Nathan 'Rad' Spencer, Magneto announced for Marvel vs. Capcom 3

X-Men villain and Bionic Commando protagonist to bring their skills to fighting title; Sir Arthur and M.O.D.O.K also confirmed during New York Comic Con 2010.

Despite holding two separate events during Tokyo Game Show 2010 to reveal four new characters in the ever-growing Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds roster, it appears Capcom and Marvel are not done just yet. The character count increased again this week, with yet another four characters unveiled during New York Comic Con 2010 over the weekend.

On the Capcom side, the publisher revealed Sir Arthur, the main protagonist from the Ghosts 'n Goblins series, and Nathan "Rad" Spencer from the Bionic Commando series, will be making an appearance in Marvel vs. Capcom 3. Other Capcom characters in the roster currently include Wesker, Tron Bonne, Viewtiful Joe, Amaterasu, Dante, Ryu, Morrigan, Chris Redfield, Felicia, Trish, and Chun-Li.

Marvel also announced two new additions: Magneto, the main villain in the X-Men comics with the power to generate and control magnetic fields; and the elusive Mental Organism Designed Only for Killing, or M.O.D.O.K, a large-headed megalomaniac that first appeared in Marvel's issue 93 of Tales of Suspense in 1967. M.O.D.O.K's abilities are superhuman intellect, psionic powers, and the ability to calculate probabilities, which will undoubtedly make him a tough opponent.

Other Marvel characters in Marvel vs. Capcom 3 include Spider-Man, X-23, Dormmamu, Thor, Deadpool, Hulk, Wolverine, Iron Man, Captain America, Doctor Doom, and Super-Skrull.

Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds is scheduled for release on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 during the fourth quarter of Capcom's current fiscal year, which runs January 1 to March 31, 2011.

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51 comments
PriorChaos
PriorChaos

MODOK!? Really? Give us Taskmaster over him a thousand times. Yeah his name may be an awesome way to say "Mental Organism Designed Only for Killing". But he's just a giant head with tiny arms!!!.... Vote Taskmaster for MvC3!

thompson20
thompson20

@Splitze15 Mega Man, Gambit, Akuma, Carnage, & Venom? I don't know if they choose one though because Capcom isn't stupid at all, they're smart because Capcom doesn't need money to obtain these characters, they're free. besides they get money to obtain these characters doesn't mean they're stupid.

thompson20
thompson20

@Henniger M.O.D.O.K. is the wise choice

thompson20
thompson20

They should have a Training Stage where you can practice your fighting skills here.

thompson20
thompson20

I know the NYCC build is 26 right? It the same number of characters that TvC have, besides it's going to be 32 characters at the most.

thompson20
thompson20

I don't know if Mega Man or Proto Man is next though.

thompson20
thompson20

Oh come on MvC 3 needs more Marvel & Capcom girls. Things keep on getting better if they add more Marvel girls.

thompson20
thompson20

I remember M.O.D.O.K. when he's on Marvel Super Hero Squad but I didn't remember him when he's grown up.

kavadias1981
kavadias1981

I gotta be honest. I love they add in the more obscure characters. "oh, Magneto... how original. Hasn't he been in, oh, every other MvC game?" But M.O.D.O.K? Wow! I've never even heard of that creature. Bring on the obscuritites! Bring on Sadler from RE4 and The Beyonder from... that Spiderman cartoon I watched years ago... he was cool.

kavadias1981
kavadias1981

@nickzambuto What about Ultimate G&G on the PSP?! Which I might add is now $9.99 on the PSN right now. Pick it up people.

kavadias1981
kavadias1981

@Henninger The thing is, a skilled gamer is not defined by their mastery over complex button combinations, it is their ability to judge and react accordingly and accurately dependent on the situation. If you take 2 gamers, an average player and a pro, and have them duke it out on this game with its simplified controls, the pro will still win every time.

