The entire Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 roster has been leaked. Producer Ryota Niitsuma confirmed it when I spoke with him yesterday. Since we know which characters are in the game, we also know who didn’t make the cut.
Mega Man appeared in a number of Capcom crossover titles and fighting games. Even in Onimusha Blade Warriors has the Blue Bomber, specifically Mega Man EXE. So, why doesn’t Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 include some incarnation of Mega Man?
"I’m sorry, there is no Mega Man in Ultimate," Niitsuma apologized. "We had a lot of requests from fans for Mega Man or at least one of them to be in the game. Out of all of the requests we got for Capcom characters, he just didn’t enter the top part of the ranking. Unfortunately, he didn’t make the cut."
Firebrand, the flying red demon, is one of Capcom’s lesser known characters and he made it in, though. Requests from fans of Gargoyle’s Quest didn’t have anything to do with this. Capcom wanted a creature-like character who could fly for Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3. With that criteria in mind, they thought of Firebrand and added him to the game.
Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 comes out in North America this November.