Marvel vs. Capcom 3 stories

Deadpool was almost excluded from Marvel vs. Capcom 3 due to a translation error

Marvel vs. Cacpom 3 was a crossover fighting game that pitted iconic characters against one another from two separate universes. Essentially, this was a combined effort by both Marvel and Capcom.

As you might expect, Marvel had a say on which characters that Capcom was allowed to use from their intellectual property. According to IGN via CBR, Marvel had provided Capcom with a "no go" list that told them which fighters they didn't want to see in this work-in-progress title.

This explains why we never got to see Venom in Marvel vs. Capcom 3 or its ultimate edition. Incidentally, this meant that Spider-Man was without a villain.

According to a Capcom representative, "Venom, unfortunately, was amongst a list of characters that were not available for us to use on Marvel’s side. I couldn’t tell you the reason for why that is... you’d have to ask Marvel. But Venom was never an option."

Shuma-Gorath was also apparently on this list, but Capcom actually went out of their way to fight for this strange combatant. Eventually, Marvel allowed Capcom to use Shuma-Gorath as a downloadable fighter.

You might be surprised to hear that Deadpool was also on this "no go" list. And yet, he was one of the first characters announced for Marvel vs. Capcom 3. What happened, exactly?

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'Roy' television episode had a special Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Easter egg thanks to the efforts of Lythero, a former animator of the show

If you've been following the fighting game community, you may have heard of Lythero -- a content creator. He likes to create videos that focus on Super Smash Bros., Marvel vs. Capcom, Dragon Ball FighterZ, and many other games that also incorporate his animation skills.

Did you know that he actually worked as an animator for a child's television show called "Roy"? The show mostly had a running in Ireland, the United Kingdom, and Australia.

Apparently, this featured a cartoon character that was trying to fit into the real world. It ran for four seasons and even has a spin-off series.

Recently, Lythero revealed on Twitter that he left a special Easter egg in one of the episodes that fighting game fans might recognize. For the sake of saving space and making combos easier to read, combos in fighters typically have special abbreviations that probably looks very foreign to those that have never seen them before.

For Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, a term like "j.M" would translate to "jumping medium attack." You might see abbreviations like these in combo videos or forums.

Lythero actually used a combo from one of his videos as a "science formula" that appeared in the show. Fighting game enthusiasts are sure to recognize the dragon punch and fireball motions that are present.

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After the jump, you'll find the video that contains the combo that this Easter egg references. I also decided to reach out to Lythero to ask him some questions about this show and Easter egg.

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Man does this digital fan art by AnubisDHL look good

Not that there was anything wrong with them in the first place, but the characters from some of our favorite fighting titles are getting digital makeovers and touch ups to look their absolute Sunday best.

Argentinian artist AnubisDHL has refined and polished the visuals on characters like Street Fighter's Cammy and Chun-Li, Injustice 2's Black Canary and Aquaman, Marvel vs. Capcom's Trish, Dante and Virgil and others, and the results speak for themselves.

Most of these just see these fighters in standard poses, but we do get an action shot or two (mainly thanks to Dante and Claire).

Also, I'm probably late to the party on this one but Black Canary looks incredibly like Kaley Cuoco from Big Bang Theory. Also don't ever watch that show.

We've grabbed a handful of our favorites to share with you here, but there are plenty more over at Anubis' Deviant Art page.

Be sure to check them out after you look over our gallery and dropped a comment to let us know what you thought.

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Street Fighter is Capcom's third best-selling franchise behind Resident Evil and Monster Hunter with Marvel vs. Capcom sitting at seventh

Capcom's financial report for the latest quarter is now available to the public where we can get a better sense as to how the publisher's games have been selling and get an update to their all time numbers.

Monster Hunter World has become Capcom's best selling title of all time after only a few months on the market with over 8 million units sold taking the crown that once belonged to Street Fighter 2 on the SNES.

Resident Evil 7 also saw strong sales for the company selling 5.1 million units making it the company's fifth best selling title right behind the aforementioned Street Fighter 2.

