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Akuma in Marvel vs. Capcom 3?

Posted by Jonathan 'Catalyst' Grey • January 6, 2011 at 4:48 a.m. PST
NowGamer.com posted an early review of Marvel vs. Capcom 3, and in a screen shot it showed Akuma as one of the playable fighters. Here's the image.

A Google cached version of the review is still available.

Some people have argued that this image looks fake, while others have claimed this website wouldn't Photoshop an image like this for one of their reviews.

NowGamer.com had previously mentioned Hakan in Super Street Fighter 4 prior to his official announcement date, so there may be a bit of history repeating itself.

What do you think? Leave a comment below with your thoughts.

Story submitted by SFilp, J, Luna, Abcbadcat, Ew0k and KirbyKirbyKirby.

Comments

StuntmanJames said on January 6, 2011 at 4:50 a.m.

Looks legit to me!

#1
4everbuffy said on January 6, 2011 at 4:50 a.m.

Looks real

#2
Pichorro said on January 6, 2011 at 4:50 a.m.

I hope it's a fake pic.

#3
Jeremy092387 said on January 6, 2011 at 4:51 a.m.

I think this is pretty legit. Photoshop or not, we know lupinko's list has been spot on with everything. It was only a matter of time.

#4
Kenshiro said on January 6, 2011 at 4:51 a.m.

Lol I wanna hear about this wonderfully different moveset.

#5
CrimsonRelic said on January 6, 2011 at 4:53 a.m.

Of course it's real. It's always totally awesome. Shoto haters gonna hate but I'm here to embrace.

#6
Zidos said on January 6, 2011 at 4:55 a.m.

wait for official reveal

#7
jhendrix said on January 6, 2011 at 4:59 a.m.

sweeeet i think akuma is an amazing addition to the title rock on man

#8
Romeo0206 said on January 6, 2011 at 5 a.m.

legit because the review they had with this pik was pulled off the website already

#9
juanrock said on January 6, 2011 at 5:02 a.m.

and the review is freaking terrible, the guy has no idea of what he is doing and to add insult to injury he leaks a character.

so amazingly unprofessional

#10
PaX said on January 6, 2011 at 5:02 a.m.

That's the pose he uses when he use his Shun goku satsu.

It's possibly a fake for a reason : capcom sent "cut" version of MvC3 to the press for early reviews. When i say cut, it's all about "only" 30 characters instead of the final roster.

Why do i say that ? Cuz in the recent jeuxvideo.com preview (appeared this morning) they say exactly this : "la version que nous avons essayée ne comptait « que » trente personnages mais le jeu final devrait proposer pas moins d'une quarantaine de combattants [...]" , u can easily translate it to : " there were only 30 characters in the version we tried , but in the final build there will be at least 40" ...

Jeuxvideo.com also have news screenshots with the game translate in french, it's obviously homemade screens with this prerelease version.

But why would nowgamer.com use a fake, or make it ? more visits ? or simply an error ... or rly a leak.

Imo there is still a lot of things to take care of b4 assuming it's real. :p

#11
WinstonChurchill said on January 6, 2011 at 5:02 a.m.

If akuma is in, I will buy this game haha

#12
Zidos said on January 6, 2011 at 5:05 a.m.

it could be legit i dont know some ppl remeber the whole silver surfer being in the game: http://www.eventhubs.com/news/2010/ju...

#13
gtfopanda said on January 6, 2011 at 5:08 a.m.

Damn it, I might have to buy this after all...

#14
Sakura said on January 6, 2011 at 5:09 a.m.

God I hope this is fake...the last thing we need is another gay ass shoto...

#15
iMaim said on January 6, 2011 at 5:10 a.m.

Yeah, that's practically a confirmation that Akuma is in the roster.

#16
ImmortalBison said on January 6, 2011 at 5:10 a.m.

Why would they fake the pic. Let's not be in denial guys. He's in the game.

#17
J said on January 6, 2011 at 5:12 a.m.

Zidos, that was confirmed to be a fake.

#18
Doktor42 said on January 6, 2011 at 5:13 a.m.

