X-23 slashes onto Marvel vs. Capcom 3

TGS 2010: Female Wolverine clone to get the claws out in upcoming crossover brawler; character count reaches 20.

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Meet x-23.

TOKYO--Despite already having 19 characters confirmed, it was practically guaranteed that upcoming fighting game Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds would have more playable pugilists up its sleeve. The character count increased again today, with Capcom unveiling player number 20.

The new character hails from the Marvel side of the game's equation and comes in the form of the deadly X-23. In the comic book world, X-23 is a female genetic clone of hairy mutant Wolverine, and as such, she shares many of Logan's abilities, including accelerated healing and an adamantium-coated skeletal structure.

Tron Bonne in action.

In the new trailer released to show off X-23 in the game, the dangerous clone looks to also have a similar move set to Wolverine--that is, quick, with plenty of effective slash moves and attacks, as well as a dash move that looks to be executable in midair. One of the supers shown has X-23 uttering the words "dirt nap," before disappearing from the screen. She is seemingly underground and pops up to deal heavy damage to her foe. The second super shown has her doing a slashing cartwheel using the claws on her hands and feet. The final finisher shown has X-23 doing a rapid flurry of attacks (like Wolverine's berserker rage attack) before finishing it off with two diagonal dashes.

And while her presence was essentially confirmed with the release of the previous trailer to Marvel vs. Capcom 3, the company also today officially announced Tron Bonne (of Mega Man fame).

Marvel vs. Capcom 3 is due on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, with an official release date yet to be confirmed.

Discussion

86 comments
adamwestBR
adamwestBR

i hope they include ms marvel and ghost rider,and to the guy below forget about punisher you already got him with the RE5 guy.

Awake88
Awake88

They already said she is going to be different then Wolverine she is faster and has a different moveset then her male counterpart.

RojoBear24
RojoBear24

Venom and Carnage would be awesome.

Burning_Typhoon
Burning_Typhoon

@mrzero1982pt2 Rather it was a reference, or not, it was a pointless one, and not needed to be represented.. There's no way you could possibly represent everything that happens in the comics. Again, MvC2 takes place on a world on it's own. It doesn't have to reflect any chance. Rather it did or not is another story, the fact is, it still did not have to happen that way. @megasuper1 Jin Saotome is a Capcom character from cyber bots.. The name "Jin" pronounced the same way as the English name "Jean," is not exclusive to one character, anymore than the name "Jack" would be..

megasuper1
megasuper1

@f8101 Jin's from Namco from Tekken Guile has always been in the series

f8101
f8101

Wheres guile and jin at???

SIDEFX1
SIDEFX1

X-23 is pretty cool to have even if she have a similar move set to Wolverine. From my point of view the character count is increasing and that is what really counts tho i won't be impressed if to many characters start sharing the similar move sets.

SuplexKirby
SuplexKirby

Marvel was on a roll until this thing show her ugly self into the game. of all the marvel females they choose this trash? she just make the whole of marvel side look bad and make the crappy capcom side look like gold.

killlo
killlo

I hate new gamers because they get impress by anything they see and then they start posting things like " o that is sick, thats F awesome, now I really need to get this, thats epic ect." like this new character I give her a meh why because its not very impressive.

Fresh10112
Fresh10112

I'm waiting to her if Strider Hiryu or Hayato will make it back... I'm not worried about characters like Spiderman or Megaman too much, the developers aren't idiots they won't take those guys out.

wexorian
wexorian

where are spidey and Akuma? :D SHin akuma Vs Hulk would be cool :D

Sheldog21
Sheldog21

Still don't see Megaman(any of them)

Pete5506
Pete5506

Looking forward to this game

skylerforce
skylerforce

I wanna see Gambit i think he could have some really cool combos.

zerobeo
zerobeo

i like the background song lol

wargraymon
wargraymon

i want to know what skins or alternate costumes they're gonna put in, would lov to see AoA wolvering, thor with beard, Bucky Cap, and others.......say where's Ken and Akuma???

wargraymon
wargraymon

cool that x-23 is in but would luv to see the punisher, dr. strange, luke cage, red skull, SPIDER-MAN, moonknight, ghostrider. etc. ect. plus i really think they should have given these people new moves. seriously how many guys inthis games super is them doing punches and kicks??

Ehggsz
Ehggsz

X-23? I know who my main character is going to be!

Henninger
Henninger

Punisher would b nice but i want Doctor Strange. U have Dormammu so u gotta have Dr. Strange up in there. & add in Ghost Rider or Blade & bring back Cyclops. & bring back Psylocke. Ughhhh i hate it i want this game NOW!!!!!! LOL!

X-RS
X-RS

i dont mind. she looksl ike fun. just the voice is not good.

Cthulad
Cthulad

Someone mentioned the hero from Onimusha. I know it has not been announced, but that would be awesome. The first and second game sold well, why not have him in this game on Capcom's side. That would be totally kick ass.

