Shadow Mode 02 DLC available for Marvel vs. Capcom 3

Posted by Jonathan 'Catalyst' Grey • March 29, 2011 at 9:27 a.m. PDT
Shadow Mode 02, a new DLC package for Marvel vs. Capcom 3, is available today. It costs 80 Microsoft points or $1 USD on the PlayStation Network. This opens up three new AI opponents, here are a few screen shots of what becomes available.

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Quick Thoughts: This new Shadow Mode DLC is more of the same. If you enjoyed the first Shadow Mode package, but want to play against some different characters and varying levels of AI, it's only a $1 for this new addition. On the other hand, if you didn't think the first Shadow Mode pack was anything special, this certainly isn't going to change your mind.

Tip submitted by Westdaniel, Whosdrivinawarthog, Heero_J and sNsKid.


J said on March 29, 2011 at 9:30 a.m.

Wait, this costs money now?

Lol, no thanks.

mndy said on March 29, 2011 at 9:32 a.m.

They should add shadows of actual well known players. I'd buy that for a dollar.

vsDenjin said on March 29, 2011 at 9:33 a.m.

I wonder what a combofiend shadow would be like.

SquidBiskets said on March 29, 2011 at 9:33 a.m.

Sorry but.... Who would pay a dollar for this. Common now Capcom.

abramdarnutzer said on March 29, 2011 at 9:34 a.m.

I wouldn't mind paying for AI's based on "star" players. That would be cool, but I just don't know how much of that they could actually do.

I'm not going to be one to complain about them charging for this. If you don't like it, just don't buy it. There is no need to complain.

ButterKnife said on March 29, 2011 at 9:41 a.m.

WHAT!!!?! THIS IS AN OUTRAGE! CHARGING US FOR GARBAGE I'M SO PISSED AT YOU CRAPCOM! I'M GOING TO -- wait a sec... I have a job... $1 is nothing to me. It's less than a candy bar. Maybe I'll use one of those titles.

*buys pack*

RandomDP said on March 29, 2011 at 9:42 a.m.

LoL as interesting as it was to play against AI replicates of actual people from the development team, I think it's a joke that they think they can get away with charging people money to buy more "opponents".

I mean, how is this any different from playing against the computer with the difficulty set to easy/medium/hard?

Give me something actually worth paying for, like spectator mode (which is kinda sad that I'd even think that they would charge us for that but after this news post nothing would surprise me now).

valken said on March 29, 2011 at 9:43 a.m.


One dollar for a completely useless DLC, very good Capcom!!

trauma213 said on March 29, 2011 at 9:44 a.m.

you can go f*ck yourself capcom

GameOver4uKid said on March 29, 2011 at 9:45 a.m.

I literally have 80 m$ points.

Saving it for j. Wong, combofiend, and yipes shadow mode.

scheater5 said on March 29, 2011 at 9:51 a.m.

I'm not outraged they would charge money for this - $1 is not that big a deal - but I am pretty annoyed they would waste time on this in the first place. Who seriously cares? How much time went into this vs. how much time is going to be spent playing it?

duckmouth said on March 29, 2011 at 9:52 a.m.

Is this why there is no Vs CPU mode? Wow, just when you though Capcom couldn't get any more cynical...

KreativeKing said on March 29, 2011 at 10 a.m.

lol @ people complaining that its a dollar. IDK culture must be different in other parts of the US

SHOGUN said on March 29, 2011 at 10:04 a.m.

Do not want.

HighOnPCP said on March 29, 2011 at 10:06 a.m.

i agree with #11
1 dollar is not much and you dont have to buy it but im kinda pissed they actually spend time on something like shadow mode

Sadistiik said on March 29, 2011 at 10:07 a.m.

Kinda dumb how we have to pay to unlock the titles that are already on the disc.

SnakeX said on March 29, 2011 at 10:09 a.m.

This just goes to show you that some of the people that comment on this site will whine about ANYTHING. I mean really guys, you're crying over a single dollar?

Hakansoilbarrel said on March 29, 2011 at 10:12 a.m.