Street Fighter 5 has sold over 2.1 million units as Capcom's 30th best seller and is close to surpassing games like the original Devil May Cry, Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and the remake of the original Resident Evil.

Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite still sits at 1 million units sold meaning it sold less than 100,000 copies in the first three months of 2018.

Let's take a closer look at Capcom's best selling franchises and see how well their fighting games have done.

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KVOxTSB 2018 results ft. Go1, Nage, Omito, Samitto, Zadi

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

KVOxTSB is taking place yet again this year, and there's a huge lineup participating.

As usual, it's taking place in Osaka, Japan.

A bunch of different games are being played in various formats, some as teams and some as single-entry, and some even both.

The games you'll be seeing at the event are Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2, Dragon Ball FighterZ, Super Smash Bros. 4, Pokkén Tournament DX, King of Fighters 14, Koihime Enbu, ARMS, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late[st], Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, Chaos Code: New Sign of Catastrophe, Arcana Heart 3: Love MAX Six Stars, Fate: Unlimited Codes as well as a exhibition tournament in BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle.

There are obviously a ridiculous amount of players attending, but just to name a few names, you can expect to see CO|Go1, Nage, Omito, Samitto, Zadi, Kedako, Tomo, Abadango, Daru, Ruki, Sabamiso, Shuton and of course many, many more.

Streaming is being done at Anime Illuminati, KVO Japan 2018, Team KVO Japan, KVO Japan 2, KVO Japan 3, SHI Gaming and ARMS Tenka.

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Hit has a special technique in Dragon Ball Super known as 'Time Lag' that only appeared in the manga

Hit is an assassin from Universe 6 that is particularly well known for his unique techniques. Skills like the "Time-Skip," "Flash Fist Crush," and "Cage of Time" has allowed Hit to combat opponents that are even more powerful than he is.

He also happens to be one of the playable characters in Dragon Ball FighterZ. When it comes to play styles, Hit is a very unique fighter since his normals cause him to teleport and his special button functions like a counter.

Recently in the manga, Hit displayed an ability that has never been used in the Dragon Ball Super anime or Dragon Ball FighterZ fighting game. This ability is known as "Time Lag" or "Time Shift."

When this was used against Jiren, this caused him to move and fight at a slower rate. He also perceived everything slower. Inevitably, this was not enough to take Jiren down.

I imagine a skill like this could someday make it's way into Dragon Ball FighterZ. As is usually tradition with ArcSys games, there are often updated versions of their fighting games later down the road that add additional content. This is a very common practice for fighting game developers.

The concept of this ability is very similar to Viewtiful Joe's Viewtiful God Hand hyper in Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3. When it struck an opponent, their movement options and frame data were slowed down dramatically.

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Sources: V Jump via ComicBook, RolandGaming.

In honor of Avengers: Infinity War, let's take a look back at some of the hypest moments from the Marvel vs. Capcom series

It's been a long wait, but Avengers: Infinity War is finally here to blow the doors off of everything and delivers on its promise of combining and balancing the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe into one galactic-sized event (in my opinion).

You know where you could find the likes of the Avengers, Doctor Strange, Rocket Raccoon and Spider-Man before Infinity War? The answer to that is obviously Marvel vs. Capcom (and they also happened to have the X-Men to boot).

To many, the Marvel vs. Capcom series is like a toy box come to life where they can play with and blend their favorite franchises and characters together in one game and make them square off.

To the fighting game community though, Marvel vs. Capcom has given us some of our hypest moments and inspired us to reach for new heights after watching the MvC titans like Justin Wong, Clockw0rk, Filipino Champ, ChrisG, Kane Blueriver and others melt our brains with their combos and technique.

The franchise has fallen on some harder times lately, but that doesn't change the legacy Marvel vs. Capcom has built up to this point. Let's take a look back at some of the best moments MvC has given us over the years.

