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.