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Marvel vs. Capcom 3 news digest, extra notes

Posted by Jonathan 'Catalyst' Grey • August 16, 2010 at 5:37 p.m. PDT
Marvel vs. Capcom 3 news digest, extra notes Quite a few new Marvel vs. Capcom 3 details hit the web this evening. To save you the time of reading through every article, here's a bulleted recap of the notable stuff.

If you want to read everything for yourself, check out the sources at the end of this story.

• MvC3 will contain a Simple Mode where there will be only one or two attack buttons. This is for new fighting game players so they can get used to things. They can switch to Standard Mode when they feel like they've got the hang of the title.

• Niitsuma confirmed there will be DLC of some sort for MvC3, what exactly will be in these packs hadn't been decided yet though.

• Certain character combinations will enable you to do things that you otherwise wouldn't be able to do. Also, Niitsuma specifically said that they're pushing the individualism of the characters much more so than they did in Tatsunoko vs. Capcom.

• Capcom-Europe is currently filming MvC3 player guides with producer Niitsuma-San & general fighting game fanatic Electric Leo.

• The plan to do Marvel vs. Capcom 3 was in place before vanilla Street Fighter 4 was launched. Although Capcom was encouraged by SF4's sales, MvC3 wasn't built in reaction to the other game's success.

• MvC3's lobby system will be different than the one that was in Street Fighter 4.

• When asked if they've heard requests from the fans about putting Phoenix Wright into the game, Niitsuma responded that they have a team of people who monitor online forums and things.

• Ryota said that SF4 got a 3DS and iPhone release because of it's success on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, and it's possible MvC3 could follow in those footsteps as far as having ports to those platforms as well as a Wii and arcade versions, but again, nothing has been decided yet.

• In the first prototype, MvC3 was more of a spiritual sequel to Tatsunoko vs. Capcom, but now the developers want it to be a true sequel to the Marvel vs. Capcom franchise.

• MvC3 was refereed to as a "Triple A, huge budget title," on par with Street Fighter 4 in terms of development costs, so Capcom very much expects this to be a highly successful game.

• Capcom would have to go back and renegotiate another contract with Marvel if they wanted to create an arcade release of MvC3 or other ports.

• Disney buying Marvel has had no impact so far on the development of the game.

• Marvel must approve everything Capcom does. From actual character actions, names of the moves, marketing and promotion and even if they hold live events, Marvel must give their OK.

• At this stage of development, everything is pretty much locked down as far as the characters and features they'll be able to put in the game, but it's possible in the future, they may be able to add in fan requests and other things via DLC, but the schedule is locked down for as far as launch stuff is concerned.

Sources: VideoGamer.com, Spong.com, Capcom-Europe's Twitter, Xbox360Achievements YouTube channel.

Comments

CypherFDP said on August 16, 2010 at 5:41 p.m.

iPhone release

No.

Just... No.

#1
Chryo said on August 16, 2010 at 5:49 p.m.

#1 How would an iPhone version it affect you in any way? Just don't play it.

#2
FroggyMan77 said on August 16, 2010 at 5:51 p.m.

It's disappointing to hear that Capcom didn't put as much effort as they could have into TvC. At least it still ended up being a very good game. I'm interesting in seeing what the change from "TvC spiritual successor" to "true sequel" means. I hope they don't get rid of the current control scheme.

I can't wait for all of the haters to start bitching about the Beginner Mode.

#3
MALDA said on August 16, 2010 at 5:54 p.m.

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#4
GerarRv said on August 16, 2010 at 6:17 p.m.

Beginner mode sucks ass. I hope Niitsuma-san consider what we all matters: the gameplay.

#5
kr3wman said on August 16, 2010 at 6:21 p.m.

@5

A control scheme that takes next to no effort to integrate on the game, optional and that NO one will use unless its their first fighter has no effect on gameplay.

#6
THawk said on August 16, 2010 at 6:27 p.m.

@ 6 Exactly.

I actually like this idea... it should get more people into fighting games... seeing as no one plays them.

#7
GerarRv said on August 16, 2010 at 6:28 p.m.

@5 i know. Just like easy mode in the other titles.

#8
KevinT747 said on August 16, 2010 at 6:46 p.m.

With regards to the "easy mode", BlazBlue does the same thing and 99% of players never use it. I've seen one person use it against me in vs. and it didn't help one bit. It's nothing of concern.

