Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds Questionarium

We strap on the gloves to answer your questions about this upcoming fighter.

You can't miss the big franchises if they don't go away every now and then. Players pined for a new instalment of Starcraft, lamented the lengthy lack of the Duke, and wept tears of joy when Gran Turismo 5 was finally dragged to the starting line. Fighter fans don't have to wait long to taste the sweet return of one of the genre's most hallowed crossovers--Marvel vs. Capcom. To help make counting down the days easier, we answer some of your questions about this hugely anticipated brawler.

Taasi23: Will Wesker's speedy hyper (the one that looks kind of like "Maximum Spider" without the webs) track and hit an opponent in midair?

GameSpot AU: Yes, Wesker's Phantom Dance hyper can be performed while you're on the ground and in the air. It will track and hit rival players regardless of whether they're in mid jump or have both feet firmly planted on the ground. It is blockable in both forms.

X-23: Is there any way to block or avoid her level three? I've never seen it done in a gameplay video, but I'm sure there's a way.

GS AU: For those who haven't been following the gameplay clips, X-23's level three hyper makes her invisible for a short period of time. Before you go crying foul, you will see dust marks where she lands. She can't fly or hover in midair like some of the other characters, so you don't need to worry about her coming down from above unless she's jumping in. While the move is active, her launcher button function is replaced with what appears to be an unblockable attack that deals a stack of damage. The only defense is a good offense, and since we didn't seem to be able to counter her launcher attack, you'll want to either whip out your own hyper or play keep-away.

gummy_joe: Does the game accommodate those new to or inexperienced at fighting games, or is it more centred on a hardcore fighting audience?

GS AU: If you're not a fighting fan, you're probably in the wrong place with MVC3, but it's clear that Capcom wants this to be as accessible as possible at the beginner level. The most obvious clue is the inclusion of a Simple mode that lets you pull off a chunk of the game's flashier moves with single button presses--no more remembering combos or struggling with the timing. That said, Simple mode isn't going to give you access to everything. It absolutely helps level the playing field for newcomers, but when you're ready to drop the training wheels, there's a much deeper game available here.

blaqphantom: Do characters that have been ruled out of the game have a chance at being DLC? How many DLC characters are there going to be, and have they all already been chosen?

GS AU: Capcom has supported Street Fighter IV and Super Street Fighter IV heavily since launch with costume packs, so we wouldn't be surprised to see a similar, or even larger, approach with MVC3. How many characters is up to them, but so far it looks like Resident Evil's Jill Valentine and Shuma-Gorath will be reprising their roles here. Frank West was originally slated to be playable, but was apparently dropped due to the extra work required to get him to release. Ryota Niitsuma, MVC3's producer, hinted that law guy Phoenix Wright would be a great fit for the game, but nothing has been set in stone.

DeltaPhoenix08: Has the PAL version been slowed down at all compared to the NTSC-J version?

GS AU: We've been playing on a nondescript region version of the game, so we can't ascertain any noticeable difference between this and other demo versions in terms of frame rate or gameplay speed. We don't have access to an NTSC-J build, but we're sure the fans will quickly crunch the frame data to decide which (if any) version is fastest after it's released to the public.

punkhead66: What is the game better to be played on: the controller or fighting stick?

GS AU: "Better" really comes down to personal preference. A lot of the guys in the office grew up playing in arcades and milkbars (remember those?!), so we're most at home on a stick, but every now and again someone wants to play on a D pad and still manages to be competitive, so it's really down to your tastes.

deawsomekurt: Does it feel as fast as MVC2?

GS AU: From the time we've spent playing it, we'd even go as far as to say that it feels significantly faster than Marvel vs. Capcom 2. You shouldn't have any trouble keeping up, but the pace has definitely had a boost.

allthatdown: Have the two universes been brought to life well? Would you say one universe is more unique than the other?

