Dr. Strange powerbombs Nova, Hsien-Ko's Berserker Barrage, and Arthur becomes Sentinel: The first Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 mods are here

Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 just saw its release on Steam, and with a shiny, new PC version comes something very exciting: mods.

YouTube user pat728 has already started in on a number of character swaps for fighters on the game's roster. We get to see Hsien-Ko utilizing the arsenal of Wolverine, Dr. Strange becoming the Mayor of Suplex City -- seeing him powerbomb Nova is amazing -- and even Arthur making a transformation into Sentinel.

Why? More like why not?

You can check out a quick look at "Artinel" in the clip below. It's not the smoothest transition, but it's funny as hell to see.


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2017's Capcom Pro Tour season finally starts tomorrow with a big bang - Final Round is going to have a ton of amazing players, get a rundown here

It's been three months since Capcom Cup, and now it's finally time for the Pro Tour circuit to start up again. With a new set of rules, more characters and some big changes to the game's balance, all bets are off on what we're going to see.

Of course, Street Fighter 5 isn't the only game being played at the event. You can expect some top-level hype in several other games as well, including Tekken 7: Fated Retribution, in which Echo Fox's newly picked up Korean champions show up to battle it out against North America's finest.

Continue below for an in-depth rundown of what you can expect from Final Round 20 this weekend.

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Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 boasts voice actors from shows like Rugrats, Rick and Morty, Archer and many others; see the faces behind the voices here

Did you know that X-23 is also Tommy Pickles, Timmy Turner and Bubbles from Power Puff Girls? Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 features a whopping 48 character roster, and most of those characters have both an English and Japanese voice actor.

TeddyKGaming has done the legwork and shares with us a video showcasing the faces behind the voices of our favorite Marvel and Capcom fighters. For instance, Kari Wahlgren (the voice of Jessica on Rick and Morty) also voices Jill Valentine in UMvC3.

Tara Strong, recognized from her work on Rugrats, Fairly Odd Parents, Teen Titans and other shows, plays X-23. Tom Kane (Sentinel) played Woodhouse in Archer in the show's fifth season.

Check out the video and see if you spot any familiar faces.

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Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 gets exclusive comic book for the game's physical release on PS4 and Xbox One, interview with issue's artists

Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 just saw a physical release for modern consoles yesterday, and if you decide to pick it up, you will find a nice bonus included. Namely, a comic book written by Jim Zub and drawn by Sean Chen and Gerardo Sandoval, the cover of which you can see right here.

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Capcom Unity conducted an interview with the comic's two artists, in which they answer a few questions about their feelings working on a comic book which combines the Marvel unvierse with the various Capcom worlds.

You can see a quick snippet of their answers below.

Capcom: Please introduce yourself and give us a little background on what you do for Marvel.

Sean Chen: I'm a veteran comic book artist with about 20 years in the industry. Mostly known for a long run on the Iron Man comic, but have also done stints on Wolverine, X-Men, Spider-Man, The Avengers, among others.

These days I split my time between comic and advertising. In comics, I do mostly covers and special projects for different publishers. In the advertising industry, I mostly do storyboards for television commercials.

Gerardo Sandoval: My name is Gerardo Sandoval. I have worked on titles such as: Age of Apocalypse, X-Men, Guardians 3000, New Avengers, Wolverine and Venom.

Continue further below for a bit more information from these two artists.

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Watch this Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom Viewtiful Joe combo and don't say anything...

We're not supposed to say anything either...

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Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 officially available on Steam and Xbox One; see PC gameplay footage here

For a game that many claimed was on life support status, (or even already dead) two years ago, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 is looking pretty damn vivacious.

The resilient title made its way to EVO 2017, despite not being picked directly by tournament organizers, as fans of the game rallied together to donate more to Make A Wish than any of other eight potential EVO titles.

Ultimate Marvel was ported to PlayStation 4 back in December of last year, and today UMvC3 has been officially released on Steam and Xbox One, meaning that for $24.99 players can start doing infinite combos and foot diving in the highest resolution we've seen yet.

Your computer can probably run it, but just to be sure, check out the system requirements below.

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Titles that redefined the fighting game genre, media licensing nightmares and a whole lot of hype... the history of the Marvel vs. Capcom franchise

If you consider yourself a fighting game fan, we'd highly recommend watching this excellent video on the history of the Marvel vs. Capcom franchise.

Ever hear talk of how Disney's acquisition of Marvel made it impossible for a new game to happen after MvC3? This history video from Stop Skeletons From Fighting will clarify that whole ordeal for you. In short, media licensing can be a convoluted nightmare.

Started with the launch of X-Men vs. Street Fighter in 1996, the VS. Series would become a staple of the fighting game realm with its high flying, chaotic action and constant flashy movement. Though initially a success, the franchise would realize all new heights with the legendary Marvel vs. Capcom 2 in 2000.

Check out this visual timeline courtesy of the MvC Wiki page:

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Even if you're not a Marvel player, this video is well worth a watch.

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'The Curleh Circuit' announced: A Pro Tour-like, community-driven tournament season for Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3

If you're disappointed knowing that there is no Capcom Pro Tour for Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, today's news might cheer you up.

A new tournament series entitled "The Curleh Circuit" has been announced and is a collaborative effort from the minds of IFCYipes, Persia, Bear, kbkinderparty, ThaGaGaGuy, and BT|Angelic. This community-driven circuit will allow players in North America to compete in weekly, monthly, regional, and major events for points that will help them score a spot in the Curleh Mustache finale.

