Thursday, April 22, 2010

Praise God! Marvel vs. Capcom 3 announced!

With a hat-tip to Blast Magazine for breaking the news to me, I'm incredibly glad to hear that Capcom is finally making a sequel to their Dreamcast and Arcade (at least originally) hit, Marvel vs. Capcom 2. Although the character list hasn't been released yet, the trailer and poster graphic show The Hulk, Wolverine, Iron Man, Ryu from the Street Fighter series, Morgana from Darkstalkers and Strider (I think).

Marvel vs. Capcom 2 was the tipping point in terms of my buying a Dreamcast for about $50 toward the ends of its lifespan. While the low entry cost of the system was a selling point, this was contrasted by the average sale price of the game, which went for $50 to $75 on eBay.

I shelled out the cash for both anyway, and heck, it was totally worth it. Few gaming experiences matched the fighting action of Marvel vs. Capcom 2, and the slew of unlockable characters and other trinkets kept me coming back. For the record, my favorite squad consisted of Cable, Ryu and Cyclops, although I sometimes switched Cyclops out for someone like Dr. Doom or Spiderman or Wolverine, depending on my mood. I'm not sure if the third installment will be worth another system upgrade, since I don't yet have a 360 or a PS3, but with its presence and Final Fantasy XIII taunting me, I might have to crack and buy one of them sooner rather than later.


  1. I do love that game; unfortunately, my DC kept erasing my file for it.

  2. Matt, I never had a problem with the memory file, but after a while my game got so scratched that it was hard to play, which stunk.


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