GS AU: We'll save the gory story mode details for our upcoming review, but like in previous games in the versus series, the value is being able to pit your favourite superheroes against other characters they wouldn't ordinarily do battle with. Comic fans can imagine their own custom Marvel Civil War storylines or simply watch a dangerously jiggly world where Morigan and She-Hulk battle for your attention.

Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds launches in Australia on February 17 on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Keep an eye out for our full review soon!

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25 comments
freakinmenace
freakinmenace

@smp13, then dont read it, and move on, get a life ASAP!

smp13
smp13

@freakinmenace I have never before called anyone out for grammar etc., however your post was painful to read. Saying 'da' instead of 'the' does not make you seem cool, and dropping the last letter of words intentionally makes you seem terribly slow and dim-witted. Do yourself a favour by speaking and typing as properly as you can - you will be suprised how much it will help you in life.

samus_my_life
samus_my_life

NO NO don't change anything in wesker i want him as he looks like and the same moves and the maximum speed as he had ..... plz don't change him lol thanks O.

akmex
akmex

this is gona be awesum..

Human-Pheonix
Human-Pheonix

I just hope Capcom goes with the idea of adding more characters as DLC. I would love to have Guile, Ken, Psylocke and Rogue as Playable Characters in MvC3

freakinmenace
freakinmenace

yyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy????????????????????, y is guile not in mvc3, y? im not understandin, da dude was vicious in da 2nd game, wats wrong wit these people?

Poodger
Poodger

@ Barighm Anyone who has even played 5 minutes of Dead Rising could come to the conclusion that Frank West could have a TON of feasible fighting moves in a fighting game. His personality and moves and weapons in Dead Rising are perfect for this kind of game. Plus, you know, he was already in Tatsunoko vs Capcom, which was just released last year. He isn't any more of a "joke" character than Viewtiful Joe, Arthur, Amaterasu, MODOK or Tron Bonne. Besides, its these kinds of characters that bring the most attention to the game, not the "generic ninja" vs. the "generic commando".

Barighm
Barighm

Ha! Frank West? What's his hyper? Stuffing a toy head on yours and then proceeding to beat the stuffing out of you? Okay, he'd work great as a joke character, sort of like Dan.

bbdieseal111
bbdieseal111

who the hell are the final two characters?!!!

V-Mack
V-Mack

Samanouske for Capcom and Iron Fist for Marvel....are perfect for this kind of franchise fighting game that MVC is. Frank west and that Phoenix Wright are waaaaaay off

GunBladeHero
GunBladeHero

Really, I don´t get why people want Phonenix Wright in MVC 3...he is just an attorney for God´s sake! His special attack would be what!? Shouting : ''OBJECTION!!!´´ lol People need to seriously stop smoking!

GunBladeHero
GunBladeHero

@freakinmenace No, he won´t be in MVC 3.

freakinmenace
freakinmenace

@yaopingzhu: good lookin out, yea fingers crossed, he is da truth.

yaopingzhu
yaopingzhu

@freakinmenace: Guile is not on the final roster. Fingers crossed Capcom releases more character DLC down the track...

freakinmenace
freakinmenace

i still dont c guile in dis game, can sumone tell me is he gonna b in dis game.

FallenOneX
FallenOneX

Gamestop better have this one available @ midnight.

youngsexynerd
youngsexynerd

maybe frank west an phoenix, thats really cool, now how about on marvels side venom and cable!!!!

Taasi23
Taasi23

Thanks for the scoop (or should that be "Haagen Dazs") on MvC3. I just can't wait to play it for myself. I guess I wasn't paying close enough attention to the round during X-23's lvl 3. Nice to know about Wesker too. And you say it's FASTER THAN MVC2!?! Man, my wrist is getting sore just thinking about that... P.S. Surely this title is worthy of a Community Games Night? :D

angelbless
angelbless

I hope Phoenix and Frank West join the cast later :)

slejeivw
slejeivw

A dangerously jiggly world . . .

Pete5506
Pete5506

Looking forward to picking this game up