Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Moves, Characters, Combos and Strategy Guides

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Havik92 said on August 25, 2010 at 6:05 p.m.

VENOM!!!! hes been a favorite forever. and if they think Venom and Spidey are too similar theyre not. all they have in vommon is web swingin and web throw. Capcom Dont rule out venom please!!!!

Ada_Love said on August 27, 2010 at 10:23 a.m.

Phoenix Wright needs to stay far away from this game...unless he fights Bob agent of H.Y.D.R.A.
He has no business in this game at all.

ChiChi said on August 27, 2010 at 4:47 p.m.

Hi can some one tell me if a MvC3 is really coming out and if so can you tell me where I can get somr info on it thanks. ChiChi parker7007@aol.com

ChiChi said on August 27, 2010 at 4:48 p.m.

Sorry some.

chunlishusband said on August 27, 2010 at 5:51 p.m.

Can't wait for MVC3.

Jeez, Marvel. I need to pound some Marvel girls.

Blackapino1984 said on August 28, 2010 at 1:18 a.m.

I hope Wesker is a given. I'm pulling for Monster Hunter and Megaman.EXE. I hope they at least bring back Strider, Jin and Captain Commando.

ChunLiSexBeast said on August 31, 2010 at 6:20 p.m.

@#104 Its all ready been announced??

Morris said on September 3, 2010 at 2:44 a.m.

My predictions for the next announcements in the TGS:

i) Frank West
ii) C.Viper

i) Spider-man (regular costume, maybe with the symbiote to unblock in the game. It would be great).
ii) Storm or Ms. Marvel: It's obvious that Marvel needs to show a female character. Currently, the 9 characters we know are males. I don't think She-hulk will be in the game, my bet is for these two and a third one, but not mutant or X-girl, maybe Elektra or Black Widow (don't forget that she's on fashion now thanks to the Iron Man movies with the Scarlet Johansson role, and she is going to appear in the next Avengers movie, Marvel needs to launch the character).

The Silver Surfer image is a fake.

familyman said on September 3, 2010 at 6:46 a.m.

I want Superman! And let's have Nightmare while we're at it....

On a slightly serious note, I have an objection to Phoenix Wright being in the game. He's a lawyer: they don't win any fights unless they're arguing the innocence of a murderous ex-football star (lol Johnny Cochran could be an alt costume for Wright though).

On a more serious note, Why is Guile not in the list of revealed characters? Someone needs to balance out the likely suckage Chun Li will wield...

rogeromega said on September 3, 2010 at 11:29 p.m.

@#110 Superman is DC, he could be awesome in a capcom fighter, however, this is not possible because capcoms commitment to Marvel and Marvel is more popular (not to an incredible degree, but more is more) and wealthier.

NoizyChild said on September 4, 2010 at 1:50 p.m.

Mega Man X just got deconfirmed.

Let the rage begin.

FreedomFan said on September 6, 2010 at 6:29 a.m.

WHERE THE HELL IS CYCLOPS!!??? He's the freakin LEADER of the X-Men. He should be up there with Captain America.

ehashi said on September 9, 2010 at 2:41 a.m.

for the females ms. marvel or elektra and maybe black widow. these are my guesses and for capcom idk. but marvel definely spiderman and maybe one of the females.

CrossoverFighterRyu93 said on September 19, 2010 at 9:29 p.m.

....What happened to the rest!?

SakuraKasuganoFan said on September 21, 2010 at 11:33 p.m.

3)Mega Man


Zangief886 said on September 23, 2010 at 2:03 p.m.

They better include Zangief, Dictator, Boxer, Sakura, Dan, Cammy, and maybe even T. Hawk, Ibuki, Dudley and Dee Jay.

TreFoxR3 said on September 24, 2010 at 5:11 p.m.

^ umm some of those are unnecessary guy above me ... maybe Dictator, sakura, and zangief...or one of the three..._( theres reasons why others don't work...if you cant think of them for your self...your over doing it )

Fu said on September 25, 2010 at 11:19 a.m.

I just noticed something...Carnage was never in MvC was he? He'd be killer if he's in MvC3.