Henninger
Henninger

Here is my list of characters that should b in this game: Marvel: Venom, Cyclops, Gambit, Psylocke, Dr. Strange, Juggernaut, Ghost Rider, Silver Surfer, The Sentry (dont really like him but they should give him a shot), Storm, Shuma-Gorath, Iceman, Blackheart, Moon Knight, Carnage, Sandman, & Mandarin. Capcom: Hayato, Akuma, Ken, Talban, Captain Commando, Jin, Mega Man &/or Proto Man, M. Bison, Yun &/or Yang, Gouken, Juri (her style would b perfect 4 the fast paced action), Strider, Sagat, Frank West, the Lost Planet mech (sorry forgot the name), Pyron & any1 from the Final Fight Series (Guy, Cody, Maki, Hagger). I could go on but i'll leave it @ that.

Henninger
Henninger

M.O.D.O.K. Seriously?!?!?!?!?! Wow im sorry this game just got stupid. I have a co-worker who went 2 the New York Comic Con & he said that the controlls r simplified like crazy. No more light punches & kicks or heavy punchs & kicks. Just light attack, medium attack, heavy attack, & the launcher button. They're making this game 2 simple. I loved MvC2 4 its complexity. Its not our fault that the ppl who suck couldnt get the controls down. I liked having 2 figure out each characters launch move. I still want this game but now im starting 2 have doubts. & M.O.D.O.K. is a horrible choice 4 this game.

nickzambuto
nickzambuto

wow arthur, his last game was a VEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEERY long time ago, si im pretty surprised. i know he was requested a lot but still.

Pete5506
Pete5506

Im so looking forward to this game

cajunstrike
cajunstrike

@Phill119 "We want GAMBIT!" Agreed! (smile)

RazorBat
RazorBat

They are getting rather silly with their character roster instead of going with some of the more worthy candidates.

NightRain
NightRain

MODOK?? Oh god... what a waste... at least they got Arthur and Rad, that's awesome.

StupidDopeFresh
StupidDopeFresh

good roster so far bt where are the classics?! lyk gambit, akuma, ken, megaman etc. nd i wna c hayato back frm MvC2

Downloadpilot
Downloadpilot

Never heard of Spencer, and I'm not impressed with Modok, but I'll see where they go...

Eagle0007
Eagle0007

@5_ball I definitely hope that the Classic Spencer is an alternate. I think the classic skin is more appropriate for the game given it's comic book styling and overall I'm sure that the consensus is that Classic Spencer is far cooler than the New model. I know I do. I personally think that he never needed a redesign in the first place. His original look is what people have come to expect. Something with the new 3D game design just wasn't the same and felt off from the very first screenshot I saw. ReArmed killed it in sales because it was classic in looks and gameplay. It's like taking Duke Nukem and making him EMO for the next generation (see Dante).

Tehkneeq
Tehkneeq

This character roster is getting ridiculous.

yearof3000
yearof3000

M.O.D.O.K the new Cyclops spammer

reubthadude
reubthadude

I have never heard of M.O.D.O.K. in my life but he does seem to be an interesting character...big ass head ha-ha..he reminds me of brain for some reason.

Richardthe3rd
Richardthe3rd

@5_ball I'm with you, I think Spencer is a great addition; long-time BC fan and I really enjoyed the recent BC game. Like you said, not a classic like the original but still fun. I will definitely be a Spencer main, no matter how bad he is. And to all the people wailing about the fact that they haven't shown the old school model for Spencer yet; allow me to direct your attention to SFIV, where multiple costumes for each character were made. Same engine, same possibilities, so don't get too hostile before you can confirm that costume isn't in.

darkgto
darkgto

hey capcom how about u put sagat in instead of stupid people like nathan or sir arthur

5_ball
5_ball

@Eagle0007 - Sorry bud. Completely disagree with you on that. The BC game may not be a game that will be remembered as a classic, but it does have its merits and is quite a bit of fun to play, especially given that you can pick it up on ebay for about $5-$10. This design of the character is much more interesting to look at. I think the classic style (awesome in it own right) would look kind of silly. I'm hopeful that they continue the BC franchise in its 3d incarnation. I'm also kind of hoping we will see Will from Dark Void in MvC3, but that's a huge stretch. His jet pack would make an interesting move set.

