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Analysis of New 'Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3' Footage

Watch Dr. Strange Duke It Out With Nemesis as part of the new line-up.

I was at Comic-Con when news broke/leaked regarding the dozen new fighters who’ll be included in ULTIMATE MARVEL VS. CAPCOM 3, so I haven’t had the opportunity to comment on any of it here yet. All of you maniacs have, of course, seen evidence of how I simply dominate at MVC3, so you can be sure I’ve got an opinion about all of this. Luckily, our comrades at Giant Bomb have gotten their hands on the newest gameplay footage, which shows Dr. Strange and RESIDENT EVIL’s monstrous Nemesis settling their disputes through the means of hyper combos and aerial assists - - so I've got an opportunity to comment, at last.

Actually, I got to play UMVC3 a couple times while I was at Comic-Con and I found the changes in gameplay to be pretty rad. I’ve been long-questioning why Strider wasn’t brought back and, now that he’s returned, he’s a combo-tastic as ever. Ghost Rider played like Capcom’s translation of MORTAL KOMBAT’s Scorpion (which is a good thing) and Hawkeye felt like he was all about technique, since there’s quite a small-but-significant variety in his trick arrows. Firebrand didn’t make much of an impression on me, but I never really played GHOULS ‘N GHOSTS anyway.

== TEASER ==

Anyway, judging by the video above, Strange and Nemesis look like they’ll be respective mirrors of Dormammu and the three RESIDENT EVIL fighters who’re already in the game. Dormammu’s actually quite hard to master with all his calculating spell attacks (even more technical than Hawkeye) so I imagine Strange will similarily be the “thinking man’s fighter" in this upgrade.

In respect to the rest of the line-up, I’d say it’s an interesting mix of Capcom giving gamers what they want and also giving them what they (maybe) don’t know they want yet. The continued absence of Captain Commando is perplexing, seeing as how he was one of the most popular fighters in the previous games and, along with Viewtiful Joe, he’s one of the only Capcom characters who’s an actual superhero. Including Phoenix Wright and Frank West certainly answers fans' demand, but it does continue the odd tendency to include “plain clothes” fighters in this who look oddly mundane next to the colorful Marvel characters. It’s even more noticeable when Hawkeye, Strange and Iron Fist have all been presented in their retro duds instead of sleeker modern redesigns like Nova’s. I might've preferred Noh-Varr over Rocket Raccoon, but the little critter's still a delightfully inspired choice.

There, I've said my piece. Now, let's go for broke!

Tom Pinchuk’s the writer of HYBRID BASTARDS! & UNIMAGINABLE. Order them on Amazon here & here. Follow him on Twitter: @tompinchuk

32 Comments
Posted by cattlebattle

I'm just happy Strider is in there, after all the years I spent beating ass with the character, you can imagine my disappointment when he wasn't included....but that mistake has been rectified

Posted by Burnstar1230

I can understand why C.Commando isn't in the game when C. Viper is in it.  As long as I got my Strider back, I'll be satisfied.

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

The RIder saved team Marvel's bacon 

Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt

For once i dont give a rats ass about what angry joe says im glad i pre-ordered this game. I wonder what the hidden bonus for people who had the first one will be......i guess ill have to wait and find out. 
 
 
prepare for the overwhelming negativity

Edited by Jordanstine

I'm still waiting for news about Psylocke and Hayato to be future DLC.
 
Was also hoping for a Spider-Woman DLC for this DREAM match-up but sigh...
 

Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt

can anyone identify the good doc's voice ? i want to say its the same guy from the movie but im not sure yet

Posted by harleyquinnhawkgirl

they need more female characters damn it!
Posted by Primmaster64

Waiting for Vergil footage.

Posted by CrimsonTempest
@Avenging-X-Bolt said:
For once i dont give a rats ass about what angry joe says im glad i pre-ordered this game. I wonder what the hidden bonus for people who had the first one will be......i guess ill have to wait and find out.   prepare for the overwhelming negativity
Have fun shelling $40 for another unfinished game.
Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt
@Primmaster64 said:
Waiting for Vergil footage.
we probably wont get it till next month at the soonest : (
Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt
@CrimsonTempest said:
@Avenging-X-Bolt said:
For once i dont give a rats ass about what angry joe says im glad i pre-ordered this game. I wonder what the hidden bonus for people who had the first one will be......i guess ill have to wait and find out.   prepare for the overwhelming negativity
Have fun shelling $40 for another unfinished game.
i will thanks. it traded in Green Lantern for it so no matter how much it sucks itll still be an upgrade
Edited by ragdollpurps
@Jordanstine said:

I'm still waiting for news about Psylocke and Hayato to be future DLC.
 
Was also hoping for a Spider-Woman DLC for this DREAM match-up but sigh...
 

