Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 DLC Plans Revealed

Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 DLC Plans Revealed

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Need a new look for Dr. Strange? Ghost Rider looking a bit shabby? Capcom has you covered.

In a surprising show of transparency (and likely as something of a mea culpa for the aborted downloadable content plans of the original Marvel vs Capcom 3), Capcom has laid out its entire schedule of upcoming DLC costumes for the Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 cast.

Have a look:

Nov 22 - Rising Dead Pack (Jean Grey, Ghost Rider, Frank West, Nemesis)
Dec 06 - Evil Twin Pack (Spider-Man, Deadpool, Hsien-Ko, Vergil)
Dec 20 - Ancient Warrior Pack (Hulk, Magneto, Arthur, Firebrand)
Jan 10 - Brawler Pack (Iron Fist, She-Hulk, Haggar, Spencer)
Jan 17 - Femme Fatale Pack (Storm, X-23, Morrigan, Chun Li)
Jan 17 - Villain Pack (MODOK, Super Skrull, C Viper, Wesker)
Jan 17 - New Age of Heroes Pack (Dr Doom, Sentinel, Strider, Akuma)
Jan 24 - Animal Pack (Wolverine, Rocket Raccoon, Amaterasu, Felicia)
Feb 07 - Weapon Expert Pack (Taskmaster, Hawkeye, Zero, Trish)
Feb 21 - Viewtiful Strange Pack (Dr Strange, Dormammu, Viewtiful Joe, Phoenix Wright, Tron)
Mar 06 - Value Pack (All 48 costumes for $20.00 / 1600 MSP)

According to Capcom, each individual pack will set you back $4, regardless of whether you buy them via the PSN or the Xbox Live Marketplace.

As for those six DLC costumes the company did manage to release for Marvel vs Capcom 3, Capcom says that if you already purchased that pack, the new costumes for Ryu, Thor, Captain America and the rest will transfer directly over to UMvC3 free of charge.

If you're curious as to what is actually included in these costume packs, GameSpot has been putting together an incredibly comprehensive pictorial of all the additional costumes. As loathe as I am to promote the work of others, it's a solid read for any fans of the series, and the pictures detail the ridiculous amount of fan service Capcom has planned for these DLC additions.

Oh, and that picture at top? Of Dead Rising's Frank West dressed as Mega Man? There's also a Mega Man costume for Zero. I think it's pretty apparent that Capcom is just straight up trolling fans of the Blue Bomber at this point.

Source: Capcom Unity

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And this is why I didn't get it at release.
I'll wait until the 74th release to get it.

Earnest Cavalli:
There's also a Mega Man costume for Protoman. I think it's pretty apparent that Capcom is just straight up trolling fans of the Blue Bomber at this point.

Correction: The costume of Mega Man is actually for Zero. Protoman isn't in UMvC3.

Yeah, thanks, but I'll pass. I bought Street Fighter 4 twice and have learned from that.

Besides: the fights are fun, but looking at what UMvC3 offers and realizing what is still missing makes a purchase a far, far less attractive compared to what the 'Super' did with SF4.

Darkstorm091:

Earnest Cavalli:
There's also a Mega Man costume for Protoman. I think it's pretty apparent that Capcom is just straight up trolling fans of the Blue Bomber at this point.

Correction: The costume of Mega Man is actually for Zero. Protoman isn't in UMvC3.

Ack! You're absolutely right. I've got Dead Rising 2: Off The Record stuck in my head.

I'll edit that tout suite.

Meh, none of those really appeal to me, especially the Ammy alt.

The game is awesome though.

hazabaza1:
And this is why I didn't get it at release.
I'll wait until the 74th release to get it.

Feh.

OT: Looks like I'll be lighter in the wallet department come March 6th of next year.

All of those costumes look great!

Z of the Na'vi:

hazabaza1:
And this is why I didn't get it at release.
I'll wait until the 74th release to get it.

Feh.

Feh, bah humbug and harrumph.
And any other random grunting noises that I can think of.

....Why am I not surprised at all about this? I know Capcom was gonna do this from before, but still, it's just sad.

I'll just wait until they release MvC3: Megaman Edition. Because they totally will.

Call me when I can upgrade my vanilla version through DLC or when they give me back Cyclops and Guile, until then Capcom you aren't seeing a penny from me

A megaman costume? A MEGAMAN COSTUME?
I'm sorry but this feels like a big F*** YOU for me...

