In advance of the game's November release, Capcom Japan has apparently decided to grace us with footage of Ultimate Marvel Vs Capcom 3's opening.
This clip/news comes courtesy of Siliconera. I say that both to give them propers for feeding my ongoing addiction to all things Capcom-branded pugilism and just in case this clip wasn't supposed to find its way into public hands. Capcom, if you must blame anyone, blame them (and thanks in advance for the Ultimate Marvel Vs Capcom 3 review copy).
With typical blame-shunting out of the way, let's discuss the footage itself. While pretty, and certainly evocative of the game's bombastic, colorful style, I'm a bit let down at the lack of motion in this clip. The original Marvel Vs Capcom 3 had fully CGI-animated vignettes showing the characters squaring off one-on-one and en masse, and while I do think the idea of Deadpool surfing on Phoenix Wright's speech bubble is brilliant, I would have preferred to see the actual fight leading up to that moment of fourth wall bashing.
That said, I admit, the cinematic does serve its purpose: I am now even more hyped for the game than I was before, and I was able to use this opportunity to give the title even more superfluous, arguably unnecessary press coverage. Well done Capcom. You know me all too well.
Those of you likewise psyched for Ultimate Marvel Vs Capcom 3 can pick the game up for the PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360 on November 15 for $40.