Okay, we’re not going to lie. Now that we saw the leak for the new characters in Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, we’re pretty excited. Ghost Rider, Dr. Strange, Strider, Phoenix Wright, they’re ALL characters that should have been in the first MvC3 in the first place. It’s only right that they’re finally making an appearance in this game. That said, there are definitely some characters who are SORELY missing from this game, and also characters that should be removed entirely to make way for some better ones, but weren’t. And here is that list. Come on, fanboys. You know you agree.
Five Characters Who Should be in the new game but aren’t
5. The Punisher
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Seriously, how has the other Frank NOT been in any of these Vs. titles yet? Yes, we know, one of the rumored reasons that he wasn’t put in the first MvC3 is because he was said to be too violent a character, but come on. Chris Redfield fires a shotgun right in Viewtiful Joe’s face in the original MvC3. You’re telling us that Frank Castle can’t deliver divine retribution without actually having to slit somebody’s throat? Cop out, Marvel. That’s a cop out.
4. Mega Man
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Okay, this one is for the fans. Yes, Zero is cool, and we like him. We like him a lot. He’s fast and aggressive. But where the hell is the blue bomber himself? He was one of our all-time favorite characters in the last game, and if Strider got to make the jump from the other two titles, how could Mega Man NOT? We don’t get it Capcom, are you TRYING to rile up the fans?
3. Edward Falcon
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It seems like just about every Capcom character from Capcom every series has gotten love from the company except one—Power Stone. And why is that? We absolutely LOVE this free for all franchise and yet, we haven’t seen a single character from it in any of the games. Come on, we saw Batsu from Rival Schools fame in Tatsunoko vs. Capcom and Hayato from Star Gladiator in MvC2. You’re telling us that we can’t get a little love from our OTHER favorite obscure Capcom fighter? Cry your pardon?
2. The Scarlet Witch
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Are you aware that there are absolutely NO females in the new roster for Ultimate MvC3? Not a single one. Dude, it’s a total sausage fest. And while it was a tough call, if we were to pick any badass female character to fill in that slot, it’d have to go to the Scarlet Witch. Magneto’s daughter deserves her due.
1. Moon Knight
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Okay, call us biased, but we’re REALLY big Moon Knight fans here at the office. The troubled past of Marc Spector very rarely EVER gets seen in any Marvel games, and he’s obscure enough that he’d make a perfect addition right alongside Taskmaster and M.O.D.O.K. Oh, and speaking of M.O.D.O.K…
Five Characters Who Shouldn’t Be in the New Game But Are
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Listen, we have nothing against M.O.D.O.K. as a character. We dig him. He’s cool. But we still don’t like the way he plays in MvC3. Sure, online gamers have found a way to abuse the shit out of him, but we still have a bit of a problem controlling him about the screen. If any of the cool characters had to go that was already in the game, it’d have to be him. Just for controlling the damn character’s sake.
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Fact. We love us some Devil May Cry. Dante and Trish were an awesome addition to the first game, and we still use them competitively today. They’re a great team. But do we REALLY need a third character from the series on the roster? Sure, now the DMC team can truly be complete, but he kind of feels like a sore addition. We could have done without him. Oh, and how much money are you willing to wager that they’re going to have an alternate costume of the NEW Dante from DMC 5 in this game? Gag.
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Wait! Let us speak! We love Hawkeye, we seriously do! But now, first with Thor (Who we adore, don’t get us wrong) and now with Hawkeye, it seems like Capcom’s only adding Avengers who are actually appearing in the movies themselves. And all we have to say is, what about Ant Man? Why hasn’t HE gotten his day yet? Do we want Hawkeye? Hell yes. Are we happy that he’s in this game? Hell yes again. But would we trade him for Ant Man if we had to choose. Hell yeah a third time. Ant Man is awesome. We have no idea why both Hollywood and Capcom seem to disagree.
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This is another issue of, we already have enough characters from the franchise already. With Chris, Jill, and Albert all in the original, do we REALLY need a fourth character from the RE series? Hell, we’re sure we’re going to tear some shit up with Nemesis when the game comes out, and it will be all good. But if we were to choose another RE character from the franchise, it would have to be Barry Burton. Just think of the achievement on 360 when he and Jill do a combo together. “You’ve just unlocked the master of unlocking locks.” Awesome. Sheer awesomeness.
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You may be saying, what? What about Rocket Raccoon? Why did you pick Nova for number one? But here’s the thing. Going back to our Moon Knight argument, we’d definitely say that both Nova AND Moon Knight are D-level Marvel characters, we’re not going to lie. So we’re kind of upset that Nova got the nod from Capcom and Moon Knight didn’t. But if those two characters are D-level Marvel, then Rocket Raccoon is definitely F-level Marvel, and we dig that Capcom’s trying to introduce him to a brand new audience. We dig it. Just think, it COULD have been Howard the Duck instead. Shudder. But yeah, again, Nova is an alright character, but we already have enough obscure Marvel characters in the game already and we feel that he could have been replaced by another, maybe more well-known character for the fans. Like say, maybe Sue Richards or Luke Cage. We’re just sayin’.