LZeroK:
A megaman costume? A MEGAMAN COSTUME?
I'm sorry but this feels like a big F*** YOU for me...

But Megaman X would play exactly like Zero does in this game. Having his name on the title screen would change nothing.

hazabaza1:
And this is why I didn't get it at release.
I'll wait until the 74th release to get it.

Did you even read the article? This is very minor DLC that is in no way a requirement and just a minor aesthic thing. Even more, it's been made clear by now that once made DLC these things don't go back, they never give away for free what was once purchased.

Carlioo:
....Why am I not surprised at all about this? I know Capcom was gonna do this from before, but still, it's just sad.

It's just sad that they'd provided additional content to those who enjoy the game? They already gave out a free DLC mode, I'm really unsure of what you people want, especially when their behavior is typical of every single other fighting game, and likely a requirement due to fighting game's niche market and high and continued development cost.

Hitman Dread:

hazabaza1:
And this is why I didn't get it at release.
I'll wait until the 74th release to get it.

Did you even read the article? This is very minor DLC that is in no way a requirement and just a minor aesthic thing. Even more, it's been made clear by now that once made DLC these things don't go back, they never give away for free what was once purchased.

Yes, those Jill and Shuma-Gorath characters that were originally DLC, shame I have to buy them if I get Ultimate.
And I know it's not a requirement, and I'm sure the game is great, I just want a proper value for money thing and having to pay 15 (ish, I think) to get the full experience of the game doesn't really appeal to me.

Hitman Dread:

Carlioo:
....Why am I not surprised at all about this? I know Capcom was gonna do this from before, but still, it's just sad.

It's just sad that they'd provided additional content to those who enjoy the game? They already gave out a free DLC mode, I'm really unsure of what you people want, especially when their behavior is typical of every single other fighting game, and likely a requirement due to fighting game's niche market and high and continued development cost.

Why do I think it's sad? Because when something says "ULTIMATE Marvel vs Capcom 3", I expect that this edition can not get that much better. Also, I don't really like companies that charge money for CLOTHES. Had it been an extra character, then I wouldn't have been as disappointed, I just would have wondered why they just didn't put the character into the game directly then just making a DLC for it.

Hitman Dread:

LZeroK:
A megaman costume? A MEGAMAN COSTUME?
I'm sorry but this feels like a big F*** YOU for me...

But Megaman X would play exactly like Zero does in this game. Having his name on the title screen would change nothing.

hazabaza1:
And this is why I didn't get it at release.
I'll wait until the 74th release to get it.

Did you even read the article? This is very minor DLC that is in no way a requirement and just a minor aesthic thing. Even more, it's been made clear by now that once made DLC these things don't go back, they never give away for free what was once purchased.

Carlioo:
....Why am I not surprised at all about this? I know Capcom was gonna do this from before, but still, it's just sad.

It's just sad that they'd provided additional content to those who enjoy the game? They already gave out a free DLC mode, I'm really unsure of what you people want, especially when their behavior is typical of every single other fighting game, and likely a requirement due to fighting game's niche market and high and continued development cost.

1) What Free DLC mode did they give away? Not that it really matters, since some of the "free" things that were promised for the first game were instead pushed into the paid package of UMvC3 (such as Spectator Mode) and never released for the first.

2) Who really cares if Mega Man X fights similar to Zero? Sakura, Dan, Akuma, Ken, and Ryu all fight pretty much the same dang way in the first place in Street Fighter (and the roster is smaller in that game). Also, it isn't too hard to figure out how a ranged-based combatant (X), would fight even slightly different from a close combat specialist (Zero). Also, no reason to give Zero a Mega Man skin, when the far smarter choice would of been the new Zero skin, seen in the Mega Man Zero games.

3) The "minor DLC" argument could be made for the extra characters in UMvC3. You don't need Rocket Raccoon and Frank West, and neither does everyone else. Those characters could of been released as DLC same as Jill and Tentacle-monster were.

The overall DLC costumes were pretty cool like Taskmaster, Magneto etc and althought one or two seen odd like Akuma, Deadpool and Dr Doom.

They are re-releasing a game with the intentions of adding more content so that consumers have an incentive to buy it, but they are flat out saying they are withholding content that they could be adding for charged DLC. This isn't going to help them make money, it's going to discourage people from buying the overall product because this shows that they missed the point of releasing an improved version of a game.