That review was terrible, it sounded like a person who barely knew anythin about fighting games was trying to sound impressive.

#19
AngrySteve said on January 6, 2011 at 5:14 a.m.

Its honestly no surprise he is in the game. Its because of him we have these VS games in the first place. However I want him to be the only other shoto NO MORE. Lets also bare in mind that Capcom is supposedly revealing characters tonight at the secret event so lets see if he is revealed officially tonight.

#20
jhayze said on January 6, 2011 at 5:15 a.m.

*sigh*
can anyone just wait the excitement for 42days!

#21
RedEther said on January 6, 2011 at 5:20 a.m.

Akuma! "does a little fist pump and crawls into bed"

#22
Phoenixrising77 said on January 6, 2011 at 5:21 a.m.

Does anyone really doubt that akuma wont be in mvc3?

#23
iMaim said on January 6, 2011 at 5:23 a.m.

Guys ...
THE HAGGAR TRAILER IS UP
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JVriTP...

#24
PaX said on January 6, 2011 at 5:26 a.m.

24 : HOLY F*** A** S*** FFS!

#25
Zidos said on January 6, 2011 at 5:27 a.m.

the mayor is back for action

#26
iMaim said on January 6, 2011 at 5:27 a.m.

Forgot to hotlink the Phoenix one too
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXk-6f...

#27
PaX said on January 6, 2011 at 5:28 a.m.
#28
PaX said on January 6, 2011 at 5:32 a.m.

jean grey looks good, haggar too. rly.

healing field phonix heal red dmg when whe get attacked or when she block.

lvl 5 to dark phoenix, she lose hp over time.

Yummy.

New blood always beats old faces.

#29
delirium said on January 6, 2011 at 6:07 a.m.

My team will be Mega Man / Green Goblin / Akuma. Team Eventhubs.

#30
MALDA said on January 6, 2011 at 6:07 a.m.

(This user was banned.)

#31
xShonuffx said on January 6, 2011 at 6:10 a.m.

Whatever it is, Capcom is terrible at keeping secrets really they should stop the character reveal thing all togeather.

#32
ArykheartX said on January 6, 2011 at 6:27 a.m.

ok guys if i can find seth kil tonight at the secret event ill ask him about if he knows about the akuma pic and some other questions trust me i could tell something out of his answers

#33
Kenshiro said on January 6, 2011 at 6:30 a.m.

Phoenix will wipe the Earth's surface with Akuma's corpse.

#34
OhYouDontSayThat said on January 6, 2011 at 6:34 a.m.

ryu looks f*cking horrible in this game.

#35
ArykheartX said on January 6, 2011 at 6:38 a.m.

catalyst its a preview not a review

#36
ArykheartX said on January 6, 2011 at 6:39 a.m.

oh wow nvm what i said ..... he changed it and got rid of the review..... and all the pics he had

#37
RoKtheReaper said on January 6, 2011 at 6:53 a.m.

Check this out and let me know if anyone agrees with me.

http://rokthereaper.blogspot.com/2011...

#38
cadnexus said on January 6, 2011 at 7:26 a.m.

I think leaks are intentional, I think Capcom if they wanted, could easily not allow anything to be leak. This is more like a prize. Akuma is in the game, and that pic is real. Don't worry though. I think he'll offer something more different than what Ryu does. He'll be the last Shoto and Ryu's real rival, now the question is will M.Bison make it in? I say MORE likely than less likely.

#39
toshi said on January 6, 2011 at 7:32 a.m.

agreed with #10
not only did he leak a character, but the review was terrible. i'd understand a low score if the guy actually sounded like he knew what he was talking about but this is just bad.

#40
terror said on January 6, 2011 at 7:48 a.m.

NO!

#41
Sektah84 said on January 6, 2011 at 8:05 a.m.

Smh you guys are funny! "another shoto OMG im not buying this game!!!" blah blah blah mvc2 has 6 of them and no one complains. You know your still gonna buy it either way.

#42
DestinyZX1 said on January 6, 2011 at 8:30 a.m.

