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Beautiful mod places X-Men's Cyclops into Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 as a unique character with his own move set

Posted by John 'Velociraptor' Guerrero • October 19, 2021 at 11:08 a.m. PDT • Comments: 28

Cyclops was actually a very notable figure in the earlier days of the Versus Series as he was featured not only as a roster member in the first two Marvel vs. Capcom titles, but also part of the now iconic intro sequence of the game that kicked the entire series off: 1996's X-Men vs. Street Fighter.

For one reason or another, developers decided the mainstay X-Men character would not be part of the roster of Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (nor its Ultimate update, and obviously neither the X-Men-less Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite). A passionate modder by the name of Tabs made a palette swap mod that not only puts Cyclops into the game, but gives him a unique arsenal of moves thus making him his own character.

We actually first caught wind of this when we saw the two sequences below posted by MrHoward123, one Marvel vs. Capcom 3 player who has been exploring some of Tabs' exciting content.

Here we see clips of him putting together combos and sequences he's been exploring. The first is a touch of death sequence on Nova while the second examines the damage potential Cyclops can dole out when assisted by Dr. Doom's infamous Hidden Missiles attack.

The base character Tabs used to build this UMvC3 Cyclops was actually Crimson Viper, and we can see below what the evolving figure looked like in an earlier part of the process. This version sees Viper essentially dressed in Cyclops' outfit, given his voice via clips from the previous Versus Series titles, but also given the completely updated move set.

Tabs even gives us a few notes on what he was going for when creating Cyclops here, noting that he was aiming to make "a beam zoning char who still has scrappy options up close." Be sure to hit us up in the comments with your reactions and thoughts on this stellar mod once you've checked out the clips.

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