#9
Sakura said on August 16, 2010 at 6:50 p.m.

that's it? Not much of an update...

#10
Annon said on August 16, 2010 at 6:58 p.m.

So, by "pushing the individualism of characters" I take that they won't be adding any other shotos into the game, like they did in TvC.

Fantastic. We're stuck again with lame-ass Ryu who saw no character growth what-so-ever since Street Fighter 2. Ken started a family, Akuma gets more and more badass after each game, but all Ryu endings are virtually the same - he sets out to travel around the world alone, seeking to become stronger and fight stronger opponents. Woopie-de-doo.

That's the reason Capcom isn't doing so hot on sales... instead of doing fanservices to boost revenue, such as putting in popular characters like Cammy, Akuma, Ken, Charlie or w/e for half the development time and 1/3 of the cost (since their moveset already exists), they prefer to listen to the internet warriors who are tired of "shoto spam" and spend time and resources developing trash characters like Trish and Amaterasu nobody really cared about.

MvsC2 was the least original and balanced crossover game yet it was the one who sold the most... because it had a truckload of franchise favorites from both companies. Favorites sell, internet warriors will piss and moan no matter what the company does, but ultimately they'll buy the game. I wish Capcom could just see this. From a business standpoint, it's a retarded idea to add a John doe character to your game when you could've added two favorites with the same development time.

#11
GCLeague said on August 16, 2010 at 7 p.m.

Good stuff. I hope the" easy mode" is nothing like TvC's easy mode. Too many people spamming charge characters. No need to charge equals a spamming Zero in TvC. Otherwise I can't wait!

#12
Ex_Ein said on August 16, 2010 at 7:04 p.m.

Not that big.... alot of this was known except that they need Marvel's approval FOR EVERYTHING

I can see why they didn't work on TVC as much as they wanted(mainly cause TVC was a love of labor then an actual job that had a huge demand like MVC3) but I'm hoping the team after MVC3 can take what they learn to make TVC2 or something just a unique as TVC.

I know the Wii version of MVC3 IF IT HAPPENED will most likely have different characters and most likely Disney character especially if they plan it for release during the time of Epic Mickey

#13
Ex_Ein said on August 16, 2010 at 7:09 p.m.

@Annon their fighting games surpassed expectations.... so their sales in fighting game wise is pretty alright

"Trash characters Trish and Amaterasu nobody really cared about." um you obiviosly don't know DMC fans or Okami fans

#14
kara said on August 16, 2010 at 7:11 p.m.

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#15
BlackHart said on August 16, 2010 at 7:23 p.m.

Black Panther & Domino FTW, FOR THE MU'F***** WIN I SAY.

#16
MrPavy said on August 16, 2010 at 7:24 p.m.

im really getting tired of people asking for more shotos,PLEASE STFU in MVC2 Shotos got destroyed by anyone on the marvel side even marrow(lol)Ken was the only shoto in mvc2 that was able to fight the top tiers

#17
Wolfstone said on August 16, 2010 at 7:25 p.m.

NIGHTCRAWLER, for God's sake!!!

#18
MrPavy said on August 16, 2010 at 7:29 p.m.

now that Trish is in the game that and shes a trap character would that mean strider isn't in the game?

#19
massi4h said on August 16, 2010 at 7:32 p.m.

Must have Ken in the game cause it sorta implies the good old double shinkuu hadouken that was in XvSF and MSHvSF. Too bad they didn't add a triple one for team shoto in MVC2.

#20
xShonuffx said on August 16, 2010 at 7:38 p.m.

#22 Why would Trish keep Strider out of the game? If Capcom thinks Strider would make a great addition to MvC3 then he will be in there, if not, then Trish would hardly be the reason why.

#21
MrPavy said on August 16, 2010 at 7:46 p.m.

@ 24

The reason i think Trish would replace strider cause she sets traps and put her with a powerhouse character (not available yet)

#22
Bison said on August 16, 2010 at 7:48 p.m.

I am actually happy they have the two attack buttons. It will be perfect for my kids to play. Good to hear that Capcom has been listening to me. Now all they have to do is add the original 6 button attack configuration and this will be a true sequel to the series and feel like a AAA title.

#23
Bison said on August 16, 2010 at 7:51 p.m.