DimmuMaiden said on September 25, 2010 at 5:41 p.m.

#117 Too many SF characters, if they are gonna add SF characters its gonna be the important characters, or the characters that have a unique playstyle, Im still hoping for akuma to make it, he is very similar to ryu i know, but come one he is a crossover veteran, and he is so bad ass with his shin goku satsu lol.

Nafriel said on September 26, 2010 at 1:45 p.m.
Nafriel said on September 26, 2010 at 1:48 p.m.

Dante level 3:) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CSRUJ... (sorry for doublepost:))

therealist1991 said on September 27, 2010 at 5:23 p.m.

Charlie Nash
Mike Haggar
MegaMan EXE
Red arremer
Akuma or Ken
Mai Ling or tessa
Leo or kenji
Carnage or venom
Ms Marvel or mystique
Black Cat
Havok (the brother of cyclops)
iron fist or warmacine

Pandacite said on September 27, 2010 at 8:10 p.m.

DLC please.

Juri Street
Doctrine Dark
Area (Street Fighter EX)
Mariah (Jojo's Bizzar Adventure)
Nathan Spencer
Jill (RE5)
Moka Akashiya (Rosario + Vampire
Monster Hunter
Momo (Breath of Fire)

Green Goblin
The Hood
Doctor Strange
Spider Woman
Gothic Lolita (S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent/Livewires)
Nick Fury
Yo Yo Rodriguez
Amadeus Cho
Skaar (Son of Hulk)
Katherine Waynesboro
Anti Venom
Ms. Marvel

SgtSarros said on September 28, 2010 at 1:28 p.m.

I would love to see some Breath Of Fire characters added in myself. on the capcom side.

On the marvel side, we do need more females, Storm, Jubilee, Pixie, Black Widow would all be nice.

Xeromos said on September 28, 2010 at 2:42 p.m.

A-ism Yun would be so perfect for this game

Danielq94 said on September 30, 2010 at 3:44 a.m.


Marvel: Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, Spiderman, Hulk, Wolverine, Nova, Mister Sinister, Super Skrull, Ms Marvel, Dormammu, Dr Doom, Phoenix, Carnage, Songbird, Ultron, Hawkeye, Loki, Colossus, Cloak & Dagger (As 1 Character)

Capcom: Ryu, Chun Li, Morrigan, Albert Wesker, Dante, Trish, Ada Wong, Strider Hien, Megaman X, Amaterasu, Hayato Kanzaki, Gene, Nathan Spencer, Arthur, Tron Bonne, Leon Kennedy, B.B Hood, Zero, Batsu Or Akira Or Kyosuke,

Danielq94 said on September 30, 2010 at 3:51 a.m.

Oh & Frank West

Angelo28 said on October 5, 2010 at 8:45 p.m.

This page needs an update =/

rpgfighter said on October 6, 2010 at 7:15 p.m.

Good lord so many gamefaq posts XD

Wishpig said on October 10, 2010 at 7:08 a.m.

@ SgtSarros

Did you just say Jubilee?!?!

Someone ban this man!

Ingrid said on October 10, 2010 at 5:26 p.m.

needs shuma gorath for mvc3 his chaos dimension is most important and please capcom put some greater hypers than his multi ball hyper

MikeDanger said on October 12, 2010 at 11:27 p.m.

Dan 4 MvC3

mikeyg1221 said on October 15, 2010 at 1:57 p.m.


Pandacite said on October 19, 2010 at 6:28 p.m.

Only if he is some sort of hyper dan, with dante levels of insane power. Like a Dandroid.

Touhatsu said on October 20, 2010 at 6:10 p.m.

Hey... just a thought, but I would like your opinion...
What do you think about Hit-Girl in MvC3?

Pandacite said on October 21, 2010 at 2:01 p.m.

150% for her. Opinion Approved! D-Pooli Certified, I'm sure of it.

Puchongo said on November 4, 2010 at 7:22 a.m.

Gotcha Force characters PLEASE!!

Rekkaken2468 said on November 4, 2010 at 1:51 p.m.

i plan on maining wolveine and deadpool. still waiting for a third.

Shareware said on November 6, 2010 at 3:42 a.m.

