Today, after a decade of anticipation, Capcom finally announced that it is currently developing Marvel vs. Capcom 3. Slated to arrive on the Xbox 360 and PS3 in the spring of 2011, MvC3 will feature classic fighters from the previous games, as well as new characters from both Capcom and Marvel.
As you can tell from the trailer above, the only characters revealed so far are Ryu, Morrigan, Wolverine, Iron Man, Hulk, and new comer Chris Redfield.
Under the careful eye of Ryota Niitsuma, producer of Tatsunoko vs. Capcom, MvC3 will feature a more “accessible” fighting system. This means minimizing complexity (via controls) while maximizing depth. According to Niitsuma, signature moves will be simple enough that everyone will be able to execute them.
Niitsuma has stated that the game currently has 30 characters, but that number is subject to change. He also said that Capcom doesn’t plan on having as many characters as there were in MvC2, which featured 56.
MvC3 is not being developed on any current fighting game engine. Rather, Capcom has decided to use its MT Framework platform, the engine behind Resident Evil 5 and the upcoming Lost Planet 2. Niitsume stated: “the main problem we’ve had is slowing it down because if it comes off too fast the new players which we want to reach won’t be able to find it accessible.”
I know I’m excited for this game. To this day, my friends and I will get together every month or so and dust off the old Dreamcast just to drink beers and beat on each other in MvC2. Hopefully the same great fast paced action in MvC2 will show up in MvC3.
What do you guys think? Are you excited for this title? Have you moved on after a decade of waiting? Also, What characters do you think will make an appearance?