More Reviews
REVIEWS PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventur Review
Is the entire Ghostly Adventures series, including the TV show, a prequel to the rest of Pac-Man’s life? Because in my childhood I seem to remember Pac having a girlfriend and a kid, not worrying about Pac-puberty.

NBA LIVE 15 Review
Yes, NBA Live was horrible last year. But this year's entry is a vast improvement. Just give it a try.
More Previews
PREVIEWS Resident Evil Revelations 2 Preview
Capcom returns to the episodic format that entertained us in the first game of the sub series published on Nintendo 3DS and followed with a console release. What will Claire and company uncover this time?
Release Dates
NEW RELEASES Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
Release date: 11/04/14

Assassin's Creed Rogue
Release date: 11/11/14

Far Cry 4
Release date: 11/18/14

Dragon Age: Inquisition
Release date: 11/18/14


LATEST FEATURES Xbox Downloads October 2014 - Updating Each Week
Microsoft's Xbox One console continues an Xbox Live revolution started over a decade ago. Here's hoping Summer of Arcade makes it to the platform next year.

PlayStation Download October 2014 - Updating Each Week
Sony's PSN platform had new games each week along with free offerings for PlayStation Plus subscribers. Take a look at the weekly additions for October.

LEADERBOARD
Read More Member Blogs
FEATURED VOXPOP LinksOcarina This is another article from Blistered Thumbs I wrote, back from the dead after being buried in the way-back machine. I posted this back in April of 2013, and many of the issues present seem to be prevalent right now in some cases, namely the decrees of sexism and misogony. Considering current...

Marvel vs Capcom 3 Preview

Nick_Tan By:
Nick_Tan
06/20/10
PRINTER FRIENDLY VERSION
EMAIL TO A FRIEND
GENRE Fighting 
PLAYERS  
PUBLISHER Capcom 
DEVELOPER Capcom 
RELEASE DATE  
RP What do these ratings mean?

Joining forces to hurt each other again!


Marvel vs. Capcom 3 is the quintessential gimme. For fighting game enthusiasts, it’s like a bottle of absinthe in Wolverine-shredded giftwrap tied together by Ryu’s headband. Just say the title slowly and you can hear a congregation, a swelling whisper from a robot planet made only for nerds.

click to enlargeBut though Marvel vs. Capcom 3 has all the makings of a sure-fire winner, there’s not much to say about it that you can’t learn by watching a gameplay video and being mesmerized by the brilliance of the cel-shaded graphics. The art style builds on top of the already solid foundation of Tatsunoko vs. Capcom by choosing a text font that matches bold comic book exclamations and filling out the cel-shaded character models with fantastic animations and special effects that pop off the screen. Special moves begin with a stylish close-up with waves of energy flowing over the character and end in a flourishing burst of light.

Otherwise, the fighting mirrors the over-the-top 3-on-3 tag-team crossover madness in Marvel vs. Capcom 2. Veterans of the series will have no trouble translating their skills with air dashing, air combos, tag team assists, and special combo interrupt chains. Add in all the super jumping, partner swapping, exaggerated sound effects, and hyperactive colors, and it’s a wonder how anyone can keep up.

If that weren’t enough, you can throw in a few Advancing Guard techniques and maintain pressure against the opponent while on the defense. Another important change is that players can’t float in the air by firing repeated energy blasts (Hadoukens, Sonic Beams, etc.), so the action stays fast-paced.

click to enlargeThe E3 demo stations introduced the Madcatz Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Tournament Edition Fighting Sticks, which were as responsive and well-built as the Street Fighter IV Tournament Edition sticks. They’re nearly identical in shape and on features, so you don’t have to put down more cash unless you just can’t live without the official Marvel vs. Capcom 3 decal.

That said, the most useful information this preview can provide is speculation on the roster, of which ten characters have been revealed: Felicia, Captain America, Wolverine, Ryu, Morrigan, Iron Man, Hulk, Deadpool, Dante, and Chris Redfield. The last three are new to the cast, and peculiarly, all have deadly gun skills. Deadpool has the most flexible directional gunplay and can teleport, Dante has a launcher with a wide range thanks to his sword, and Chris packs a more straightforward approach with combination punches and shotgun blasts. Conjecturing on some screenshots showing character silhouettes, we will likely get Dr. Doom, Chun-Li, Sheva, Frank West, and perhaps Trish, Dormammu, and Super Skrull.

In fact, it’s surprising to see Marvel vs. Capcom 3 slated for Spring 2011 given the level of polish that the game already had at E3. If the roster reaches the projected number of 30+ characters, it’s at least twenty-five percent done. Of course, we should let Capcom take as long it needs to make this game perfect, because well, I’m going to play it. Over and over again. Because the universe wants me to. And I do too.
More GR previews for this game:
Marvel vs Capcom 3 preview posted on 06/20/10.
FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER. YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO.

More from the Game Revolution Network




comments powered by Disqus

 


More information about Marvel vs Capcom 3


More On GameRevolution