(@ #6 yeah, a buck is powerful, can go to get something off the dollar menu or this,

should've been 1 cent zomg)

L said on March 29, 2011 at 10:14 a.m.

The MVC3 AI is ridiculous. It punishes whiffed crouching light with Hypers and Supers. I've seen "un" do the same in Shadow Mode as well, which makes me doubt how well this concept was implemented. I can't imagine human beings are capable reacting this quickly.

duckmouth said on March 29, 2011 at 10:14 a.m.


My problem is that they witheld vs CPU mode so they can nickel and dime people for this rubbish. Shadow mode against the pros? Charge 80 MSP by all means.

joker101 said on March 29, 2011 at 10:15 a.m.

Not everyone is complaining about it costing a dollar.

Some people however, like myself, are wondering about the wisdom of charging for a mode that is complete ass. Even if it were free, I wouldn't bother downloading it.

Hiakimaru said on March 29, 2011 at 10:15 a.m.

Seriously, i dont mind they charge for it, what really pisses me is they could spend the time doing so many other thing and they come up with a stuff that, I think, almost nobody uses.

ShinZero said on March 29, 2011 at 10:18 a.m.

Ive got spare MS points left over. Even if I didn't, a dollar is nothing. Its just.. Im scratching my head asking why I should pay any amount of money for this. Maybe if it were 10 shadows. But 3? That's not even worth turning my Xbox on.

I think ill buy my avatar a fancy hat instead. /nod

shichi said on March 29, 2011 at 10:18 a.m.

$1 for 3 titles? Come on Capcom! The DLC for this game is getting a bit out of hand for those of us who want to fully enjoy the game.

DarthWaddleDoo said on March 29, 2011 at 10:20 a.m.

So... So are they going to tell us who these AI opponents are based off, or what?

Mr_Clack said on March 29, 2011 at 10:20 a.m.

CAPCOM = Drug Pushers

The 1st one is free, the rest you have to pay for.

Super_Shoto_Fighter_4 said on March 29, 2011 at 10:28 a.m.

I would like to see S-Kills shadow mode.

THE_GODDAMN_MASTER said on March 29, 2011 at 10:31 a.m.

There's a solution to all this DLC crap: Convince people to stop buying them.
Once CAPCOM stops making money off of it, they might actually ship *gasp* full games on release dates!

NEWkidCJ said on March 29, 2011 at 10:31 a.m.

This is a load of BS.

zombi_ryu said on March 29, 2011 at 10:37 a.m.

Within 6 months the cost of all the DLC for this game is going to add up to the full retail value of of the disc itself. $5 per new character, $5 per costume pack, $1 for shadow's all going to add up.

Virtua_Kazama said on March 29, 2011 at 10:40 a.m.

Yep, we are so spoiled. But come on, it's just a dollar. You guys are crying over a dollar? Gimme a f**kin' break!

CrimsonRelic said on March 29, 2011 at 10:41 a.m.

A dollar might seem like nothing to most people. There are some people though who can't even afford to keep up with all of the bills just to live normal life. So please stop ragging on poor people.

Also, I'm selling this game because there is no spectator mode. What a joke.

Capcom has continued to do DLC all wrong for the past few years and I have finally had enough. I may buy the newest version of SF when it comes, but that's it. F*ck you Capcom.

Mr_Clack said on March 29, 2011 at 10:45 a.m.

@ 31
and the other BLIND people.

The 1st pack was FREE and it was against (supposedly) actual PEOPLE's choices.

The NEW pack is $1 and it's against...NOBODY! It's just special teams we could have come up with ourselves!

It's like charging $1 for nAvengers team or a Darkstalkers team to fight...YOU CAN DO THIS YOURSELVES... FOR FREE!!!

Mr_Clack said on March 29, 2011 at 10:47 a.m.

lol @ the pack being ALL Capcom franchises.

chosenst said on March 29, 2011 at 10:48 a.m.

Any of you heard of the term QQ? Do me a favor and get over it, it's a freakin dollar. If you don't want to buy any of the DLC then don't buy it. No one cares about your bickering over something that costs as much as a combo at McDonalds.