Legend002
Legend002

Maybe the rain did wash the spider out.

finaleve
finaleve

@nickzambuto So you know, Tronne Bonne was in MvC2 so no, that is not random at all. X-23 is a much better idea than say having 2 wolverines in the same game (I'm looking at you Boneverine!) There's still A LOT of time left for them to add more characters to the game people so relax. They seem to be adding a lot of characters from similar series so I'm expecting to see more Megaman characters (Zero would be preferred though Megaman is still lovely). Patience people, this is probably going to be just as bad as when they were announcing the Smash Bros. Brawl characters.

nickzambuto
nickzambuto

you have got to be kidding me. x-23. x-23! X-23!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! what the hell capcom, what the hell is wrong with you! out of the hundreds of marvel characters out there, you go with x-23. granted she does look pretty fun in the trailer, shes so random. at first the roster seemed really good. then trish was announced, random. then dormommu, random. then tron, random, now x-23. that is so incredibly, random, i haveto make up a new word for it. its so random, its... its... ITS RIMPICULAS!!!!!!!!! YEAH, I HAD TO MAKE UP A NEW WORD FOR HOW RANDOM THAT IS!!!! whats next, are we gonna get to play as joseph!!! oh you dont know who that is, its the guy who died at the beggining of resident evil, his only line was AAAAHHHHHH. according to the roster hes gonna be announced next!

FinalKloud
FinalKloud

@mrzero1982pt2 i so agree with you, i just think its hypocritical to not include Punisher just cause his moveset would be to much like Chris, and then we get the X-23/wolvie clone. I just think its beat that we will prob get most fan requested heros as DLC.

Burning_Typhoon
Burning_Typhoon

@mrzero1982pt2 I already know that, but, it doesn't matter... The game came out when Megaman X still had releases, yet, no references to his series even came about... So, the game didn't need to reflect that one little thing that no one is going to appreciate.... Also, MvC2 takes place in a different universe, where, Magneto may not have ripped out Wolverine's claws... So, again, it was a pointless waste no matter how you look at it..

g5naim
g5naim

@mrzero1982pt2 Were they any different aside from that? If not. they should've made either bone or adamantium claws as part of an alternate costume instead.

mrzero1982pt2
mrzero1982pt2

@Burning_Typhoon no, there were 2 wolverines in mvc2 to show the change in the comics(finally, even though they had him with claws in x-men and xmen vs street fighter, which came out years after magneto ripped his adamantium out) there was a bone wolverine, and an Adamantium wolverine. just look at em, had blueish white claws, the other's claws were off white. sorry for the nerd reference.

Jaggermaster
Jaggermaster

Man She and Kerrigan think about it what an awesome Threesome :lol:

mrzero1982pt2
mrzero1982pt2

@finalkloud if you had the punisher, cable and chris on one game, it would be just like folks who use ryu, ken, akuma, dan and sakura constantly. it would be a group of shooters who would basically corner you and give you no chance! i want them in too, and i LOVE playing as cable, but he is too beginner like for folks!

Burning_Typhoon
Burning_Typhoon

Wolverine must be special... Always high tier in Marvel Vs. games, and when he's not, Capcom awards him with a near-exact clone (MvC2). He's been in every single game in the entire Marvel Vs. Capcom series... Now, there's X-23... But, no point in complaining now.. Let's just hope she's different enough from Wolverine.

FinalKloud
FinalKloud

id like to hear the conversation as to why Punisher couldnt be in cause he was to much like Chris... and yet X-23 gets in when she is Wolverine. WTF. at this point im not impressed anymore. so sad.

jigglebilly1983
jigglebilly1983

X-23 is great character. Especially in the new X-Force comics. this makes me very happy.

BK-Sleeper
BK-Sleeper

Alright Marvel. Enough already. It's starting to make everyone unsure about this game.

JangoF-76
JangoF-76

haha hilarious, I got thumbed down for pointing out that clone means an exact replica of something, therefore you can't have a female clone of a male subject. That's just stupid.

jwzy13
jwzy13

i would much rather have psylocke than X-23

cynicalundead
cynicalundead

I sincerely hope this game doesn't have crappy pop music like this. This was the main reason I didn't like Street Fighter 4. That Indestructible song was an abomination. The music in Super Street Fighter 4 was good though.

nini200
nini200

@Capt_Doom Also, instead of taking up a character slot, they should be alternate color choices instead of totally new characters. Kinda like Tekken 4 had Eddy as an alternate color swap for Christie. That way, they could include characters with similar abilities while saving the character slots for more varied characters. Ryu, Ken and Akuma could easily be palette swaps with minor differences here and there.

nini200
nini200

@Capt_Doom I agree, which is why there is no need for Ryu, Ken and Akuma as there moves are identical, even though they hit differently.

nini200
nini200

HOLY MOLY!!! X-23!!! Now all that's needed is ShadowCat and Jubilee and I can have my Wolvie Girls Dream Team. Again, HOLY MOLY!!!

RitsukoEX
RitsukoEX

@Da4biddenOne you mean X-Men.

amin915
amin915

Where is Jill Valentine? Dont cut Jill!

FinalKloud
FinalKloud

LAME! Not only is she is a clone, she looks just like Trish. No more leather clad goth girls! just give me JEAN GREY and i could careless who you add.