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Rocket Raccoon & Dead Rising's Frank West Kick Major Tail In New Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 Clips

"That's for letting them mess up Raccoon City, you wanker!"

"That's for letting them mess up Raccoon City, you wanker!" Perfect meta smack talk, there.

You know what the addition of two more characters to the ULTIMATE MARVEL VS. CAPCOM 3 roster really means, right? I’ll have two more ways to stomp all challengers, just like I did at C2E2.

Honestly, I was skeptical about these particular additions to the UMVC3 stable. If you already thought it was a little… incongruous to have so many plainclothes Capcom characters pitted against such colorful Marvel icons (leading to fundamentally lop-sided bouts of “The Dread Sorcerer Dormammu vs. Chris,”) Frank West would seem like an even plainer addition. And then, Rocket Raccoon is such a goofy character and… and… fighting games are serious business, damn it!

Then I watched these clips...

== TEASER ==

Consider me properly shut up, now.

New clips of these fighters in action were released over the weekend and they prove that Frank’s got more color to his attacks than even some of the most over-the-top names on the roster. It's interesting to see how his shopping cart of weapons has been worked into the specials and combos, since Capcom reportedly had a lot of trouble figuring out how to integrate them into this game's mechanics.

Also, these clips show that RR’s a walking punch line who packs some serious punch. I can’t decide if his arsenal of nasty booby traps or his cantankerous British accent won me over, but I’m definitely going to add the little scrapper to my dream team.

And one last thing - - fans of this UMVC3 combatant Phoenix Wright might be very interested in the footage of his live action movie that's just popped up.

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Edited by SpidermanWins

Lol I didn't know about him all that much but I just love Rocket Raccoon now. Rocket Raccoon needs his own movie. =) It'd be rated R with super intense action and bloody violence. Action film of the year goes to Rocket Raccoon: The Ultimate Intergalactic Badass. The Guardians of the Galaxy are nothing without him.

Posted by longbowhunter

I actually thought about dressing up as Groot this year for Halloween and making my cat come along as Rocket Racoon.

Posted by DMC

Yeah I heard these videos were dropping today and I couldn't wait to get out of work.

I was confident Capcom would do right by RR (with Marvel looking over their shoulder) but man this lil' dude's killer. I can hear them complaining about his log trap now, especially if it's available as an assist.

Not sure if he'll be on any of my teams thought, I usually pick simple/straight forward characters. We'll see.

Posted by CODYSF

Wow MVC3 have the worst roster of all the MVC series this game is really a letdown.

Posted by Bestostero

meh, disappointing! Frank West looks lame in this :(

Posted by MooseyMcMan

Man, I keep trying to resist this game because I already bought the original version, but Frank and Rocket Raccoon look so awesome...

Posted by Mr. Dead Pool

I was really hoping that Rocket Raccoon was a fake out and Gambit was in!

Posted by Dark_Phoenix00x

Cant wait to play this. So many great characters to choose from. Havent played MvsC3 yet so I am very much looking forward to this release

Posted by SkybornLord

@Mr. Dead Pool said:

I was really hoping that Rocket Raccoon was a fake out and Gambit was in!

I thought I saw starfox at first. Kinda Silly.

Posted by kingoftheworld

Has he always been British?

Posted by Red Rum

Did Rocket talk with a cockney accent in the comics?

Posted by NightFang

Rocket Raccoon and Frank West are my new favorite characters in the game.

Posted by FireFlare153

XD Who the f*** is that racoon?! I'll look foward to playing this game soon!

Posted by SuperXAsh

It's no surprise that Rocket Raccoon kicks ass. He's been seriously awesome in the latest Marvel Space Operas.

Posted by Cafeterialoca

@FireFlare153: YOU. Read Guardians of the Galaxy NOW! You'll thank me later.

In fact, read Annhilation and the rest of the cosmic marvel line. You're going to have a new favorite Marvel line. It's so good, it's one of the likely franchises to be made into a movie after Avengers.

Posted by Cafeterialoca

@SpidermanWins: You do know that Guardians of the Galaxy, the team he is on, is being set up for a movie, right?

Posted by sueesidale

Rocket Raccoon looks tricky but could be fun , plus yep i love the character

Posted by daredeville

YES.

Posted by danhimself

ever since Rocket Raccoon was announced I was wondering why everyone was b!tching about him being in the game....Rocket Raccoon is an epic character....all you naysayers need to go read Guardians of the Galaxy

also why does R.R. being British not surprise me?

Posted by SpidermanWins

@Cafeterialoca said:

@SpidermanWins: You do know that Guardians of the Galaxy, the team he is on, is being set up for a movie, right?

Yeah, but... HE NEEDS A SOLO MOVIE

Posted by Cafeterialoca

@SpidermanWins: Um...going by the recent back issue stuff in the Annhilators series, no, Rocket Raccoon solo is kinda a bad idea. Also, you would NEED Groot. You can't have RR without Groot.

Posted by SneakyBawls

Yes read Guardians of the Galaxy....now...put the damn keyboard and mouse away and read the goddamn comics NOW.

As for Rocket....AWESOME. But I never envisioned him with a British accent. I don't recall reading his dialogue even hinting at it....did I miss something? I always saw him more with a gruff sounding voice...

Posted by Om1kron

holy shit! 

Posted by HumanNumber

That...... was....................awesome.

Posted by kamionero

@danhimself said:

ever since Rocket Raccoon was announced I was wondering why everyone was b!tching about him being in the game....Rocket Raccoon is an epic character....all you naysayers need to go read Guardians of the Galaxy

also why does R.R. being British not surprise me?

This. RR is awesome. Annihilation and Thanos Imperative showed how amazing Guardians of the Galaxy are... Fanboys need to get over Gambit... he's had his time in the light.

Posted by Evpraksiya
@HumanNumber said:

That...... was....................awesome.

Posted by Mekboy

RR rules lol. Especially that victory speech

Posted by Eyz

@Red Rum said:

Did Rocket talk with a cockney accent in the comics?

You know you *read* comics, not *listen to* comics?

:P

Just kiddin'! Chill out!

Posted by fodigg

I love that Marvel cosmic is getting attention outside the comics.

Posted by Trodorne

ROCKET RACCOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOON!

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

This guy reminds me all too much of Reepicheep from Narnia...

Posted by Doctor!!!!!

I actually know who Rocket Raccoon is... thank you Marvel Universe enyclopedia(from the 80s)!!

Posted by Arevish

The guy usign Magneto is a jerk, why don't he just spam b? trolololo

Posted by Sergotron

When that list first poped up with the full roster, all I knew is seeing RR in a full retail game was something dreams were made of. I have been loving the Marvel space books more than there tier titles, it was great seeing them showing some love to those characters as well.

Posted by crackerjack82

@Doctor!!!!!: Well he is a product of the 80, but DnA brought him back as a major player in the newer guardians of the galaxy, one of the best titles out there

Posted by SebastianShawShank

Rocket Racoon, Nova, and Super-Skrull... let the battle begin.