Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Reveal - Haggar and Phoenix Join the Fray

Two new characters are revealed for Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds.

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Capcom and Marvel have made two additions to the Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds roster. From Capcom's Final Fight series, we have former professional wrestler turned Metro City mayor Mike Haggar. Next, we have Phoenix (also known as Jean Grey) from Marvel's X-Men. You can check out their two introduction videos below, but there are some things of which to take note. First, Mike Haggar is awesome. Second, in the Phoenix clip, she actually turns into Dark Phoenix at one point just before Dante defeats her. Taking this alternate form appears to restore her health completely, but it then steadily drains during the course of time. We're not sure if this is something that is manually or automatically triggered, but it's interesting nonetheless.

Be sure to also check out our hands-on preview of the new crop of playable characters found in the most recent build of the game. Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds is scheduled for release on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on February 15.

Discussion

238 comments
higgydiggy
higgydiggy

@Tekknight yeah I saw the vid where she was alive and turned into dark phoenix at like 4 AM after so my bad.

quadrimohi
quadrimohi

Honestly, I would rather have Zangief over Haggar anyday!

Tekknight
Tekknight

@higgydiggy I've been all over the net, and particularly Shoryuken.com. So you've likely seen that Phoenix does NOT need to be the last character. If you look in the video again, you'll see her partners are alive.

T_U_U_T_A
T_U_U_T_A

No one wants deadpool what about blade black vampire kicking ass c'mon

T_U_U_T_A
T_U_U_T_A

What about akuma and chuck greene or frank west

Human-Pheonix
Human-Pheonix

Phoenix is awesome. Now if they add Psylocke, Apocalyspe Gouken and Juri from Super Street Fighter IV that would be great. So far Marvel vs Capcom 3 has a KILLER ROSTER!!!!!!

TouoT
TouoT

Why haven't Capcom put Fei Long in the game yet?

Vicious_cb
Vicious_cb

naaaa you're all wrong... they need to include Bruce Campbell, to give 'em some fistful of boomstick =D hahahaha xDDDDDDDD

pycho22solid
pycho22solid

Haggars moves look just like Zangiefs from Street Fighter 4

wreckman
wreckman

they really need to put in a MegaMan. it just wouldn't be right without one

lorider25
lorider25

They should of picked three characters from a popular game first so peeps can have their fav characters from their fav franchise. For example Final Fight should have Haggar, Guy, and Cody. Mega Man would be X, Zero and Axl. DmC - Dante, Vergil, Trish. So on and so forth. peeps can both put toghther their fav characters from a series or team as well as mix and match characters too. I don't know why they didn't do it like that.

G-dorf11
G-dorf11

Jean looks really overpowered and good. And since they're adding Jean,they should also add Cyclops.

genopreetyboyo
genopreetyboyo

We need the New dude from dead rising... stead of frank west..... Though they bouth would be a good edition to this game

shadowvc92
shadowvc92

ok now we need venom and frank west :D!!!!

tizzomr
tizzomr

Did they do Dr. Octopus yet?

tforbes
tforbes

damn this game looks sweet

Smelldagunsmoke
Smelldagunsmoke

Haggar is from Final Fight, same game that Cody and Guy was in with him.

JOELUISTURBO
JOELUISTURBO

they wouldnt put xavier as a playable character because imagine all the legal issues they would get into for having someone like dante beat down on a wheelchair bound, disabled xavier..... lol oh yeah and dante having guns doesnt help either

Distinctive_Fin
Distinctive_Fin

@The _Azoth Although it would be fun to see his name on the roster, Xavier isn't a telekinetic, he's just a psychic. He couldn't move anything with his mind and it's hard to draw something that isn't visible. If they did, he would be a 'keep away' character that could only damage from afar with psychic bursts.

The_Azoth
The_Azoth

Haggar, from Street Fighter right. He seems ok :P Phoenix :D Awesome, some Fire element, variation for the win :P It's good to see her, since most players use Electric moves and such :) P.S: Was wondering if Xavier Charles, would've been fun to put in this game as a fighter or so XD

Henninger
Henninger

& wow thats all i have 2 say 4 the Phoenix video. She's a beast.

