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New Characters Confirmed for Marvel Vs. Capcom 3

So many catgirls, the devil may cry...

I'm going to be straight with you guys: you're going to see this exact same story A LOT over the next year. With Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 only just announced, the full roster of characters is not yet available. Capcom, to cater to the game's rabid, lunatic cross section of fans (Comic books nerds, Anime dorks, and fighting-game psychopaths) will continue to release parts of the roster in bite-sized chunks until the game comes out. They want to tease you with information, hoping you will pursue each new tidbit, consuming each morsel and hungrily searching for the next new character announcement until--hopefully-- you purchase the game. It's an unfortunate, cynical marketing strategy....and one that I, too, will bolster by reporting about the first batch of new characters that will be appearing in Marvel Vs. Capcom 3.  


         


  

You fools! You've fallen right into their trap!
 
Comic book fans will welcome Captain America back into the Capcom Vs. fray, as well as series newcomer Deadpool. But, let's face it, those are comic book dudes, and if you wanted to know about comic book dudes, you would go to a different website
 
No, you want the Japanese game characters, and I can oblige! MvC3 will feature Darkstalkers cat-girl Felicia in the ring. I understand that Felicia certainly has a fanbase, and there are plenty of folks who love their girls to look slightly like cats, but I always saw Felicia playing second fiddle to Demon "Hussy" Morrigan. And when you're playing second fiddle in a franchise that's already a second fiddle to a more popular series...well, let's say you've got a pretty small fiddle. 
 
So, to Felicia, I show indifference. But the 4th character announcement is totally perfect: Devil May Cry's Dante will be launching dudes into the air and juggling them with bullets in MvC3. Perfect. The absolute right choice for MvC3. Hell, Devil May Cry video game routes were the extension of the 2D game mechanics in Marvel Vs. Capcom 2. The latter game's air juggles, ridiculous jumps, and lengthy combos were brought into 3D with Devil May Cry.  As far as I was concerned, Dante was the one character who HAD to be in MvC3.
 
What about you folks at home? Are you excited about the latest character announcements?
AJVon May 10, 2010 at 12:53 p.m.
I'll say the additions of Deadpool and Dante (both of whom I know little of) are welcome and the return of Capt. America (missed ya buddy) and Felicia were pretty much expected to appear in MvC3 .
Kuma_From_Argentinaon May 10, 2010 at 12:53 p.m.
Dante cannot become a fighting game character, he would simply sit down in a chair eating pizza and watching how the enmey tried to attack him (note the Tried)
metalsnakezeroon May 10, 2010 at 1:59 p.m.
Happy to hear 'Offically' that Dante is in MVC3.
Krison May 10, 2010 at 2:15 p.m.
They had already teased those characters, so this is really just a confirmation, which is nice, I guess.
 
Anyway, when you announce a game early like that, you have to keep interest somehow.  If you keep people hyped about the game continuously until the game comes out, it's more likely people will remember the game and go buy it.  Pretty much every big title game does that these days.  They have to do that to compete in the market, so as annoying as I find it, I understand it.  It's just the way advertising works now in a digital world.  Though I don't know if they really have to be all that ridiculous about it, it's probably something companies feel they have to do now.  Like, that's just "the way it's done."  
Still...announcing news that isn't really news because everyone already figured it out on their own feels like a cry for attention from Capcom...though I guess that's exactly what it is.
Dream moderator is online on May 10, 2010 at 2:18 p.m.
If they've included those from mature-rated games like Dante and Jill, then why not Jedah Dohma from Vampire Savior next?
ShadowKnight508 moderator on May 10, 2010 at 2:28 p.m.

Nice...I still play Marvel vs Capcom 2 on my PS3 every now and then, and I look forward to using Dante to embarrass those who dare to fight me lol. n_n
sickVisionz moderator on May 10, 2010 at 3:13 p.m.
Still waiting for confirmation on Strider, T. Bonne and Son Son.  I hope they don't go with a super serious roster and get rid off all the goofball characters like the cactus, Son Son and T-Bonne.

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