Do they really think people are this stupid?

hazabaza1:

Hitman Dread:

hazabaza1:
And this is why I didn't get it at release.
I'll wait until the 74th release to get it.

Did you even read the article? This is very minor DLC that is in no way a requirement and just a minor aesthic thing. Even more, it's been made clear by now that once made DLC these things don't go back, they never give away for free what was once purchased.

Yes, those Jill and Shuma-Gorath characters that were originally DLC, shame I have to buy them if I get Ultimate.

You don't have to rebuy them if that's what you are saying.

cursedseishi:

1) What Free DLC mode did they give away? Not that it really matters, since some of the "free" things that were promised for the first game were instead pushed into the paid package of UMvC3 (such as Spectator Mode) and never released for the first.

Spectator mode wouldn't have worked on MvC3s netcode. The game played like ass online, spectator mode would have made it completely unusable. [/quote]

cursedseishi:
2) Who really cares if Mega Man X fights similar to Zero? Sakura, Dan, Akuma, Ken, and Ryu all fight pretty much the same dang way

Sakura, dan, and Akuma play nothing alike. You are playing these characters completely wrong if you think they are.

Also, it isn't too hard to figure out how a ranged-based combatant (X), would fight even slightly different from a close combat specialist (Zero).

Except that's not the point of this game, the game was developed to keep the charecters as close to their original forms as possible while still functioning in a fighting game.
Arthur plays exactly like his character,
Haggar, Dante, and Vergil are so close to their characters that the same combos work.
V. Joe is exactly as V. Joe was in his games.
The same could be said of Marvel characters, though to a less direct extent. Magneto's speed was nerfed in UMvC3 for the simple sake of making him closer to his comic incarnation, while still keeping his much sought after competitive style available to players.

Another point in designing the game was to make sure everyone played drastically different in a roster of 50 charecters, that's not an easy feat, and the fact that you'd want a sup-par game with clones and color swaps (as MvC2 was very very guilty of) is really silly. you don't even play fighting games, do you?

3) The "minor DLC" argument could be made for the extra characters in UMvC3. You don't need Rocket Raccoon and Frank West, and neither does everyone else. Those characters could of been released as DLC same as Jill and Tentacle-monster were.

Characters in a fighting game are not minor. They are the equivalent of Shivering Islands DLC for Skyrim, while this patch of DLC is a collection of Horse Armor.
A single character with a unique play style adds tremendous shelf life to a fighting game, and more diversity and options in a competitive scene is ALWAYS desired.

Why does corrupt vergil turn into sparda? Shouldn't he become nelo angelo?

Hitman Dread:

hazabaza1:

Hitman Dread:

Did you even read the article? This is very minor DLC that is in no way a requirement and just a minor aesthic thing. Even more, it's been made clear by now that once made DLC these things don't go back, they never give away for free what was once purchased.

Yes, those Jill and Shuma-Gorath characters that were originally DLC, shame I have to buy them if I get Ultimate.

You don't have to rebuy them if that's what you are saying.

I was being sarcastic about them being DLC which became free with Ultimate.

The "Ultimate" version is missing $40+ of content (most of which is on-disc)?

The worst. They are simply the worst.

I weep for those that ever got suckered into buying the $80 "Collector's Edition" of the first game which is just an oversized paperweight now.

So, 12 new characters($5 a piece, so $60) also Heroes and Heralds mode would cost about $10-$15 as DLC. So the complaints are that people wanted to buy these individually at roughly $70 individually instead of the $40 as a whole. Well obviously Capcom IS ripping us off as customers.

p.s. I do not condone what Capcom has done before as DLC, but this is FAR from the worst.

Trishbot:
The "Ultimate" version is missing $40+ of content (most of which is on-disc)?

The worst. They are simply the worst.

I weep for those that ever got suckered into buying the $80 "Collector's Edition" of the first game which is just an oversized paperweight now.

Tis the fate of all fighting games that get updates.

MMO's go through payments.

Sport games nearly stay the same.

FPS play nearly like other FPS but with environment change.

Old versions of fighting games get overshadowed by newer versions.

Tis the cycle of games that you are kinda ignoring.

Some cool costumes, but why bring back Storm's mohawk? Those were dark days no one wants to revisit.

Negatempest:

Trishbot:
The "Ultimate" version is missing $40+ of content (most of which is on-disc)?

The worst. They are simply the worst.