Starting off below with a clip of the final game between ChrisG and Filipino Champ at EVO 2K. You can see the rest after the jump and be sure to tell us your favorite moments in the comments.

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Cloud805 talks with BornFree about Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite's collapse, the three things to change in Dragon Ball FighterZ, and more

UYU|Cloud805 will go down in history for being the player to win the first official Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite major event by winning the Battle for the Stones series. Actually, this might be the only official Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite event ever.

BornFree had a chance to sit down with Cloud805 at the NorCal Regionals 2018 for an interview. A video was uploaded that has the two talking about a number of different topics.

The first subject had to be about the Marvel vs. Capcom series. They started with Cloud805's first EVO in 2013 where he was able to make top eight in Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and take out Filipino Champ -- the previous year's EVO champion for the game.

When the topic changed to Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, Cloud805 discusses some rumors that were apparently going on during the title's development cycle. Cloud805 mentioned that he wished things were handled differently.

Eventually they move on to Dragon Ball FighterZ. Evidently, Cloud805 is quite the fan of the series and was apparently very happy to find out that the title was a 2D fighter rather than a 3D fighter.

When pressed about what he'd like changed, there were three things that Cloud805 was quickly able to come up with. He'd like to see super dashes be more negative or punishable, crouching heavy attacks not be cancellable, and make Vanish leave the user at negative frames on block.

Hit the jump below to check out the full interview.

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Awe-inspiring Magneto mural makes this our favorite building in all of Lawrenceville, Pittsburgh

You may not have seen Magneto in a certain recent Marvel vs. Capcom game, and that's because he's been hanging out in Lawrenceville, Pittsburgh on the side of a scrap metal building.

Artist Jeremy M. Raymer is the man responsible for tagging the infamous Marvel villain (very much appropriately) on the side of AAA Scrap Metals in late October of 2017.

This was done because the company was routinely having graffiti issues, and so they decided to fight fire with fire and allow Raymer to paint what would become his most famous work yet.

Sixty cans of spray paint and 60 hours of work went into creating this 100 foot long Magneto masterpiece, and we couldn't help but share it.

Needless to say you should check out Raymer's Instagram for more of his awe-inspiring work, though we will say we were sad when we didn't see any other fighting game related content.

Head over to The Incline to read more about the specifics of this particular mural. Here are some high resolution images from various angles:

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Clockw0rk puts together power rankings for his boy Strider in every Marvel vs. Capcom game

The Marvel vs. Capcom series turns 20-years old this year (if we ignore the X-Men and Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter games), and they have produced quite the legacy from both the perspectives of the games and the players who showed us what the series was capable of.

Daniel "Clockw0rk" Maniago has been one of the most prominent faces in the MvC community, and when you think of Clockw0rk, the first thing that comes to mind is probably his Strider play. The two go together just like peanut butter and jelly or Blanka and salt.

Clockw0rk recently put together a power rankings list of his cybernetic-ninja friend breaking down his moves and abilities in each Marvel vs. Capcom title and gave them grades from S to D. He says that while it is difficult to compare the same parameters in the different games, he made his list based on overall usefulness and in comparison to the other versions.

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Rumor: Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 apparently spotted on the Nintendo Switch

Footage of what appears to be Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 on the Nintendo Switch has popped up on Nintendo Life's YouTube channel, leading viewers to believe we could possibly getting the game on a new platform at some point in the not too distant future.

The two minute video shows the game's Main Menu and Training Mode, and even offers a quick glimpse at some control settings that spotlight Switch-specific notations. What's more, a "Copyright 2018" can be seen on the start up screen further strengthening the case for validity.

Commenters have noted the "START" button reference around the two minute mark of the video, pointing out that the Switch uses a "+" button in lieu of the traditional "START." While this is true, going as far as to say it nullifies the whole thing may or may not be a bit much.

We also see a "TOUCH" option on one of these menus along with reference to "handheld mode", which would obviously refer to the Switch's unique touch controls. It should be noted that the PS Vita version of the game had touch functionality as well.

