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Strider, Ghost Rider Among New Fighters in Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3

News; Jul. 21, 2011; Channels: Video Games; By Tyrone M. Cato
Subtypes: News
Cover art shows Hawkeye, Phoenix Wright among the game's cast

Nine months after the release of Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds (MvC3: FTW), Capcom will give birth to Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (UMvC3), a Super Street Fighter IV-esque re-release with (at least) 12 new additions to the overall roster.

Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3

Joystiq.com managed to find some files on Capcom's server, revealing the inclusion of the following characters:

Marvel:

  • Ghost Rider
  • Dr. Strange
  • Nova
  • Rocket Raccoon
  • Hawkeye
  • Iron Fist

Capcom:

  • Strider
  • Firebrand
  • Vergil
  • Frank West
  • Phoenix Wright
  • Nemesis

Other than new characters, UMvC3 will feature eight new levels. There's what appears to be a Mega Man Legends-inspired stage (a cruel tease to recently scorned fans of the series) and one set in Marvel's Shadowland storyline (which featured Daredevil and other "street-level" superheroes).

There's also new costumes for a few of the characters available as pre-order bonuses (including First Strider, Dr. Doom Doomwar, Classic Sentinel and Cyborg Akuma, Mohawk Storm, and a few others).

These characters will be in addition to all the ones from MvC3: FTW, bringing the total roster up to 50. Marvel vs. Capcom 2 had a total of 56, and coupled with cryptic tweets from a guy named Lupinko (who had previously leaked the roster to Mortal Kombat 9), there's some speculation that more characters will be reveled as DLC down the line. (He's hinted at additional female characters, made tweets about blaxploitation films, and he even gave some hints as to Strider's inclusion)

UMvC3 is set for release Nov. 15.

Comments

mcguire82 - Aug. 1, 2011 at 5:42:42pm

If they would just have Daredevil they would pretty much have all the major players from Marvel. I guess Rocket Racoon is more important. I have been reading Marvel stuff for as long as I can remember, but I have no idea who that is.

GizmoDuck

GizmoDuck - Jul. 22, 2011 at 12:25:49pm

No Samanoske = Me sad

RGoodman4483

RGoodman4483 - Jul. 21, 2011 at 10:42:30pm

No Mega Man = no buy for me.

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