Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3: New characters roster list is disappointing

By Alan Ng - Jul 21, 2011

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.

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.

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  • Darkshadow

    just add gambit for dlc cuz most people want him in the game out of all the x-men i think he deserves a chance in umvc3 soo yea please marvel put him in look people went and said we want strider and we got him and most people were like oh great only the pure fans of strider were happy the rest were like wat ever soo put gambit in the game he would make a very good charecter in this game 

  • Anonymous

    i like gambit put him bacck !!!! pls i beg u pls pls pls pls

  • Anonymous

    gambit !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo dont kick out gambit pls nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo i liked him still i was a baby

  • Anonymous

    i dont know who you are Alan..but youre a complete moron :]

    just because you dont like the characters capcom added to the line up doesnt mean everybody taht are REAL fans of the Vs series arnt fine with it..

    and your ignorance doesnt justify why these characters dont belong in the dam game..Capcom’s line up is Great.. MegaMan or not~ and as for Marvel, guess what..if you knew AT ALL what youre talking about you wouldnt even attack capcom for marvels selection.. why? because Marvel wanted these characters..NOT capcom..

    an ya know what? all of the characters listed are badass in their comics… so instead of bashing shtt u know nothing about why not school yoself, duphis

  • Nada Nuff

    Glad Ken, MegaMan, Ken and Venom are out.  Gambit is not only my favorite superhero, but he was one of my mains in every game he was featured in…yet I’m still sorta glad he’s out.  The series can’t feel fresh is you don’t mix it up by adding in fresh characters, like Daredevil (really wanted him, too).  Rocket Racoon is a headscratcher, and a few others are just weird, but overall it’s not bad.

  • I will buy it. I am still wishing it was available as DLC for less $.