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The thought process behind Marvel vs. Capcom 3's alt. color schemes

Posted by Jonathan 'Catalyst' Grey • December 21, 2010 at 5:45 p.m. PST
The thought process behind Marvel vs. Capcom 3's alt. color schemes Chris Baker wrote an article talking about the thought process behind which costumes were created for some of Marvel cast members in Marvel vs. Capcom 3.

The write up not only includes detailed explanations, but also some screen captures to illustrate things. Here's a snip.

If you know comics, you know most characters have one or two iconic outfits we associate with them... plus, in many cases, many others we don’t. What follows is a small sample of the color variations you can expect when you play MvC3, plus an explanation of the thought that went behind each, usually based on less iconic ensembles. There were two key rules we had to deal with as we selected each alternate color scheme:

1. Gameplay comes first, so the color scheme has to differ enough from the others to easily differentiate in the heat of battle. Because of this, we can’t do alternates like “Bucky Cap” for Captain America — they’re just not different enough.

2. The color scheme has to fit on the character model. For this reason, I hesitate to call these “alternate costumes” (although in some cases, they actually are). With so many characters, changing the models to get completely authentic alternates in there would delay the game quite a bit—and we think you want to play in February. You’ll see some examples of this below.

So, with that in mind, here are five characters, along with their three alternate color schemes, along with the story behind each. And yes — they all have a story.

Sent in by Mr_Pavy, Dingil, JustEddie, Kevin P., KingCris and KnightMysterio.

Comments

roarmonster said on December 21, 2010 at 5:45 p.m.

smiggle

#1
Arrancar said on December 21, 2010 at 5:46 p.m.

great read

#2
cvs said on December 21, 2010 at 5:47 p.m.

good read

#3
DeathQuote44 said on December 21, 2010 at 5:50 p.m.

This was the announcement?

#4
Tim_Static said on December 21, 2010 at 5:51 p.m.

CAPCOM BETTER GIVE DOC HIS CREDIT!

/rant.

#5
kpohlice said on December 21, 2010 at 6:03 p.m.

Love how they kept the MAG-F-CKING-NETO pallet swap.

#6
Oroku_Saki said on December 21, 2010 at 6:03 p.m.

This wasn't anything new to me, but it was cool to see the MvC2 shout out.

Excelsioryuken!

#7
Taxattack123 said on December 21, 2010 at 6:04 p.m.

Silver Iron Man is sex.

#8
Combo_Knight said on December 21, 2010 at 6:07 p.m.

glad they kept the mag f-ckingneato palette that's a keeper there.

#9
MrPavy said on December 21, 2010 at 6:07 p.m.

This isnt the annoucemnt Deathquote

Tho these do have story to them but some of the color on characters look funny.She hulk looks like candy

#10
Realpolitix said on December 21, 2010 at 6:11 p.m.

Loving the alts, awesome stuff.

#11
maniacman said on December 21, 2010 at 6:33 p.m.

Oh my god thats awesome, a color scheme as a tribute to Yipes' magnus! Sick!

#12
roarmonster said on December 21, 2010 at 6:38 p.m.

@4 deathqoute44

he said he would announce a little something on Wednesday

today is tuesday......

hmmmm lets think for a second as to wether or not this was the announcement

#13
badmandan said on December 21, 2010 at 6:41 p.m.

He said by Wednesday. As in, before.
This is it, yo, this is what we're getting.

Pretty nice thing, as long as you weren't expecting characters or anything. Good read.

#14
DeathQuote44 said on December 21, 2010 at 6:44 p.m.

Thanks 4 the clarification MrPavy.

#15
kara said on December 21, 2010 at 7:17 p.m.

(This user was banned.)

#16
FREE1UP said on December 21, 2010 at 7:27 p.m.

I'd like to know the THOUGHT process behind Capcom's balance changes for the SF4 series lol.

#17
Ex_Ein said on December 21, 2010 at 7:28 p.m.

Bucky Cap looks different from Steve Cap

#18
darkunor said on December 21, 2010 at 7:31 p.m.

I was actually quite dissappointed with the alternates, I was hoping they would be more varied ie it would have been cool to have seen wolverine in his weapon x costume or his regualr yellow and blue costume with the mask taken off, or some of the casual clothes he wore in the 90's animated series. But like they said if they were to have gone down the creative path it wouldn't be done out in Feb, so these will have to do!

#19
Scorpion said on December 21, 2010 at 7:38 p.m.

(This user was banned.)

#20
ButterKnife said on December 21, 2010 at 7:39 p.m.

So no Iron Patriot? That seemed like a given for me.