I weep for those that ever got suckered into buying the $80 "Collector's Edition" of the first game which is just an oversized paperweight now.

Tis the fate of all fighting games that get updates.

MMO's go through payments.

Sport games nearly stay the same.

FPS play nearly like other FPS but with environment change.

Old versions of fighting games get overshadowed by newer versions.

Tis the cycle of games that you are kinda ignoring.

Except we are at an age where 1. DLC is a perfectly fine alternative and 2. the things they're charging for DLC used to be FREE.

I own Dead or Alive 2 Ultimate and it comes with over 128 FREE costumes you unlock by PLAYING THE GAME.

Hell, earlier this year, Mortal Kombat came out, stuffed to the gills with content, modes, variety, secrets, and unlockables. Every single character in that game gets at LEAST two costumes (some got more),two color schemes, and then they went ahead and further gave free costume packs to everyone as free DLC.

Capcom, however, charges people for these features. They even charged for COLORS (you know, that thing Street Fighter II had where you just push any different button and your colors changed because it requires almost NO WORK to program that in?)

That's saying nothing of Capcom charging for Versus mode in RE5, on-disc outfits and features of SFIV, friggin' difficulty modes in Mega Man 9 (yeah, you had to PAY for difficulty modes), and them now charging for cheat codes in Dead Rising 2: Off the record.

That is NOT the "cycle of the gaming industry"... and I don't ever WANT it to be.

Really bringing in Mortal Kombat? A game during it's early years followed the SAME *expletive* that fighting games do now, where sequals/updates are released a year apart? It is no different and considering the *expletive* the series has produced before they REALLY needed to be in the consumers good graces again.
(Don't even get me started on the DLC pay for colors, not costume, they did for SF4) Anything other than the original design getting different colors there is no reason to add more,visually to a fighter, to a fighting game.

Like I said before, what has happening to UMvC3 is the slightest of insult that Capcom has done. Also, cut content is literally NOTHING NEW TO THIS INDUSTRY! I am sorry, but the subject of getting angry over "cut content" is sad...really sad and annoys me the most. Old 8-bit through 16-bit games have had cut content based on budget or time constraints and will never come to existence compared to today. Heck a web series from Gametrailers talks about cut content from Sonic 2 that will never see the light of day. I accept ANYTHING to *expletive* about when it comes to DLC, except for *cut content that should of been on the disk*

Let me put it this way. If you enjoy the game you purchased, regardless of the genre, than you got your moneys worth. If you didn't, that is your own opinion. DLC is a different topic altogether.

Well it will still be fun to beat people down as Nemesis. he was one of the saving graces in Resident Evil 3, it will be nice to see him again. Starsssssssss.
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Thats right Sentinal, I am coming for you.

Hitman Dread:

LZeroK:
A megaman costume? A MEGAMAN COSTUME?
I'm sorry but this feels like a big F*** YOU for me...

But Megaman X would play exactly like Zero does in this game. Having his name on the title screen would change nothing.

You have played MegaMan X, haven't you? or did you only play X-6 (a.k.a. the only one where X wields a sword... and still plays differently than Zero)?

No, this really is a slap in the face. They had an opportunity to get really creative with a character that fans have been demanding since MvC2 and they shot themselves in the foot... again. Seriously, was Armor Change really that difficult to pull off? Thanks for nothing, Capcom.

Holy shit. These costumes are awesome, and totally worth my money. Cable-pool = win. So does House of M Magneto. And World War Hulk. And all of them. Also - stop bitching about Mega Man. Zero plays awesome, and probably much better than Mega Man would anyway.

I don't plan on picking any of these costumes up... I don't PLAN on it, but I might anyways.

There's a few real gems in there (Cyber-Akuma, Classic Bionic Commando, Elvis MODOK, etc).

Anyways, I'm fine with DLC like this. Only the obsessive fans are going to care about getting the costumes, and everyone else can safely ignore them.

I will say that it's WAAAAY to soon to be revealing them, though. I've never been a fan of day 1 DLC (since I can't think of any reason it shouldn't have been in the game in the first place), and this is nothing more than Capcom trying to wring every penny they can from the fanbase.

...but frankly, at this point, I've come to expect that from Capcom.

They're stretching the definition of "Ultimate" and "Value" beyond breaking point here but so long as you can't see these in the character select screen and attempting to choose them pops up a "gimme $4" then I'm fine with it.

 

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