Tell me something, when was the last time you got a game that was perfect? Does it exist? Can you make a game and know 100% for certain that all of the bugs and glitches have been worked out? No, because you need to test it. Not with testers but with the actual community. There is no telling what direction a game will go until the people get their hands on it. That being said, once these bugs and glitches are found, are the people who made the game supposed to go through and do these fixes free of charge? It's a business, and time is money. The time it takes to fix these problems costs money and whether you think it should have been done before hand or not is outside of the point.

You paid for a Marvel vs Capcom fighting game that allowed you to use the allotted characters, play with your friends, and play on line; so far Capcom has given you all that and more. Stop bitching.

abramdarnutzer said on March 29, 2011 at 10:50 a.m.

Yeah, the fact that their is not even the thin veil that these could be real people's team and play styles kind of bothers me. It makes me think that the first 3 are just normal CPU opponents of different skill levels. How possible is it to simulate a real person's play style and reactions?

HardRojo said on March 29, 2011 at 10:51 a.m.

I'm more annoyed by the fact that they're wasting time on this than actually making the game more bearable when playing online and navigating through the menu.
Also: You don't need to pay 1$ to buy these teams, you can easily fight against the AI, set the desired difficulty level and voila, you're fighting the programmers' AI, because they developed it right Capcom?! RIGHT?!!

abramdarnutzer said on March 29, 2011 at 10:51 a.m.

Just to clarify. I LOVE THIS GAME. I play all the time.

I just don't know how I feel about this mode. It just looks to be a way to charge for titles.

CpE_Wahoo said on March 29, 2011 at 11:02 a.m.

I'd buy it if they had people "stronger" than un. Playing against Very Hard was harder than un, and I get to pick the characters. I want some AI that can actually finish off combos (even the basic ones) so that I'm at least a little challeneged. It's nice to have to practice offline, but give me something more difficult please!

Mr_Clack said on March 29, 2011 at 11:09 a.m.

Just because you are playing against Capcom's choices doesnt mean you cant set this up yourself.

Just look at the characters and Assist choices, pick a difficulty and save some money!

DestinyZX1 said on March 29, 2011 at 11:24 a.m.

Now they're charging money for this. Come on! This is insane but still I need a challenge anyway. I only wish they added more achievements such as getting all the titles and icons.

@39: I agree. I tried Very Hard and it was crazy but I'm only doing it to get every other title for all the characters.

Grimmjow316 said on March 29, 2011 at 11:25 a.m.

Most I'm seeing is the complaint of shadow mode and how it sucks not so much money how about working on replay or spectator mode you know what people actually want.

ContentBlock said on March 29, 2011 at 11:28 a.m.

next they gonna charge u 2$ for spectator mode. or 3$ to get more colors for ur dlc costumes. u can buy a beer with that $1 and be happy, rather than some shltty mode. its not the cost its the principle.

NovaManXP said on March 29, 2011 at 11:31 a.m.

Oh man, I love paying a dollar to fight three more opponents that don't feel different at all from the opponents I fight in Arcade!

Seriously, I had a fear this was coming. Sorry Capcom, but even I'm not that much of a sucker. You can get me with the Alt. Costumes, and the DLC characters, but this is just a joke.

Mr_Clack said on March 29, 2011 at 11:31 a.m.

"Gee, I hope the next pack is $5 and it has Hulk, Super Skrull and She-Hulk, TEAM GREEN, it's so hard to pick them myself" - An idiot with too much money.

hugeratjar said on March 29, 2011 at 11:39 a.m.

lol at capcom charging now. so i have no msp does this mean i have to buy 400 points to us 80 of them >.> lol new theme for me.

JanTheMan said on March 29, 2011 at 11:43 a.m.

I'd rather buy a candy bar.

Tomiwa11 said on March 29, 2011 at 11:45 a.m.

its things like this that make me regret ever leaving ssf4...dere i had the full experience for a reduced price (minus alt skins)
mvc3 is starting to feel like a rushed out cash-in

Teh_5_Point_Ohh said on March 29, 2011 at 11:50 a.m.

Only 5mins will be devoted to this then it's back to online to play real people. There goes your $1!

Suppi said on March 29, 2011 at 11:52 a.m.

