Marvel Vs Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds might just be one of the most visually arresting titles I've ever laid nerd-glazed eyes on. It's a truly breathtaking game to witness; a pity, then, that I'm far too stupid to ever master its controls or complex dichotomy of characters. However, if you're up to the challenge, it's at its cheapest price yet. £17.85 at Zavvi, saving you almost four pounds. It's the same price on the PS3, although stock appears to be low for Sony's platform.
Ok PS3 owners, you can now get a copy of Marvel Vs Capcom 3 for £19.99 from Game or Gameplay, which'll save you almost £3 on the next best offer, however you'll receive double reward points if you buy the punchy little title from Game. This is one of those games that lets you pluck musings you may have had like "I wonder what it would be like to pit The Incredible Hulk against Albert Wesker?" out of your head and turn them into a reality. Thanks to merb0786 @ HUKD.
Yesterday, Jon brought you news of Marvel Vs Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds hitting the very sweet price-point of £24.99 at GAME. Well, their price still stands, but sister-outlet Gamestation are offering the Steelbook Edition of MVC3 for the exact same price! It's not exactly a deal-breaker, but a more durable, snazzy case is nothing to sniff at, especially at no extra cost. The game's pretty damn good, too.
A round of applause for ruggyfish7 and Andypottinger over at HUKD!
It wants to take you for a ride!
And if you don’t get the reference, you should still be excited about Marvel vs Capcom 3: The Fate Of Two Worlds. It’s a geeky dream come true, letting us make tag teams out of our favourite Marvel and Street Fighter characters… not to mention the likes of Ameratsu, Dante and Chris Redfield. Ever had an argument about who would win between Iron Man and Mayor Haggar? There’ll now only one way to settle it. GAME are providing an excellent price for one of this year's most anticipated fighting games, and it's probably high time you got off the fence. There are even double reward points if that floats your boat.
Thanks to ruggyfish7 at Hot UK Deals!
You'd forgive Capcom for expecting MVC 3 to debut at the top of the charts, what with it being an established brand releasing early in the year with very little direct competition on the horizon. But alas, the videogame industry isn't so clear cut, as Black Ops - a game, I might mention, that has already sold millions and millions of copies - has shot to the top of the UK Top 40 Charts to ruin Marvel Vs Capcom 3's day.It's not all bad though. Click here to find out why!
How much longer can you afford to wait? It's below the magic £30 mark already and it only came out yesterday. It's been a while since we've had a decent brawler and this will do very nicely indeed. Enjoy a top roster of characters from these massive brands in classic 3vs3 tag matches with outrageous combos, air juggling and fit-inducing colour explosions. Marvel have brought Spider-Man, Hulk, Iron Man, Captain America and more. Capcom have packed in the likes of Ryu, Chun Li, Dante and Viewtiful Joe. Chances are, anyone that's not here (Ken and Venom for a bloody start) will be on their way via DLC.
It's not the cheapest pre-order you can find - check our price-comp for that - but if you're such a fan of Marvel Vs Capcom you need you require the clothes on your back to declare this to the world, then look no further than Zavvi's exclusive offer. If you pre-order from them, not only will you receive Marvel Vs Capcom 3 for a fairly reasonable price come the end of the week, but you'll receive an exclusive MvC 3 t-shirt, too. And the game it shaping up pretty spectacularly, with an insane roster of old and new faces. Personally, I can't wait to rock out with Deadpool and employ his fourth wall-breaking antics like grabbing his own health bar to pummel opponents with. Well done, Capcom; very well done.
Again, not much to shout about this week...
unless you're a fighting fan that is.
We've been chomping at the bit for a proper taste of Capcom and Marvel's button-mashing mash-up for month and it's finally landing on Friday. So prepare for some serious RSI, get ready to wear your fingers and thumbs down to the bone and make sure that you're surrounded by soft things to fall over into once the carnival of colours melts your brain.
Also worth noting that Konami's retro-flavoured download Hard Corps: Uprising is out on the 16th and a boxed version of Deathsmiles should finally land on European shores this week!
NB. Much like magician's cards and old-school dancers, release dates have been known to shuffle about a bit. Be aware they may be subject to change.
18th February 2011
|Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds
18th February 2011
It's gonna take you for a ride!
