What Would You Want From A Marvel vs. Capcom 3?

By Ishaan . April 11, 2010 . 11:15am


Last week, fighting game fansite Team Sp00ky reported that it believed Marvel vs. Capcom 3 was in development, citing vague “multiple sources,” and that an announcement was pending. A point to note is that the site editor behind the report has a history with Capcom fighting game announcements, as he also leaked the full roster for Super Street Fighter IV before it was officially announced.


So, assuming Marvel vs. Capcom 3 actually is in development, and an impending announcement is around the corner (E3?), what would you want from it?


Personally, from a Marvel standpoint, I’d like to see the game cover a bit of the Civil War saga, which I really liked. It would also allow for an interesting roster, with fighters like the Spider-Man costume developed by Tony Stark. From an aesthetic standpoint, I would hope they expand upon the style established in Street Fighter IV, rather than the one in Tatsunoko vs. Capcom. The latter just didn’t look as interesting.


A huge thanks to Tetsuya Hikari for the tip!

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  • Kris

    2D sprites, but that’s not happening.
    So I’d have to say Deadpool. And the entire Darkstalkers cast.

    • MisterNiwa

      I want it in 2D aswell… But well, i guess we cant have that. :(

      “Personally, from a Marvel standpoint, I’d like to see the game cover a bit of the Civil War saga”
      THIS! I want this! Civil War! <3

      Oh, give me Phoenix Wright for the Capcom Team and im happy. :]

    • Dont see why it couldnt happen, Arcana Heart and blazblue are 2d and are both huge

      • Kris

        Capcom’s crossover games traditionally have giant rosters, but it takes a very long time to make sprites for a character. That’s part of the reason BlazBlue and the first Arcana Heart had so few characters.

        While some of us wouldn’t complain if MvC3 used the old CPS2 sprites, a lot of people would cry foul. And, as we’ve seen over the KoF XII backlash, significantly decreasing your character roster gets people angry. It seems to me, that to save time and manpower, Capcom will probably be using the easier 3D model method.

        Also, sadly, BlazBlue and Arcana Heart aren’t really “huge” :(

        Edit: Also, TetsuyaHikari, I think that they’ll be doing 2.5D like SFIV or Tatsunoko.

  • My first tip posted on the site! It kind of gives you this warm fuzzy feeling inside just to see your own name posted for credits. Nah, I’m just kidding. I’m not good with that mushy stuff :P

    But I do appreciate you posting this though since I think it’s pretty big and awesome news! I’d definitely like to see some Capcom characters in particular make an appearance though. Maybe Dante from DMC.

    More importantly, I’d like to see Hinata from Rival Schools (or at least give us Sakura!) or Batsu (he was featured in Tatsunoko VS Capcom recently, so why not?). I also think it would be kind of interesting to throw in someone like Guy from Final Fight. This would be TOTALLY random, but I’d love to see Phoenix Wright make an appearance, lol.

    By the way. TheCleaningGuy. Why do you think this won’t be made with 2D sprites? BlazBlue has 2D sprites and it’s rather popular among the crowd. Arcana Heart 3 also has 2D sprites.

    Surely you don’t think they are going to EX Alpha on this and change to 3D, right..? Or are you thinking about something more along the lines of Street Fighter IV with 2.5D graphics?

    • Nite

      Capcom has said too many times of how cost ineffecient it is to do 2D. It’s one of the reasons they give for why there’s no HD version of SF3 3rd Strike for PSN/XBLA (though I don’t see why they don’t just release it as is and add crappy graphic filters like with MvC2). I don’t even remember their last sprite-based game besides the Ace Attorney series and Mega Man.

      The director of TvC also really liked the 2.5D look of the game. Unless they plan to reuse the same low-res sprites from MvC, I’d say we’re pretty much guaranteed 2.5D.

      • That’s true! Well, if they make it look like TvC, I’ll be more than glad. Just don’t release it as a Wii exclusive, I say.

        Oh and mad respect for the Batsu avatar, man. Rival Schools and Project Justice are totally unappreciated!

