Thanks to the success of the XBLA release of Marvel vs. Capcom 2
and the Wii-exclusive Tatsunoko vs. Capcom
, Capcom today announced that the long rumoured MvC3 is official, with the full title of Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds
Check the external link for the official announcement trailer (hosted on the brand new MvC3 website), showing off the comic-book inspired visuals the game touts, as well as six of the announced characters: Street Fighter
Ryu, Resident Evil 5
protagonist Chris Redfield and Darkstalkers'
Morrigan from the Capcom side, and Wolverine, The Hulk and Iron Man from Marvel's universe. The game is set to feature around 30 characters in total.
The game's gameplay is also said to be a hybrid of styles, combining all the best bits from MvC2, Tatsunoko vs. Capcom
and Street Fighter IV
, Capcom pledging to “maximize depth and minimize complexity.”
After a decade of waiting, 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.
• Innovative graphics and gameplay bring the Marvel and Capcom Universes to life: Powered by an advanced version of MT Framework, the engine used in Resident Evil 5 and Lost Planet 2, now comes to Marvel vs. Capcom 3, bringing beautiful backgrounds and character animations to the forefront.
• Evolved VS. Fighting System: Wild over-the-top gameplay complete with signature aerial combos, hyper combos and other original systems. The evolved battle system takes the exciting mind-reading game to a whole new level!
• 3-on-3 Tag Team Fighting: Players build their own perfect team and use Assist Attacks and each character’s special moves to create their own unique fighting style.
• Living Comic Book Art Style: See the most adored characters from the Capcom and Marvel universes brought to life in a “moving comic” style, blurring the boundaries between 2D and 3D graphics.
I was personally hoping for a larger roster, but rather than just throwing loads of sprites into the mix, Capcom are building the game from the ground up and creating entirely new character models, which is no doubt a massive task. Still, it means the changes of seeing less famous characters like Amaterasu or Gambit are slim, which is a bit of a shame. Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds
is set for release as a full retail title in Spring 2011.