The implications of such a move by Capcom aren't all that deep, and can likely be chalked up to smart business. Porting a fighting game to a console that doesn't currently boast a ton of such titles would probably be a financially profitable move. Indeed the Street Fighter 4 port to Nintendo's DS sold a respectable 1.2 million copies.

Here are a few stills of the footage that center on the talking points from above. You can view the full video below.

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Frosty Faustings X results ft. SonicFox, LostSoul, MarlinPie, Punk, ElvenShadow

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

One of the biggest North American events for Guilty Gear is happening this weekend, namely Frosty Faustings X, in Elmhurst, Illinois.

Of course, this isn't just a Guilty Gear-focused event, far from it. There'll be tons of games played here, including the first major Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition tournament .

Games being featured at this event are Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2, Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition, Injustice 2, BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Tekken 7, Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, Super Smash Bros. 4, Super Street Fighter 2: Turbo, Skullgirls: 2nd Encore, Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late[st], Super Smash Bros. Melee, Vampire Savior, Windjammers, Guilty Gear XX Accent Core +R, Tatsunoko vs. Capcom, Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike, King of Fighters 14, Melty Blood: Actress Again Current Code, Pokkén Tournament DX, Arcana Heart 3: Love Max Six Stars, Killer Instinct, DiveKick: Addition Edition +, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and Ultra Street Fighter 4.

Players attending are plentiful, but just a few of them are FOX|SonicFox, WN|LostSoul, PG|MarlinPie, PG|Punk, FF|ElvenShadow, BjornSonOfBear, EG|NYChrisG, TGQ|HavocNoah, DA|Zidane, cR|Dekillsage, Foo, Circa|ForeverKing, RyanLV, Brian_F, Circa|Wolfkrone, PG|Coach Steve, NG|Obscure, KizzieKay, F3|Alucard, MC|GCYoshi13, Method|Flux, Doren2k, BxA|Squall, Circa|JoeyD, ITS|CuddleCore, FFN|Kyoku and of course many, many more.

This is a tournament with an extremely high amount of entrants - both Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2 and Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition have almost 250 entrants each, while Tekken 7, Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, Windjammers and the intriguing Mystery Game Tournament all have over 100 entrants each.

Streaming is being done at BG Callisto, Mad City GG, RS Blackrose, Team Spooky, Unrivaled Tournaments and Will English IV.

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Kumite in Tennessee 2018 results ft. SonicFox, Dragon, Punk, MenaRD, Cloud805

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Kumite in Tennessee 2018 is taking place this weekend in... Well, Tennessee.

This event will as always be host to a bunch of different fighting games.

The games set to be played at the event are Injustice 2, Street Fighter 5, Tekken 7, Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2, Super Smash Bros. 4, Killer Instinct, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Project M, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Mortal Kombat XL, King of Fighters 14, BlazBlue: Central Fiction and Ultra Street Fighter 4.

There will also be special Ultra Fight Night Exhibition sets between FORT|Cloud805 and FOX|SonicFox in Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, PG|Punk and Rise|MenaRD in Street Fighter 5 and Noble|Semiij and Circa|ForeverKing in Injustice 2.

As for players attending the event, besides the six listed above, you can expect to see ALG|Dragon, RNG|WhiteBoi, Rise|Smug, BC|HoneyBee, Circa|Wolfkrone, FOX|Scar, Mischief|NotEnoughDamage, BxA|StarCharger, PG|Coach Steve, BxA|Squall, Grr and many more.

Streaming is being done at PandaxGaming, NYCFurby, Typo House Games, Funky P, SixFortyFive and Music City Smash.

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Yoshinori Ono: It was our discussion five years earlier with Marvel that paved the way for development of Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite

Before the release of Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, Yoshinori Ono had an interview to discuss the Marvel vs. Capcom series. Despite the age of the interview, there's some interesting information that we can focus on.

Ono briefly mentions that the "second coming of a world-wide fighting game boom" was much in thanks to the release of Street Fighter 4. He notes that many North American players actually credits this resurgence to Marvel vs. Capcom 2 -- a title released in 2000.