And if you don't get the reference, you should still be excited about Marvel vs Capcom 3: The Fate Of Two Worlds. It's a geeky dream come true, letting us make tag teams out of our favourite Marvel and Street Fighter characters... not to mention the likes of Ameratsu, Dante and Chris Redfield. Ever had an argument about who would win between Iron Man and Mayor Haggar? There'll soon be only one way to settle it. February is going to be a huge month for gaming, and we can't wait for this one.
Anticipation is high for Marvel Vs Capcom 3, especially given Capcom's return to the top of fighting games with Street Fighter 4. After 11 years, the timing is perfect to see the ever-extending list of classic Capcom game characters launch into another almighty ruckus with the best characters from the Marvel Comics universe.
Today we're fortunate enough to be given a hands-on taste of the 3vs3 two-player action at the Capcom Christmas party in London. Eager gaming journalists are allowed to choose three characters from a choice of favourites. Capcom characters include: Dante, Trish, Viewtiful Joe, Amaterasu (Okami), Chris Redfield, Felicia, Morrigan, Ryu and Chun-Li. The Mash-up continues with the Marvel folk: Iron Man, Captain America, Wolverine, Deadpool, Hulk, Doctor Doom, Thor, Super-Skrull and Dormammu. There will be plenty more added to both rosters before release.
Character moves, style and attitude matches their personae well. Deadpool has a piss-taking stomping swagger when he walks towards an opponent (funnier against the likes of Hulk), Dante struts, Viewtiful Joe zips around and Wolverine prowls.
Nintendo hate piracy with an absolute passion; from the now-illegal R4 Card to the humble ROM. In fact, they're the gaming equivalent of Disney's East India Company when it comes to hunting down and punishing unlawful pirates. It's always easy to point the fingers when discussing their recent sagging sales figures in certain departments, but Ninty President Satoru Iwata continues to take the high road and lay the blame squarely on the need to make better games to entice more consumers.
I do not think we should attribute bad software sales solely to piracy.
Even with piracy, as long as we can create products which can attract attention from many consumers and which can greatly entertain them, that software can make it to the number one position of the hit software sales chart.
So, we would like to consider it from both perspectives simultaneously. It is true there is always the influence of piracy, but it is important for us to increase the number of our consumers who are willing to shell out their money to purchase our products. - Satoru Iwata
Things keep getting better and better for Capcom's long-awaited Marvel vs Capcom 3. As well as being a deeply impressive game in terms of visuals and fighting mechanics (yeah, we've got a Eurogamer Expo preview incoming), Capcom have now announced that Bionic Commando's Nathan Spencer and Ghosts 'N Goblins' Sir Arthur will also be making a playable appearance. As you'd expect, Spencer's fighting style revolves around spamming his extendable arm... and if Sir Arthur plays anything like his original games, he'll get hit once, lose his clothes and die humiliatingly in seconds.
Call of Duty: Black Ops may be shaping up nicely- but many gamers are eagerly looking forward to discarding the game and Prestige Edition packaging to get their hands on the remote controlled car. And who can blame them? With an integrated camera, this is arguably going to be more fun than the game itself.
Unfortunately this is going to require a lot of power. Apparently twelve batteries (of currently unspecified size) will be required to run the car and controller. These batteries won't be included either, which will doubtlessly be absolutely heartbreaking for many unprepared . Just giving you a heads-up.
Could Activision be about to get into the battery business? You heard it here first. [Gamerzines]
Some people might consider the aforementioned Black Ops RC car to be an pointless and unnecessary extravagance. I dread to think what they'll make of the Kinect Game Boat, then...
[Atomic Accessories; thanks for the tip Paul!]
According to the LinkedIn page of one of BioWare's QA Leads, Michael Fujino, who has 'Unannounced Handheld Game' listed as one of his current projects, it would seem that a portable title might well be in the works. The Canadian developers took on Sonic with their last portable title - Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood - actually managing to make the irritating lesser characters (yes, even Amy) not only bearable, but pretty badass.