Also please bring Mega Man X. He still deserves to be in here more than any other character that was announce. And if Capcom chooses to add Bison, do him right or don't add him at all.

#24
MrPavy said on August 16, 2010 at 8:10 p.m.

i dont get it so the 2 button attack thing is that the mvc2 control scheme

#25
GerarRv said on August 16, 2010 at 8:23 p.m.

@28 wat

@25 i think that's not gonna happen. 4 attacks botton's it's good in my opinion.

#26
chickenwings said on August 16, 2010 at 8:36 p.m.

a simple mode sounds like something that sf4 should have gotten, instead of the super latient inputs and shortcuts.

#27
ajch22 said on August 16, 2010 at 8:41 p.m.

Lol @ Annon, as a matter of fact, I am really happy Ken, Akuma, and all those shotos stayed away from this game, if there was something that really pissed me off of SSF4 was the lack of variety online, everyone would pick Ken/Ryu/Akuma,it was as if they spent another $40 just to keep annoying the hell out of people, which from my point of view, ruins the whole experience of the game, and I am pretty sure they want to avoid such annoyances.

#28
shaolindk said on August 16, 2010 at 9:14 p.m.

Can't wait for this game to come out!

#29
ehashi said on August 16, 2010 at 9:39 p.m.

omfg just announce the female characters for marvel side and everything would just fine i want elektra rouge and psylock.

#30
Catalyst said on August 16, 2010 at 9:40 p.m.

@MrPavy

2 or 1 button attacks would be more like SF4 on the iPhone. You'd have a button for normals and then a button for specials. Both together to do a Hyper. It'd be a very basic control scheme to help get new players involved.

#31
okay said on August 16, 2010 at 9:46 p.m.

Phoenix Wright for first DLC character!!! Listen to the fans!!!

#32
MrPavy said on August 16, 2010 at 9:46 p.m.

Catalyst

Oh so its not the MVC2 Control scheme.Thanks for clearing that up for me

#33
amuro0093 said on August 16, 2010 at 10:44 p.m.

Who cares about Phoenix Wright?
Good job Nitsuma!

#34
cadnexus said on August 16, 2010 at 11 p.m.

I care less about Phoenix Wright, but it sounds like it's possible for him to become download content (what a waste). If I knew a lot of people were in for the vote for Strider and Captain Commando we need to vote on Capcom Unity now!! I want Strider, Captain Commando, Apocalypse and Cyclops if they are not already in--they need to be at least Download content!!!

#35
cadnexus said on August 16, 2010 at 11 p.m.

I care less about Phoenix Wright, but it sounds like it's possible for him to become download content (what a waste). If I knew a lot of people were in for the vote for Strider and Captain Commando we need to vote on Capcom Unity now!! I want Strider, Captain Commando,Gill, Apocalypse and Cyclops if they are not already in--they need to be at least Download content!!!

#36
canabalistic999 said on August 16, 2010 at 11:04 p.m.

I just wana see some totally new people to the series on both sides. I mean the old favorites are always good but new blood in a game like the VS series is always awesome. I would really like to see blade cause he is badass and is a great candidate for a varied moveset, and bayonetta because she has such a unique style that it could lead in a really unique direction with witch time and all that. but thats just my opinion

#37
Sektah84 said on August 16, 2010 at 11:28 p.m.

@annon I disagree with you buddy this game is going to sell. It could just be a bunch of new characters from capcom recent games and have marvel characters and it'll still sell. It's a game that's been in demand for 10 years and people are hungry for it. Look at halo,cod,madden all those franchise could change something minor each year and people could careless and still buy it.
Your also dumb to think people won't know who trish and the wolf from okami are. I for one am hyped for this game I have no complains. Those that were complaining about the control as you can see they are going to have 2

Options if your not happy with that go to the same crowd that hate sf iv and rather play 3rd strike ala keep playing mvc2

#38
stubbs said on August 16, 2010 at 11:29 p.m.

I doubt anybody cares about Trish as a character but her playstyle/moveset looks badass. I don't care what the character looks like or where they come from if they're fun to play.

I'm not going to play a character just because of a recognizable skin.

#39
portalsofmadnes said on August 16, 2010 at 11:53 p.m.

