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By Ryan Penagos

We know the initial excitement has not worn off over the announcement that "Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds" is coming to Xbox 360 and PS3 in Spring 2011. It's been 10 years since "MvC2," so we're just as psyched to play the game as you are!

Fans have been asking us questions about "MvC3" on Twitter, Facebook and here on Marvel.com, and while we can't answer all of them now, we do have more details and insights to share about the game. Read on to learn everything we can tell you about "Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds."

Some of Capcom's goals for "Marvel vs. Capcom 3" are to maximize depth and minimize complexity, return to the roots and core mechanics of fighting games and to make the best fighting games accessible to everyone.

The technology that powers "Resident Evil 5" and "Lost Planet 2" now powers "MvC3." This tech, MT Framework, uses powerful processers to unite fighting games with Marvel characters and visuals. While tech is very important, Capcom has also enlisted key staff members from past "Vs." fighting games to work on "MvC3," ensuring it will be as amazing as fans expect it to be.

 
When discussing the art style behind the game, Capcom's Senior Community Manager and "Special Advisor" Seth Killian explained that there are comic book touches throughout the experience, from special shaders that capture the essence of Marvel-style comics, to catchprases, to opening and ending slates and even in-game events.

"We worked with Marvel to bring [Wolverine] towards what he looks like in the comics," Killian said, when discussing Wolverine's updated look as seen in the trailer. "A lot of the touches are specifically comic book related. In-game events are keyed towards invoking those comic book moments."

Chris Baker, Marvel's Manager of Licensed Games revealed that throughout his two-and-a-half years at Marvel, there've been talks, discussions and requests for the game.

"We've been wanting it at Marvel," said Baker, "and fan demand has been crazy."

The fighter has actually been a reality for about a year, but Marvel and Capcom have kept it a secret until now.

 
"[Marvel is] definitely bigger now than ever," Baker added. "It's the perfect time to come out with the best fighting game with our characters.

Fans eager to learn about the fighting system in "MvC3" take note: It's brand new!

"We're still kind of hammering out the finer details of the fighting system," said producer Ryota Niitsuma. "I would have to say the goal is to take the best elements of 'Marvel vs. Capcom 2' and 'Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars' and put them together to make something very good. I think if you look at 'MvC2' and recent titles I'm in charge of, you can see where we're going in terms of fighting game system. ['MvC3' is a] nexus between the two games. 'MvC2' gamers have certain expectations. It won't change everything you know about fighting games; [it's] meeting place between them.

"Something that's important is to make sure [that] 'Marvel vs. Capcom 2' fans aren't alienated, that if feels familiar to them, but brings something new to the table," said Niitsuma-san. "It's very easy to overlook the fact that some games become too complex. Characters all have move sets that you become familiar with. If they become too complex, it's not fun. We want the controls to be simplistic, unlike Street Fighter. It's a good entry point for anyone to play the game. Once you learn the controls, you look at it as a fighting game and what will make it great as a fighting game."

While the fighting system is still taking shape, the actual battles in "Marvel vs. Capcom 3" remain in traditional 2D.

 
"It's going to play more like 'Street Fighter IV' in the sense that it will be a 2D playing field, [but] character models and graphics will be rendered in 3D." Niitsuma-san explained.

Seth Killian, a veteran Street Figher player so skilled they named the SF character Seth after him, added, "[Everyone is] happy with Capcom's ability to use 3D models to replicate that 2D pop. 'MvC3' has really nailed it so far."

Of course the chief concern for most fans revolves around characters. How many characters will show up in "Marvel vs. Capcom 3"? Who's in the game? Will all the old favorites return? What about new characters? We can't give everything away yet, but we do have some answers!

According to Niitsuma-san, there will be over 30 fighters in the game.

"'MvC2' had 15 years of sprites to steal from," Killian added. "We could grab them and throw them into the game and then balance [the gameplay]. These [characters and 3D models] are really lovingly recreated. The team is dying already trying to get more in there."

"We want to put everything in to please the fans," admitted Niitsuma-san. "Since 'MvC2' came out, Capcom came out with many games. We'll be announcing characters periodically. The dev team themselves want to get some of the newer characters in."

 
"There have been Marvel characters created and who have gotten more popular in the last 10 years," Baker added. "That's influenced our decicsion."

And when asked about the question of more costumes, Niitsuma-san had this to say. "Instead of spending our time making multiple costumes, we're spending our time making more characters. Our goal is to put as many characters in the game as possible. If we can make more costumes, we will. You'd rather have more characters, than more costumes, right?"

You know there will be plenty of characters, but what about a story? You betcha!