    • We actually encourage user tips and like posting them, since yea, it does feel nice to see your name on an article or news piece. In the case of this one, it was just a question of not wanting to just go “MvC3 rumoured” and leave it at that. So, we gave it a discussion angle for the weekend. :P

  • TomSkylark

    I suppose I’d like to see the usual campy, over-the-top storylines we’ve seen in the past, as opposed to a more “serious” adaptation of an existing Marvel storyline. Of course, the mind boggles at the sheer number of characters we might expect given the busting-at-the-seems character select screen in MvC2, so I’m not sure I could really make a “wish-list” apart from seeing Jean/Phoenix on the roster.

    Of course she’s currently “dead” (whatever that means to Marvel’s editors these days), or at least been reduced to childhood, so I’m not sure if Capcom would throw her in–they tended to use contemporary team rosters when making MvC2 (hence Marrow and Cable), and it’s anybody’s guess if they’ll do the same this time around.

  • At least one Ace Attorney character.

    • So that Phoenix would defend Captain America, while Herr Von Karma would defend Tony Stark?

      • I hadn’t even thought of this. Brilliant.

      • But the Von Karmas aren’t defense attorneys.

        • As in, Tony hired Herr Von Karma in his legal team.

          Yeah, thanks for the correction.

  • Blazeddc

    How about some characters from the Breath of Fire series?

  • raymk

    yep been up to date on this rumor but i still care more about a svc3 or tvc2. All i care about for this game is what capcom characters i’ll get. I like almost all marvel characters so i’m cool with whatever

  • phoenix wright, dante, wangtang, arthur, leon, date masamune, strider hiryu’s return
    as far as the engine goes i could care less all i want is some characters to put in work with.

  • jarrodand

    Nightcrawler & Kitty Pryde!

    • BrotherCavil

      Now wait….Kitty? =_= Wouldn’t she be like….god-mode? I mean, every attack will just pass right through her!

      As for Kurt, I can definitely see him as something of a tactical character. :D

      • jarrodand

        Ideally phasing could be saved for a super or cancel or something. I’d like to see Lockheed following her around Nakoruru/Mamahaha style.

  • The main thing I’d want is a bunch of Capcom characters they haven’t used before… especially Gene from God Hand! Actually… If they made a game with *just* Gene from God Hand, I’d be perfectly content. ;)

  • Eddie

    I think I would just like for the game to happen. With a great online mode and loads and loads of characters. thats about it. Oh and a tag system for stuff like 2 players vs 2 players.

  • They should reintroduce Dramatic Battle in some way. I would love to see two two-player teams vying for control of the screen.

  • kupomogli

    Dante, Vergil, and Ryu. No, not Ryu. Ryu. Turns into a Dragon. Super Combo learned from Bunyan. Breath of Fre Ryu > Street Fighter Ryu.

  • BrotherCavil


    I love it how virtually everyone in here is ignoring the Marvel characters, and fanboying over Capcom.

    What about Deadpool? Or The Punisher? Maybe War Machine? Elektra? Ghost Rider? And for the love of GOD…Why is there an epic lack of love for Blade?


    • Rinkudinku

      I hear ya, but somebody did mention Deadpool early on, who is my most wanted. It’ll be nice to see proper Deadpool and not that fool from the Wolverine Origins movie.

    • Totally forgot about the Punisher. I imagine he’d play like Cable.

      • BrotherCavil

        Without the canon fuckups, hopefully. XD

    • Kris

      I cast a vote for Hit Girl.

      • BrotherCavil

        :D That’s….an interesting pick!

        Most mooks around don’t know Kick-Ass is a Marvel series.

        • Oh my god, I didn’t even think of any of their more adult characters. Then I definitely vote for The Russian from Garth Ennis’ Punisher run.

    • War Machine was already in MvC2, though.

      You know the more I think about it, the more I think going all Dark Reign/Civil War with this for the Marvel characters would very cool. And, as I said in the earlier post, maybe a Marvel Zombies character or two. But I’d like to see the Dark Avengers (Iron Patriot, Daken, Bullseye, etc…) as well as The Hood, Loki, Thor, Namor, Emma Frost. Since the first MvC game had Onslaught, who was a fairly recent character back then, they should stick with recent Marvel characters for this.

