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

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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