In light of yesterday’s rumor mill post, I would like to ask our readers out there (be you fans or not of fighting games) is Marvel vs Capcom 3 essentially dead on arrival? There are some games that have come to the market basically doomed from the start, but there are also games with killer marketing hype with perceived bad public reception on deployment too. There are rumors of potentially bad worldwide sales numbers for both the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 consoles in addition to PC being left out as a platform. Add in the fact that the few updates for MvC3 were minor game play fixes that broke some cheap infinite combos, added Event and Shadow Battles, and added the unlocks for Jill & Shuma Gorath; yet somehow, the game does NOT have a Spectator Mode when you’re waiting inside a multiplayer lobby. Even with these patches, there are still some combos and exploits that are game breaking, like Zero in his Sogenmu (Shadow Clone) Hyper Combo mode then hitting an opponent with a Snap Back basically breaking a match. Also if the truth is confirmed that the game is abandoned, will we ever find out who the remaining 2 characters are on the character select screen (as there are 2 slots remaining)?
How do you all feel about the possibility that Capcom may have already orphaned MvC3 for their massive Street Fighter x Tekken and Tekken x Street Fighter project or just being abandoned from rumored “poor” sales despite an aggressive advertising campaign?
If you have moved on from MvC3, which games have you gone back to or have been waiting to come out? There is Arcana Heart 3 hitting out on April 19th, Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition (DLC) goes live June 7th, Skullgirls this summer, and Street Fighter III: Third Strike – Online Edition somewhere in the future as far as new releases go. For those who like nostalgia and some of the more recent games… There’s Guilty Gear XX Accent Core (Plus), Fate/Unlimited: Codes, the Tekken series, the Soul Blade/Caliber series, the BlazBlue series, Marvel vs Capcom 2, Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix, and (of course) vanilla/Super Street Fighter IV… Not to mention tons more if you really want to go back in time.
For me, I have been recently playing some social matches with friends in-person and online in Super Street Fighter IV, BlazBlue: Continuum Shift, and some Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus as Marvel vs Capcom 3 just soured me horridly. I am definitely looking forward to Arcana Heart 3 coming out next Tuesday (4/19) to the North American PlayStation Network market, as I have been excited for Arcana Heart 3 since the Japanese home release back on January 13, 2011. I will be waiting patiently for Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition (DLC), Skullgirls , and Street Fighter III: Third Strike – Online Edition as those look like games that are up my alley as far as fighting games go. I don’t fault anyone who’s just gone back to Marvel vs Capcom 2 either, because that’s still a classical piece of fighting game history even if it wasn’t perfect.
Comment and let us know how you feel about the possible abandonment that looms over Marvel vs Capcom 3! If you’ve gone to other fighting games, tell us why. Which fighting games are you waiting for that are in the horizon?