  • eliel

    RYU from breath of 6 would b bad ass as well as Bosch….for marvel hmm… jean gray/phoenix…

  • mikanko

    How about more than 5 characters out of 50 that’re ungodly better than everyone else.

  • –A Marvel final boss.
    –NO overcentralizing characters *coughCABLE/SENTINEL/MAGNETO/STORMcough*
    –reduce the roster to a more balanced state. I’d much rather have a smaller, but more balanced fighting game than a data dumpfest that is New Age of Heroes
    –use the subtitle, “Return of Super Heroes”

  • I’d like it to be SFIV-style and on PS3/360. On the Capcom side, I’d like to see Gene (from Godhand), Dante and Lady (from DMC3), Viewtiful Joe, Amaterasu, Lord Raptor, and Juri. On the Marvel side, I’d like to see Deadpool, maybe a Marvel Zombies character, someone from Nextwave (The Captain would be awesome), Iron Patriot (Norman Osbourne in the Iron Man suit), and for a last boss, I’d love to see The Sentry, with him maybe taking on the big tentacled Void form for the final round. Maybe have Albert Wesker as the Capcom last boss, with him in full Uroboros form for his second.

    Also, can we PLEASE have intros and endings for the individual characters and no jazzy music this time, please.

  • HPN

    What would I want from MvC3 if It were in development? Well I would want to see it on Xbox 360 and PS3. I would like to to use a simalar fighting system as Tatsunoko vs. Capcom. Characters I would like to see get a shot at being in MvC3 would be Mike Hagger, Alex, Lady, Dante, Felicia, A. Wesker, Kenji (Red Earth) , Saki Omokane , Mega Man Volnutt and Tron Bonne for Capcom. Nova, Blob, Mystique, Blink, Sleepwalker, Black Panther, Emma Frost, Moon Knight, Red Skull and Spider-Woman for Marvel.

  • I’d like to add:

    –the return of the classic SF button configuration, instead of that SNK-ish controls on New Age of Heroes
    –Multi-platform, please (PC & Mac release)
    –featured on SBO

  • No more overpowered characters…

  • Hours

    -New 2D sprites (If not that, then the Tatsunoko vs. Capcom style 3D models.)
    -All MvsC & MvsC2 characters return
    -Individual character endings
    -Win quotes
    -More obscure characters

    Character Requests:
    -D.D. (Capcom Fighting All-Stars)
    -Q-Bee (Darkstalkers 3)
    -Nagare (Rival Schools Evo. 2)
    -Chris (Resident Evil [RE5 version])
    -Abel (Street Fighter IV)
    -Poison (Final Fight)
    -Unknown Soldier P1 (Forgotten Worlds)
    -Gunloc (Saturday Night Slam Masters)
    -Ryu (Breath of Fire II)
    -Princess Tiara (Gaia Master)

  • ElTopo

    Smaller Roster (like 30), nice balanced gameplay, hi-res 2D sprites like Blazblue, less frantic spastic stuff please.

    No SF4 style stuff please. No more of this 3D/2D gameplay.

    • Good luck with your last request… I can’t see Capcom ever going back to 2D.

  • gojiguy

    I want it to be on Wii- that’s the number one thing on my list.

    After that, I want them to use the 1990’s marvel designs, not the updated ones seen in the Ultimate story lines or the movies.

    After that I want it to use 2D sprites.

  • Bri

    I want a tag team of Magik, Collossus and Kitty Pryde.

  • gojiguy

    I wanna see Fin Fang Foom as a playable character. And Beast. And Devil Dinosaur.

  • vall03

    Amaterasu and Ingrid pls!!

  • evilmoogle

    a new morrigan sprite.
    HD sprites.
    better balance.

  • capristrider

    I like Capcom to choose quality over quanity, get the fight system balancing right and then release a update roster.

    Also personal characters I like see in MVC3:

    Capcom – Characters from Star Gladiator and Rival Schools (How cool eh?).
    Marvel – X-Man and Bishop

  • masuto

    What I don’t want is 20 X-Men characters.

  • ndjn3979

    Marvel vs. Capcom vs. SNK vs. Guilty Gear

  • Saturnus

    I hope they don’t use the SFIV graphic style, the characters looked too ‘chunky’ and un-naturally bulked up to me.

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