Quagmire: more than a character in The Family Guy, it is also a term that means “a situation from which extrication is very difficult”, according to dictionary.com. Monday, Capcom found itself in a quagmire with leaks appearing all over the internet. Ultimately, they failed to extricate themselves.
First, news popped up on Gaming Bolt announcing that some lucky son-of-a-gun got hands on an early copy of Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and leaked the full opening trailer online. Like Rockstar with the recent L.A. Noire trailer leak, Capcom swiftly ducked the blow. It turns out this leak was only one hand of a double-punch, however, and the knock out blow was soon coming. Spoiler alert.
Now, the double punch (ala Super Punch Out!!’s Bear Hugger) in practice turns out to be really stupid. In concept as well as in video games, however, it’s devastating as the video below shows. Yes, Capcom dodged a blow, but wound up running their faces into a much larger fist with knuckles as hard as mountains. Now, the gaming world knows who the final boss is in MvC3. Hark, the planet eater!