Capcom has officially announced Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3. The game is set to release this November for the PS3 and Xbox 360 for $39.99.
The new version of MvC3 features twelve new characters, eight new stages, rebalanced mechanics, and enhanced gameplay modes. You’ll actually be able to spectate matches online now, which is definitely a good thing.
Capcom released a bunch of trailers showing off some of the new characters, including the much requested Strider. Ghost Rider looks pretty neat as well. I noticed that a few of the existing characters have new moves. For instance, Spencer can do a ground pound when he’s in the air. In one of the videos you can see Hawkeye X-factor while in the air. That’s going to be a game changer for sure.
I’m not sure how I feel about this announcement. On one hand, MvC3 needs more characters, rebalanced gameplay, and an improved online mode. On the other, it feels like this could have been extensive DLC. Capcom did mention that more surprises will be revealed soon. Hopefully we’ll actually get to play as Mega Man this time.