Hit-Girl won't make it for the same reason that The Punisher won't. Too hardcore. I mean yeah, Deadpool has had more limbs cut off/cut off more limbs than many Marvel characters, but his character isn't really BASED in that like Hit-Girl and Punisher.

I wish Iron Fist would make it in. And Moon Knight. I mean Capcom wants obscure, right? Those are great characters who are obscure. But based on how things have been going, they seem to be thinking more like: "Who do they want in? Daredevil? Tell them no ...and give them MODOK! Ask US for a cool popular character who people will recognize, will they? We'll show THEM! Next up, Howard the Duck!!"

And then they just fill out the rest of the cast with more of the same from the last game. Storm, Magneto, Sentinel, yeah that sounds fun. Can't wait to see even MORE of that mirror match.

But for me, two characters would be all it takes to make up for this.

Captain Commando and Gambit.


GeniusInsanity said on November 7, 2010 at 9:01 a.m.

^^ did you really say Moon Night? i've always hated him...he's like Batman, he's only good during the night time..on a full moon..and he's a drunk. but then again i guess so is Starks

Shareware said on November 7, 2010 at 3:29 p.m.


Some people like Moon Knight. Like me. But the point I was trying to make was that he's obscure, which Capcom wants, AND he's an actual fist-fighting character. Which of course works against him since Capcom has been putting out characters like (again) MODOK. He's a giant freaking face in a can with tiny arms and legs that he barely uses! What part of that translates to "fighting game character" to you?

With Shuma-Gorath its a bit more understandable since

1. He's got usable limbs.
2. He's an awesome Doc Strange villain with cosmic powers.

It doesn't make THAT much more sense, but enough to be an understandable addition to the roster.

Seriously though, Iron Fist. Martial Artist Super Hero who is quite obscure to casual comic readers, let alone Capcom fans? How is he not PERFECT?

GeniusInsanity said on November 8, 2010 at 1:43 p.m.

ok i understand Shuma and Iron Fist, i just have a personal bias against Moon Knight so sorry about that lol and its sucks that there won't be Gambit or Dr. Strange or Ghost Rider...if Capcom wants obscure, Venom (he was no where near the same as Spider-Man), Green Goblin or Hobgoblin (low-flying hoverboard and bombs with different properties), and Luke Cage (multiple fist and chain combos and a few command grabs). that's all.

Wishpig said on November 9, 2010 at 7:31 a.m.


None of those characters you listed are "Obscure" (except Hobgoblin). Venom is an extremely well known and highly popular character. Plus along with Green Goblin he has stared in one of the most successful super-hero movie franchises. Luke Cage is a huge player in the marvel world who 97% of marvel comic readers would know.

Obscure characters are characters even big time comic fans might not know much about, like Dormammu.

Shareware said on November 9, 2010 at 1:41 p.m.


My question is why the hell is Capcom avoiding character familiarity on the Marvel side? We get FAR less nostalgia this way, seeing as so many casual comic readers and even hardcore comic readers won't really get WHY characters like Dormammu would be in the game rather than a more recognizable character.

How about Cray? Can we get him in?

Shareware said on November 9, 2010 at 4:47 p.m.





GeniusInsanity said on November 10, 2010 at 2:38 p.m.

..i don't understand how anybody could not know who Dormammu is..and at this point a lot of "obscure" Marvel characters wouldn't have a unique style to add to MvC3

Shareware said on November 10, 2010 at 7:03 p.m.

Whatever the case, MVC3 is gonna be fun. And I don't think Capcom's stupid. They know what they're doing.

GeniusInsanity said on November 11, 2010 at 7:57 a.m.

yes, i can agree with you on that... it really doesn't matter who's in or not, im still gonna get the game lol

VinnieBlaz3d said on November 13, 2010 at 1:19 a.m.

will Sakura be in MvC3 i hope so

Oroku_Saki said on November 13, 2010 at 3:21 p.m.

So.....since Disney owns Marvel....would we see a character like Tron¿ Maybe, he'll be announced when the new Tron movie's out!