Eagle0007
Eagle0007

I can't believe that everyone that has seen this is not up-in-arms about the fact that they are using the New "Rad" Spencer model from the Bionic Commando game that was utter rubbish. I think having Spencer in the game is a great choice but to not use the Classic red haired Spencer that truly is "RAD" is a smack in the face of anyone looking to buy Marvel vs. Capcom 3. This game is a celebration of the best characters and versions of characters that Marvel and Capcom have to offer. Listen up Capcom and listen good - Switch Spencer with the Classic Model immediately. You won't get my money making idiot decisions like this. Seriously, who at the design table at Capcom said, "Let's put Rad Spencer in there and let's use the model from the game that Bombed and nobody liked." Who sits at these design meetings and okays this crap. It's not like the community wasn't vocal about the hate for the newer model. Take a page from the Infamous 2 developers and keep the models consistant with what gamers want and expect. Other than this awful oversight - The game looks amazing! Right the Wrong Capcom.

Dr_Corndog
Dr_Corndog

M.O.D.O.K... what a bizarre choice. But that's what makes it interesting.

Trogeton
Trogeton

the last one I played was marvel vs capcom2 on the xbox1

Shark-mky
Shark-mky

I posted this somewhere once... Here we go again: I see no hopes for Strider, Vergil, etc... Vergil would be too close to Dante in terms of moves, AND pay attention to Dante and you´ll see many of his combos ARE Strider´s combos. Akuma, Ken... Probably will be downloadable... Not that it makes any difference tho, I wont dl them... As usual they push in more x-men than anything else. Sure Magneto is a must have, but MODOK?! WTF... Why about some spidey villains...? I agree they should bring red skull... or some hulk villain. Im sick of always seeing x-men ones... Cable: In one word, boring! Thank God it´s not there... I wouldnt mind more Darkstalkers too... Always liked Lord Raptor and Talbain.

jokerman_28
jokerman_28

i like the new characters, especially Magneto

StArDr1fTeR
StArDr1fTeR

I thought all the old characters were going to be in and they were just adding Wesker, Dante and Trish. All they needed to say was that and I was already excited.

RockMan-NEO
RockMan-NEO

good think Spencer will have the original skin from rearmed. dont like the dreadlocks one :/

Splitze15
Splitze15

i swear to god i will not buy this game if we have to obtain some of our favorite characters thru dlc!!! seriously idc if they have to push back the release date to do it. I where is Megaman!!?? Gambit!!?? Akuma!!?? possibly Carnage or Venom!!?? Capcom is stupid if they think they will make more money by having characters available thru dlc!!! it will not work and i will not do it!! Plus some ppl dont even have xbox live or online capabilities. they would make wayyyy more in games sales if they include everybody's favorites in theoriginal game!!

ozzman69th
ozzman69th

MEGAMAN or PROTOMAN FOR THE LOVE OF GOD dont leave us hangin capcom we could also use a few more x men and venom

GeminiEntity
GeminiEntity

I gotta agree, Modok is lame, along with Nathan "Not So Rad" Spencer. I hope the characters don't continue to follow this lame trend, because the early characters were much better.

ratix2
ratix2

@KamuiFei gambit has already been confirmed to make a cameo appearance but will not be a playable fighter.

KamuiFei
KamuiFei

Bah! Gambit! Where's Gambit!? And Vergil!! :( And still no Ken or Akuma?

azureblade89
azureblade89

Modok sucks, why not add one of Hulk's foes? or the red skull? I'd love to see some cappie v skull action.

FallenOneX
FallenOneX

Only a few more to go, I wish they had more trailers on Live though. just seeing how it will probably look on my TV has me paying off my preorder. As for Tech Romancer characters..... another game I must now put into my DC and play for old times sake.

Adam48239
Adam48239

M.O.D.O.K. has a 98-hit Hyper Combo! So I'm guessing they used him to replace Cable, who was recently killed off in the comics.

Vegna871
Vegna871

@Mattyrock Power Stone has been deconfirmed (darn shame), and I think Tech Romancer is a little out there unless you're a major capcom junkie. I myself have only heard of it in passing. my hopes are that they throw in MegaMan and maybe a Monster Hunter.

DrAmazinDood
DrAmazinDood

WE WANT MEGAMAN WE WANT MEGAMAN just keeps getting better and better :D

Black_Man85
Black_Man85

The X-Force fan in me wants to see Cable and Psylocke, and add Archangel. Already have Wolverine, X-23 and Deadpool.

Mattyrock
Mattyrock

A fantastic roster but how about putting in any of the characters from Power Stone or Tech Romancer?