If all of this hints towards a Chronicles sequel, we'd be pretty damn excited, although details are scarce at the moment - this mysterious possible game isn't even acknowledged in any shape or form on the BioWare website. We already know Dragon Age won't be going portable - co-founder Greg Zeschuk has said as much - but could we see an Old Republic-based Star Wars game appear on a handheld? Doubtful...but maybe if we all cross our fingers really hard...[1UP]
Take three minutes. Sit back. Get comfy...and watch Captain America beat up a helicopter with his shield. It has almost no bearing on the actual game itself, aside from confirming Mega Man's Tron Bonne as a character, but we need this:
Are you a console gamer? Do you have a mate who much prefers to game on PC? Do they constantly and mercilessly rib you about your inferior hardware and shoddier performance? Well no more!...not for Deus Ex, anyway, as designer Jean Francois Dugas has said the game has not been toned down for consoles, which means that console gamers should be able to enjoy the exact same experience as their PC-based comrades.
'I think PC is a great platform, but I think consoles are a great platform, too. [...] Back in the ’90s, games on the two platforms were very different, but I think these days it’s all about bringing things together – movies, TV, music – they’re all converging in the same places for everyone to access.
I see it as convergence, and it’s the same for games. We didn’t think, "Oh, it’s coming to console; it has to be easy".
We can have a very deep experience, but it’s important that if you want to just jump in to it, you can jump in to it. It’s not about removing complexity or cutting possibilities: it’s about the way the complexity is introduced.'
With the possible exception of Bioshock Infinite, Human Revolution was certainly the game we were most excited about coming out of Gamescom last month, and that hasn't changed. This is good news for all concerned, frankly, and hopefully we'll be seeing some universal acclaim across the board if Eidos manage to deliver the goods. [VG247]
So the rumours are true, then. And here's a visual taster, courtesy of GameTrailers.
Sega's Q1 financials are in... and they're doing surprisingly well. Unlike fellow Japanese publishers Nintendo and Capcom, Sega have vastly increased their operating income compared to last year. The figures are available at GI.However, they're still making a loss thanks to diminished US and UK sales, partly due to the fact that Iron Man 2 and Alpha Protocol received less than impressive reviews. In fact, Iron Man 2 sucked beyond all reason.
In an interesting move (that we sorta predicted a while back), Sega plan to fully recoup their losses by moving into Social Gaming and mobile applications.
"In the home video game software industry, the demand was generally weak in the U.S. and European markets due to the headwind like sluggish personal consumption,"
"The Group needs to adapt to changing business environment in which the market demand for new content geared to social networking service and smartphone is expanding."- Sega Investors Briefing
So, Sonic Facebook games then? Sega have joined the growing list of publishers that are taking an interest in social gaming- and it'll be interesting to see whether the social scene can support the increased number of microtransaction-driven minigames.
As a longtime fan of the Marvel vs Capcom series (as well as self-confessed power gekk) I've been keeping you all up to date the sporadic trickle of official character reveals for Marvel vs Capcom 3. Thing is, it may all have been a waste of tine. This may just be a puerile plea for attention, but Playfront.de has claimed to have laid hands on the entire MCV3 lineup.
Spider-Man, Hulk, Wolverine, Mr. Fantastic, Captain America, Iron Man, War Machine, Elektra, Thor, X-23, Magneto, Dr. Doom, Shuma-Gorath, Emma Frost, Deadpool, Super Skrull, Taskmaster, Juggernaut, She Hulk
Ryu, Mike Haggar, Frank West, Nathan Spencer,, Dante, Chris Redfield, Morrigan, Arthur, Amaterasu, Albert Wesker, Zero, Chun-li, Viewtiful Joe, Trish, Tron Bonne, Hsien-Ko, Akuma, Felicia.
This list is still unverified, but I wouldn't be surprised if this turns out to be kosher. Not only are several characters right on the money, but similar sites also outed the Street Fighter 4 roster well before the official confirmation. Tron Bonne is a surprise, though, as Capcom stated that they'd be focusing on same-sized opponents this time around (and is a possible weak link in the chain). Here's hoping. [via Destructoid]
Psyched for Marvel vs Capcom 3? Which characters are going to make your dream team? Drop us a line in the comments!
A new Japanese trailer has brought us six crazy minutes of Pokemon Black & White. Revealing more footage than anything else thus far, this new video details dressing up your Pokemon for cabaret shows, new three-on-three battles, berry gardening and random tiny tots floating around in hexagons (thus making us adults think very very seriously about whether we're finally getting too old for this sort of thing). The graphical style is yet another attempt at isometric 3D, but the new battle artwork and move animations are set to be a welcome step forwards for the series.
You'll want to turn the volume down to avoid the typically-boisterous Japanese voiceover from bursting your eardrums, but this is well worth a watch for Pokemon fans.