Friday, October 8, 2010

Marvel vs Capcom 3 is starting to look pretty Rad

Now I may not be any good at Marvel vs Capcom 2, but I'm not very good at pretty much any fighting game, but in spite of this fact, I am totally psyched about the upcoming sequel Marvel vs Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds. Today I was made aware of four more characters, two from previous games in the series, two that are brand new. First off, we see the return of the leader of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, Magneto. Secondly, we have Sir Arthur, the lead character from the poster child of controller smashingly hard games, Ghosts n Goblins. Now this will be his debut as a playable character, just like Thor, who started out as assist characters from the original Marvel vs Capcom. On the other front, we have M.O.D.O.K.'s giant head floating in, but he's not the character that got me in the mood to write. No that honor belongs to Nathan Rad Spencer, the hero of the Bionic Commando series. Now I'm a bit ambivalent about this becuase, well... look at him

He's the 2009 'Grim and Gritty' re-imagined version, with the douchey white guy dreads and Rob Liefeld arm. I can only hope that the rumors of Downloadable Content will also cover costume packs, or maybe they'll have the Re-Armed version selectable from the start. Point is, they didn't need to use this version, and probably shouldn't have. But who knows, maybe he'll be so good, we'll all be willing to overlook his hair. And if that doesn't fail, at least we'll have a character who gets less respect than Dan Hibiki. Now, these four characters brings the total of confirmed characters up to twenty-six, with the new character count up to eleven. This means that we can expect at least four more characters to be announced, with either three or all of them to be returning characters. I'm holding out hope Frank West of Dead Rising follows Viewtiful Joe over from Tatsunoko vs Capcom. The other three will probably be Megaman, Storm and Venom. Though I may be wrong, and Frank West will be a no show, but hopefully we'll get Strider instead. It's not like he's doing anything right now. It's getting close to the wire on this, so a lot of characters from 2 will most likely get over looked, at least until the DLC comes around, if it ever does.