Whats so great about PW? hes a lame character,I would much rather see Mega Man X or Nightcrawler,or bring back Strider Capatain Commando,Jin,Mega Man,Cyclops,Venom,Shumagorath,Magneto,Sabretooth or Blackheart,those were badass characters.I really like Okami being included shes a very unique character.At first i was kina worried about MvC3,but after I saw Super Skrull and Okami in action i can tell capcom wants to hit this one out of the park.But PW=LAME! Give me Carnage any day over PW.

#40
MAXIMUM_PANTS said on August 17, 2010 at 1:40 a.m.

I applaud the addition of simple/EZ mode for beginners, that will make it much easier to get newbie fighting game players into MvC3.

#41
RyuHado said on August 17, 2010 at 1:44 a.m.

#12 Annon STFU loser! Ryu is the heart of Street Fighter and Capcom's fighting games. He is devoted to fighting and nothing else! If you dont like him dont choose him its that simple. Most people will buy this game because of wolverine and Ryu. No Ryu = No capcom fighting game. Its that simple. Id love to see Ken and Akuma also and i dont like Super Skrull but i aint bashing him like u do geek!

#42
mag44 said on August 17, 2010 at 2:08 a.m.

@12 You're an idiot. An honest, to goodness idiot.

You are also the most pathetic troll I've ever encountered.

Ladies and gentlemen, the competitive FGC.

#43
BeastTD said on August 17, 2010 at 2:57 a.m.

Certain character combinations will enable you to do things that you otherwise wouldn't be able to do.

TEAM SHOTO PLZ! if not add ken!

#44
IKARI said on August 17, 2010 at 4:59 a.m.

@46 so Project Justice, DarkStalkers, Fate Unlimited Codes, and Jojo's Bizarre Adventure aren't CAPCOM fighting games because ryu isn't in them right? Nice Scrub Logic there guy. Ryu may be the face of SF and even that's debatable, but the face of ALL CAPCOM FIGHTING GAMES GTFO with that sh!t

#45
IrPanda said on August 17, 2010 at 6:09 a.m.

@50
Well he is the trade ark of capcom fighting games,
To be Honest i don't even know these other games you just called except darkstalker and that because there is another on in the make.
And Ryu is the face of SF which is Campcoms most popular fighting game so yea.....

#46
MassacreKelz said on August 17, 2010 at 6:25 a.m.

they better add a color generator like in cvs. and for dlc i doubt there going to put characters. its going to be some bs. they said its possible for vanilla to get character dlc and it didn't happen as well as tvc so i doubt mvc3 will. i want it to have character dlc and stages in the future

#47
MrPavy said on August 17, 2010 at 7:10 a.m.

Super Skrull did 85% Dmg To chun is because chun takes Double the amount of damage

And PEOPLE NEED TO STOP ASKING FOR PW AND NIGHTCRAWLER!!

#48
Dethscythe said on August 17, 2010 at 7:33 a.m.

Please Eventhubs, PW and NIGHTCRAWLER!

#49
Megadautilus said on August 17, 2010 at 7:59 a.m.

I would like to see news on some new modes or options.

#50
kingofthesharks said on August 17, 2010 at 8:31 a.m.

http://iplaywinner.com/

New tier list for SSF4 by iplaywinner

#51
MALDA said on August 17, 2010 at 9:01 a.m.

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MALDA said on August 17, 2010 at 9:05 a.m.

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#53
IrPanda said on August 17, 2010 at 9:14 a.m.

About tier list.
I think the last one had more acurate match up for Makoto in terms of the (some not all) bad match ups.
Bision and Honda are most defineately 7-3 bad match ups for Maktoto.
And Dhalsim is an even match up for her this one has it 6-4 sims favor.
They how ever do have some more even match ups for her whci ii have to agree on like Sakure and guy but some i disagree with like Ken and Adon.

Oh and Sagat has to be at least a 6.5/3.5 for her if not 7/3

#54
shaolindk said on August 17, 2010 at 9:57 a.m.

Please put Spiderman in this!

#55
MrPavy said on August 17, 2010 at 10:11 a.m.

why are people talking about honda makoto sagat?
This is marvel not Jab Fighter 4

#56
MrPavy said on August 17, 2010 at 10:41 a.m.

Yeah Capcom Listen to Clovr4Lyf and bring the Games Most useless Characters

#57
MALDA said on August 17, 2010 at 10:48 a.m.

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#58
IrPanda said on August 17, 2010 at 11:01 a.m.