Oh, and @143:
Dormammu is not an obscure character. So saying "big time comic fans" might not know much about him is oxymoronic. I'd say that an obscure character should be someone like "Ulysses Bloodstone" or "Omega the Unknown". None of my current friends know those guys, but they all know Dormammu and the newer characters.

Shareware said on November 13, 2010 at 10:16 p.m.

If only Hayato wasn't the most obscure freaking Capcom character ever he might have made it into MVC3...

Oh well.

GeniusInsanity said on November 14, 2010 at 1:08 p.m.

@150: maybe we'll see some Epic Mickey in Mvc3 too lol

Xeromos said on November 14, 2010 at 4:12 p.m.

Night crawler and A-ism Yun needs to be apart of this

Battlemage said on November 14, 2010 at 11:41 p.m.

I wonder how the Sentry will play? Or Black Bolt & Gladiator.

Shareware said on November 15, 2010 at 8:14 p.m.

I have no qualms with Shulkie. She's got a good move set and can probably kick acceptable amounts of ass.

She may not be Phoenix Wright, but she's a lawyer who actually CAN fight.

rogeromega said on November 16, 2010 at 2:13 p.m.

@ shareware
I wish Hayato were in as well, I liked him in MVC2, I never played star gladiator, but I liked Hayato in MVC2. However I wish Jin would make it even more.

Icytor said on November 16, 2010 at 5:05 p.m.

Update the Characters for this part of the site please

FlashExplosion said on November 17, 2010 at 4:10 a.m.

Looking at this i think it needs to be updated :)
your missing...
Zero and
(I Think thats all of them Excluding Jill and Shuma)

Morris said on November 18, 2010 at 3:03 a.m.

In this moment, in best of cases (40 characters, which I seriously doubt) we have only 5 Marvel characters left.

In my opinion, the best roster would include:

- Black Panther (classic Avenger and marvel hero, nº 1 black superhero, Wakanda, he's on fashion on Avergers animated and the new man withot fear. Do you want more?)

- Moon Knight (one of the favourites "non-top" superheros, impressive look, amazing weapons and complex character)

- Storm (seems she's a must have, top's MVC2 character, leader of X-men, marvel female -currently we have only two)

- Green Goblin ( classic supervillain and now the most important in the Marvel universe. Sensational look and weapons, great moveset with his glider, pumpkins and bats. Spidey deserves one of his most powerful foes in the game.)

-The number 5 could be Ms. Marvel, Hawkeye or Iceman.

-To be honest, I don't understand the election of Shuma-Gorath for DLC. Maybe nexts DLC in the future will be the most wanted characters by fans and deconfirmed : Ghost Rider, Daredevil, Cyclops, Gambit, Dr. Strange (two main enemies in game), Psylocke...

What do you think, guys ?

Shareware said on November 18, 2010 at 8:42 p.m.


I think: thank you for saying Moon Knight, I've voted for him for a long time.

Also, I'm fine with Storm as long as she and Mags aren't severely broken as in MVC2.

And yes. Hawkeye. Hawkeye Hawkeye Hawkeye. Need him.

What do you think of Vision? I know I bring him up a lot, but he's an awesome character who deserves a slot.

Black Panther might even make up for Daredevil not being in if he makes it.

All in all, I agree with basically everything you just said.

Morris said on November 19, 2010 at midnight

Ok, Shareware, thanks, unfortunately I'm not Niitsuma or Marvel CEO. Let's see the final surprises that Capcom and Marvel has reserved for us.
Sure, our list won't be the final one but I don't believe in the leaked lists neither.
Indeed, Vision would be a good adition, too, but I think he has no options. He's not a present Marvel character.

FukoIbuki said on November 19, 2010 at 5:19 p.m.

Wow many good characters many people dont think about much turns out to be good then you think xD Would be bad ass for the Capcom side to add an Onimusha Charater lol thats what i think xD

Darkprince_sora said on November 20, 2010 at 10:54 a.m.

Knowing capcom and how they did ssf4 they would have more extra charaters and customs for down load on xbox live and psn and we may end up paying more for this game. I hope I am wrong but I have a feeling that may happen

Morris said on November 24, 2010 at 5:33 a.m.

