Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds Hands-On

We get to spend some time with Doom, Trish, and the other new characters at Comic-Con.

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Just before the start of Comic-Con, Capcom announced four new Marvel vs. Capcom 3 characters--Trish, Dr. Doom, Super Skrull, and Chun-Li. We had a brief chance to try out these characters to see how they stack up against the current roster. But before that, a little background on what makes Marvel vs. Capcom 3 different from its predecessor (aside from the stark contrast in visuals). Most notably, the control setup is a little different, with three buttons functioning as light, medium, and heavy and the fourth functioning as the "exchange" button. The exchange lets you perform a launcher attack, which then lets you transition into an aerial combo. If you press the exchange button (and time it correctly) in the middle of a combination, you can reset the aerial combo with a new character jumping into the screen, or you can merely slam your opponent to the ground. Otherwise, like its predecessor, MVC3 also features the two assist buttons to call in other team members who will perform a quick special attack. Advancing guard is also available for players who want to show off.

As for the four new characters, Chun Li should be immediately familiar to any fans of Capcom's fighting games. Fast kicks are the focal point of her arsenal, and she has the same type of super moves that you have come to expect from her, including a massive stationary fireball. The other returning character, Dr. Doom, plays much like his Marvel vs. Capcom 2 counterpart and features many of the same attacks, including his plasma beam and his molecular shield, where he summons several rocks that guard him and then attacks his opponent. Of course, he also has a number of long-range aerial projectiles. Trish, whom you might remember from the original Devil May Cry, relies heavily on kicks--like Chun-Li but in a slightly less spammy way. She uses her weapon for some special moves and has a pretty devastating long-range super that seems to go on forever if you're on the receiving end (almost like Cable's supers from MVC2). Finally, there's Super Skrull, a character who originally appeared as a foe for the Fantastic Four. Since he shares many of the powers that the members of Fantastic Four possess, you can probably imagine what some of his moves are like. He has an attack that enables him to stretch his arms and hit enemies from a pretty good distance, and one of his special attacks has him going airborne while engulfed in flame, much like the Fantastic Four's Human Torch.

Out of all the new characters, we had the most fun playing with Super Skrull because he seems to have a really nice range of attacks. It's not that the other characters are bad--far from it. Chun-Li and Dr. Doom feel immediately familiar and Trish seems like she probably has some pretty interesting potential, but we need a bit more time with her. We also got a peek at two new stages. One seems to be inspired by Resident Evil (it appears there's a version of Tyrant in the background), while the other is Marvel oriented, showing SHIELD's floating fortress, the helicarrier, in the background firing its weapons. We'll have more on Marvel vs. Capcom 3 as Comic-Con rolls on.

Discussion

107 comments
rcky666
rcky666

i want this game right now!!!!!!!

Castlevania1986
Castlevania1986

Why would you guys even want a damn DLC with characters for? Isn't the whole purpose of developing a game is to finish it 100% and not 60%? I mean come on now, if 3D fighting games can have over 60 or more damn fighters in it, these 2D games can do the same. I'm sure they were drawing character sprites for 2D in the past, because if they weren't then they wouldn't be calling it 2D and I am pissed as hell that Ghost Rider isn't in this game, they really should stick him in there. And why Virgil? If you have Virgil and Dante in the same game together they would be imitations of each other just like Ken and Ryu. But then again Ryu has a lot of imitations of him even though Ken isn't one of them since Ken appeared in Street Fighter 2 as well, so why should he be second to Ryu when their both the same with the exception of Ken having a superior style and Ryu being more original? Granted Virgil might fight a lot better than Dante considering the type of weapon he has. And I done already said this before, it stinks that they have Trish but no Regina from Dino Crises. Or what about Rebecca from RE1? Yep, don't seem to be too many characters making it into the third game. Although if DLC is the only way to get them, then so be it. I'd probably wait before I spend extra cash to get more characters but out of all the characters? GIVE ME GHOST RIDER!

congrats
congrats

This game might be goofy fun for the most part, I'm intrigued to give it a try.

Mr_Dream
Mr_Dream

Haggar fom Final Fight ! C'mon Capcom please !

ssz1234
ssz1234

DANTE from devil may cry 3 or 4 ?

paseko
paseko

Marvel seems to be taking on the world! Guess they defeated DC Universe?

MacenKrace
MacenKrace

Dood, put in Danta and Vergil already, we want them!

BarricadeS281E
BarricadeS281E

And do these guys even know how massive a fanbase Vergil has - stick him in already!!!

BarricadeS281E
BarricadeS281E

Honestly, we get Super Skrull, when someone like friggin' Ghost Rider gets benched as a non-playable cameo. I don't give a s*** about Skrulls - I HATE THEM!!! And I respect Trish and all, but I like Lady a tad more. @nini200, hell I'd love to play Jubilee, but I doubt she'd make in.

gcrono
gcrono

this is a must have, just hope that the xbox version comes out

wils0n177
wils0n177

What is the possibility of this game having DLC character packages like Ultimate Alliance? It seems like the smaller roster concerns (to avoid the game being unbalanced) would make it unlikely that they would put out new characters after the release. Thoughts?

LETSGOJETS
LETSGOJETS

wow super scroll is in this i cannot wait

gashoe13
gashoe13

Character I'm most looking forward to is definitely Dante. He'll be like Kaijin no Soki in Tatsunoko vs Capcom: Huge sword, really devastating, and his hyper combo makes him turn into a demon. Oh, and Dante will be faster. My question for Capcom is: Why not port it to the Wii? You already proved it can be done. Control-wise it was great, graphically it was awesome, and since MvC3 will have the same controls as TvC, why not port it?

