Having picked up Marvel vs Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds when it came out, I wore my fingers to the bone playing it. My line up consisted of Doctor Doom, Spider-Man, and Dante. I must have beat that game multiple times in the span of a few days and was eagerly awaiting new characters to be released. We did receive two characters, fan favorites, Jill Valentine and Shuma-Gorath as downloadable content, but production had to cease because of the tragic earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan on March 11th. Capcom and Marvel have announced plans for a new game entitled Ultimate Marvel VS Capcom 3, which will feature the same line up from the original as well as adding 12 new characters to the mix.
Doctor Strange, Ghost Rider, Hawkeye, Iron Fist, Nova, and Rocket Raccoon are joining the fray from Marvel’s camp, and Firebrand, Frank West, Nemesis(T-Type), Phoenix Wright, Strider Hiryu, and Vergil round out Capcom’s league.
Very impressive line up, especially with Hawkeye as a playable character (I have always been a big fan of his).
Recently a new trailer for the game was released, showcasing Dr. Strange’s amazing fighting style and sorcery skills. We have also seen several videos featuring Dr. Strange, going toe to toe with the overpowering Nemesis. The videos can be viewed over at Marvel’s site, and after viewing them I must say, Strange’s abilities look quite impressive as he is quite quick and agile, and even uses the Book of the Vishanti. Nemesis on the other hand, lumbers around and has a lot of brute force attacks, and carries his trademark bazooka.
The game is scheduled for release in November, added with the new characters, the game will include new stages and game play modes. There will also be enhancements to the gameplay and online play, at a budget price. Very excited for this title, as long as the price is savvy, I’ll be picking this one up as well!