If Psylocke doesn't make a return I will be sad, along with everyone who gets down with MSP.  I can see Spider-Woman being a fun play but they should use Black Widow with the Avengers movie nearing. 
Posted by Primmaster64
@Avenging-X-Bolt said:
@Primmaster64 said:
Waiting for Vergil footage.
we probably wont get it till next month at the soonest : (
WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY
Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt
@Primmaster64 said:
@Avenging-X-Bolt said:
@Primmaster64 said:
Waiting for Vergil footage.
we probably wont get it till next month at the soonest : (
WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY
it looks like they're releasing vids once each month before the release
Posted by craigbo180

We're in for a wild ride.

Posted by JonesDeini

Pffff....schyeah, Capcom can go Fu#@ themselves with an AIDS infected phallus.  

Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt
@JonesDeini said:
Pffff....schyeah, Capcom can go Fu#@ themselves with an AIDS infected phallus.  
..........wow. thats um....im not sure how to describe that......vivid maybe?
Posted by JonesDeini
@Avenging-X-Bolt said:
@JonesDeini said:
Pffff....schyeah, Capcom can go Fu#@ themselves with an AIDS infected phallus.  
..........wow. thats um....im not sure how to describe that......vivid maybe?
The longtime fans and supporters of Capcom are Cartman  
  
  
Back in the good ol' days when games had to be developed from the ground up to make additions it was (Barely) tolerable to pay for SSFIITurboChampionshipBasedGod edition. Now  a days that's damned no, no. I'm not buying anymore Capcom fighters at launch anymore. I'll be waiting for two years from the release date for the final, final, final version Capcom X Tekken (if I don't already buy Tekken X Capcom). I like getting my money's worth and with MVC3 I was HUGELY let down. These new additions do nothing to appeal to the serious tournament gamer in me. Especially for $40. That's $40 bucks I can spend of something more valuable...like groceries or bills or comics. 
Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt
@JonesDeini said:
@Avenging-X-Bolt said:
@JonesDeini said:
Pffff....schyeah, Capcom can go Fu#@ themselves with an AIDS infected phallus.  
..........wow. thats um....im not sure how to describe that......vivid maybe?
The longtime fans and supporters of Capcom are Cartman  
  
  Back in the good ol' days when games had to be developed from the ground up to make additions it was (Barely) tolerable to pay for SSFIITurboChampionshipBasedGod edition. Now  a days that's damned no, no. I'm not buying anymore Capcom fighters at launch anymore. I'll be waiting for two years from the release date for the final, final, final version Capcom X Tekken (if I don't already buy Tekken X Capcom). I like getting my money's worth and with MVC3 I was HUGELY let down. These new additions do nothing to appeal to the serious tournament gamer in me. Especially for $40. That's $40 bucks I can spend of something more valuable...like groceries or bills or comics. 
cant says i blame ya dude. im a REALLY casual gamer (hell, i think besides mvc2 i don't think i've ever bought a Capcom game before) plus the original game was a gift so i don't really have anything to be pissed about but i can totally understand why hardcore dudes like you  would be pissed off.
Posted by maxicere

I love HAWKEYE!!!!!

Posted by Danial79

I'm just chuffed that Doctor Strange has made an appearance after all this time :)

Posted by ARMIV2

Nemesis...yeeeeeeeesssss....!!!

Posted by sesquipedalophobe

They look like 616 characters to me.

Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt
@sesquipedalophobe said:
They look like 616 characters to me.
........um yeah why wouldn't they?
Edited by sesquipedalophobe
@Avenging-X-Bolt said:

@sesquipedalophobe said:

They look like 616 characters to me.

........um yeah why wouldn't they?
Oh, then the Ultimate title is a misnomer. It's only a matter of time that they introduce algebra in the titles when they run out of ideas.
Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt
@sesquipedalophobe said:
@Avenging-X-Bolt said:

@sesquipedalophobe said:

They look like 616 characters to me.

........um yeah why wouldn't they?
Oh, then the Ultimate title is a misnomer. It's only a matter of time that they introduce algebra in the titles when they run out of ideas.
oh is see lol. the ultimate is only to imply how awesome its supposed to be
Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

That looks AWESOME.  My how the side scroll duke 'em up game has evolved :)

Posted by Bestostero

Why no Cyclops!?

Posted by sesquipedalophobe
@Avenging-X-Bolt: It does look pretty good. Doctor Strange for the win.
Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt
@xhavoc86 said:
Why no Cyclops!?
there avoiding putting anymore x-men in the game, which im generally for but i could have made an exception for Scott, Rogue, Kurt, kitty, jubes, or emma
Posted by Undeadpool

Glad to see someone else noticing the severe lack of Captain Commando. Yeah, I know there was only one game...but it was an AWESOME game.

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Posted by GT-Man

SILVER SURFER! AND SOME MORE MARVEL BABES