Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds Debut Trailer, Press Release, Producer Interview
We’ve read the rumors and now the announcement has been made official. We are indeed getting Marvel vs. Capcom 3 after about a decade of waiting. It’s bound for both the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3, as can be expected.
Here is the debut trailer for Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds:
This is effectively just a teaser trailer, because it doesn’t seem to show anything in terms of actual gameplay. We do learn several things from it, however. For starters, the art style will likely be very similar to Street Fighter IV, based on the “ink blot” splashes that we see during the brief fight scenes. You’ll also notice that Chris Redfield of Resident Evil fame makes an appearance near the end, joining the Capcom team alongside Resident Evil stablemate Jill Valentine. As expected, mainstays like Ryu, Wolverine, Morrigan, and Hulk return for MvC3.
So, what else can we learn? Here’s a brief breakdown from Shoryuken:
Release Date: Spring 2011
Platform: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
- Innovative graphics and gameplay bring the Marvel and Capcom Universes to life: Powered by an advanced version of MT Framework, the engine used in Resident Evil 5 and Lost Planet 2, now comes to Marvel vs. Capcom 3, bringing beautiful backgrounds and character animations to the forefront.
- Evolved VS. Fighting System: Wild over-the-top gameplay complete with signature aerial combos, hyper combos and other original systems. The evolved battle system takes the exciting mind-reading game to a whole new level!
- 3-on-3 Tag Team Fighting: Players build their own perfect team and use Assist Attacks and each character’s special moves to create their own unique fighting style.
- Living Comic Book Art Style: See the most adored characters from the Capcom and Marvel universes brought to life in a “moving comic” style, blurring the boundaries between 2D and 3D graphics.
Here is the full press release, also courtesy of Shoryuken:
CAPCOM®, MARVEL® LIFT VEIL ON LONG-AWAITED FIGHTING GAME
MARVEL® VS. CAPCOM®3: FATE OF TWO WORLDS
After a Decade, the Most Iconic Characters in Entertainment Return To Face Off
In One of the Most Popular Game Franchises of All Time
SAN MATEO, CA — April 20, 2010 — Capcom®, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, and the legendary Marvel Entertainment, LLC today announced the latest installment in their epic fighting game series with Marvel® vs. Capcom ®3: Fate of Two Worlds.
It’s been a decade since MarvelTM vs. Capcom® 2: New Age of Heroes was first released and now the most popular Marvel and Capcom characters join forces again in a re-envisioned team fighting game for a new generation. Fill the shoes of legendary characters from the most beloved franchises in entertainment as you battle in the first VS. Fighting game powered by Capcom’s MT Framework.
“We are so pleased to be working with Marvel again. Marvel vs. Capcom 3 has been one of the most requested titles for us to produce by our fans,” said Christian Svensson, Corporate Officer and Vice President of Strategic Planning and Business Development at Capcom. “Our Capcom development studio is creating the most epic fighting game ever developed and Marvel’s input into that process has been invaluable.”
Get set for the ultimate faceoff when Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds hits PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360®video game and entertainment system from Microsoft in Spring 2011.
For more information please visit press.capcom.com.
Capcom is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment for game consoles, PCs, handheld and wireless devices. Founded in 1983, the company has created hundreds of games, including best-selling franchises Resident Evil®, Street Fighter®, Mega Man® and Devil May Cry®. Capcom maintains operations in the U.S., U.K., Germany, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Korea, with corporate headquarters located in Osaka, Japan. More information about Capcom can be found on the company web site, www.capcom.com.
About Marvel Entertainment, LLC
Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 5,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in licensing, entertainment (via Marvel Studios and Marvel Animation) and publishing (via Marvel Comics). Marvel’s strategy is to leverage its franchises in a growing array of opportunities around the world, including feature films, consumer products,
toys, video games, animated television, direct-to-DVD and online. For more information visit www.marvel.com.
Capcom, the Capcom logo, Resident Evil, Mega Man and Devil May Cry are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Capcom Co., Ltd., in the U.S. or other countries. Street Fighter is a registered trademark of Capcom U.S.A., Inc. “PlayStation” is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Microsoft, Xbox, Xbox360, Xbox LIVE and the Xbox logos are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies and are used under license from Microsoft. All other trademarks are owned by their respective owners.
Want even more? Here’s an interview with Marvel vs Capcom 3 producer Ryota Niitsuma, conducted by Gametrailers:
So, we’ve got about another year worth of waiting to do. What characters do you want to see make an appearance in this highly anticipating fighting game? How about Human Torch, Pyro, Multiple Man, Invisible Woman, and a few characters from the Rival Schools franchise? That’s a good start.
UPDATE: Here are the first look at some in-game graphics for Marvel vs. Capcom 3. We don’t get the backgrounds, but this is actually how the characters are supposed to look while fighting in the game. Click through to see higher res versions of Ryu, Morrigan, Chris Redfield, Wolverine, Hulk, and Iron Man.
UPDATE #2: Looking at the silhouettes in some of the promotional artwork, it seems we can make out some of the other characters. Capcom says they’ll have over 30 combatants in all and this artwork seems to point toward Felicia, Super Skrull, Captain America, Dr. Doom, Deadpool, Chun-Li, Dante, Frank West, Mephisto, and Trish. Deadpool would rock for sure and Frank West seems to make sense since he was “introduced” in Tatsunoko vs. Capcom.