So theyre basically charging us for the rest of the titles, $1 for 3. Shadow mode is useless.

umad said on March 29, 2011 at 11:53 a.m.

(This user was banned.)

Wolfeyes187 said on March 29, 2011 at 11:59 a.m.

I like how people say "its not a big deal,". It's only a dollar...true, but it is also a test. Lets see how much money exactly we can squeeze out of these people. The first one was free. The second is a dollar with people you don't really care for. Then when the more difficult,cool titles, and popular players(yipes,J Wong,Marn,Combo,etc) get put up for dlc they can charge maybe 5-10$.

Sure you have a job. You can afford to spend 1 dollar. No big deal, but you are also giving them more reason to charge higher for more important dlc. But hey if you want to spend over 100$ for a game all together. Go for it, and thanks for thinking about yourself and making it harder for everyone else.

At this rate we will be paying for spectator mode 30$

Oroku_Saki said on March 29, 2011 at 12:11 p.m.

Just wait for someone who has all the titles and fight them, and get them to rotate the titles. You'll get all the titles without playing Shadow Mode.
Although I'm not paying for this, I know a lot of people are going to pay for it, and it's going to become a standard. Just like Activision's mistake with CoD 2, I'm happy I don't really buy DLC for all these console games.

FREE1UP said on March 29, 2011 at 12:15 p.m.


Mangosentennial said on March 29, 2011 at 12:19 p.m.

Lol dislikes sandbaggers?

FREE1UP said on March 29, 2011 at 12:24 p.m.

If a million people get this then thats a million dollars they make easy lol. The mere fact that they even proposed this means they know that they'll get that money lol. Thats business for you though. To them were just ants in their little ant farm :)

Sakura said on March 29, 2011 at 12:30 p.m.

"it's only $1"

Only? That tells me you were willing to pay more for this...which is oh so sad.

f***in' fanboys...

xShonuffx said on March 29, 2011 at 12:32 p.m.

I blame us the fans. During the entire year since it's announcment all people ever cried for was, characters, characters, and more characters. no one raised their voice up and asked for solid hardcore modes that competed with the likes of Blazblue, or Mortal Kombat. hate those games as much as you want fan boys but they are doing something right that Capcom is not and I think it has a lot to do with the little hype the game gets. The less hype, the more attention to detail these companies put in their game.

I bought Blazblue CS before MvC3 to tied me over, I was suprised how complete the game was. A complete training mode, a REAL story mode, full voice overs english and japanese, a real art gallry and a solid online mode with "gasp" spectating. Then I buy MvC3 lol.

You guys have it all wrong, you guys should'nt just say if you like it buy it, if you don't, don't buy it, you guys need to freakin Protest. Instead of us spending time trolling these sites we need to go to Capcom Unity and fill the boards with huge complaints and rage and angre, I mean these mofos got your 60 bucks and you ain't even mad at the quality you got called "a game" what kind of fans are you?

It's like Capcom is still stuck in the stone age. Until us Capcom fans stop buying this Capcom crap and start making REAL demands this is the kind of crap we are gonna get. Open your eyes people and WAKE UP, there are simply better games and Catalyst you better get off this "only street fighter" bs on your site, there are plenty great fighters around the corner and frankley, I could care less about Capcom fighters after this.


cvs said on March 29, 2011 at 12:39 p.m.

Already bought it. :D

FREE1UP said on March 29, 2011 at 1:06 p.m.

@#59.. Even though you're right I'm afraid its too late now. The people have already shown that they'll pay for it and stuff like that doesn't really retract ya know?

Think back at SF4. They didn't charge us for Championship mode because they didn't wanna risk making themselves look bad so it was free (a big mode like that). Now seeing the success of SF4 and SSF4 and seeing how much money they made off DLC with SF4 and SSF4's alternate outfits and such they wanna make MVC3 their big cash cow literally. Unless the fans demand against this then nothing will be done. Sadly the only people that care about them charging are the hardcore players, and since the target audience are the casual players (who dont mind paying a 1$) and they outnumber us then Capcom will continue to get away with this.