@42: You have a point. The only thing I want is Mega Man... nothing else.

#43
R4HU1 said on January 6, 2011 at 8:33 a.m.

I hope so.

#44
KenScrub said on January 6, 2011 at 8:48 a.m.

Hope its fake...Ryu is enough shoto. See too much of the shoto army in Super as it is. But considering the latest leak this has been getting everyone right. I say its probably real.

#45
DeathQuote44 said on January 6, 2011 at 8:57 a.m.

REAL!

#46
Rekkaken2468 said on January 6, 2011 at 9:12 a.m.

akuma looks awsome. screw ryu, replace him with dan! XD

#47
ABJitz said on January 6, 2011 at 9:28 a.m.

I hope Akuma is in it....I wonder what his moves list would be? pretty sickk, im sure! Also, that review was horrible.....im not being biased or anything but geez, he seems like he brought the game into a negative sense, not a bit of optimism or anything. Idk if he hates capcom or marvel, or he sucks at SF or anything but geez....talk about mutual hate haha. one more thing...@47, you wanna replace ryu with dan?? They tried doing that....you didnt see the trailer for SF X Tekken?? Dan got his a$$ whooped! So ryu's gonna take care of buisness hahahah

#48
mp91 said on January 6, 2011 at 9:38 a.m.

as far as i'pm concerned the only good thing about that reveal is that it comfirms even the leaking list with taskmaster and lei lei
not trying to troll or start a war but with rtyu in , i don't see the point of akuma, they should have gave ryu the ability to tap into his dark energie, so he would get akuma moves

#49
BlankaBeast said on January 6, 2011 at 9:45 a.m.

is Psylocke in this? she should be.

#50
MugenLord said on January 6, 2011 at 9:57 a.m.

Nope, no Psylocke and she was one of my Mains in MVC2 and X-Men Children of the Atom.

#51
abcbadcat said on January 6, 2011 at 9:58 a.m.

I got my name on something submitted! :D

Why not Bison though, different play style and another much needed bad guy to the Capcom roster

#52
TeamEHRGEIZ said on January 6, 2011 at 9:59 a.m.

@15

My thoughts exactly...

#53
DudeMeister said on January 6, 2011 at 10:10 a.m.

if this is real, i'm not at all bothered about another shoto being added to the roster, considering that the current roster has a grand total of one shoto character(that's off course if the new characters don't play like shoto's).
besides, akuma is pretty much the baddest bad guy that capcom has to offer(along with wesker and bison), which was just what the capcom side of mvc3 needed.

#54
EmeraldFont said on January 6, 2011 at 10:18 a.m.

The problem with Akuma being in the game alongside Ryu is that we're getting two Shoto characters while there are still a ton of good, unique, fun SF characters that didn't make the cut. Where's Guile? Where's Bison? Where's anyone from Alpha or SF3? They have 4 slots for SF characters. Two of those were used well (Ryu and Chun) and two of those were utterly squandered(Akuma and Viper).

#55
gam3fr33k said on January 6, 2011 at 10:29 a.m.

Looks like that list on srk was right all along...

#56
Bibuki said on January 6, 2011 at 10:41 a.m.

Don't care about Akuma being in. Bison would've been more unique though. Actually, last night I dreamed that Seth was one of the two reveals today haha.

#57
werewolfgold said on January 6, 2011 at 10:46 a.m.

Viper is so necessary. Stop drinking that HATERADE.

#58
SSJ3X said on January 6, 2011 at 11:31 a.m.

Regardless, this is still looking to be an excellent game once it comes out, so I'm sure people will be pleased.

#59
JanTheMan said on January 6, 2011 at 11:40 a.m.

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOT
Nice! Next time Capcom, add Ken, Dan, Gouken, Sagat, Sakura and Sean!!!

/sarcasm

#60
rudiano said on January 6, 2011 at 12:03 p.m.

The Akuma pic on the cached link has been changed, confirmation they accidenatally posted it and thats its real!

#61
Remster said on January 6, 2011 at 12:13 p.m.