"Story is not [a top priority for] fighting games," Killian admitted. "'MvC2 is the worst story in fighting games. We're gonna kick the crap outta that one. Marvel's had some really amazing ideas already. I'm a lapsed comic book nerd, I've been out of the game for a while. I find the story a little bit exciting!"

"It's not a story-driven RPG," Baker explained, "[but] story is very important to Marvel. There'll be some [exciting] announcements in the next few months. There's definitely more of a story focus, definitely the biggest in this particular series. It will have a cohesive story that will have a beginning and an ending for each character."

 
"When we started making the game, story wasn't the first thing we thought of," Niitsuma-san said. "[We've thought about] how we can incorporate story elements into the background of the game. There are story elements to the trailer. There's more than what you saw in the trailer. We've been in talks with Marvel about how we could add story elements to the game and not make it as generic as previous releases. The main focus is [still] fighting, not story."

Two final hints we can point to relate to music and online play.

"We are going to change all the music," said Niitsuma-san. "We're trying to make a lot of music for this game. It needs a lot of content, that extends to music as well. We're going back to the drawing board.

"We're going to have network play," Niitsuma-san added about multiplayer options. "You can't have a fighting game without that right now. As far as specifics, we've taken opinions from fans in consideration."

That should give you guys plenty to think about! "Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds" tornado claws its way onto Xbox 360 and PS3 in Spring 2011. Stay glued to Marvel.com for much more about the game over the coming months. Watch the teaser trailer, check out the first batch of images and get more details on "MvC3" right here!

 

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      29 comments
      darkclaw60
      darkclaw60

      To play as Moonknight would be amazing!! Megaman better still be in it too!!!

      darkclaw60
      darkclaw60

      @slcgamer completely forgot about final fight!!

      cesarinsc
      cesarinsc

      i want rogue and roll in the game

      slcgamer
      slcgamer

      Glad your finally making marvel versus capcom 3 and its about time you put dante in it. The other characters I think you should consider is psylocke archangel but probably be hard to put in because of his wings who ever else the fans or the people who making the game i will be fine with. Capcom side to consider is Sheeva or Jill Pheonix wright Whesker Strider falcon, rouge, wang tang, or galuda from power stone shoma, batsu, hinata, kyoko, daigo, or any other characters from project justice (rival schools) Cody, Guy from final fight

      lverine
      lverine

      What systems is it going to be on

      phantomwar1234
      phantomwar1234

      i have been waiting for this game to come to x-box 360 for years, it gonna be the best game of the year....

      blackbullet44
      blackbullet44

      There HAS to be more then 52 characters. Some characters they should add are;black pantheriron fistall of the fantastic 4 charactersghost riderdaredevilsilver surfer!this is game will be so sick

      SSJKarma
      SSJKarma

      Easy guessing... 52 chars in MvC2. let's assume they do the same thing here. now how to make room for more. out of those 52, simply said, remove those who do not have a necessicity in the game. exemples... Bone claw wolverine, T.Bonne, Servbot, Roll, etc... you got yourself a good 10-15 charcaters that can easily be added in exchange of those. i just hope they aren't putting out DAN, he's a fav of mine and unlike what people say of him, he has become not so much a joke char over the years. he's remarkable when it comes to comboes and his moves are just good comboers. now what we are sure of... Megaman and Zero are sure to be there, they both are in tatsunoko, so why not add them.

      Fat_Cobra
      Fat_Cobra

      I really hope the music in the game is similar to the first. I loved it! And this time they have to add Thor. The guy should have been in the last game.

      Feldman9000
      Feldman9000

      If they want to succeed at this game, they need more than 30 characters. How are you going to take half of what was there before? They announced that we would be astrounded at the number of people in the game. If that's 30, i'm astounding b/c it's so few. People like to have tons of different people to pick from when fighting games. As for me, you need to add the following:DeadpoolBullseyeWeskerNemesisRE1 TyrantJill (again)DanteNeroZeroAnd hopefully different costumes for everybody. I got a feeling this game isn't going to work out that well in the end.

      kreemarvel
      kreemarvel

      [color=seagreen] Iron Fist and Rocket Raccoon (with help from Groot for a special move, perhaps a move with all the Guardians of the Galaxy just like Captain Commando's).[/color]

      venomous-
      venomous-

      I'm keeping my fingers crossed and hoping they add these on my wish list.Venom Ultimate venom Blk costume spider-manCarnageGreen goblinHobgoblinMegaman Megaman XKratos