Points will be awarded based on event tiers -- the higher the entrant numbers, the higher the tier. The top 8 players from each event will earn points.

You can check out how it works below.

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Naptown City Clutch VI results ft. ChrisG, KaneBlueRiver, RayRay, Yipes, Romance

Update: This story has been updated with finalresults.

Indianapolis, Indiana is going to be filled with fighting game goodness this weekend, as Naptown City Clutch VI is taking place there.

Games set to be played are Street Fighter 5, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, King of Fighters 14, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, Super Smash Bros. 64, Mortal Kombat XL, Killer Instinct and BlazBlue: Central Fiction.

Players attending include EG|NYChrisG, KaneBlueRiver, PG|RayRay, IFC Yipes, Romance, TS|Arturo Sanchez, GS|Gllty, BxA|Squall, JoeyD, DualKevin and many more.

Streaming will be handled by Team Spooky, Push Block Gaming and PBLK Gaming.

Check out the full action below.

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Cannes Winter Clash 2017 results ft. Luffy, Mister Crimson, FAB, John Takeuchi, Packz

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Cannes Winter Clash is back this weekend, and it's going to feature a bunch of games and players.

There will be tournaments taking place for Street Fighter 5, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, King of Fighters 14, Ultra Street Fighter 4, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and Mortal Kombat XL.

Players attending include, but are not limited to, MD|Luffy, MD|Mister Crimson, FAB, John Takeuchi, Packz, DA|ImStillDaDaddy, Will2Pac, Cuongster and Frionel.

Streaming is being handled by GameLine, JVTV, GameLine 2 and GameLine 4.

Hit the jump for the full action.

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X-Factor Phoenix may be incredibly strong, but she still needs to watch where she teleports... check out this crazy Marvel sequence from Winter Brawl

Last weekend's Winter Brawl was filled with exciting play from no less than 12 different titles, but it was one Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 moment in particular that caught our attention.

ANBU|Punisher and Unkn0wn met in the top eight losers bracket, and would partake in a drawn out duel spanning a full five games. After such a grueling and intense set, one would think the final moments to be climactic... but that's not exactly how things went.

Having already KO'd Unkn0wn's Magneto, Punisher was left to deal with Morrigan and Phoenix. Unkn0wn's objective was to fill his fifth and final bar of meter, so as to gain access to the all powerful Dark Phoenix.

Two well timed Supers from Punisher's Hawkeye took care of Morrigan, meanwhile his Rocket Raccoon was busy placing spring traps about the stage...

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Winter Brawl 11 results ft. SonicFox, ChrisG, RayRay, Scar, Punk

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Winter Brawl 11 is taking place this weekend in Essington, Pennsylvania, and there's a lot of action to be seen.

You can expect to see high level play in Street Fighter 5, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, Pokkén Tournament, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, Mortal Kombat XL, King of Fighters 14, BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Injustice: Gods Among Us, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Soul Calibur 5, Killer Instinct and more.

Players attending include FOX|SonicFox, EG|NYChrisG, PG|RayRay, FOX|Scar, ANBU|Punk, PIE|Smug, UA|Bass, Dieminion, IMT|ANTi, PG|Coach Steve, D-Link|LordKnight, MrKwiggle, DF|PinkDiamond, LI Joe, NS|Ludovic, Unkn0wn, TA|Moons, GG|SherryJenix and many more.

Streaming is being handled by Bifuteki, Funky P, KPB Live, Kombat Network and BlazeU25_.

Check out the full action below.

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Filipino Champ: Zero and Morrigan point teams don't lose any match ups; one of Marvel's greatest talks tiers and his five favorite players

PG|Filipino Champ is easily one of the greatest Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 players of all time. Earlier today, the Dormammu / Phoenix player took to Twitter to share a few thoughts on some of the game's top tiers.

After recalling a time in 2014 where he predicted Phoenix would be top 3 in the game, Champ noted what he believes are the only S+ tier teams. "I do think that there are only two types of S+ teams: Zero or Morrigan point teams with support / anchor," he tweeted.

Champ feels that these types of teams are strong against any match up in the game.

He goes on to talk about S and A tier teams, Vergil's effectiveness, and more. You can check out the tweets below.

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Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 officially joins the EVO 2017 line up, registration opens today at 2 p.m.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation charity drive to decide which game would be added to the official EVO 2017 line up concluded last week with Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 as the top earner. The community raised over $70,000 to secure the 9th game spot at the event this year.

EVO tournament organizer Joey "Mr. Wizard" Cuellar took to Twitter earlier this week to announce that Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 has officially been added to the event's line up. Registration opens up at 2 p.m. PST / 5 p.m. EST today.

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Over 150 female characters were considered for addition in UMvC3, but none of them made the cut - Niitsuma details roster choices

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.

Now, we're getting to the interesting, and perhaps saddening part, where we get to hear what could've been - namely, characters that got cut from development and didn't make it in. Niitsuma prefaced the unfortunate cuts with the lines below.

Ryota Niitsuma: Our character count got reduced in the middle of developing Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, so there were some characters that got forcibly cut.

Also, no matter how hard we tried, we just couldn't come to any agreements regarding female characters, so we ended up having no new girls in the roster...

Continue below to find out who, from Capcom's side, didn't quite make it into Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 after all.

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