According to many links and information that I've read, it seems that 3 of the last 4 characters for the Marvel side are quite clear :
Storm, Ms. Marvel and Taskmaster.
There is a lot of different opinions about the fourth one. I wish the Green Goblin was the final big surprise !

Shareware said on November 24, 2010 at 1:10 p.m.


I'd like that as long as we got Strider as the fourth. But I never trust hearsay anyway.

If that was true though, I'd have to object to Ms. Marvel just because she probably wouldn't have a good move set and they could use a cooler female like Psylocke (not that I EVER want to run into an MSP again, oh hell no) or maybe Elektra.

Shareware said on November 24, 2010 at 1:18 p.m.


Also, Frank West is almost DEFINITELY confirmed, and remember, we need a balanced cast, which means two more Capcom two more Marvel and then the boss who might be original, or might be Wily or Galactus.

So, I say I hope for Frank, Strider, Moon Knight, and Psylocke.

Kai said on November 24, 2010 at 2 p.m.

I still think the next capcom char to be confirmed is m bison.

Romeo0206 said on November 24, 2010 at 10:24 p.m.

this list and character movesets should be updated

BAP04 said on November 26, 2010 at 12:29 a.m.

Update the MvC moves please!

xXNicky_BarnzXx said on November 28, 2010 at 11:09 a.m.

Zero Is my Hero!

Shareware said on November 29, 2010 at 1:43 p.m.

C'mon Strider. You can still squeeze in.

SSJDante said on November 29, 2010 at 6:02 p.m.

i would really like tp see spidey like how he has bin all his previous appearances, it seemz he is no longer 1 of the most agile characters in marvel any more he doesnt eeven do a somersault or a back flip when he jumps anymre :(

Shareware said on December 1, 2010 at 11:44 p.m.

Ah disappointment. Strider woulda been nice. But there's always hope with DLC.

Anyway, it would certainly be nice to get the other character's names up on this page, even if they were just non-working links, it'd still be efficient to see all the confirmed characters listed in one place on Eventhubs.

We've got a deconfirmed list, so why not a confirmed one?

hbk2221 said on December 6, 2010 at 12:29 p.m.



Shareware said on December 6, 2010 at 3:07 p.m.



Eh, I'm bored of doing that now.

StriderHokage said on December 8, 2010 at 12:34 a.m.

no strider, i quit

Lavama said on December 8, 2010 at 4:06 a.m.

There's STILL a chance for Nimrod!


Shareware said on December 8, 2010 at 11:48 p.m.


Nimrod would be cool as long as he wasn't broken like the original Sentinel.

I'm hoping for a balanced game.

Shareware said on December 8, 2010 at 11:49 p.m.


Whoa. Grammar failure.

danielldennis said on December 10, 2010 at 10:06 a.m.

why delay to update again???

AB20 said on December 10, 2010 at 10:14 p.m.

I HOPE N PRAY N WISH THIS COMMENT GET'S RED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! as a hard core fan of this franchise another disappointment what ever had been to bringing real raw skills? in other words using button combination with different characters and letting the new comers go to easy mode is a shame to say that the control sit up on XMAN VS SF is 10x better then MVC2 and it looks like MVC3 is gonna b even horrible what ever had been to LP MP HP LK MK HK the arcade classic way i thank god i still own MARVEL VS SF & MVC1 ps SNK VS CAPCOM 2 online anytime soon or KILLER INSTINCT ???

Sakura said on December 12, 2010 at 8:39 a.m.

There are more than 17 characters in this game...

just sayin'....

AeonGuardian said on December 12, 2010 at 10:03 a.m.


Now say it in a way that makes you sound like an educated person with a well informed opinion and not like a lunatic yelling out your window. Unless you're just trolling... then you know, rock on dude.

Teh_5_Point_Ohh said on December 12, 2010 at 3:44 p.m.


To sum up that gibberish(barely readable omg) you said, capcom even said themselves they are having three button modes in there. The modes are simple mode, mvc2 style, & tvc style. They also said you can customize it to your liking also.

Before you post next time click the preview post button & use spell check.

AB20 said on December 12, 2010 at 6:04 p.m.

