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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Please Bring it to PC too !!!

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Hopefully more modes too? :D I never bought the first because I want more than just a story and online component :c

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All I can say is its about friggin time! Mortal Kombat had DLC like right away and this took so long for even one additional character. Im relieved now since I thought they were not even going to release any additional characters. And the Dlc MvC3 had was "shadow battles".... not a great use for DLC In my opinion. I want to see some more classics brought back from MvC2. The roster could be huge if they were smart....

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LOL! The fans shouldn't have to earn respect. Capcom has to earn our respect and trust. And right now it looks like there is two factions: those who love it and those who disapprove. I would have never expected MVC to have a group of people who disapproved; however the moves made warrants it. I am really shocked that some form of Mega Man, especially X isn't going to be in this game. Plus, rumor has it that there will be no DLC content and this came straight out of the horse's mouth. This is really scary stuff.

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I'll just wait for the ultimatesuperhyper version that'll have 50 new characters and 30 new stages and even more new modes.

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Think people! this is not repeated as the street fighter 4, we have to earn respect! ULTIMATE MARVEL VS CAPCOM 3 DLC !!!!! ALSO

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such a great thing now that I held out and didn't buy MvsC3 full price on launch week. I know for one Capcom games always drop in price fairly quickly, and they always remake stuff these days. Now this will be coming out not even a year later to correct the problems reviewers had with it, plus add 12 new characters for $20 less.

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I agree with gavachotrece it really should be released as a DLC as well. Then again with 12 characters being added that might be a lot to download at once...

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I'm really glad Capcom is making an update to MVC3, but they should offer this upgrade as DLC, as well as a disc-based game. Watching people fight matches online should have been in the original version of the game (which I payed $60 for), and honestly, the only new chars that really excite me are Ghost Rider & Strider. If Capcom releases this as a DLC update for those of us who bought the original game (which they SHOULD), I'm totally on board, but if they're going to stiff me and only offer the update in the form of a $40 disc, I'm out. There are plenty of better game purchases I could make with my $40 when I already own the original MVC3. However, if you are someone who didn't buy the original but was seriously considering it, this is good news for you :)

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Marvel has the best characters.

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I know why dont you tell fans to send our copies exchange for the new copies with a small shipping fee. I have a feeling the game is going to fail just like the first one in terms of sales again and you guys will drop the DLC again.

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@Pooder Ur seriously calling me an elitist over a VIDEO GAME?! Kid, find somethin better to do with your life, you apparently take this way too seriously...as for your argument, Joe has super powers in his movies and Amaterasu is a GOD...Frank West still has a camera, and a bat...have a nice day

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Love the Franchise, but this is just the same thing Street Fighter 4 did. This sucks for people who already have the game, now my $60 game turns into $100 game WTF!!!! Cant you just make these changes to the game a download option???? New characters are great but let me choose what i want to pay for in the form of a DLC option, dont force me to buy a brand new game with some tweeks. Seems Greedy!!!! :{

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Gaming companies in this decade have no problem milking their core fan base to death.

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is there venom?

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Should of been DLC imo, $40 for 12 toons and 8 stages doesn't seem worthy as a standalone game but its my 2 cents

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Strider nuff said, I'm sold

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@reyace It is just a matter of principal. Especially freedom of speech. If you want to voice your opinion, then tell em. Just like what you are doing at this very moment. I am a fan of Capcom; however the moves they have been making lately are not good. I will admit I enjoyed the updates for Street Fighter 4; however you would think Capcom would know when to draw the line when it comes to releasing games too soon and re-releasing games too often. Many didn't think this tactic would transition over to MVC. I know I didn't. I will still purchase Capcom games, but I will probably just refrain from buying Capcom fighting games after I get Third Strike: Online Edition until they finally get their priorities straight.

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@TheArcade I saw your comment about the Black Panther. He would have made a great addition. What do you think about adding Black Cat and Kraven from the Spiderman series?

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@Garland51 Of course it's dumb, why I was insulting Capcom for it since it's a huge **** move. I thought you edited to say they weren't DLC? Must have changed it back before I finished posting. But they weren't DLC in KOFXII, I should know since they were the characters I used in that game along with Leona. While XIII reuses sprites and 3 of the backgrounds (remixed though) it's still counted as a sequel, unlike this game, so even if they were DLC in XII it wouldn't be exactly the same thing. Of course that doesn't make Capcom any less of a jackass for leaving Jill and Gorath as DLC.

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@TheDuskwalker: No offense, but I just think that having them as DLC again is kind of dumb at this point. At least by November when this newer version releases, they should be free. Plus Elizabeth & Mature were DLC for KOF XII, but not for KOF XIII. SNKP saw how pointless it was to have those two characters as DLC again. If SNK Playmore can make them regular playable characters again for KOF XIII, then why can't Capcom do the same thing with Jill Valentine & Shuma-Gorath for UMvC 3?