Whats more, they might be trying to compensate for the terrible online play this game has and trying to see if we will (or how much we'll) actually pay for spectator mode or even pay for them just to fix the lag issues since we want it so bad. If they charge for something like AI and we buy it then rest assured they're gonna break pockets with spectator mode as they bundle it into some "take it or leave it" package deal with something else. It wont stop until they are charging for everything. Silly things like picking 3 of the same characters come to mind. How much would we pay for that? Somebody would pay believe me.

I imagine that Street Fighter X Tekken will be LOADED with downloadable content and characters that we have to pay for. By then Capcom will already know how much we all are willing to pay for something important and something thats not so important so they'll max out the price lol.

Thats all. (awaiting the phrase "its only 1$). BRING IT.. Not via satellite :)

FREE1UP said on March 29, 2011 at 1:16 p.m.

In case you haven't figured it out...

Mangosentennial said on March 29, 2011 at 1:23 p.m.

You aint talking money, then your talking dont matter

Benjeezy said on March 29, 2011 at 1:31 p.m.

I'm sad cuz I want the complete game, but I don't wanna pay for such an insignificant part...

it's a lose/lose for me :< I'll probly still buy it later cuz I really do want the full game.

vmcoelho said on March 29, 2011 at 1:32 p.m.

Oh my! PASStastic!

Wolfeyes187 said on March 29, 2011 at 1:44 p.m.

Great post 59 & 67

sgb said on March 29, 2011 at 1:59 p.m.

Anyone who buys this is just encouraging more trash DLC in the future. Make Capcom work for their money and...oh the hell with it, you fanboys would pay $5 for this and rationalize it. Just friggin' admit it.

Loggo89 said on March 29, 2011 at 2:22 p.m.

"next is the pack with x-men, avengers marvel villains!

oh! And Sentinel, Zero, and Tron can be team robots! Hulk, She Hulk, and Shuma can be team green! Chun Li, Storm, and Trish can be our Femme Fatales!

Ooh, and another team of Marvel Villains! Hey, Capcom Villains need a team as well! And what about Haggar, Hulk, and Thor? Team Grapplers!

Joe, Arthur, and Wolverine can be team short people! And How about Amaterasu, Felicia, and Wolverine are team animal?! Brilliant, right?! And how about some more female team action!

And when Frank West is availible for download, he can join Chris and Arthur on team zombie hunters! Strider can join Dante and Taskmaster for team...has a sword! Doc Ock can be with Spencer and...uh...MODOK! Another dollar for us!"

That would be almost five bucks right there, and I can guarantee most of these teams I came up with in 5 minutes will be up for purchase by the end of the year. And people are gonna keep buying until Capcom makes teams with more of their crappy staff, and pro players. We're all gonna give them just ten bucks for their 5 minute effort and its gonna add up in no time.

Guys, please. Do NOT buy these! When they start releasing 10 pro players or 20 themed teams at a time for a dollar, then I'll look into it. But this is the most pointless thing I've ever seen, honestly. :l

Mr_Clack said on March 29, 2011 at 2:26 p.m.

How about I GIVE you guys $1 to do this in training mode?

bbgun83 said on March 29, 2011 at 2:32 p.m.

LOL Capcom charging for customised VS CPU mode. Remember when basic features such as this was free?

MasterCheeze said on March 29, 2011 at 2:32 p.m.

You're basically paying for three new titles and icons, right? I wish anyone could put their likes/dislikes; especially team S.T.A.R.S liking herbs.

Mr_Clack said on March 29, 2011 at 2:38 p.m.

@ 74

Add a like/dislike feature to these articles!
(one vote per account)

I would say

DONT LIKE to this.

songman said on March 29, 2011 at 2:46 p.m.

dont like it? dont buy.

Like it?, but to poor to buy it?>> shouldnt even buy games in the first place, nor have internet or cable.

Adult who whines more than a child >>> Priceless and should be put in a corner.

EDGEucator said on March 29, 2011 at 2:56 p.m.

Capcom is smoking that good 【Charlie Sheen】 s**t.

BigSharkZ said on March 29, 2011 at 3:14 p.m.

