Last Update: November 2, 2011
August 2, 2011: I’m too lazy to keep things like character changes updated. I’m only going to add major things now, such as character reveals and such.
Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 is now official, baby! I’ve collected pretty much everything that you need to know. The full roster, new stages, gameplay videos, and changes/tweaks to characters and gameplay! This page will be updated whenever I can attain new info so, if you like what you see here, add this page to your bookmarks/favourites! Enjoy.
If you have any info that I have not yet added, feel free to post a comment below or email me at email@example.com!
Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 will be released in November 15th 2011 and will be on store shelves at a price of $39.99 without tax. There are twelve new characters (six Capcom, six Marvel) and eight new stages.
There will NOT be a downloadable version on the Live Marketplace or Playstation Store. Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 will only be available on disc from online and physical retailers.
The Roster & Stages
There are twelve new characters. Six are from Capcom franchises and six are from the Marvel universe. Here they are.
Firebrand (Demon’s Crest)
Frank West (Dead Rising)
Nemesis (Resident Evil)
Phoenix Wright (Ace Attorney)
Strider Hiryu (Strider)
Vergil (Devil May Cry)
The Marvel characters aren’t really from specific “series” and such, so only their names are listed. Here they are.
Here is the character art for the twelve new characters. Click the thumbnails for larger images.
As far as stages go, there are eight being added to Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3. They are, more or less, “remixed” versions of existing stages.
Asgard: Stage is now set during the night.
Kattelox Island: Is not covered in snow in a winter-themed setting.
Metro City: Destroyed by sentinels, features a “apprehended/slain” poster of past MvC characters.
SHIELD Carrier: Stage is now set during the day.
Training Stage: “Simulation” is off and now resembles the danger room shown at the game’s main menu.
Tricell Laboratory: The background area is now in ruin.
Ultimate Marvelvs Capcom 3 will feature a few new game modes which should prove enjoyable for those who complained about the vanilla version not having enough to do.
Galactus Mode: A game mode where Galactus is playable by a character. What I can tell, it’s just the standard Galactus fight at the end of arcade mode, but the big guy is now controlled by a player.
Heroes & Heralds Mode: A free post-launch DLC mode in which one side plays as heralds of Galactus using modified stats/techniques via combining cards that alter character performance (?).
As many people will be very interested in changes to their favourite characters from vanilla MvC3, this is a very important section! Please let me know if I have anything wrong, or if there are changes/tweaks that I haven’t found/been notified of. Remember, since UMvC3 is still in development, some of the changes below may not be final and most of what’s below has been gathered from third party sources and from watching streams/videos of UMvC3. Please let me know if any of this information is incorrect.
- Demon Flip: A new command throw that Akuma has had in Street Fighter titles.
- Tatsumaki Zankukyaku: When used as an assist, knocks enemy away rather than knocking them down.
- Double Jump: Captain America seems to have a double jump now.
- Shield Slash: The speed of this special has been increased dramatically.
- Overall Mobility: Captain America, overall, appears to be a much faster character now.
- Specials Startup: It is currently believed that the startup time on Chris’ specials are now shorter. This is not yet confirmed.
- Combos: Dante’s basic combos do not seem to be executed in the same way or have simply been changed completely. No detailed info on this yet.
- Quick Work: The distance/range of this attack is said to have been increased.
- Flame Carpet: Pushes the opponent further away.
- Uni-Beam: Overall startup and speed of attack increased and is now very spammable.
- Attraction: A new special move that resembles an orb which drags the opponent towards him.
- Dash: Magneto’s dash speed has been nerfed significantly.
- Disruptor: Has had it’s speed reduced and is now slower overall.
- Gravitation: A new special that Magneto can use to ground airborne opponents.
- Repulsion: A new special move that resembles an orb which pushes the opponent away from him.
- Damage Buff: It is currently believed that Morrigan’s overall damage has been slightly increased.
- Finishing Shower: This hyper move has been had it’s startup and overall speed increased.
- Air Limitations: Phoenix can now only perform one special in the air before dropping back to the ground.
- Chargeable Hadoken: A hadoken move that can be charged (like Zero’s buster). Travels extremely fast at maximum charge.
- Hadou Shoryuken: A brand new shoryuken that I have no current information on.
- Shinku Hadoken: Can now reflect off of walls. It seems to reflect at a forty five degree angle.
- Shinku Tatsumaki Senpukyaku: Now creates a large tornado when used.
- Shoryuken: Ryu’s regular shoryuken can now be charged.
- Sentinel Force Charge: Drones are deployed faster when used as an assist.
- Overall Mobility: She-Hulk, overall, appears to be a much faster character now.
- Death From Above: This new special attack is a damaging dropping attack from above similar to Super Skrull’s meteor smash special.
