Updated: Sentinel disconfirmed for Marvel vs. Capcom 3?

Posted by Jonathan 'Catalyst' Grey • January 22, 2011 at 4:14 p.m. PST
Updated: Sentinel disconfirmed for Marvel vs. Capcom 3? Update: Someone who works for Eurogamer Espana sent over this audio sample of Niitsuma answering the question about Sentinel and Juggernaut, and the translator is speaking in English, so you can judge for yourself what to make of this.


It appears that Ryota Niitsuma, Marvel vs. Capcom 3's producer, has disconfirmed Sentinel in an interview conducted with Eurogamer Espana (Google Translate link), which was originally written in Spanish.

This normally wouldn't be too big of a deal, but someone posting under the name Lupinko has been leaking information about MvC3 for some time, and has been extremely accurate to date, revealing numerous characters in advance. He claimed Sentinel and Hsien-Ko would be announced, but Niitsuma's statement today goes directly against one of his predictions.

Here's a translated version of the relevant paragraph from RyanCE.
Ryota Niitsuma: Indeed, we could not choose characters that were not on [Marvel's] list, and if there were some we wanted to use Marvel told us "do not pick that, take this one instead." In this sense, we wanted to bring back a couple of characters from MvC2, such as Juggernaut and Sentinel, but we could not.
Many people are currently split over who to believe on this since Lupinko has been so accurate to date, but Niitsuma is the title's producer.

Other things of note from the article include:
• The first DLC package won't be expensive. When asked about the schedule for DLC, Niitsuma said they haven't already planned this, but, "Potentially we could release a DLC [package] every two weeks..."

• Niitsuma talks about the possibility of releasing a balance patch once the game has launched, although Capcom has made other statements like this in the past for the Street Fighter 4 series, saying they can patch the game after wards, if needed.

• There's at least one character to be revealed besides the 36 member roster. This might be Galactus, as an unplayable boss.

Tips and contributions to this story by Roo, Alex_MMorales, 4EverBuffy, Karsticles and Videogame554.

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