@Emeraldfont

Gotta disagree man, C viper also seemed perfect for MVC

#62
Lavama said on January 6, 2011 at 1:07 p.m.

Well, I'm actually happy he's in, seeing as how he was the FIRST crossover character. Wonder if he'll have his Double Fireball from the game, and a dark Character Picture like the good ol' days of X-Men Children of the Atom and SSF2T.

#63
ContentBlock said on January 6, 2011 at 1:14 p.m.

people complain about shoto characters cause the foward, down, foward motion is to complicated. mvc is the easiest game to play, with the easiest move list, and they still hate. everyone's movelist and special in mvc is already a shortcut based of of every other fighting game. i hope they add ken, kenji, Q, ruby heart, blade, thanos, spiral and bison, but bison as a fully charged character. not that half circle mvc bison. this looks 100% real.

#64
halo said on January 6, 2011 at 1:26 p.m.

So no one is commenting on the actual review? It got an 8.3 which while not bad its not that awesome either. Can't believe they only gave 8.0 for graphics, 8.1 for gameplay and a stupid 7.5 for longevity! I mean come on, people still play MVC2 till today!

#65
Jmatrix58 said on January 6, 2011 at 1:35 p.m.

yes! akuma will be my main along with cap and wesker. i think in this game galactus will be the final boss. if you beat the game without losin you get to fight akuma. if you beat him you fight shin akuma as the real final boss. i think if you beat shin akuma you get your characters real ending. if you beat galactus you get a 'thanx for playin mvc3' screen.

#66
maelo2802 said on January 6, 2011 at 1:57 p.m.

we get akuma but no punisher cuz he was to similar to chris???????.........i smoke weed maybe thats why this doesnt make sense to me

#67
Rekkaken2468 said on January 6, 2011 at 2:02 p.m.

akuma is one of my two favorite shotos. the other being dan. dam, i wish he somehow replaced ryu in this XD

#68
Rekkaken2468 said on January 6, 2011 at 2:08 p.m.

@EmeraldFont

i disagree. akuma is fine. a MUCH better choice than ken imo. im not a big fan of ryu but i guess he pretty much has to be in it since he's the main character. viper fits well in the game, but i wud rather of had guile since he's an sf veteran and wud represent sf better.

#69
portalsofmadnes said on January 6, 2011 at 2:37 p.m.

First Phoenix and Haggar and now Akuma!This game is gona kick ass!

#70
Endgame said on January 6, 2011 at 2:38 p.m.

Ryu represents Street Fighter

Chun-Li represents Street Fighter 2

C. Viper represents Street Fighter 4.

I read that Akuma was fan demanded in Japan, so yeah.

I feel like Akuma is overall an expansion pack on Ryu, but with less Health.

#71
TeamEHRGEIZ said on January 6, 2011 at 2:42 p.m.

@67

Apparently so. God forbid Capcom leave out their precious "Raging Demon" out of a crossover fighting game. I don't really care for Bison either, but I MUCH rather would've preferred to have him in the game. HE at least is a unique fighter.

This game is still gonna be awesome. But seriously, Capcom bugs me sometimes.

#72
maelo2802 said on January 6, 2011 at 2:50 p.m.

@72 nothing will stop me from owning this game tho......its not appealing to me to reveal characters as they have and say char X or Y is out cuz of them being too similar, then go add akuma.....nitsuma said silver surfer would be too much like iceman if he didnt have his board........huh??? read the comics yo ....they say sh*t that contradicts itself...real annoying capcom.......lucky for capcom their games are almost always top notch...F-ing jerks

#73
ImmortalBison said on January 6, 2011 at 3:34 p.m.

I've got a feeling that Akuma won't be the only Street Fighter villain in the game. Also I wouldn't be surprised if Frank West shows up, too. Megasman's a shoe-in as well. Come on people, remember FAN DEMAND will dictate the DLC. I could give a rat's about the "Blue Bomber" but there are plenty of fans out there for sure.

#74
therealist1991 said on January 6, 2011 at 4:50 p.m.

