Well folks, Bill here and it’s about that time of year. My favorite time of year, and no, I do not mean summer. I am talking E3 here people!! The new year of gaming has begun. Now with E3 pretty much wrapped up at this point, I am going to do a little first look special on one of my most anticipated titles from the show floor, Marvel vs. Capcom 3 : Fate of Two Worlds. This game is going to be available to both Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 owners in the spring of 2011. First gameplay footage was shown this past tuesday at E3. For those of you who dont know, E3 is a national convention held in California yearly, displaying the newest hardware and software of the gaming world. It’s a geeks new years eve. Hence my love for it! Moving along, MVC 3 has my palms sweaty, my blood pumping, and my stomach twisting in excitement for the Spring of 2011.
Marvel Vs. Capcom 2 was released in the spring of 2000. This action packed fighting game had fighting fans screaming for more the minute it was released, but alas it was not to be. Fans have waited 10 years for this time and they finally got their wish. This MVC 3 promises the fans more of what they love, with 3-v-3 tag battles, spectacular super combos, fast paced, balls to the wall action, and your favorite characters from Marvel and Capcom. So far, 10 characters have been formally announced. From the Marvel side we have the returning stars of Wolverine, Captain America, Hulk, and Iron Man. New to the Marvel team thus far is Deadpool, a humorous but not to be taken lightly swordsman that can also pack quite a punch with his guns and explosives. Think of him as a jack of all trades mercenary, with an amazing sense of humor. On the Capcom Side of things we have the returning cast of Ryu, Morrigan, and Felicia. Capcom has also added two characters, which have so far intrigued me the most. There names are Dante, from the Devil May Cry series, and Chris Redfield from the Resident Evil Franchise. Dante is very reminiscent of Deadpool but with a very supernatural addition. Chris is a no-nonsense, gun toting , zombie killing machine. He packs alot of firepower and he knows how to use it.
Given the above information, some interesting news was released today. This information is to be taken with a grain of salt, but it seems as though Capcom accidentally released the full roster a year early! Now, once again this is purely speculation at this point but this is what is out there.
Marvel: Spider-Man, Hulk, Wolverine, Mr Fantastic, Captain America, Iron Man, War Machine (alternate Iron Man outfit) Elektra, Thor, X-23, Magneto, Dr Doom, Shuma-Gorath, Emma Frost, Deadpool, Super Skrull, Taskmaster, Juggernaut, She-Hulk
Capcom: Ryu, Mike Haggar, Frank West, Chuck (alternate Frank West outfit), Spencer (Bionic Commando), Dante, Chris, Morrigan, Arthur, Amaterasu , Albert Wesker, Zero, Chun-li, Viewtiful Joe, Trish, Tron Bonne, Hsien-Ko, Akuma, Felicia
I personally hope this is false, as there are some key characters I want to see added to this game (PUNISHER!!!) but none the less this has been floating out there due to a leak on Capcom’s site. Either way I am stoked for this game and if you are a veteran of the fighting genre or are looking to pick one up for the first time, I would recommend picking up MVC 2. Then, I guarantee, you WILL buy MVC 3 when it is released. I leave you with the newest trailer of the game and some action packed game play footage to get your saliva glands working! BERSERKER BARRAGE!!