- Damage Buff: Storm’s overall damage has been increased slightly.
- New Wind Special: Storm can now pull and push the opponent her using winds.
- Charge Stick: A new special where Taskmaster impales the enemy. Can easily be linked to Charging Star/Shield Charge.
- Bonne Strike: This special now has a quicker recovery time.
- Gustaffe Fire: The assist version of this has been nerfed. Tron Bonne is more vulnerable when called out to perform this assist attack.
- New Dodge: Joe can now dodge/parry low attacks by doing a sort of “upwards dodge.” He has been seen dodging other attacks as well such as Berserker Slash.
- Health Nerf: Wesker has been given a health nerf. Not sure how much less he has, but his health is said to be lower now.
- Berserker Slash: This attack’s speed has been reduced.
- Swiss Cheese: An oddly named new special move where Wolverine quickly slashes diagionally many times.
- Rage Trigger: This hyper move is now faster overall.
- Rekkoha: This special now covers more ground, as it has become wider.
Expanded Online Features
It has been noted that a spectator mode has been added to the online component of the game. Players will no longer have to wait in a lobby for their turn and will now be able to watch other players in the lobby fight.
“Magic Pixel” Removed
In vanilla MvC3, it was possible for a character’s life to be completely depleted (visually, at least) yet still be alive and fighting. This graphical issue has been fixed and is not present in Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3.
- New Properties: Can now be activated while airborne and the duration of X-Factor has been cut in half by approximately 50%. X Factor is now displayed prominently on the inside of the lifebars beside the timer.
- New Appearance: Characters no longer glow red when X-Factor is active. Instead, they will become “shadows” of themselves with red centers. The shadow darkens when you attack.
General Aesthetic Changes/Tweaks
New Character Select & VS Screens
The character select and versus screens have each been given a very nice and sleek makeover. The character select screen firmly divides the two sides from one another. Note that you now change the colour of your characters by pressing L1/R1 to alternate through them, rather than pressing X, circle, square, and triangle.
The HUD Redesign
Lifebars have been overhauled. Your active character (the one you are playing as) is now displayed in the center of your team’s lifebars. Your active character’s lifebar is also larger than the others. There is also a new X-Factor display on the inside of the lifebar HUD.
Super meters have been overhauled as well. They do not function differently and have simply been given a new appearance that seems to be more comic book inspired than the old meters.
New Win Screen
The win screen has received a new look. Your three characters are given equal treatment on the screen and the stage you fought on is displayed in the back rather than in it’s own little window in the corner.
When two of your characters die and your third and final character leaps into the fight, they will shout out a line that many people have taken to calling the last man standing line. For example, if Hawkeye is your only character left, he will say “Looks like it’s just me!” when he jumps into the fight.
There are also new lines that characters will say to each other before and after fights. For example, if the last character on the opposing team is Hawkeye and you defeat him with Taskmaster, he will say something similar to, “Ha! Thanks for the archery lesson, William Tell!”
Remixed Music Tracks
Various music tracks will be remixed. Currently it is known that the victory theme has been remixed as a new version of it can be heard at the end of the gameplay videos. Also, the character select theme has been remixed and is more “rockish” than before.
Reveal Trailers Videos
Gamespot Interviews Seth Killian (2011 San Diego Comic-Con)
Random 2011 SDCC Matches
Dr. Strange vs. Nemesis
Phoenix Wright vs. Nova
Ghost Rider vs. Firebrand
Hawkeye vs. Strider Hiryu
Iron Fist vs. Vergil
Rocket Raccoon vs. Frank West
Ultimate Odds & Ends
New Box Art
Here is the box art for Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3. Click to view the full-sized version.
There are currently three new costume packs that are slated to be released in conjunction with Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3.
You can acquire each costume pack by preordering from various retailers. Here are the retailers and which packs they offer with their preorders:
Amazon – New Age of Heroes Pack
Best Buy – Villains Pack
Gamestop – Femme Fatale Pack
Vanilla DLC Compatibility
Downloadable content purchased for the original Marvel vs Capcom 3 will be compatible with the Ultimate version. If you purchased Jill and Shuma-Gorath in the original version, you will still have them when you boot up Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3. No DLC purchases will have to be repeated.
No Mega Man/Females
Twelve new characters and none of them are female. This is pretty weird by fighting game standards. Apparently a raccoon was deemed more important than a woman. There is also no sign of a Mega Man character. This is pretty shocking since he was the most demanded Capcom character by fans. It is pretty likely that, if we get DLC characters again, we can probably expect a Marvel girl and Mega Man X for Capcom to be released in the same manner as Jill and Shuma-Gorath. They may even be offered as special edition bonuses in much the same way as the vanilla DLC characters (assuming we even get a special edition this time).
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