For Capcom:
Classic Megaman
Sigma
Charlie Nash
Juri Han
Rolento
Akuma
M.bison
Lei-Lei
Tessa
Red Arremer
Pyron
Jedah
Kenji
Hayato Kanzaki
some Capcom Villains

#75
therealist1991 said on January 6, 2011 at 5:01 p.m.

For Marvel:
Elektra
Ms Marvel
Black Cat
Captain Mar-vell
Havok
Iron Fist
Carnage
Venom
Juggernaut
Moon Knight
Psylocke
Hawkeye
loki

#76
cvs said on January 6, 2011 at 5:20 p.m.

@12 Lol so your gonna buy the game just because of 1 character that might be in,sounds like a waste of money then for just 1 character.

@20 Akuma is not the reason why theres a vs series.

People,enough with the dream list,the roster is set already. This isn't M.U.G.E.N.

#77
CrossoverFighterRyu93 said on January 6, 2011 at 6:31 p.m.

Looks real to me, and it makes sense.

#78
SakuraKasuganoFan said on January 6, 2011 at 6:32 p.m.

Ok...So They're is Representives

SF 1 - Ryu
SF 2 - Chun li
SSF 2 Turbo - Akuma?
SF 3 - ? (none probaly)
SF Aplha - Maybe Dan or Sakura? Or Not
SF4 - C.Viper
SSF4 - Hakan????? why not Juri?
Im Just Guessing

#79
Bison said on January 6, 2011 at 8:14 p.m.

The last characters are going to be for Capcom most likely is:
Hsien Ko
Akuma
Frank West
Bison
Mega Man X

#80
The_Killah29 said on January 6, 2011 at 9:12 p.m.

@80
if all of them were in, megaman x or other megaman versions, it would be a good roster.

i'm ok with whatever marvel chooses though, as long as most of them are new characters, imo.

#81
Jmatrix58 said on January 6, 2011 at 9:22 p.m.

i think capcom are pickin characters that will have to do with the story. if akuma is in, considerin hes another shoto and niitsuma said there would be no "clones"(personally i like akuma and im glad hes in. i jus hope he has the kongou kokuretsu zan as an alternate lv3 from sf3); im pretty sure hes gonna have a lot to do with the main story.

#82
The_Killah29 said on January 6, 2011 at 9:28 p.m.

Megaman
megaman
megaman!!!

:( no megaman? i am disappoint capcom

#83
Jmatrix58 said on January 6, 2011 at 9:33 p.m.

also i know this is legit since i checked out the source from where this pic came from and its already been removed. the same thing happened everytime new zombies info was "leaked" from call of duty black ops. i questioned this and came to a solution. if the "leaked" pics, info, etc. are fake the companies wouldnt remove them off the sites that revealed them because they know its fake. unless its legit they must remove them because they dont want to "spoil" it. so i know akuma is legit and part of mvc3s roster. that makes my team complete.

#84
Batsu said on January 6, 2011 at 9:38 p.m.

I hope Gouki's in.

#85
The_Killah29 said on January 6, 2011 at 9:56 p.m.

if sentinal, taskmaster, hisen-ko, and akuma are in, that's cool, but if they are the last ones capcom are putting in, then that's bulls***. MvC2 had 56 characters, they should at least match that in mvc3 before the announcement of DLC characters.

#86
Claymizer said on January 6, 2011 at 10:28 p.m.

I figured he was in since the beginning because of the hand that reaches out to ryu in the mvc3 episode #1.

#87
ChunLiSexBeast said on January 7, 2011 at noon

@79

SF2 & SF2 Turbo are the SAME game. Same for SF4 and SSF4

Street Fighter: Ryu
Street Fighter 2: Chun-Li
Street Fighter 3: Akuma
Street Fighter 4: C.Viper

That's it I think, hoping Elektra's in <3

#88
gtfopanda said on January 7, 2011 at 4:35 p.m.

Wait, why Akuma from SF3?

#89
Hanto said on January 8, 2011 at 9:55 p.m.

who are the other shotos? not kidding someone said "another" when they saw akuma meaning another character as well.

#90


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