Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds - Xbox 360

  • Publisher: Capcom
  • Genre:Fighting
  • Developer: Capcom
  • Release Date:Feb 15, 2011
  • # of Players:1 player, 8 online
  • ESRB:T - Teen (Mild Language,Partial Nudity,Sexual Themes,Violence)
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Game Description:Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds arrives after a decade of waiting, as the iconic Marvel and Capcom characters join forces again in a re-envisioned team fighting game for a new generation. Fill the shoes of legendary characters from the most beloved franchises in entertainment as you battle in a living comic book brought to life in a VS. fighting game for the first time by Capcom’s MT Framework. Get set for the ultimate faceoff with Marvel vs. Capcom 3.
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Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds First Impressions

Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds First Impressions

By Patrick Klepek - Posted Apr 20, 2010
The decade-long wait is finally over. At Captivate 2010, Capcom made Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds official. The legendary icons of Marvel and the renowned fighters of Capcom are heading into the ring for a third round after years and years of unrelenting fan demand.

What took so long? It's complicated, explained Marvel manager of licensed games Chris Baker.

"I've been with Marvel in their games division in licensing for about two-and-a-half years now, and the whole time I've been there I've always been asked about this game," said Baker. "There's always been rumors, like they [Capcom] were talking about, and we've always been talking about it within Marvel ourselves. 'When are we finally going to be able to make this happen?' I've known about this for well over a year now, it's the hardest secret I've ever had to keep, and we just couldn't be more excited about doing this with Capcom, making it real after all this time. If you think about it, how many series there have a full decade-plus between a two and a three?"
Capcom producer Ryota Niitsuma, the same man who shepherded Tatsunoko vs. Capcom into existence, is heading development on Marvel vs. Capcom 3. This time, however, the matchup won't be a Wii exclusive; Marvel vs. Capcom 3 is headed to Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. There was no mention made of a Wii version at Captivate, but given the game's intentions of bringing comic book visuals to life, it's possible Capcom and Marvel's visual demands rule that one out.
Though gameplay tends to be king with gamers, more than anything, the questions from the press at Captivate 2010 centered around the characters. Specifically, which characters from the Marvel universe will be making an appearance in Marvel vs. Capcom 3? Iron Man, Morrigan (complete with her now-expected comically large breasts), Ryu, Hulk, Chris Redfield and Wolverine were featured in the initial teaser trailer. But there will be plenty more in the game.
"We'll see," explained Niitsuma, "Right now, we're aiming to have, at least, more than 30 characters in the game, but we're still in the middle of development and going forward until a release date, we'll see how many we can fit in. We'd like to add as many as possible." 
Niitsuma was actually wearing a t-shirt featuring Thor, but laughed a "no comment" about it.
The character count doesn't seem anywhere near solidified, so fans still have a chance to influence who makes the cut. No one was yet willing to discuss any possible plans for character expansion via downloadable content, but the concept wasn't ruled out. It's too early, they said.
Like Street Fighter IV, Marvel vs. Capcom 3 follows the design philosophy of maximizing depth while also minimizing complexity. You can have great depth within a simplistic design, argued Capcom, and Marvel vs. Capcom 3 is being crafted with an eye for taking that one step further. Making Marvel vs. Capcom 3's situation even more complex, however, is the complete explosion of Marvel characters in the last decade, as the result of their success in Hollywood. The audience for Marvel vs. Capcom 3 is potentially much larger than with previous games and the types of consumers interested in this matchup will certainly be more than just fighting fans.
"There are a lot of Marvel vs. Capcom 2 fans," said Niitsuma, "and they have certain expectations of what this game [is], how it should play and what the controls should be like, and we don't want to turn our back on those fans because we want them to just come in and start playing like they did the old game. But at the same time, we want to expand that audience, reach out to new people, and there are a lot of Marvel fans who aren't familiar with fighting games and they want to see certain characters do these special moves that they're familiar with, but if they're not familiar with fighting games, it might be difficult. So, we want to make sure we implement a system that makes it accessible to them, as well."
Marvel vs. Capcom 3Unlike Street Fighter IV, however, Marvel vs. Capcom 3 will not be using the established game engine developed for Street Fighter IV and Super Street Fighter IV. Instead, Marvel vs. Capcom 3 will switch to Capcom's proprietary MT Framework technology, seen most recently in Lost Planet 2 and Resident Evil 5. Capcom was strangely vague about the reasons for switching, but the bottom line seemed simple: MT Framework provides the developers with more raw power.
"This is the technology that brought you Resident Evil 5, Lost Planet 2 -- unquestionably gorgeous games," said Capcom special advisor Seth Killian. "Unquestionably to me. You can question it if you want, but you're wrong. [laughs] They're gorgeous games and we've got the same technology powering Marvel vs. Capcom 3, so this is really the biggest engine that a fighting game has ever had under the hood, just in terms of raw processing power, and they're really going to leverage that in ways that you'll see. Basically, we're bringing the most powerful processors to ether with Capcom's genre-leading expertise in the fighting area and, of course, Marvel characters, which are some of the biggest characters you'll see in entertainment today."
I also have to be the bearer of bad news. As of right now, the game won't feature "Take You For A Ride." However, given the fan love for Marvel vs. Capcom 2’s character select screen music, I wouldn't rule it eventually getting in. Marvel's Baker also promised more of a storyline for Marvel vs. Capcom 3, but made clear it wasn't going to be a story-driven game. There needed to be a narrative reason for the worlds colliding, though, and Marvel wanted each character to have their own individual game ending.
There was no gameplay shown at Captivate and both Niitsuma and Killian would speak about the mechanics behind the game in very vague terms. We were promised more details would be coming soon, however, and given the spring 2011 release date, E3 seems like the right place.

