Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 confirmed

Ghost Rider, Hawkeye, Strider, and more join roster of crossover fighting game for budget-priced second helping with new stages and modes this November.


The rumors were true. Leading into this year's San Diego Comic-Con, Capcom has confirmed Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 for a November launch on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

Not to be confused with the Ultimate Marvel universe.
Not to be confused with the Ultimate Marvel universe.

Originally released in February, Marvel vs. Capcom 3 is being overhauled for the Ultimate edition with a dozen new characters, eight new stages, and new modes. The new cast has yet to be fully revealed, but Hawkeye and Ghost Rider will join the Marvel stable, while Ghosts 'n Goblins gargoyle Firebrand and fan-favorite Strider Hiryu will be added to Capcom's side.

Beyond those additions, Capcom is promising tweaks to the game's fighting system and enhancements to its online functionality. Specifically, the game will include a spectator mode so players waiting for their turn in a group fight can watch the current match live instead of settling for a placeholder animation of gamer cards bumping into one another. Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 will sell for $40.

For more on the original Marvel vs. Capcom 3, check out GameSpot's review.

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Glad I didnt get the original one, definitilly pickin this one up!

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@suffering-evil Why not just hold off for 3 mths until they release Super Ultimate MvC 3? You know it's gonna happen lol

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No need, in my view, seeing as how I have the original, and have no intention of buying the same game OVER AND OVER AND OVER, LIKE CAPCOM HAVE BEEN DOING SINCE STREET FIGHTER II WAS RELEASED!!

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I'm glad i didn't buy the first one but this one I'll get, and yeah it would make sense to make a couple of dlc's for like 10 bucks with like 4 or 5 characters each but oh well, unfortunatley smart consumers like us aren't at the capcom big wig meetings. other good news strider is back, but i'll still wait cause you gotta bring back cable and juggernaut at least in some sort of dlc but we'll see

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What a bunch of D***heads. These guys just know how to push gamers, some of these char. were included in MvC2 so why not include them in the new one?...oh yeah, because they're greedy fat-heads. Apparently only corporate-types need apply @ Capcom after the (mega)man Keiji Inafune left.

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wow, was this an after-thought, or did they just realise that having these characters would be better - I can't argue with those that are annoyed by this outcome.

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at the end of the day capcom is only hurting themselves cause if people do what im gonna do is trade in my MVC3 & get a used copy or new copy of UMVC3 why no DLC version is beyond me some devs just don't think

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Yall can pretend not to be excited all you want...First. Day. Buy.

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Im tired of getting screwed by you Capcom. If these characters and stages are not available as DLC for the original game, Im adding you to my boycott list. You could join the evils of EA and Activision.

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GHOST RIDER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh yea!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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saw this coming a mile away....knew it was a good idea to wait :D

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I didn't by MvC3 because I felt that it needed more characters (MvC2 had 56), but now I have no excuse! I was hoping that it would be released for PC though, like SF4.

Avatar image for zzamaro

lol, and megaman is still not there

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I knew that they were missing characters b/c if you look at the endings ghost rider and others make an apperance. Now if we can only get THANOS I will be happy.

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They aren't getting my money until they give me Ace Attorney Games and Megaman Legends 3

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didn't they learn lessons with Super Street Fighter, why is this not DLC I'm not usually one to complain but the DLC pricing for this game was ludicrous at $5 a character and i'm guessing they figured at some point they wouldnt get $40 for 8 DLC characters bundled together and just sent it straight to manufacturing. What a slap in the face by capcom by cancelling its highly anticipated Megaman game and announcing this poor value addition to their roster in the same week.

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"LET THE MILKING BEGIN CAPCOM!" Most of us knew this was coming btw. I didn't buy MVC3 because i knew an i'm Reserving Judgement on this one because UMVC3 AE might get announced beginning of next year lol. :P

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I didn't buy MvC 3 so I'll get this later on. But this sucks for the people that did buy MvC 3, especially because you have to buy the full game again and not just the parts you're missing.

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AWESOME. Will Nicholas Cage be playing Ghost Rider? LOL