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Comic Con 2011 Shocker: Ultimate Marvel Vs Capcom 3 – DLC Greed or fair deal

We have some exciting rumors to share with you now, especially if you are a Marvel Vs Capcom 3 fan. With Comic Con 2011 just around the corner, there is talk of a brand new game on the way, titled ‘Ultimate’ Marvel Vs Capcom 3.

At the start of last week, we wrote a piece suggesting that Capcom really needed to step it up in terms of DLC releases for MvC3 if they wanted to compete with Mortal Kombat, which we believe is the better game right now.

Well, it looks like Capcom has answered that straight away, although this is meant to be a secret to be announced during Comic Con which kicks off from July 21 to July 24th at the San Diego Convention Center in America. Inside information obtained over at TheQuarterBin has revealed that Capcom has plans to release another version of MvC3, an Ultimate edition which apparently adds 12 new characters into the mix and will be available to pick up for a discounted price. This will bring the total player count to 50 and finally bring the DLC characters that gamers have been begging for, although we don’t know who they’ll be yet.

The news definitely isn’t surprising to us, and shouldn’t be for you either since the company has done the same with Street Fighter IV, following up with Super Street Fighter IV and even bringing another version out called Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition. While it’s fantastic news that new DLC characters are on the way for the game, many of you will be unhappy that Capcom is once again trying to milk out more money from gamers for new characters, some of which were arguably on the disc already.

You remember the rumors about Frank West and Doctor Octopus don’t you? To refresh your memory, files for both characters were apparently hidden on the current Marvel Vs Capcom 3 disc, leading to suggestions that Capcom were once again up to their old tricks in hiding content on the disc, only to release it as paid-DLC further down the line just like they did with Resident Evil 5.

Marvel Vs Capcom 3 may not be to everyone’s liking, but it’s still a pretty enjoyable game – we just wish Capcom would change their stance on releasing DLC, as their current format is only going to create more bad blood and if there’s something to be learnt in the gaming industry, it’s never get on the bad side of your core fanbase.

If Capcom price this the same as Super Street Fighter IV, it means that Ultimate Marvel Vs Capcom 3 will come in at $40. We know that it may come with 12 new characters, but what else will Capcom be adding on the separate disc? If you are a current owner of Marvel Vs Capcom 3, we’d love to hear your thoughts on this. Are you happy to pay another $40 for the new characters, or do you think Capcom are taking things too far this time.

It’s a catch 22 situation both from the gamers perspective and also Capcom’s perspective, so it’s a tough one to call really. We will let you know if this Ultimate Edition is confirmed as soon as we get more details.

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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