Personally I bought it. Why? Because I had 1.92$ left on my Playstation Plus account and had nothing else to buy. In all honesty though, this is really retarded.

Boogityboy said on March 29, 2011 at 3:26 p.m.

(This user was banned.)

VideoKid106 said on March 29, 2011 at 4:15 p.m.

I pass.
@songman The corner is waiting anxious for you.

KizaruOfLight said on March 29, 2011 at 4:22 p.m.

Eh, I don't want to.

manchild said on March 29, 2011 at 4:23 p.m.

I'm getting it.

AngrySteve said on March 29, 2011 at 4:32 p.m.

Getting it I have a stable job and make a decent amount of money hell I probably have like 5 dollars in change sitting in my couch right now. You people really need to stop this complaining you or else were gonna end up having another dry spell of fighting games. If you don't like it don't buy it and for those of you who are complaining you are not entitled to anything especially when you say the things you say if it were me I wouldn't give you a spit in the face for free.

Mangosentennial said on March 29, 2011 at 4:43 p.m.

@83 but if we didnt complain, what would be talk about?

Mangosentennial said on March 29, 2011 at 4:43 p.m.

*we, you know what i mean lol

genesiskhan said on March 29, 2011 at 4:48 p.m.

so now its actuall cpus thats bad i thought they would take pros and put them in but man they suck for this i dont wanna get those titles playing essentially arcade

genesiskhan said on March 29, 2011 at 4:53 p.m.

lets remember when we say put the settings on and fight yes this will work and bypass the need for this dlc but the only reason i want it is for the titles i need them titles im just a compleitest

genesiskhan said on March 29, 2011 at 4:55 p.m.

and for those of u who wanna practice with someone decent please hit me up my friends suck and they hate playing me genesiskhan510 on live and menoel86 on ps3 just want some casual and practice with some chill people

Virtua_Kazama said on March 29, 2011 at 5:07 p.m.

I hope you guys realize that it was the Shadow Mode that was free, but not the Shadow Pack.

Mr_Clack said on March 29, 2011 at 5:08 p.m.

@ 83


Most people cant get a decent job because we are stereotyped on sight, when we have the same drive or higher to do the company proud.


G4u you have money to burn while most hard working people starve because they werent born with good-looks and alot of social skills to manipulate our way to the top.

kirbykirbykirby said on March 29, 2011 at 5:15 p.m.

Lmao wow I bet the cpu in arcade in very hard is tougher. The heck with this.

Cauptain said on March 29, 2011 at 5:27 p.m.

CRAPCOM confirmed next IDLC (I.m.b.e.c.i.l.e Downlaod Content):

New font color; $1,00
New flash in specials: $2,00
New italic letter M and C: $3,00
New life bar color: $4,00

Yeah, tks god, I love CRAPCOM. I´m a s.t.u.p.i.d fan and have more IDLCs because you are my life.

CRAPCOM...Stop this, please...Fix the various bugs in game before IDLCs.

zxzxz said on March 29, 2011 at 6:30 p.m.

coulda been neat if they put some effort into it and recreated the teams of top players along with their gameplay tendencies/combo's used.

instead it's just a f'ing embarrassment.

Mr_Clack said on March 29, 2011 at 6:50 p.m.

This is why PIRATING doesnt make people feel bad.

Suppi said on March 29, 2011 at 7:30 p.m.


theMASman said on March 30, 2011 at 5:15 a.m.

And this is EXACTLY one of the many reasons I sold this lame nickel & diming having ass game. LMFAO @ Capcom. They serious with this?!Bad enough shadow mode is the one of worthless features I've ever seen in a fighter, yet they charging for it now?! LOL! DaMN! Just set up practice mode against the computer like everyone else suggests and have a coke and smile with that dollar lol.

MvC3 is by far the worst handled game out there I've seen in terms of DLC. Capcom is really just insulting everyone's intelligence at this point with this's shameful almost. I'll wait for "Marvel vs Capcom 3.5: Fate of Two and A Half Worlds" when HOPEFULLY EVERYTHING is in the game to begin with is more fleshed out and it's actually decent enuff' to play like other classics *cough* MvC2 *cough*. ;p


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