When comics meet video games its like a marriage of two great, awesome things that we can't get enough of...usually. When they are good, they can be amazing, as was the case with Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and more recently, the release of Batman: Arkham City. When it's bad, though, it can be really bad (and those games shall remain nameless). For those of you who absolutely loved and could not get enough of Marvel vs. Capcom the third time around earlier this year, then you may want to consider investing in Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom due to hit stores in North America on November 15th.
So you're probably asking yourself, I already have the original release, why the heck do I need the Ultimate version, right? What's so different about it? According to the official Capcom site, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom will not only feature the return of all the characters we saw in Marvel vs. Capcom 3, but we will see the introduction of 12 new fighters as well as 8 all new stages and some new color palletes/costume skins that will be sported by both old and new characters alike. Some of the color palletes are very cool (Deadpool), yet others, like the Doom 2099 are, well, not very accurate. Frankly, it takes more than giving Doctor Doom a red cape to make him look like Doom 2099; but we'll let you come to your own conclusion in the picture comparison below. Still, it's cool to see Capcom take some inspiration from the character designs in the comics and apply them in the new game.
Some of the new Marvel playable characters include Hawkeye, Nova, Doctor Strange and Iron Fist as well as many others. You can check out the full cast of characters (both former and new additions) here.
Above is a teaser trailer for the game that was released by Capcom just in time for New York Comic-Con. The trailer showcases some of the abilities of new playable characters like Nova, Ghost Rider and Iron Fist -- and we have to say, Nova looks pretty awesome. Check out some of the new color palette additions to characters we've seen before who are making their return like Deadpool and X-23, as well as new additions like Nova, below.
Update: Thanks for the heads up on the Captain America color palettes via ARMIV2.
What do you think of Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom? Do you think it's worth investing in?