@ TEH5POINT sorry for the lack of spelling gammar but imm writing threw my ps3. i doubt da capcom well satisfie the hard core fans by giving us an arcade classic mode, control sit up this game MVC3 is b like KING OF FIGTHERS with 3 action button LIGHT MEDIUM HEAVY n the rest is assist n things we can do manual with out pressing 1 button like in MARVEL VS STREET FIGTHER & CAPCOM1 true classics

Shareware said on December 13, 2010 at 3:24 p.m.


You have to realize, though, that you're part of a small minority on this. Personally, my favorite setup was MVC2. I also liked TVC and yeah, back in the day, just like everyone else, I played (and liked) the old 6 attack setup. But to me MVC2 captured a balance between simplicity and advanced control, allowing not only quicker decision making and easier controls for newbies, but a still useful setup for advanced players. Just look at how much tournament play MVC2 gets.

Either way, if MVC3 really does have alternate control options, I'm psyched! I'd love to be able to choose!

AB20 said on December 13, 2010 at 4:23 p.m.

@ SHARE forget about tournaments if u old school & u ever put in quarter in 1 of those arcade classics that i named then should know how alive the characters r when u play with 6 buttons sit up & do everything manual

Shareware said on December 13, 2010 at 4:43 p.m.


Yeah, I used to have a great time playing X-Men Vs. Street Fighter in the old arcades. In fact, that's still one of my favorite arcade games. But things change, and not everybody is gonna be happy. I sincerely hope that Capcom makes all the old control styles available, but if not, then that's just how it is.

Sometimes you can't change it. Sometimes you can. But right now, with MVC3 being so close around the corner, I just don't see them changing much. It's nearly a completed game, and it all comes down to what they've already decided. Making a plea right now wouldn't change much. I already had to accept that with Strider. But at least take solace in the idea that since we don't know anything about what the final release is gonna be like, there's always hope.

It's not over until it's over. Until then, just hope that they made the right choices. Afterward, there's always DLC and updates.

AB20 said on December 13, 2010 at 6:33 p.m.

@ SHARE i agree. i just hope they gives us a demo the same day as the release date for i won't have to waste my money

Shareware said on December 13, 2010 at 8:54 p.m.


They won't. They already said there will never be a demo of MVC3. It sucks, I know. :/

But at least you can see what people say about it.

AB20 said on December 14, 2010 at 10:53 a.m.

@ SHARE well da sucks big time cause there a demo for MVC2 for ps3 & u could play online

cvs said on December 16, 2010 at 11:33 p.m.

*ps3 and "xbox 360"

OueenofEverything said on December 18, 2010 at 7:59 a.m.

I could careless for da demo really; i'd rent the game, and return it if it sucks. Well, we all know that wont be the case.

I'd prefer the MvC2 controls over the simplified and the 6-button. However, I'll be fine with any configure they decide to input; let's just pray for variety.

Why do I have this strange feeling that we're going to see Hsien-Ko and Omega Sentinel? I haven't been wrong with a character yet.

Teh_5_Point_Ohh said on December 18, 2010 at 9:35 p.m.

@185,186, @ 193

Read the "Gameplay info and modes" section and look at the 2nd bullet from the last.

Had to pull this up b/c I remember reading about it.


AB20 said on December 18, 2010 at 10:40 p.m.

@ 194 thanks i'll check it out . anyways WHERE THE HELL IS DARE DEVIL @ ??

Zangief886 said on December 20, 2010 at 8:13 a.m.

Oi, Eventhubs. Aren't you going to update this?

Shareware said on December 20, 2010 at 10:50 p.m.


I agree, it could use an update with the other characters.

mvcfan said on December 21, 2010 at 1:16 p.m.

I have a question. Go to this link, and look at the picture. Who's the character between Iron Man, Wolverine, and Spider-Man? it looks like silver surfer....


Shareware said on December 21, 2010 at 8:44 p.m.


That's the Hulk. Look at the whole picture and you'll see.

Lavama said on December 26, 2010 at 7:24 a.m.

The reason it's missing characters, it it because they are the most current playable ones at places like Food Fight?

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