      Dark_SpectreX
      Dark_SpectreX

      Lady Deathstrike and possibly Dead pool. heck i wouldn't mind having Carnage in the game as a sub-boss.there's so many marvel and capcom characters they could add in the game its limitless.

      phoenixwill
      phoenixwill

      i want :phoenix: jean grey in this game cause how u have her husband her close friends and her stalker(wolverine) in that game and not her that is a must phoenix must be in the game like she can be jean then like sakura turn to phoenix as 1 super and the rest of her moves become powerful and Cammy must be in there rouge,gambit,megaman,but take out sabertooth,bison,dalsim,felicia, because no one ever plays with them and if its its Mvc 3 then there should be more than 30 characters cause how is the Mvc2 gonna have more chracters than part 3 that wont make sense.oh and add jubilee XD

      JasonPeters
      JasonPeters member

      I'd definitely like to see Iron Fist. I mean, for a game like this? :-) Also, Thor. If this is still going to have a 3-man team like 2, using the Big Three Avengers sounds like it might be fun.

      joshtylen
      joshtylen

      Yes I rather have more characters than alt costumes in this game so work more on expanding and making the charatcers great. I'd put money on Deadpool being tin this game. But also I want the power of the Phoenix in this game, they need a few heavy weights for people to fight in this game.

      Trenacula
      Trenacula

      All I want is Jubilee, and Amaterasu.

      Bane
      Bane

      Right under the silhouette of super skrull is Dormammu in that pic with the white. If you compare the two is really odvious who it is.http://www.drstrange.nl/drstrange/sanctum/book/pic/dormammu.jpg Wich makes me sad because then you know they will not use Ghost Rider. I doubt they will have two fire head guys. I wonder if the reason you don't see Daredevil and GR in these games is because of Fox. Same with Silver Surfer and the Fantastic Four. Can we get the Headliners in the game please? I mean, Thor is a main character to have in a game like this. Same with DD and Punisher. Why have Cable and not Punisher? Punisher is clearly a superior character. Why can't we have a list of characters that are most popular, where is Silver Surfer? We can have Silver Samurai but not Silver Surfer? Re tar ded.

      gtman99
      gtman99

      i would like to see Dante form devil may cry in this game :dead:

      TwistedArachnid
      TwistedArachnid

      I'm going to go on a limb and say that Deadpool, Captain America, and Chun Li will be in the game. If you look at the promo art with Ryu, Hulk, Wolverine,Chris, etc and all the shadows around them. You can notice Cap's wings from his mask on the right, Chun Li's shoulder pads on the left, and a guy with two swords who matches Deadpool's body on the left.Granted this could have been early early art and things could have changed, I'm holding that at least 2 of them will be in the game.

      diing
      diing

      hmmm we have sum great characters on marvel that became more famous these days but screwed in the movies! i'd like to see them in the game the way they have to be: :venom: :thor: :nightcrawler: :gambit: :grider: well the ghost rider wasent bad in the movie so he will make fun as new character! we saw thor as helping character but never playable so we like to! venom was the best in mvc so he should be back! gambot uh c'm'on we all love gambit! hhh and after all we have seen wolvi cyclops colossus iceman and gambo as playable cool characters ! but what abour nightcrawler? he's a main character and i believe he could make sooo much fun! and every ine know that we are not happy after that crap in wolverine movie we called barakapool so give us the real deal here :dead: and it will not bother any of us making the :norinradd: a playable character he's good and powerful! lol

      smozzler
      smozzler

      "If they become too complex, it's not fun. We want the controls to be simplistic, unlike Street Fighter." I'm really not liking this statement.plz don't make the controls like TvC. MvC2's controls were already simple enough.

      Windblast
      Windblast

      i'll be happy as long as storm, black panther, thor, and/or gambit are in it

      marvelnerdking
      marvelnerdking

      :storm: i just dont want to see the same characters that where in MvC2 in 3 and I would like if Luke Cage,Black Panther,and Iron Fist is in MARVEL VS CAPCOM 3 and Luke Cage have to be in Marvel vs Capcom3 are that well be WACK, hes the leader of the new avengers he better be on there PLEASE,One more thing it should be at least 40 chacters not 30 but 40 because MVC2 HAVE LIKE 50 and gamer pictures for Marvel vs Capcom 3

      tubaisland06
      tubaisland06

      Just give me Venom and I'll be happy :venom:

      LuisMa
      LuisMa

      [quote@CloakedDagger You guys are killing meJust announce the Sentinel as playable plz :-)[/quote] There are other characters that should get on the roster before sentinal though.

      CloakedDagger
      CloakedDagger

      You guys are killing meJust announce the Sentinel as playable plz :-)