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Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Characters Get Alternate Colors and More

The game will introduce new characters, color palettes, and much more this November.

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.

'Nova' in Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3

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?

Soucre: Capcom, Gamespot and Marvel

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Posted by Baddamdog

I really want to know what the comic video games you hated were Babs!

Posted by jubilee042

@Baddamdog said:

I really want to know what the comic video games you hated were Babs!

me too

Posted by Hymmis

The video is not the full cast. Two are still missing, as they haven't been officially announced yet. I can only remember the missing one from the Marvel side, which is Rocket Raccoon.

Posted by ARMIV2
Posted by Bestostero

This game is a terrible terrible example of what Capcom is known for doing.

Marvel vs Capcom 3 released in February this year...why are they releasing an updated game November of the same calender year!? More and more, it seems like games are purposefully putting less into the game and trying to make more money by saving content for dlc or a whole new edition of the game.

That said, I will be getting this lol

Posted by No_Name_
Posted by Atomic_Punk

@xhavoc86: Very true, this frustrates me to no end. But I gotta say the FPS market is waaaayyyyy worse about DLC releases right after the game drops.

Posted by Gonshyk

Capcom know how to make money since Street Fighter II may be earlier)))

Posted by Joe Venom

Still waiting on what Rocket Raccoon will play like

Posted by InnerVenom123

Bucky! :D

Posted by Atomic_Punk

Gonna pick this up since I lost my copy of the reg version. Still really wish they would add some classics of the franchise: Venom, Ken, Gambit, Megaman (sucks in game, I know but just out of respect), Cap Commando... So many greats.

Edited by FoxxFireArt

DAMN, don't let anyone tell you that this game doesn't offer costume options. It's a nice touch that they are costumes straight from the comics. I never played MvC 3 originally. I didn't like how Jill Valentine was kept out unless you bought DLC. Also, fighters are just a genre of games that aren't really fun anymore unless you are crazy good at them. They're better to rent and play around with.

I'm a bit disappointed that Franziska Von Karma doesn't play a supporting role for Phoenix Wright. I love her in the games.


That's kind of Capcom's thing. Look at Street Fighter 4. They released that, then not long after released Super Street Fighter 4. There was then Arcade Edition SF4, but this time they made that DLC.

Posted by marvel_chic

love the Deadpool costumes!

Posted by WolfMonkey

would be better if they had actual skins that matched the reference images, not just colors

Posted by moywar700

i only'd care about doctor doom and x-23

Posted by yteez

great variety but some of the costumes look rushed, sloppy or show some laziness on behalf of the programmers (chestline on cap's space costume from the animated series)

Posted by QuickFlash

Yes for Bucky Cap!

Posted by IncredibleSplosions

I love the Golden Age Captain America costume.

X-23 is hot as always. ;)

Posted by illmatic06

Thats a pic of Quasa not Nova

Posted by CODYSF

Are people really going to buy this game again is a complete rip-off and the new characters are whack.

Posted by Gonshyk

@CODYSF: just watch and see for yourself.

Posted by sueesidale

feel ripped off cuse of the normal vwersion but will still buy it silly me

Posted by Enzeru--defunct

I'm so going to buy this game.
I don't owe Marvel VS Capcom 3, so I will be buying his better update for less money then the original game. Win win situation, if you ask me.
Well, I'M not happy with many of the characters and I see a lot of wasted potential in terms of the wasted slots *cough* Sentry ...
But still. I can live with that I think.

Posted by 0xymoron

I'm still a little sour that no female characters were included...I was so hoping for Psylocke. =\

Posted by ARMIV2
Posted by Sergotron

Bucky Cap Bucky Cap Bucky Cap!

Posted by rico_3088

ghostrider and deadpool are going to be my go too guys, with spiderman in his iron spider uniform

Posted by TwistedGamer

its also worth a mention that all of the characters from the original game are getting a re-balanced and brand new moves, and also improved online. i think this is easily worth 40 bucks as a package...or would you rather pay 5 bucks a character? or 2-5 bucks for stages?

Posted by War Killer

BUCKY FREAKIN' CAP!!!!!!! BOOYAH!!!!!!! ^____^

Posted by Ragnarök

Capcom let me down.

Posted by xanthiss

ROCKET RACCOON? Really? They pass up Venom, Daredevil, and IDK 500 better choices. I am at a loss for words.

Posted by Sasuke

Cant wait to pick this up.

Posted by HalfShellHero

Soooooo hype for this! I think there's enough content to warrant another release. Maybe not $40, but I love this game so I've already pre-ordered it. I think the attention to detail such as Strange's hand gestures for spells, and actually pulling color schemes from alternate versions of a character or different costumes is awesome! Since they can't change the character model of the character, the costumes aren't perfect, but I think it's a pretty good effort!

Posted by Deadcool

Those costumes are FABULOUS!

Posted by The Impersonator

When comics meet video games its like a marriage of two great, awesome things that we can't get enough of...usually.

Not only that, the movies and videogames have an incompatible relationship.

Posted by kamionero

Red and Brown nova are the same... I hate Caps Avengers: Earth mightiest heroes costume because his original red star one was a LOT better... Doom has TWO red capes...

But they did really save Storm from crappy alternates, and X-23 finally has her x-force costume... so not all is bad :P

Posted by RainEffect

SUPER SKRULL <333333333

Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt

Wow, it hasn't even been a full day yet and this has more comments than mine did in 4 months...........thank you fellow Viners

Posted by IncredibleSplosions

@The Impersonator: True as hell.

Posted by SpidermanWins

they are good but I'm upset that they were lazy and didn't update the models for some like Nova's last one and Doom 2099. It's just a color change.

Posted by Jordanstine

Only Mega Man was left not apprehended or slain... sigh.

I wished Psylocke was in.

I really wanted to see Archangel in a fighting video game too.

There goes my X-Force team.

Posted by CitizenJP

Nova looks really awesome. I also like the Bucky Captain costume.

Posted by Golden Cod

@illmatic06 said:

Thats a pic of Quasa not Nova

Richard Rider became Quasar temporarily when Ego took over the Worldmind and stripped him of the Nova Force.

Posted by maxicere

I want to see Hawkeye alternatives

Posted by IncredibleSplosions

@maxicere: Me too pal. Hawkeye is cool.

Posted by Icarusflies

I'm most excited about Albert Wesker's S.T.A.R.S uniform. :)

But these look really good! Especially the Deadpool and Cap costumes.

Posted by Danial79

@illmatic06: That what I was going to point out :) Someone in Capcom's research dept. needs firing :P

Posted by Danial79

This Ultimate version has four of my favourite characters (Hawkeye, Dr. Strange, Rocket, and Nova), whereas the original had one (Hulk), so when people ask, "Why would anyone buy this?", there is your answer ;)

Now if only they'd add Moon Knight :D

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

Nice stuff I say!

Posted by GothamRed

I hope there are more of these pictures to come

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