Marvel vs. Capcom 3 set for February 15

Special edition of crossover fighting game to include prologue comic, downloadable post-launch characters Jill Valentine and Shuma Gorath, $70 price tag.

If one looks at the upcoming Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds as a love letter to two devoted fan bases, then its release date is only appropriate. Capcom today announced that Marvel vs. Capcom 3 will arrive in stores the day after Valentine's Day, February 15.

Shuma Gorath is a lord of chaos as old as time itself and a fine teammate for any and all joke characters.

For fans who want to show their love right back, Capcom also announced a collector's edition package for Marvel vs. Capcom 3. The $70 edition of the game will come in a steel book case with a 12-page prologue comic, a one-month subscription to the Marvel Digital Comics online library, and two downloadable characters who previously appeared in Marvel vs. Capcom 2: Jill Valentine and Shuma Gorath. The pair will be available four weeks after the game launches.

The Resident Evil tough girl Valentine will join a roster of Capcom stars, including Mega Man Zero, Nathan "Rad" Spencer, Wesker, Tron Bonne, Viewtiful Joe, Amaterasu, Dante, Ryu, Morrigan, Chris Redfield, Felicia, Trish, and Chun-Li. Meanwhile, Shuma Gorath will provide some much-needed magical starfish power to a lineup consisting of She Hulk, M.O.D.O.K., Spider-Man, X-23, Dormmamu, Thor, Deadpool, Hulk, Wolverine, Iron Man, Captain America, Doctor Doom, and Super-Skrull.

For more on Marvel vs. Capcom 3, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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MrCoolGuy420
MrCoolGuy420

I just have one question will the people who purchased the standard edition of the game have access to buy the two DLC characters the same day as the people who purchased the collectors edition? If so then I already have the money to buy and how much will they cost? Will they be sold seperately or as a bundle? these are the questions I want answered.

KingChainz31684
KingChainz31684

Frankly I would love to see Nightcrawler, Gambit, Pysclops, Ghost Rider, Silver Surfer, Ultron, Black Widow, Venom, Carnage, apocalypse, Black Panther, Bishop, Callisto, Collosus, Kang, Moon Knight, Hawkeye, Doctor Strange, Silver Samurai. I mean thats just an off the top of my head example of guys I think would make pretty cool additions to this game. some will be added in DLC other won't. Capcom I mena Mega Man for one but also people like the red Joker, Zabel, Phobos. Lots of chars I think coulda made cool editions but frankly I love the roster the way it is and the game will never have all the chars I would love to see, but I don't believe that will take away at all from the quality of the game.

KingChainz31684
KingChainz31684

Its funny I personally like that MvC3 changed the roster a little it keeps it fresh I like the idea of playing as people I have never tried before and though a couple of the roster spots are sketchy as a whole I think with the huge slate of DLC listed chars but honestly if everyone got every char they wanted into the game on release it prolly would be years before the game could come out. I mean I know of at least 15 guys just from the marvel side I would like to see added but I still love the list of chars they have and think its going to be a blast playing as people like x-23.

metroidmaster19
metroidmaster19

The thing is though for MvC2 they ripped the MvC1 characters and put in some new ones. With MvC3 ALL characters are being developed from the ground up, even they older ones. All I'm saying is cut Capcom some slack. They are working their butts off for us. And come on when have they ever disappointed their fans (except with Mega Man X7, but that game never happened lol)

warrior95122
warrior95122

i think everyone would like to see all the mvc2 characters in mvc3 haha. personally i think they shouldnt have taken anyone out from the first cos if you have them at the start then why not the continuing ones? megaman, venom, war machine, etc.

metroidmaster19
metroidmaster19

From what I've seen from alot of other peoples posts, it just seems like to me that no one is happy with the line up that Capcom and Marvel put together. When it was first announced, I've heard alot of people **** about how Dante should be in the game. They put Dante in and then people started ****in' about how Wesker should be in the game. They put him in and then people started ****in' about how some of their favorite characters weren't in the game.It almost seems like that nothing they do will please you. Never mind the deadlines they have, just has long as you get what you want. I have been hoping to see Jon Talbain (or Gallom for the purists), but you don't see me whining about how much Capcom sucks because he is not in the game. Capcom has never disappointed me and MvC3 will be no different. On February 15th, I will go down to Gamestop, pick it up drive back home and play this game with the biggest hard-on anyone as ever seen because I have been waiting FOREVER for MvC3 to come out and I'm pretty sure you guys will do the exact same thing. >B3 So lets pick up our controllers, quit ****in' and ogle Felicia's and Morrigan's boobies. =)

janrabbit
janrabbit

i just wish Gambit made a return i really enjoyed using him on mvc2

dbb00kw0rm
dbb00kw0rm

Akuma is in it, he was in an earlier gameplay video..

RJMGod
RJMGod

I want to see ghost rider, the thing, the punisher, human torch on the game!! Would be awesome if this charaters show up on this game!! :)

ColonelGuile
ColonelGuile

the roster is incredibly weak... i believe this may forshadow us getting screwed for further DLC aside Jill and Shuma

FallenOneX
FallenOneX

@ keybladewars Akuma will be there, i have a feeling

keybladewars
keybladewars

You add some amazing character but you shouldn't of took out any from Marvel vs. Capcom 2. Where's Akuma ,Carnage? Come on you could do better then that. Where are all the x-men characters?

acenitro
acenitro

but i like his chaos dimension

acenitro
acenitro

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kkthesonicfan
kkthesonicfan

That Shuma Gorath was a stupid idead who want him what about Carnage that would be awesome.

reyace
reyace

i dont think all the characters on the roster list so far arent it,theres gonna be a crap load more of characters....