#21
Ex_Ein said on December 21, 2010 at 7:45 p.m.

http://www.comicsbulletin.com/news/im...
Bucky Cap: Shiny black highlights half black half red white and blue

http://www.superherodb.com/pictures/f...
Steve Cap: All blue with some hints of red and white

#22
Ex_Ein said on December 21, 2010 at 7:47 p.m.

darkunor
Maybe a costume pack.... XD

ButterKnife
That's Osborn, that's like saying "no red hulk?" for Hulk's alts. When it's know that Red Hulk's power set is different from Green's in that the madder he gets the more gamma radation and heat his body gives off

#23
Ex_Ein said on December 21, 2010 at 7:50 p.m.

And if you don't get what I'm getting at, Tony doesn't allow others to use Replusor tech, the only other man to use it was Obidah Stane. So whatever Osborn used is not respulsor tech and he'd have a different fighting style more based on his insanity

#24
Ex_Ein said on December 21, 2010 at 7:54 p.m.

Oh yeah and this is the thing he told us to get ready for I think that or something else is coming up tommorrow

#25
SmokeRulz said on December 21, 2010 at 7:55 p.m.

This is an AWESOME article. Having a guy like this on the design team gives me even higher hopes for the game. Great fanservice and attention to detail. Also, he references MAHVEL BAYBEE. I love him.

Hope for more articles like this from him later. I doubt he'll be covering the Capcom characters, though. But they don't exactly have an extensive costume history, anyway.

#26
DestinyZX1 said on December 21, 2010 at 7:57 p.m.

@17

Yeah, that was it.

#27
foreverbadass said on December 21, 2010 at 8:15 p.m.

Shoot, even if this is the 'news' in question I'm fine with it. I'll take any information I can get, it's nice to know at least some of what went on behind the scenes. Overall a very good read.

#28
Sektah84 said on December 21, 2010 at 8:35 p.m.

Brown and orange wolves!!!! And the xforce color as well!!!

#29
RandomJohn said on December 21, 2010 at 10:18 p.m.

The silver and red costume for Iron Man was in MvC2 but never knew it was the comics. I thought Capcom just put random colors together and see what works well.

#30
Dark_Fantom said on December 21, 2010 at 11:23 p.m.

Hey could someone tell me where spideys costumes come from or what they're called? I only know the Venom one.

#31
Ex_Ein said on December 21, 2010 at 11:48 p.m.

The Black one is the Symboite it wasn't originally known as venom just the black/alien suit came from the secret wars.

The Red and Gold is the Iron Spider design by Tony "Ironman" Stark during the civil war

the black and green suit is known as the Big time Suit it's the newest suit in peter's nearly 100 suits(including alternate worlds) that reflect the fact he's got new powers (he has night vision as well as others)

@ foreverbadas
It's news because it tells you what you're going to expect to see and tells you what the other alternates are

#32
BATZARRO said on December 21, 2010 at 11:56 p.m.
#33
VegaBisonAbel said on December 21, 2010 at 11:57 p.m.

how bout the zombie versions of the marvel characters? that would be too good

#34
Sakura said on December 22, 2010 at 12:31 a.m.

Parker's alts couldn't be any better...so much win.

#35
Cortez said on December 22, 2010 at 12:36 a.m.

@Ex_Ein.

Except Hulk is getting a Red Hulk alt, just like She-Hulk has a Red She-Hulk alt.

#36
Ex_Ein said on December 22, 2010 at 1:19 a.m.

Cortez, they haven't shown it, and Red She-hulk has the same power set same with Lyra the only difference is that She-hulk has powers of gamma absorption and Lyra has the power of her Gamma Trance

#37
Ex_Ein said on December 22, 2010 at 1:21 a.m.

And if I see one Red Hulk I'll show them that Green Hulk is the STRONGEST THERE IS

#38
xShonuffx said on December 22, 2010 at 5:45 a.m.

I think My Hulk team with the Betty Ross Color scheme will work fine.

This made my day I love "the makeing of..." stuff.

#39
OhYouDontSayThat said on December 22, 2010 at 6:32 a.m.

lol this dood contridicks himself two times at least, "it is and it aint" luv ut.

contridicks

#40
MaximusG said on December 22, 2010 at 8:26 a.m.

Marvel and Capcom are some lazy jokers i swear i mean instead of alt all they can do is a palette swap? And i feel like to me that this game is rushed. Giving excuses saying that 'IF WE DID THIS IT WOULD HAVE TAKEN MORE TIME AND THEN YOU WONT GET TO PLAY IT BY FEB?' Believe me if it tskes you another 10 years to finish this game Capcom id wait instead of playing this half ass game.

#41
Swagtastic said on December 22, 2010 at 9:02 a.m.

this better not be the "surprise" that Cacpcom promised today

#42
kirbykirbykirby said on December 22, 2010 at 9:10 a.m.

damn even super street fighter 2 had more colors than just 4

#43
cvs said on December 22, 2010 at 11:17 a.m.

@43,You don;t have to buy the game you know.

#44


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