Saturday, 24 April 2010

Capcom Brings Out It's BIG GUNS

So, after a decade, Capcom has finally announced the sequel to one of the greatest games of all time. I'm not a mega beat-em-up fan, but blimey, this is special...

Marvel vs Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds

Marvel vs Capcom always seemed to me like one of them schoolboy scenarios you'd talk about, a 'wouldn't it be cool if...'. It seemed like an idea to good to be true, like two worlds would never meet, due to the sheer awesomeness if they did. I remember first finding out about the series in an arcade, in New York.

My face was the definition of joy. an 14 year-old, who's in an arcade, and who's just found out there's a fighting game involving Wolverine and Chun-Li. As an avid X-Men fan and a lover of Street Fighter 2, I was instantly in love. I was watching 2 guys duke it out, who were obviously hardened beat-em-up veterans, and it looked FANTASTIC. Frenetic, complicated, and ridiculously over-the-top. Incredible. It took everything it's predecessors had laid down before it, and beefed it up with ludicrous pomposity. And it was FANTASTIC.

So, 10 years after Marvel vs Capcom 2, and Capcom have announced the sequel, due to be released early next year. BRING IT ONNNNNN!

Oh, and if you're asking, my team is Cable, Wolverine and Iron Man/Chun-Li, depending what kind of day I'm having.


  1. Fewer characters this time round, but that's good cause it should mean better gameplay balance.

    Playing Marvel vs Capcom 2 casually, picking characters because you like them can get you owned against someone whom knows who to pick.

    Especially the damn projectile people.

    Tatsunoko vs Capcom is a great showing that Capcom have gained better experience in the "vs" games over time.

  2. It's a straight-up flash game. The distance between hardcore and casual is absolutely massive. And that's how I like it. I don't play beat-em-ups to get into them, I play them for a bit of a laugh, whilst having beers.

    I guess this is why I like it. If it gets a SF4 makeover, whilst still being faithful and ridiculous, it would be awesome.

  3. I'm pretty sure it will be flashy and over the top still.
    Tatsunoko vs Capcom on Wii shows Capcom still like being over the top with there vs games. E.g. do any combo in the game and the damage done is in the billions.
    Plus the end credits mini game (and music) is a bit of a laugh too. Which helps when coming off the damn s.o.b last boss ball thing.