Splitze15
Splitze15

@ Vegna871 Dude i dont need you commenting on my srongly stated opinion. Just because i have the right to NOT be ripped off and want to express my opinion about it doesnt make me a bad person or ignorant. Some people express their opinions with a little profanity because it gets the message across! Besides i figured that by giving my opinion it would open up the eyes of shortsighted people who dont know any better and need help saving their money in these hard times!

Wellk
Wellk

Can't wait to get this. Kind of wish Daredevil was in it though.

Joe5588
Joe5588

Why the hell did Venom not make the roster!?

digi-demon
digi-demon

Can you play as the Green Herb?... No, I mean't the Health Herbs out of RE :D

yearof3000
yearof3000

dw9872@ Posted Nov 17, 2010 12:39 am GMT "You know what would be a great character for MvC3? The boulder from RE5 that Chris punches." Bro. you just made LMAO HARD XD

Chaozi
Chaozi

She Hulk? I didnt see that one coming *looks surprised*

mjBEAST
mjBEAST

Im ging 2 get game on release day but im afraid it will b another DLC nightmare like the current Street Fighters. Have seen how much they charging just for costumes?!? To dress ur characters up cost you more then the DANG disc!!!

Henninger
Henninger

Im not gonna lie im still gonna get this game even though they're screwing us out of dlc 4 characters. DLC is ruining gaming. These companies r offering up DLC 4 a price when this stuff used 2 b free by playing the game. This is getting out of hand. DLC wuz meant 4 true expansions not giving ppl an encryption code 2 unlock DLC on a game disc. I really shouldn't get this game cuz i know they're screwing us over but i've waited way 2 long 4 this game. I know, I know. Sad rite!

zzamaro
zzamaro

i still remember the day when I had mvs.c2 and those 2character were already on the disc...for FREE i miss those days :(

Simulator_Shock
Simulator_Shock

As much as I'm looking forward to this game, this is just more proof that Capcom always abuses the DLC system with this bs.

GameBeaten
GameBeaten

@Crazy_Legs87 Plus, the collector's edition doesn't come in a regular case, but a metallic one. That's what I found out earlier.

BillyColeman
BillyColeman

kavadias1981 ya i feel you man capcom loves to pull this bs..............

Crazy_Legs87
Crazy_Legs87

@kavadias1981 A lot of other fans like myself are saying the same thing over at the Capcom Unity site. I said no to character DLC from the very beginning because a situation like this could happen. I mean, just look at how Capcom handle the DLC outfits. Anybody that's happy at the way Capcom is handling the character DLC doesn't no any better.

GameBeaten
GameBeaten

@Blu-Fan-Boy Wasn't Kos-Mos.....Namco? Or are you talking about another character?

salvucci91
salvucci91

I just might. assuming that Venom's in this, of course. if not then I'm not buying it at all.

kavadias1981
kavadias1981

Let me get this straight. They haven't finished the game yet but they have already announced what the dlc will be..... so, they could in fact just put Jill and Shuma in the game right now, instead of selling them to us later. Am I on my own here, is this blatent abuse of the purpose of dlc? I mean, they are actually purposefully not writing Jill and Shuma into the game, when they could do it right now! I am so shocked by it I typed the same thing twice. Bloody crooks.

Blu-Fan-Boy
Blu-Fan-Boy

Kos-Mos why could you not be in this game... :(

reaver8
reaver8

Strange for some reason I'm more excited for the new Mortal Kombat.

Downloadpilot
Downloadpilot

@ CS19052: I love your avatar, who're they/what's it from :P

Downloadpilot
Downloadpilot

BIGGEST DAY OF 2011 YA'LL... YALL NEEDA GET THIS GAME YALL.

Calum691
Calum691

This looks like an interesting game.

BasilVZero
BasilVZero

Feb 15th? 7 days before my birthday, looks like I found out when I'm going to get my next game system ;D

Noia82
Noia82

I love the Marvel series... Marvel vs Capcom (1 & 2), Marvel vs Street, Capcom vs SNK, X-men vs Street and the first Marvel Super Heroes. I used to play all of them in arcade and in my ps2 with a lot of friends! I'm now counting the days to play MvsC3 with my friends soon!

kevinlopez
kevinlopez

WHERE IS LEON KENNEDY? they have to put this character... I hate chris, aka mr. boring guy with no attitude. c'mon. and where is CABLE? ooo and why not put Nero or Virgil from DMC? why put trish? just saying, I hope at least that those characters will be dlc. CAPCOM YOU HEARING ME!!!

riou7
riou7 moderator moderator

Jill Valentine.. sweet :D

SicklySunStorm
SicklySunStorm

Yessssss.... it seems February is becoming THE month for the past few years to release an awesome Capcom fighting game, and this [next] year will be no exception. Awesome news. I know what I'll be doing the day after Valentine's day next year....

nintendoboy16
nintendoboy16

I hope February 15, 2011 is a better date than January 26, 2010. That was NOT a good move for Capcom to release their crossover title with Tatsunoko the SAME day as EA/Bioware's ME2 last year.

Fz1994
Fz1994

I will wait a few months till maybe july to get it because im stuck in studies and it would be cheaper by then

IrshDrkWlf
IrshDrkWlf

This is a must buy title, can't wait for it. Glad Zero is returning, but I think they need to add X he hasn't been in the Capcom vs. Series yet. They've had Mega Man and Mega Man Vulnut/Trigger (MML), give us X please!

MatthewSnyder86
MatthewSnyder86

Collectors Edition all the way. This game better have Venom!