Marvel vs. Capcom 3 DLC bringing Shadow Mode

Capcom's crossover fighter to be updated with custom-built team and AI personalities, beginning in March; first pack includes producer Ryota Niitsuma's prefs.

Marvel vs. Capcom 3 is poised to arrive for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on February 15, and Capcom has already begun expounding the game's downloadable content. The first bit, due in March, sees the introduction of Jill Valentine and Shuma Gorath, two characters who can alternatively be picked up as part of the game's $70 collector's edition. However, gamers won't just be offered new characters postrelease.

Today, Capcom announced that Marvel vs. Capcom 3 will receive a second type of downloadable content in the form of Shadow Mode. Called "a series of downloadable packs," the DLC will offer gamers the chance to compete against three uniquely built teams.

MVC3's upcoming Shadow Mode in action.

The first pack, which is expected in March, will feature the team and AI personality for MVC3's producer, Ryota Niitsuma, as well as loadouts for assistant producer Akihito Kadowaki and a QA team lead. Capcom said to expect more packs to follow shortly, some of which will feature "personalities you already know."

For more on MVC3, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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shaun_ofda_dead
shaun_ofda_dead

@mrzero1982pt2 6 months later... Actually I don't own this "Stirke pack" dlc thing you mentioned, nor do I own CoD let alone play it. FPS are dumb. Most all dlc is dumb. Face the facts.

Rubberninja
Rubberninja

Even without Zangief this game is going to be so awesome!!! Can hardly wait till Tuesday

genopreetyboyo
genopreetyboyo

Modnoght release gamespot.. I have it tuesday early morning.. all night MvC3... Looking foward to seeing all yall on line... Im looking foward to getting beat.. to learning and winning...

KingChainz31684
KingChainz31684

Im sure they are pushing the DLC sales which is fine. I also think the smaller roster was done in part of the fact that they changed a lot about this game. Used a new graphics engine. Rebuilt all the returning chars to at the very least modify moves. Watching the tournie tells me that a lot of the spam tactics now will get you destroyed if you use them carelessly. I personally rarely used storm, magneto, or the sentinal and still dominated MvC2 back in the day so that tells me that people who cried about their spams all the time just weren't that good in the first place. I never had many issues with the people spamming their assists and specials it was just a matter of good timing to get the good break combos and dmg.

Fz1994
Fz1994

I dont know... I might actually put this aside and let it go...

Human-Pheonix
Human-Pheonix

All I ask is for Psylocke, Rogue, Ken, Gouken and a whole bunch of Street Fighter and X-men characters for DLC.

Majkic666
Majkic666

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x_hunter00
x_hunter00

if they eliminate assists in this game i "might" pick it up. MvC2 was ruined by the dummies who always used sentinel, magneto and storm. Pathetic.

tremor33
tremor33

@crushaters My thoughts exactly. Venom was one of my staples in MVC2 and I would gladly pay for Venom, Ken, and Carnage the first day if they were offered

lujanr32
lujanr32

does anyone know if Juggernaut is in this?

crushaters
crushaters

Capcom is going to make a KILLING in dlc sales for chars. They could really milk this for a long time. I'll help them print money if they drop Venom, Ken, and Carnage.

JD_Escobar
JD_Escobar

i'm still on the no megaman, which means they clearly plan to milk people with there dlc

david60639
david60639

"As long as it's free..." Guess what? It's not.

Henninger
Henninger

This shaodow mode better b free. Im not paying money just 2 play as a team some1 else uses. Im sorry its a waste of money. I like the idea dont get me wrong. But seriously would u pay 4 this though???