Interestingly enough, it ended up being Marvel that approached Capcom regarding a new collaboration, according to Ono. "Nearly ten years after this last game, Marvel requested that we collaborate again -- which turned into Marvel vs. Capcom 3, released six years ago in 2011."

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Maximilian: Is Capcom on the brink of ascending to 'CapGod' status?

"It's been like seven years, since [Capcom] have been making good decisions." Maximilian calls it as he sees it, but also acknowledges that the game development company very well may be finally returning to a place of huge success, similar to years past.

Recent times have appeared rocky for Capcom, especially in the fighting game department. Street Fighter X Tekken, Street Fighter 5 and Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite have had quite a few problems, and while Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 was a fan favorite, sales didn't reflect similar sentiments amongst the general public.

Coming home from the PlayStation Experience, Max lists off the recent (and potential) successes that Capcom has in Mega Man 11, Resident Evil 7 (and its new DLC), Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition, Devil May Cry 5 (not officially announced yet), Street Fighter 30th Collector's Edition, Resident Evil Remake 2, Monster Hunter World and the DMC HD Collection.

The potential here is through the roof, and while Max doesn't deem them quite back to "CapGod" territory, he's definitely entertaining the idea that we may be on the brink of an all new high for the company.

Max also brings up MvCI in the sense that it still could become a success if Capcom handles things correctly from here on out. A certain "is Marvel dead" sentiment has been making the rounds in the FGC, but the popular streamer is still holding out hope that the situation can be rectified and turned around for the better.

You can check out the talk from the stream in the video below (somewhat NSFW warning because of language) and then let us know if you think Capcom is headed in the right direction with its recent moves.

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Did you know: Marvel vs. Capcom was originally conceived because Marvel wanted to get exposure for their characters to people in Japan

It all started 21 years ago in 1996 when X-Men vs. Street Fighter hit arcades.

Comic characters didn't have nearly the public acknowledgement they do today, and Marvel wasn't the media powerhouse it would eventually grow into. Fighting games, on the other hand, had recently become all the rage.

Games like Street Fighter 2 and Moral Kombat had players taking extra trips to convenience stores and laundromats if they weren't close enough to a legitimate arcade, and home consoles had others inviting friends over for more domestic bouts.

Street Fighter and X-Men though? Sure, it's cool, but why? In reading through Capcom's latest Development Report, we get our answer.

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The Fall Classic 2017 results ft. XCalibur Bladez, Mr. Kwiggle, JoeyFury, Speedkicks

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

One of the many big events going on this weekend is The Fall Classic 2017, taking place in North Carolina.

This is a Masters Event for the Tekken World Tour, so you can bet the Tekken beasts will be out in full force. It's also a key event to the Dead or Alive Battle Royale, so we recommend paying attention to the high level of play in Dead or Alive 5: Last Round as well.

Besides that, the event will also feature tournament play in Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, Street Fighter 5, Injustice 2, Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike, Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2, Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late[st], BlazBlue: Central Fiction, King of Fighters 14, Pokkén Tournament DX, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Ultra Street Fighter 4 and Mortal Kombat XL.

Another notable factoid about this tournament is that several top level 3rd Strike players from Japan have flown out to compete, so you can expect to see some Co-operation Cup tier gameplay coming your way.

There are also potential to increase the pot size of Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, as well as get some hype exhibition matches. For more details regarding this, go to this Matcherino page.

Players attending this even include, but are not limited to, XCalibur Bladez, Mr. Kwiggle, ITS|JoeyFury, PG|Speedkicks, Kokujin, RX, ITS|Princess Ling, Circa|JoeyD, Xcel|SperoGin, Issei, Rip, Jimmy J Tran, VS|Pokchop, Chi-Rithy, Yakkun and Noble|Vagabond.

Streaming is being done at Bifuteki, Tekken, Funky P, KPB Live and Exodus 3rd.

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