@MrPavy
Was just talkin about mak :) lol
And was doin so because some posted a link with the new tier list and their wans't anywhere else for me to post about it :S.

#59
MrPavy said on August 17, 2010 at 11:18 a.m.

IrPanda
Ok cool cause i was confused like crazy lol :P

#60
jesuslovessatan said on August 17, 2010 at 1:17 p.m.

I cant stand this pheonix wright bs. when anyone says "we the fans want this" they really mean "I WANT THIS". there is a crapload more characters that would be 10x better than this dude. its just annoying.

anywho, i wish the current control scheme was the "beginner mode" and the normal version would be the 6 button control scheme. i remember them saying that the current control scheme was to get people who arent familiar with the game to play aka beginner mode. so if there is gonna be a beginner mode now shouldnt they give that to noobs and have the 6 button controls for the rest of us? im just sayin. TvC controls = FAIL.

#61
wolfboy said on August 17, 2010 at 2:24 p.m.

@12
Ok I don't think you get what capcom is trying to say they probably mean character development for MVC3 not the character as whole. In other words Captain America recognizes Ironman and Thor on his team as the avengers but in previous games he did not. When the characters switch out the call each other by name. Also Ryu has changed a crap load from MVC2 to TvC and yet again he changed for MvC3. Yes his links are the same from TvC in MvC3 but when have you every recalled him shooting shinku hadoken at an angle then controlling it? Tell me so I could play that game :). Evn in the air he could follow up his tatsumaki kicks right after his shinku hadoken which he couldn't do before in a vs title.
Also your complaining that Ryu in his own game (SF) has not gain character development? Thats just you being bias because the shotos you like don't work overall while Ryu stays basic and still top tier. In SF1 he enters a tourament and beats Sagat scarring him for good thats when he realize he has some form of dark energy in him. In alpha he is completely taken over by the dark hado and transformed into evil Ryu (which he wasn't evil). Satsui no hado Ryu simply meant Ryu with killing intent, when he fought of course. In SF4 if you paid attention to the story he learns to control the dark hado to his bidding, why do you think his ultra is called metsu? Metsu meaning destruction. So by SF4 Ryu has learned the dark hado can be used while he himself retains his sanity. Finally in SF3 he completely subdues the dark energy and mastered the hadoken to point where he can channel it on a godly lvl, thus creating the denjin hadoken which is the shinku hadoken fused which electrical energy. In the end of third strike he goes off to train with Oro to learn to control his energy so that he can live longer than normal... Basically in the end RYU BECOMES A GOD!
Now if that isn't epic than I don't know what is? Ken gained a family which now he it doesnt makes sense for him to fight anymore and Akuma did nothing! How can a character become a bigger bad ass if he DOES NOTHING. So he stopped Bison. Notice I said stop because Bison is virtually immortal. For the record Bison's soul lives within Rose sooo yeah he can come back. Stop hating on the original Shoto and show respect to the video game character that started it all for 2d fighting games whenever capcom does a cross over he will be there and he will be known. I fought MANY skill full players online with Ryu who deal with his nerfs and yet I haven't fought one good Ken player yet all that upgrade he got and still ppl don't even wanna go to training mode with the guy pathetic the way I look at it.....

#62
MrPavy said on August 17, 2010 at 3:06 p.m.

holy crap! thats thats a lot to read

#63
MALDA said on August 17, 2010 at 3:26 p.m.

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#64
BeastTD said on August 17, 2010 at 9:28 p.m.

@77

LMAO!

cant believe i read it all though............ =D

#65
KenScrub said on August 17, 2010 at 10:05 p.m.

@74

way to type like...oh wait no you are retarded to be typing like that.

#66
RyuHado said on August 18, 2010 at 2:18 a.m.

#74 couldnt have said it better myself! Show some repsect to Ryu and lets all hope that MvsC3 will be awesome

#67
Danielq94 said on August 18, 2010 at 9:04 a.m.

Why the hell is everyone arguing about ryu, ken & akuma?
there the same character really, so ken has blonde hair and a more punishanle overall style and akuma has no defense and a air fireball, that's variety huh.. what the hell is the point of arguing over which is more better or deserving anyway, ryu will always be picked first over the others because he's the original.. deal with it.

Oh and by the way i loathe ryu but it's the truth.

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