[singlepic=14028,320,240,,left]It’s been a decade since the last Marvel vs. Capcom game and yesterday it was announced to the delight of 2D fighters and comic book enthusiasts that Capcom will be releasing Marvel Vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds in spring 2011 for the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360.
The title will feature more than 30 characters from the Capcom and Marvel universe in an insane 3-on-3 tag team battle. Similar to Capcom’s recent Street Fighter IV and the upcoming Super Street Fighter IV, Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 will in fact be 3D fighting on a 2D plane. But unlike SF4, the game will run on an “advanced version” of MT Framework, the same engine that currently powers Lost Planet 2 and Resident Evil 5.
We believe the game will resemble another insane Capcom fighter Tatsunoko vs Capcom, but perhaps with updated graphics.
A demo trailer which shows absolutely zero in game graphics has also been released. It shows Wolverine, the Hulk, Iron Man, fighting Street Fighter’s Ryu, Darkstalker’s Morrigan and Resident Evil’s Chris Redfield. Characters that have already been confirmed for MvC3. A silhouette image has also been revealed that hints at the possible appearances of Captain America, Super Skrull, Chun-Li, Deadpool, Felicia, Dante or Nero, Spencer or Wesker, Mephisto, Rad Spencer and Doctor Doom.
At the time, no DLC plans have been locked in according to Capcom’s Seth Killian.
Lastly, unlike previous MvC games, MvC3 is expected to have a strong storyline.
“It’s important that game’s have strong stories for Marvel,” Chris Baker, the manager of licensed games at Marvel Studios says. “With fighting games it’s not as essential as an action game or role playing game but we are very much insisting there be some cohesive kind of story for this game.
“We actually have a subtitle for the game that means something this time. In the coming months we will be giving you more information about it.”
Full Press Release:
Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds FACT SHEET
Release Date: Spring 2011
Platform: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
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. Get set for the ultimate faceoff when Marvel vs. Capcom 3 hits Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in Spring 2011.
• 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.
OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE
CAPCOM®, MARVEL® LIFT VEIL ON LONG-AWAITED FIGHTING GAME
MARVEL® VS. CAPCOM®3: FATE OF TWO WORLDS
After a Decade, the Most Iconic Characters in Entertainment Return To Face Off
In One of the Most Popular Game Franchises of All Time
SAN MATEO, CA — April 20, 2010 — Capcom®, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, and the legendary Marvel Entertainment, LLC today announced the latest installment in their epic fighting game series with Marvel® vs. Capcom ®3: Fate of Two Worlds.
It’s been a decade since MarvelTM vs. Capcom® 2: New Age of Heroes was first released and now the most popular 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 the first VS. Fighting game powered by Capcom’s MT Framework.
“We are so pleased to be working with Marvel again. Marvel vs. Capcom 3 has been one of the most requested titles for us to produce by our fans,” said Christian Svensson, Corporate Officer and Vice President of Strategic Planning and Business Development at Capcom. “Our Capcom development studio is creating the most epic fighting game ever developed and Marvel’s input into that process has been invaluable.”
Get set for the ultimate faceoff when Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds hits PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360®video game and entertainment system from Microsoft in Spring 2011.
For more information please visit press.capcom.com.
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About Marvel Entertainment, LLC
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