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@garland51 It's already confirmed they are in fact still DLC in this version. Like I said alternate costumes from SFIV were still DLC characters in SSFIV, while not exactly the same, Capcom have already done something similar. Here is the Comic-Con character select screen. << LINK REMOVED >> As you can see Jill and Gorath aren't there. Also I misquoted the press release first time, so I'm going to directly copy and paste it here so you know what I mean. "The Ultimate Roster: Twelve new legends from Marvel and Capcom join the fray, bringing the roster of characters on the disc up to 48, and a total of 50 with DLC." :lol: I was about to say Elisabeth and Mature weren't DLC in KOFXII.

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hahaha as expected from capcom and you guys really blame activision for map packs when you have this?

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all of u guys complain to much about them taking ur money...well u know what....DEAL WITH IT..if u don't like this game,why comment?its making u look immature. And secondly, If most of u guys dont like "wasting" money on capcom's games...then DONT BUY IT!!!!people,use ur heads

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If things aren't lookin so good with the roster and such, sorry, I'll probably be waiting a few months so I can get a cheaper used version or somethin. MvC 3 didn't really live up to my expectations set by MvC2. I can't see myself being nostalgic about this game.

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@TheDuskwalker: I don't know about that. What would be the point of having Jill Valentine & Shuma-Gorath as DLC again when there are more characters coming out? Having them as DLC characters again would be like having Elizabeth & Mature as DLC characters again for KOF XIII (which thankfully SNK Playmore didn't do again; they were DLC characters on KOF XII).

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yeah nice way to rip off customers capcom... first with street fighter and now this.... how much more bullsh*t does consumer have to put up with u guys... I feel sorry for people who got the game recently and have to deal with this new announcement....

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Ghost Rider finally comes to play! Also love the fact they got Firebrand, Nemesis and Vergil joining the action too... Maybe it's a shame for them to milk their games, but atleast they're not making it $60 again...

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@true_hurdler Get off your elitist high horse, cross-over fighting games like this are only great because the wacky, non-traditional fighters join in. Frank West has always been a popular choice, and fits right in alongside the likes of Viewtiful Joe and Amiterasu. And unfortunately for you, the roster was leaked today, and Frank West AND Phoenix Wright will be in this game, so YOU better get over it.

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Jesus christ thank you capcom for giving me another reason to never even think of giving you my money.

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I just hope they add spectator mode for Online Multiplayer instead of having us watch lifebars while waiting for a match and great might as well turn in my old MVC3 to get this one.

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This better be dlc as well. If not, did they not learn from SF4? The community was outraged and there for SSF4 was upgradable to arcade edition through dlc. Does Capcom want us raging again? If they do, we will give them hell. Greedy bastards.

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Firebrand looks vicious... and yeah... it should be DLC, or else... ripp off. Those characters should've been in the first MVC3 in the first place.

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guess capcom really doesnt care about megaman anymore

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Hmm... Not sure about this... On one hand, I already spent $100 on the first game. On the other, Ghost Rider, the character I have been waiting for for months is confirmed. I suppose the best option is for it to be released as dlc for the original as well. Anyway, here's the video: << LINK REMOVED >>

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"Spectator mode" ... DOAU had that feature like 6 years ago... running on the original Xbox. Why do they feel they are doing something sooooo innovative? D=

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@RatchetV1 Touche.

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Finally, Ghost Rider is going to make his appearance!

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Wonder how long it'll be before Capcom releases. Super Hyper Ultimate EX Marvel vs Capcom 3.

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Just for lols, do you still have to buy Jill even if you get this version?

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You gotta be ****ing kidding me

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Apparently the full roster has been leaked: "The full roster: Ghost Rider, Hawkeye, Dr.Strange, Nova, Iron Fist, and Rocket Raccoon for Marvel; Vergil, Phoenix Wright, Frank West, Firebrand, Strider, and Nemesis for Capcom." If this is to be believed than I am sad. Still, no Mega Man or Venom. I can't help but think that Capcom has decided to shun Mega Man from gaming now that Kenji Inafune has left the company. As for Venom...maybe they saw Spider-Man 3?

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I never liked MvC3. I was always a Mortal Kombat fan, and love the new Mortal Kombat ALOT more then SSIV or MvC3.

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All of the characters have been leaked. Seriously. No megaman = fail but there are a few keepers. Iron fist and Virgil for the WIN

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@cachinsythe Yes please! Powerstone characters should be a no brainer!! now lets hope they give us some Powerstone 3 news....plz plz plz

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Also, I am actually going to Boycott Capcom for its "No Love" Policy for the Blue Bomber. "Hey! What would be a really great game we could sell, that the fans want?" "Well....we are working on Megaman Legends 3, They cou---" "I KNOW!! Lets cancel Megaman Legends 3 to free up money and lets re-release MvC3 and put all the stuff that was already on the disc but taken out, back onto the disc and sell it as a brand new game! Hopefully this "Spectator Mode" catches on!"

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Connor728 They better release all the new stuff as DLC !!! ************************************************************** Exactly!! I don't have any problems paying the $15 for this extra content. Even though it should have been in the game to begin with. From now on though, I'm waiting to buy Capcom's fighting games. I'm never going to buy them brand new again. Like most other gamers, I'm tired of trying to be milked out of my hard earned cash. Is anyone getting this on Day One? [url]<< LINK REMOVED >>[/url] Hell no, I'm not. I'll get it used or wait for Capcom to create another update with 10 more characters, an extra mode and 4 new stages.