Rumors have been circling around the internet the last few days that a new version of Marvel vs. Capcom was going to be announced at comic-con. Following suit to what Capcoms Street Fighter series does, Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 was officially announced today. The new edition of the game will come with 12 brand new characters, 8 new stages, and some minor tweaks to the combat system. Even better the package will only cost you $39.99 this time around.
Capcom officially announced 4 of the new fighters. For Marvel you have Ghost Rider and Hawkeye, and for Capcom you have Strider the ninja and Firebrand(from Ghosts ‘n Goblins). However, Capcom didnt do a very good job of hiding the character art for the new fighters on their official site. This leak comes courtesy of Destructoid, and the images have since been taken down but it does reveal all twelve of the new fighters to be added. On Marvels side you have; Hawkeye, Ghost Rider, Doctor Strange, Iron Fist, Nova, and Rocket Raccoon. And for Capcom you have; Firebrand, Strider, Frank West, Nemesis, Phoenix Wright, and Vergil. For me the addition of Phoenix Wright is enough to warrant an instant purchase, but the other great characters being added are just the icing on the already delicious cake.
Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 will release this November, so good luck trying to make room in your budget with everything else being released. Enjoy the character trailer from comic-con below.