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.

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