Marvel Vs Capcom 3: New DLC needed to compete with Mortal Kombat

While all the talk at the moment seems to be about NetherRealm Studios and the fantastic job they have done with rebooting the Mortal Kombat franchise, the other 2011 fighting game that everyone seems to have forgotten about is Marvel Vs Capcom 3.

It has been a while since gamers had any new DLC for Marvel Vs Capcom 3 to enjoy, so what has happened? It seems like a wrong stance for Capcom to take with the game, especially with the release of Mortal Kombat now fresh in everyone’s minds.

Marvel Vs Capcom 3 was very popular around the time of it’s release, but things have definitely died down since then and we’re interested to know how many of you still play the game now ahead of Mortal Kombat which is arguably the better game. We won’t go into that debate since it’s obviously a matter of opinion, but we do have to say that NetherRealm Studios seem far more active than Capcom in terms of DLC releases, plus you have to take into consideration the constant updates on the game that MK co-creator Ed Boon is offering to fans via his Twitter account everyday.

With this in mind, we want to know what DLC is needed for Marvel Vs Capcom 3 in order for it to return to the limelight throughout the rest of the year. MvC3 Vs MK9 was meant to be one of the highly anticipated showdowns of 2011, but it looks to us like it’s a one horse race at the moment with Mortal Kombat definitely miles ahead of Capcom’s game.

What characters or add-on content would you like to see added to the game? It’s pretty disappointing that the only downloadable characters for the game so far have been Jill Valentine and Shuma Gorath. Capcom could have made things much more exciting for owners if they had gone down the route of releasing one new character per month for example – but it hasn’t happened. Is it a case of laziness, or are they just biding their time with the current crop of characters?

We would have liked to see more characters for sure – Venom, Daredevil, Charlie and Bison are a few of my picks but I’m sure you have better ideas. Players would rush to buy them at say $3-5 a pop and the more important factor here is that these DLC releases would help to keep the game nice and fresh, and competitive with Mortal Kombat. Instead Capcom has decided to sit back and let the game stagnate for a while, and we think this is the wrong move from a gamers perspective.

What are your thoughts on this? Any die-hard MvC3 players in the house agree with us that DLC releases should be more consistent for the game? It will be interesting to see what happens at ComicCon, as a update for the game is almost certain to happen during the event.

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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Im absolutely pissed that I haven’t seen or heard anything from Capcom besides Jill and Shuma.  That is if you don’t count the shadow battles or events, which I’m not. I personally want to see more characters and costumes. That is going to lengthen this games lifespan. I am sadly enjoying mortal kombat more than mvc3 because of this.

The characters I want to see if they ever release new dlc, are Frank West, Gambit, Carnage, Phoenix Wright, Leon Kennedy, Guile, Iron Fist, Cammy. and I can’t think of any more, so I’ll stop lol.

Michael Balch

Mortal Kombat crushes MvC3. Was this REALLY a surprise to ANYONE? It’s amazing to me that Street Fighter’s survived as long as it has. Capcom’s fighting series’ suck, plain and simple. Street Fighter and MvC are basically for children.

Nabil Mehari

To be fair, Capcom has to get everything they do approved by Marvel, not to mention the fact the team was hit hard by the disaster in Japan. MK9 has it easier since they’re a western company that’s doing their own thing.

Nabil Mehari

To be fair, Capcom has to get everything they do approved by Marvel, not to mention the fact the team was hit hard by the disaster in Japan. MK9 has it easier since they’re a western company that’s doing their own thing.


They do not need to be focusing on any new releases as far as a “Super MvC3”. I don’t see the logic behind hyping gamers up about a game that was far awaited to play (over 10 years). Giving us this story of all the DLC that will be coming after its release which most gamers care more for “characters” not stages, especially when MvC 2 had a very deep roster. Capcom basically lead us to believe that they would be on top of DLC’s yet to release the game with characters no one really was looking for. When you… Read more »

Darkly Dreaming DeAngelis

i agree but they are prob saving for their super mvc 3 release i just hope it isnt mega man ( anyversion) or pheonix wright 

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