It’s going to feel like Christmas morning to fighting game aficionados tomorrow when Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of the Two Worlds releases for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. This hotly anticipated fighter is the long awaited sequel to 2000’s Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes, one of the most popular fighting games of the last decade. Read on for three reasons why MCV3 may be the best in the series.
Reason One: Kick-ass character lineup
So far 36 characters make up the roster, with classic favorites like Super Street Fighter IV cover boy Ryu, the amazing Spider-Man, and X-Men’s Wolverine returning. Newcomers include Chris Redfield from Resident Evil, Dante from Devil May Cry and Phoenix from X-Men. The lineup is smaller than the chaotic 56 fighter mess that was MVC2 to ensure combat remains balanced and fair. However, expect even more characters to arrive when new downloadable content becomes available.
Reason Two: Same great gameplay, but with a few new tweaks
If you’ve never played a Marvel vs. Capcom game before, you may feel overwhelmed at first. MVC3 is anything but a typical fighting game. Instead of a mano-a-mano fighting style, MVC3 features three-on-three tag team matches, with combat similar to Street Fighter, mixed with aerial moves, and screen tearing special attacks. Luckily, MVC3 offers a new simple mode that makes the game more accessible to casual fighting fans, and the hardcore will love that you can now chain aerial combat attacks by swapping out characters. Lastly, the best new feature of MVC3 is undoubtedly online play that will keep fighting game fans playing for a long time.
Reason Three: Sweet new graphic style
The previous Marvel vs. Capcom games had primitive graphics that didn’t push the arcade or consoles to their limits. MVC3 doesn’t have that problem. The graphics are now much sharper and presented in 3D, but the core gameplay remains 2D. Thanks to the improved graphics MVC3 shouldn’t have any trouble finding a larger audience this time.
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