Some of you may remember that in my review for Marvel vs Capcom 3 earlier this year, I made mention that I felt the game was rushed and ill conceived. Then, just this past week, an Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 rumor from The Quarter Bin surfaced and was discussed in our most recent Mashcast. The scuttlebutt was that a potential re-release of Marvel vs Capcom 3 was due to be announced close to the San Diego Comic Con this Saturday. Well, if you felt burned by chucking away $60 – $70 for Marvel vs Capcom 3, Capcom hopes that you’ll still consider their official announcement of Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 as a plea to open up your wallets once more; this time, for an improved experience as well as an “Epic Rematch”.
Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 has an announced price of $39.99 and the press release makes no mention of if there is going to be a purchasable downloadable update option similar to the one for Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition. Capcom says there are vast improvements, Spectator Mode, 8 new stages, and 12 new characters. Strider, Firebrand, Ghost Rider, and Hawkeye are the first new fighters revealed. More characters will be shown off in teasers in the coming months before release – much like what was done for the first edition of the game. Personally, I hope that buyers of the “Special Edition” of Marvel vs Capcom 3 get some concession, as they probably felt the most burned from the disappointment of the game’s release, as opposed to players who opted for the standard edition. No release date has been announced at this time, but we do have some fresh images and the full press release here for your enjoyment.
CAPCOM®, MARVEL ENTERTAINMENT PREPARE FOR EPIC REMATCH IN ULTIMATE MARVEL® VS. CAPCOM 3®
SAN DIEGO, Calif. — July 20, 2011 — Capcom®, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, and Marvel Entertainment today announced that Ultimate Marvel® vs. Capcom® 3 is in development for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft®. Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 will take the epic battle to all new heights with new iconic characters from the Marvel and Capcom universes, a refined fighting system, eight new stages and new modes when it releases this November for the low MSRP of $39.99.
The highly acclaimed fighting game adds 12 new legends to the robust Marvel vs. Capcom 3 roster, bringing the total overall roster of characters up to 50. The first new characters revealed for Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 include much-requested Capcom character Strider who slashes his way into the fray along with Ghost ‘n Goblins™ villain Firebrand. On the Marvel side, Ghost Rider will finally exercise his vengeance and Hawkeye will pick apart foes. More characters will be revealed in the coming months.
In addition to characters, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 features a host of enhancements and new features to improve the game’s balance and online functionality. One of the biggest additions to Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 is the fan-requested Spectator Mode, which allows fighters to watch live online matches together. With multiple improvements and 12 new characters, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 brings home the ultimate fighting experience for newcomers and pros alike.
About Marvel Entertainment
Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit www.marvel.com.
Capcom is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment for game consoles, PCs, handheld and wireless devices. Founded in 1983, the company has created hundreds of games, including best-selling franchises Resident Evil®, Street Fighter®, Mega Man® and Devil May Cry®. Capcom maintains operations in the U.S., U.K., France, Germany, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Korea, with corporate headquarters located in Osaka, Japan. More information about Capcom and its products can be found at www.capcom.com or www.capcom-unity.com.
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