Henninger
Henninger

@ cajunstrike Ur theory is most likely fact. Only time will tell.

amerxenos76uk
amerxenos76uk

Just a thought. Why cant Microsoft operate a Gamer point exchange system. Exchange your gamer points for dlc. Or perhaps a loyalty system so get achievements on a companys games win access to dlc for free. Achievements are all very well for player score but wouldnt it be good if they offered free dlc in exchange. Are you listening Microsoft?

cajunstrike
cajunstrike

Agreed. Considering Marvel vs. Capcom 2 included 56 playable characters, one wonders if the reduction to 36 in-game characters for Marvel vs. Capcom 3 was done intentionally to push downloadable content sales. Curious.

mrzero1982pt2
mrzero1982pt2

@shaun_ofda_dead its going to be something needed. a requirement. remember tournament mode from ssfiv? im pretty sure they said it would be a FREE update a month after release. if it is not, well heck i wont get it because it would be too big and my hard drive space is limited now. but if you do not want it, do not gripe about DLC and stuff. go play that first strike map pack for cod or something because we know you own it. no one told you to go out and buy costume packs for the sf games did they? i havent bought one YET and i still play online with no problem. i bet you get mad when a fps has a gun and it doesnt reload fast enough.

Crazy_Legs87
Crazy_Legs87

I still think it's good that I'm holding out for a gold edition of the game.

Blue-Sky
Blue-Sky

This sounds awesome if it's free. Lame if it's not.

shaun_ofda_dead
shaun_ofda_dead

@mrzero1982pt2 where does it say this is free? and GTAIV packs are expansion like, not some cheesy excuse of an "extra" mode. and you are taking these other peoples comments way to seriously. relax man.

Aravesque
Aravesque

AIs???? NO we want CHARACTERS not AIs

jeremiah06
jeremiah06

Screw this... Why would I pay for additional AI's? Tekken 6 has these free...

megakick
megakick

it wont be fighter unlock for beating the achievements, u have to pay for those. the dlc fighters that come with the special edition are lame. ill save my money for the new dlc stuff. capcom should have point system/ game currency to unlock fighters but real money is better then a challange i guess.

majere613
majere613

Hmph, thought that Jill and Shuma were a pre-order incentive, turns out it's a T-shirt. Bah. Never mind, as someone who plays single-player a lot, I'm looking forward to taking on some custom AI teams, so I'm mollified.

OrNiGhTZ
OrNiGhTZ

shadow mode eh, some crazy HP filled characters eh, I got a question..any prize for beating them.guess I'll find out next week..

fetusfart18
fetusfart18

@mrzero1982pt2, hell yeah. There's no way I was going to wait for Shuma Gorath. He my guy in MVC2! Too bad they left out Captain Commando.

mrzero1982pt2
mrzero1982pt2

@fetusfart18 EXACTLY!!!!! i cant wait til next week!

fetusfart18
fetusfart18

So glad I got the CE pre-ordered before my local GS sold out. All my friends got shafted. I mock them.

fetusfart18
fetusfart18

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DLobotomist
DLobotomist

they will make a boat load of money after this...

androflash
androflash

If it's there, then great... CAPCOM - "do you want some DLC?" ME - sure, why not? not like I have to buy it... However, I do find two things to be highly annoying about DLC, which would be, - When buying DLC becomes a requirement (Halo). This is very frustrating, if DLC introduced a new game mode then no problem, but when I get used to playing 2 v 2 games with my friend and suddenly we can't because we didn't buy the most recent map pack, then I have a problem with DLC. - This isn't a problem as much as just something I find annoying... DLC being developed weeks before the game releases. I have not even paid for my copy of the game and these guys are already working on ways to make me spend more money... not saying that's wrong but it is kind of disturbing. Either way, I received a promotional code from Amazon and got the game at 50% off retail price, no taxes and close-to-free delivery right to my door... so yeah, right now I don't really care about this stuff. (Thank you Dead Rising 2)

slickmichael3
slickmichael3

Marvel vs Capcom 3 Final Boss is Galactus!! wow!

Miroku32
Miroku32

@mrzero1982pt2 Dear Mr. Zero, I say that because in the past you could... guess what, unlock characters and game modes by doing stuff. Now, it would be a miracle if there are unlockable characters. Instead, thanks to your beloved DLC, you must pay more money for get those characters that could be unlocked or game modes. That's my reasoning of this game being incomplete.

