I know, these kinds of things shouldn't even surprise me at this point. But, it really does seem like Capcom has sunk to a new low here.
Earlier today, the Big C announced an update to Marvel vs. Capcom 3, called Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3. Apparently they’re trying to set a new expansion release record for themselves, since the original MvC3 was just released this past freaking February. I’m still trying to fight the urge to flip over the coffee table in the living room because of this fact alone.
So far, this new version is set to have new stages to fight on, new game modes, as well as twelve new characters, bringing the total count to 50. So far, those revealed have been the return of Strider, with new faces that include Ghost Rider, Hawkeye, and Firebrand. There’s also talks of balance changes (something that they could have done with a free patch, like what everyone else is doing these days), as well as the addition of Spectator Mode for online games (again, apparently something they couldn’t just patch in for free). All of this for the slightly less bullcrap price of $39.99.
To add more salt to the wounds of gamers, this also comes just a few days after their other announcement regarding the cancellation of Mega Man Legends 3. Coincidence, or a very large indication of Capcom’s plans for the future?
I know I should be more professional regarding this, but, the whole thing is just ludicrous on so many different levels. I suppose the only worthwhile bit of info to look out for is whether they redesign X Factor to not be such an idiotic mechanic. The game is set to be released in November of this year, and we'll probably hear more details during Comic Con this weekend.