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  • morgan

    Am I the only one who thought Tatsunoko vs Capcom was oversimplified and boring? Marvel Vs Capcom 1+2 are much much better.

    Posted: May 5, 2010 4:56 PM


    Posted: April 23, 2010 4:53 PM
  • deleted_320C5F02-3618-4778-A58E-14E1ABB7605A

    The preview video should of ended with a BOOM from the star member. It would of made the final scene way better. Hulk would win the the match and leave the site something terrible, im sure. um can't wait to play. Let's go ryu, spiderman and cyclops combo. or thanos. thanos is cool too.

    Posted: April 23, 2010 4:37 PM
  • lowkevmic

    Of course I will be in line for this one. But c'mon....you tease us with characters we've seen in every single marvel fighting game!! We all knew, Hulk, Iron Man, and Wolverine was going to be in the game. Plus any fighting game made by capcom without Ryu in it is just cruel and unusual. So can we at least get a glimpse of a few new characters??

    Posted: April 23, 2010 4:13 PM
  • Rykimaruh

    I just hope they don't copy/paste Tatsunoko v Capcom...cuz seriously I can see Jwong and all other fighting fans raging over this...

    Posted: April 22, 2010 11:43 PM
  • anomaluigi

    What!? Polygons? Yuk! That kinda ruins it for me. MvC was all about over-the-top 2D sprites. I hate that TvC look. I bet it's gonna have similar gameplay too with low, med, and strong attacks. I hope I am proven wrong.

    Posted: April 22, 2010 3:43 PM
  • 19kfox

    Dreams do come true.

    Posted: April 21, 2010 4:20 PM
  • smpreet

    OMG I've been waiting for this game, cannot wait for it to come out. From the image behind the Marvel logo looks like we will have Cap, Dr Doom and possible Deadpool, first 3 from left to right looks like. I'm not sure about the last 2.

    Posted: April 21, 2010 2:57 PM
  • deadpai

    I'm so SOOO excited for this game!! Deadpool and Dante in the same game...it's too orgasmic for words.
    Can't WAIT!!
    Also very excited to see more character reveals!!!

    Posted: April 21, 2010 2:33 PM
  • Ariellog

    I miss the 2D sprites already

    Posted: April 21, 2010 1:12 PM
  • ComePartyWithMe

    Thank you for making my day.

    Posted: April 21, 2010 12:10 PM
  • ressurrector

    Lets see here...on top of buildings during a storm, mk vs dc anyone? Which is odd because really mk vs dc copied mvc if anything even creating such a crossover and IT was about 10 years late. lol I just hope the game doesn't feature elevator music during the character select screen this time. Hopefully this will be awesome and gets a great roster.

    Posted: April 21, 2010 10:30 AM
  • duvaldragon

    their gonna MESS it up it's gonna have 12 chracters and a 2 button layout all to please the new comers!!!!!!!!! CAPCOM DON'T MESS THIS UP LIKE UP DID TVC!!!!!!!!!

    Posted: April 21, 2010 7:07 AM
  • Nerdi_Master

    I was always a huge fan of these games, I was blown away when I first say Marvel vs. Capcom in the arcade and it kind of makes me sad that arcades are pretty much dead now... I have a few characters in mind that I hope to see make it to the lineup (Or stay on there, as it were.), like Punisher, Akuma, Carnage, Mr. Sinister, Apocalypse (But I won't hold my breath since he's probably too powerful.), Tyrant, Strider, Blade, Phoenix, Bishop, Albert Wesker... And others I can't think of off the top of my head right now.

    Posted: April 21, 2010 4:21 AM
  • ScrappedHeap

    This looks so cool. I hope Deadpool makes the cut. Also now that Disney owns Marvel does that mean we could get some Goofy guest characters? I can think of a few Disney heroes and villains I'd be willing to play in a fighting game.

    Posted: April 20, 2010 10:43 PM
  • slop101

    (I know it's too late to suggest this now, but) This game NEEDS to be in 2D, more specifically, hi-res hand-drawn art similar to that of BlazBlue, but with an even better, smoother frame-rate. Comic book superheroes just call for hand-drawn sprites rather than 3D model polygons. But I guess it wasn't meant to be, oh well...

    Posted: April 20, 2010 8:06 PM
  • captferny90

    So its the one of those bad-kick-ass games that i luv!!!
    Well i wonder what hidden characters will show up?!?!

    and will there be a boss characters just like Tat. vs Cap.?

    will there be any other characters that is not from Marvel or Capcom?

    it better have other characters from Capcom like Zero, Alex from Street Fighter 3 along with other Street Fighers series characters , Guy and Cory, the Korean Chick from Super Street Fighter 4, other characters from Tat.VS Cap., Namco vs S.F., and other?!?!
    and It better have Over 100 characters from each Marvel and over 100 from Capcom and few characters not from it.

    Posted: April 20, 2010 7:50 PM
  • ImpossibleApple


    Posted: April 20, 2010 7:28 PM
  • GatsuBlackSword

    Seems To Have A Tatsunoko V Capcom Feel Same Kinda Artwork And Graphics Type. I Can't Wait For This! Man It's Going To Be A Long Wait For This One!

    Posted: April 20, 2010 7:26 PM
  • Raisinbman

    "visuals to life, it's possible Capcom and Marvel's visual demands rule that one out."

    for the second visuals, did you mean vision? BTW why are you saying it's only 1 player? really?

    Posted: April 20, 2010 6:24 PM