Phoenix Wright and Vergil added due to popularity, but Nemesis a last minute replacement? - Niitsuma gives more insight into UMvC3 character choices

Posted by Nicholas 'MajinTenshinhan' Taylor • February 9, 2017 at 4:53 p.m. PST

Ryota Niitsuma has taken to Twitter once more to explain what went down during the development of Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, and this time he's focusing on the Capcom side of the roster.

First up, we're going to detail the choices he did end up putting in the game, though look forward to a bunch of unfortunate cuts in a future story. First, let's hear what he had to say about the incredibly popular Phoenix Wright.
Phoenix Wright: He was the most requested character after we released Marvel vs. Capcom 3, and he's a really popular character, so we wanted to take him on as a challenge. His lines were supervised by Mr. Taku from Honke D.

I vividly remember feeling "Wow, this is totally what Phoenix Wright would say!", with warm emotion inside me.
Continue below to hear about the other Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, except for Firebrand, who has been detailed by Niitsuma in the past.
Strider Hiryu: He was also very requested right after Marvel vs. Capcom 3. A lot of people felt "He IS Marvel vs. Capcom"!

Frank West: We actually started making him for the original Marvel vs. Capcom 3. With our know-how from Tatsunoko vs. Capcom's development, we thought we made him really fun in Ultimate.

Vergil: When we gathered data from our fans in Japan, he was way more requested than we ever expected. The decider for us was when we were at Tokyo Game Show, and we have several Vergil cosplayers come up to us and say "Put Vergil in, please!"

Nemesis T-Type: We decided on the concept of having a unorthodox character to add. Actually, he wasn't our first choice, but ended up replacing our earlier candidate somewhere down the line...
If you're curious about who Nemesis T-Type ended up replacing, don't worry. Niitsuma clears this mystery up when he moves on to the characters that ended up being cut from the final product.

All translations made by me, Nicholas "MajinTenshinhan" Taylor.

Source: Ryota Niitsuma's Twitter.
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