mrzero1982pt2
mrzero1982pt2

@jopie_venom were you with your snarky remark? "I bought SFIV on the first day of release.....bad mistake. I'll wait for Super MvsC3 3D turbo collectors edition. Ah never mind, i'm gonna pass on this one." you bought it, you spent your money. DEAL WITH IT. i did what you did in 09 and wound up at gamestop trading it in for ssfiv. i didnt gripe. if you do not like something, its best you keep your mouth shut because second to none someone will tell you exactly what i said. some people felt burned by super street fighter iv. we all thought it would be a HUGE update, but it wound up being a 40 dollar game. yeah, we bought it after we realized we got more than what was delivered on sfiv. griping wont get you anywhere. you do not want it, do not go to gamestop next week or get online because everyone who likes fighting games will. but you saying what you said? failworthy and @miroku32 um the average game nearly fills a disc. on the xbox and wii all the storage a blu ray has is impossible on a dvd. the blu ray can hold all the data i had on my old desktop WITH ROOM TO SPARE. perfect example: mass effect 2? oh, you mad because bioware expanded on the story? DLC IS MADE TO KEEP THE GAME FRESH! some people do not want to play the same thing over and over. dlc keeps a game going longer than expected... wait... whats that? thats me at gamestop next tuesday getting my copy and my dlc vouchers for shuma and jill!

sora_heart
sora_heart

Eh, this is nice and all, but as long as it's free, it doesn't effect me. I am just hoping they put pro players teams on there to let use other players get a chance to test our skills agianst the uber competative players without having to travel god knows where xD.

keech
keech

@Gen007 I tend to agree with you. If the shadow mode DLC is free, then who cares. If it's not free, I don't plan on buying it. Simple as that. Not having this mode isn't going to diminish my enjoyment of the game at all. The people who cry about DLC before a game is even released all seem to have this false sense of entitlement. As if all DLC for a game they bought should be free, even if it comes out a year after the games release or is a massive amount of additional content.

Jopie_venom
Jopie_venom

@mrzero1982pt2 are u trying to be funny?

Gen007
Gen007

Well its bad that they already have so much DLC for MVC3 already but look on the bright side Capcom cant use the "oh we didnt design the game for dlc" trick like they did before since they can clearly add characters and make alteration to the game via updates so we shouldn't be getting a super MVC3. Second the shadow mode will probably be free. Knowing capcom its the characters and alt outfits that you should be worried about. The game does come with plenty on disc though so people shouldn't be complaining.

Jopie_venom
Jopie_venom

@Blballerboy I know its not gonna be free :-)

mrzero1982pt2
mrzero1982pt2

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mcboone
mcboone

just got done downloading hours of stuff just so i could start playing mass effect 2 on ps3. why dont they just include this stuff on the disc, if said content is already finished and ready upon the games release seems stupid to have to download a few 1000mbs of stuff.

Majkic666
Majkic666

the game has yet not been released and they are already talking about DLC how f*cking money greedy can companies be!!

Jopie_venom
Jopie_venom

I bought SFIV on the first day of release.....bad mistake. I'll wait for Super MvsC3 3D turbo collectors edition. Ah never mind, i'm gonna pass on this one.

Blballerboy
Blballerboy

HOW DO YOU GUYS KNOW ITS NOT FREE STOP COMPLAINING

capthappy8p
capthappy8p

if you all have a problem with how they mark up DLC or their pricing strategies, you hold the power to make sure these trends stop here and dont get carried over to future games. ofcourse that means millions of people "not" buying the DLC or the game. look mw2 map packs 15 bucks for 3 new maps and 2 old ones. they kept that price point cause people will buy. whose to say publishers wont raise prices in future? *note i dont like day of release DLC strategies, cause i pay full price for a game and then i dont get the same game content some dude did cause he payed 10 bucks more, it seems like they want to raise the price per game like they did at the begining of this console generation*

mrzero1982pt2
mrzero1982pt2

@ madsnakehhh i have mine paid for. so whats the point. you get what you want, the game seems as deep or even deeper as mvc2. and hey, it is fun. you get what you want, right? @miroku32 DLC is NOT a sign a game is coming half finished. PATCHES mean the game was shipped with gaping holes in it (new vegas) so please. saying DLC means a game is incomplete is a sham. did you get all the cod map packs? did you buy stuff for uncharted? what about GTAIV? i know i bought the lost and damned and i felt i got what i paid for because it wasnt meant to be an integral part of gta. so you and that comment is funny. you have your own opinion but make sure it is right. dlc is an add on, an extension of something. you want an incomplete game, look somewhere else, dude.