Zarzha
Zarzha

I can't believe Thor didn't even get a mention in this article. he was revealed about the same time, and he got his own special gameplay video that looked really nice too.

Fangs07
Fangs07

cant wait to be dante! hes gonna be wicked! hopefully they announce ghost rider like supersaiyanrockr said. i'd like to be ghost rider swingin his chain around mashin combos together. my 3 wuld be dante, ghost rider and i dunno

Taters660
Taters660

They aren't putting Wright in the game, it has already been confirmed. He was supposed to be in TvC but his Objection Ultra was deemed too powerful XD

OzzyMcRcky
OzzyMcRcky

Come on Pheonix Wright ! You can make it ! I would actually buy this game just to shout OBJECTION in spidermans face. Would never get old.

nini200
nini200

@Kishona There are quite a few Street Fighter games without Ken. Heck even the first MvC didn't technically have him. I agree that he should be in more games but they seem to like giving him the same treatment that SNK gives Andy Bogard.

nini200
nini200

So basically this is TvC but with Marvel Characters. Now that I know that, I don't feel so bad about TvC having the 3 Button setup with exchange because this is going to have it too. I personally like the traditional 6 Button setup much better though but the 3 button setup works surprisingly well. Still waiting for the BIG announcement that Jubilee is playable also. If they don't announce that, then I will stick to TvC most likely.

Montrovant1488
Montrovant1488

I love this kind of games, however I bought the Marvel vs Capcom 2 at Xbox Live, and I totally suck :( If anyone could plz teach me how to play, it would be most appreciated.

Taters660
Taters660

@RocSeanD That could be a possibility, Capcom has already been thinking about doing that with Super Street Fighter 4, last I heard they wanted to release a character pack that had Hugo, Rolento, and some other fighter whos name escapes me (maybe Alex)

RocSeanD
RocSeanD

I am wondering if some of the characters that the fans are wanting don't show about with the original game, will they perhaps be downloadable in the future? One can only hope right?!?!?!?!

kishona
kishona

@DMan_Fresh85 A Street Fighter video game without Ken Masters is like trying to eat soup with a fork: It won't feel right. Don't worry he'll be there.

shamarke
shamarke

OMG if Vergil and Nero is a secret character it would be epic!o_O MVC has always been my best fighting game since psx!

Mumba50
Mumba50

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Taters660
Taters660

@Aentikraist Sorry to say, but with the revealing of Trish the odds of Vergil being in the game as well is kind of slim. I would like Vergil in the game as well, I also want Wesker or another RE character to be added, and i want more street fighter!!!!! If Akuma, Sakura, AND Dan don't come back I'll be very upset DX

Aentikraist
Aentikraist

ohh damn Cmmon capcom include VERGIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! plz!!!!!!!!!!!

SicklySunStorm
SicklySunStorm

@Nihonjinjanai - you know, you can choose not to buy something if you think they released it to close to another similar game. That's the beauty of being a person with free will. It's amazing. Try it.

Taters660
Taters660

@Nihonjinjanai Capcom wont do that for this series, thats just a thing they do for Street fighter to get some more money out of it.

jokerman_28
jokerman_28

this is awesome. using Super Skrull looks fun

Nihonjinjanai
Nihonjinjanai

Should I just wait for "Super Marvel vs. Capcom 3" which will probably come out 2 months after this is released?

OrNiGhTZ
OrNiGhTZ

Hmm well trish is in it as it should be ..she comes with one handgun I take it , hmm should use her DMC 2 model and keep her DMC apperence., thought there would be a video to come with it , not some speech ...oh well its due till next spring they'll have enough opportunity to buffer out some stuff , I also hope characters can add some speical attachments on them when they fight like for example dante (DMC 3) can equip amulet for show and all , they should try mixing up a few new fun things for it is all.!

progamer-Andrew
progamer-Andrew

they should put lots of charachters ! Marvel vs Capcom 2 was great but they now they can put a LOT more charachter on a Blu-ray disc !

sinclairhxc
sinclairhxc

Can't wait, though I have a feeling I'm going to like the former line up better, although the character balance was HORRID. And in responde to tater660's comment on wanting a 2nd RE character, I think Wesker may be in it, so wee.

TheJamin
TheJamin

@Daminic18 couldnt have put it better myself - gambit ftw

chrizmol
chrizmol

Really keeping an eye for this one

Daminic18
Daminic18

just put Gambit in the game and its a done deal lol im gunna get it anyway but Gambit would be the cherry on my cake :)

Taters660
Taters660

@Sirbobislost I just want more than one RE character, I wouldn't really care who, they could put Barry in the game for all I care and I would still be satisfied.

Sirbobislost
Sirbobislost

@ amaan4ever and @ Vegna871 Leon and Chris could be pretty cool but Jill valentine was in MvC2 and was By far my favourite character i really hope she's in this one as well and hasn't been replaced with Chris

Taters660
Taters660

@Bigfruit77 That image isnt fake, that's Deadpool's level 3 Ultra Combo (I think its called Love Hate Realationship) Deadpool walks towards his opponent and grabs them (kinda like Akuma's Wrath of the Raging Demon) He then proceeds to smack them with his health bar and then the Ultra gauge. They also showed Iron Man's level three ultra which shoots a giant energy beam from his chest, and Chris's which lets him use the Laser Satellite he used against Excella in RE5. On a side not Ryu's Metsu Hadoken Ultra can now be aimed.

shabulia
shabulia

So the controls will be like those of Tatsunoko Vs. Capcom. Not so bad but sill not very hardcore.

Testament
Testament

More Darkstakers characters needs to be in this one.J.T.(wolf) Demtri, and Victor was alsome characters. I hope if megaman is in this one its megamanX and Zero...