Henninger
Henninger

Even though Hagger's moves were a slightly different version of Zangief's, its about time we get him in a fighting game. Im not gonna lie, im excited that they finally put him in a fighting game. Its been far too long 4 him not 2 have an appearence. & now we finally get that chance. Thank you Capcom!

noahmorrow07
noahmorrow07

dude....talk about overpowered.....look at pheonixes health the whole time...she dies....then comes back as the dark pheonix!! and look at the damage she dishes while taking health points

datay98
datay98

I don't know who is the Haggar but i happy about Phoenix. :)

zae333
zae333

I swear this game is shaping up to be one of the best fighting games ever!

DanielL5583
DanielL5583

Zangief and Haggar are both different in a few ways. I'm not prepared to discuss further.

RaugMoss
RaugMoss

Haggar has to be a bit lower in defense than Zangief or the balance will be ruined, some great combos there.

WolfGrey
WolfGrey

Haggar seems to have alot better normal combos than zangief.Also seems abit more fun.

Illicit56
Illicit56

omfg! day one buy for sure but only one more character and this game would be perfect... bring on mr sinister

Jayut
Jayut

Haggar is not different from zangief.

Byaku524
Byaku524

You know...I'm gonna suck at this game, but I'm still gonna buy it.

Yams1980
Yams1980

hahah haggar, final fight!!! heeee uuuuhhhh! omg it even has the final fight music while hes fighting, this is great

akongnwi
akongnwi

I HAVE JUST ONE QUESTION FOR CAPCOM . WHERE IS VERGIL OR NELO ANGELO from dmc ?. does someone at capcom not think these two should be included too?.

dualblades
dualblades

Haggar makes me think of don frye.

Bigjerm111093
Bigjerm111093

omg! haggar!.....ok we get it now capcom were gonna buy this game!!!

DevilD2005
DevilD2005

I so thought that by Phoenix, they were offcially announcing that Phoenix Wright was in fact...in the game. There goes my smile for the day.

GaMEQB11
GaMEQB11

for some reason hearing Jean say "i cant control it" and turning into Dark Pheonix seems sooooooooo bada$$ to me

chambiko
chambiko

We want Nightcrawler.....................

CLOCKWORKIAN
CLOCKWORKIAN

Nice additions. Let's see some Venom and Mega Man now. Peerty please.

killer690
killer690

@leesempai, Zanguief, with a steel pipe....

killer690
killer690

Nice, Haggar, looks cool, though I think I am gonna die waiting for Strider Hiryu to be announced, guess I better face facts that he is not gonna be featured in the game T T

TenraiSenshi
TenraiSenshi

At first I thought that the Phoenix turning into the Dark Phoenix and getting a full life bar when her health reached zero may have been a bit too over powered, but then I noticed that Phoenix had five charged levels on her ultimate power meter thingy and when she got to zero health, it depleted all five bars and turned her into the Dark Phoenix. So, chances are that she needs to have five full bars before it can activate and only if they are full when she reaches Zero health, will she become Transform. That means less super combos and less damage to the enemy, which makes it more likely for the opponent to take the lead upfront. So I guess it kinda balances things out a bit.

Yuelua
Yuelua

It seems to be two dispairing addings to the game. One is a more skilfull Zangief and the other is a totally combo-like character.

Valacan
Valacan

Gah, her boobs are ridiculous. I'm so sick of seeing that.

Da4biddenOne
Da4biddenOne

That's good they put Haggar in Marvel vs Capcom 3. Hes one of the three fighters from Final Fight.

archvile_78
archvile_78

Glad Mike Haggar made it in the roster, thought we'd never see him again aside being part of the background in fighting games stage.

anthonycg
anthonycg

Where the heck is Cable anyway?

grim0187
grim0187

Haggar looks like he's gunna kick some ass!