making excuses to make us buy costumes and other shit that we should get from the get go when i a buy a NEW 60 dollar game. i thought that was the point of the cost increase in the first place.
    it is making it look like we pay the extra 10 bucks to get a game that looks closer to swisss cheese every year.

  • Owlman

    Although Capcom may be greedy, people don't understand that they've been paying for DLC already on disc for a long time already. It was first recognised through Bioshock 2, but its been happening since pretty much the begining of this gaming generation. I mean, I think even Soul Calibur had DLC on disc.
    My point is, Capcom may be greedy for many reasons, but not for on disc DLC. Everyones doing it, and in the end its not a bad thing as it means those who buy the DLC won't be alienated from those who don't buy it.

  • TheTornadoTexasav

    CAPCOM just isn't greedy, there also full of themselves. SF4 was garbage, even if gamers won't admit it, they know it was the worst SF ever released. Then CAPCOM had the nerve to release SSF4 and charge you for DLC, I was really pissed. CAPCOM has a lot of nerves pulling these kinds of stunts. Had I played a demo of SF4, I never would have purchased the complete version. CAPCOM isn't stupid, they know exactly what they're doing and it's costing us the gamers big time. Further more SF4 had the worst graphics I've ever seen period, thought I was playing SF4 for the Wii.

  • Capcom Fan & Hater

    Capcom is one of the greediest copperations out there… they are only lucky that their games are so popular… if not they wouldnt event dare to be doing any of this paid DLC crap!!!